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drizjr
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Morse code extended on bhrc

I was wondering if there was any indications of spacing on the Morse coded lightning bolt on http://www.blackhillsradiocontrol.org/ to help us separate the digits accordingly. I was surprised to find that there is, but not only that.... there has been more added to the code!
I used double spaces for a single break, and four spaces for a new start.
By right clicking and deselecting both Play and Loop, then clicking rewind to get to the beginning of the code; one can advance one frame at a time through the swf by clicking on forward.
This is what I see, but I would appreciate if someone could double check it.

21 12 9 2 3 4 11 16 34

Any ideas what that might be?

And, welcome to all the more posters!

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ncfriend
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Ok, what does that change in the TONE mean????
has that always been there?


The end "dits" sounds like phone tones to me...... and there's some other 'chirping' in there too...

and is there a difference between the dits played on the left speaker and the ones played on the right speakers...


the numbers remind me of the NUMBERS Stations...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station
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drizjr
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[RESEARCH] Lucan, Pharsalia
towards BHRC audio morse puzzle

Here's another online version of Lucan's "Civil War" (Pharsalia) link
It starts at line 151 of Book I and it's different than what we have so far. I've made bold the words not in our transcript and underlined scaring because in our transcript, "searing" is used.
Quote:
Just so flashes out the thunderbolt shot forth by the winds through clouds,
accompanied by the crashing of the heavens and sound of shattered ether;
it splits the sky and terrifies the panicked
people, scaring eyes with slanting flame;
against its own precincts it rages, and, with nothing solid stopping [155]
its course, both as it falls and then returns great is the devastation
dealt far and wide before it gathers again its scattered fires.


edit to reply to ncfriend: Those are all good observations. These puzzles sure are meaty.

oh, one more edit: The first word (just) is in the morse on bhrc. Maybe it got cut out in the transfer process?

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ncfriend
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Re: [RESEARCH] Lucan, Pharsalia
towards BHRC audio morse puzzle

Quote:


so flashes the thunderbolt shot forth by the winds through clouds, accompanied by the crashing of the heavens and sound of shattered ether. it splits the sky and terrifies the panicked people. searing eyes with slanting flame. against its own precincts it rages and with nothing solid stopping its course both as it falls and then returns great is the devastation dealt far and wide before it gathers again its fires.



21 12 9 2 3 4 11 16 34 = of accompanied winds flashes the thunderbolt clouds of eyes.

????????
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HetMasteen
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You beat me to it, ncfriend.

Last night, I thought of a possible answer to this. I thought it might be a book cipher, or "Beale Cipher" (Beale, as DbD mentioned, is also the last name of the guy who painted the Raven slides).

It works pretty much the way ncfriend posted, except you use only the first letter of the word (the original cipher text of the Beale message was the Declaration of Independence).

If anyone has a flash decompiler, please post the audio file from bhrc again. I think it might have changed (like the lightningbolt flash changed), and for the book cipher to work properly, the cipher text has to be precise.
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Jubilus
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I took the original sound file posted here and started going through it. I don't have time right now to finish, but I will later. This is what I have thus far:

Quote:
JUST SO FLASHES THE THUNDERBOLT SHOT FORTH BY THE WINDS THROUGH CLOUDS, ACOMPANIED BY THE CRASHING OF THE HEAVENS A


Its far from complete, but does show a small difference between what was originally posted and what I have gotten out of it so far. The site I am using to decode this is: http://www.purplehell.com/riddletools/morse.htm

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Looks like cwget (which was mainly used to decrypt the Morse code the first time around) omitted whole words. The fact that the sound is distorted is to blame for this. Maybe this was done on purpose so we'd decode it manually.

I think Mr. Tooman is trying to keep us busy...
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Giskard
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Seeing that this is finally looking like it's really going somewhere, and a lot of new people are coming in to have a look, I though this was a good moment to move Tooman over to CF with Potential.

Feel free to start new threads whenever you think it's appropriate, just remember to label them with [TT] so it is clear which thread belongs to what game in here.

It might be a good idea to have a seperate thread for each of the new sites that were found. I'll also start working on a reference thread for new players so they can easily get up to speed.
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holy crap! i made it to the big peoples table!
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only thing is now it will be more work keeping up with all the new threads...

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Jubilus
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I'm sorry I ran out of time the other day to finish the deciphering, and it took me awhile to find this thread Razz

Anyway, thanks for continuing on and finding the next step.

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Twiler
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I found this:

http://www.nationstates.net/-1/page=display_nation/nation=tom_tooman

But it looks like a joke rather than part of the game.

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tygr20
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Twiler wrote:
I found this:

http://www.nationstates.net/-1/page=display_nation/nation=tom_tooman

But it looks like a joke rather than part of the game.


ROTFL LMAO LOL- I can definitely confirm that the Tom Tooman nation is a joke. I signed up for the Jennifer Government website and registered my nation as the dictatorship of Tom Tooman one day whilst in IRC as a joke. I find it REALLY hilarious that someone from here actually found it and posted, much funnier than if someone not affiliated with uF found it and had a laugh. Awesome.
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kolixela
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ajkin.com no longer opens the map on "today" when you load the page now it has to go back about 3 days to make the map link active...

might be something to look at; seems like is being rather specific about it now.

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drizjr
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The map on www.ajkin.com has changed. (See attached.)
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Have we seen this before?
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