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[PUZZLE?] Orhtography and ARG
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Pixiestix
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If all the spelling errors were only on his chat board, it would make more sense as just character typos, but they are also on the Tag site.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:57 am
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geaux-tigers
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Typos could be the key?

The typos struck me as strange, but my conclusion was that these typos were necessary for Howard to encode his hidden message because they were just far too numerous. My code research brought me to something called typo stenography. Apparently there are several software packages that allow you to combine a message with a hidden message in the typos. I first saw mention of it here:

http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/20414/steganography-to-hide-text-within-text

Here is another example of a different software package:

https://www.npmjs.com/package/typo-steganography

I don't have time to chase this lead down today, so I figured I would throw it out for anyone who wanted to pursue it. Searching for typo stenography will also yield more results.

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Lotto
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Maybe the words, not the errors

Just an observation, Looking at the words misspelled, "we're Soviets, remember" as message to Megan. Maybe nothing...

Thanks for the hard work on this.

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Wow, interesting.
Actually, I cannot stop to search Russian Web for possible clues around Howard. (I love international ARGs.)
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I thin ParafFun is most likely the correct spelling, since the logo has it spelled that way, and on the Subsidiaries menu and the ParafFun information page, they're all spelled with two Fs.

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Re: Maybe the words, not the errors

Lotto wrote:
Just an observation, Looking at the words misspelled, "we're Soviets, remember" as message to Megan. Maybe nothing...

Thanks for the hard work on this.


And, speaking of 'words' and 'the Soviets', Lotto...in that spiffy new transmission from the 'Dead Drop' mega-find, the word 'Kronos' is mentioned. We all did some lookin' around, and I found...this.

"Kronos (computer), a secret 32-bit graphical workstation developed in the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kronos_%28computer%29

Reading through the article, this section jumped out at me...

"Although Kronos was a proprietary processor, it was nicely suited to the applications which were sensitive to high programmability rather than to software compatibility. For example, embedded control systems require fast and reliable design of new original applications for controlling unique objects and processes."

And isn't that precisely what Bold Futura prides itself on...?

"Bold Futura is the contractor sector of our company principally engaged in the conception, design, manufacture and integration of advanced technology products. Our engineering technology is the most superior of its kind."

http://www.tagruato.jp/boldfutura_subsidiaries.php

There's yet another possible 'Soviet connection' to Tagruato...little wonder Howard seems so fixated on the 'Russian angle'.

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Someone on the 'r' place said that they believed Kronos was in reference to 'CRONUS' or 'Communications RF Onboard Networks Utilization Specialist'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_controller#Communications_RF_Onboard_Networks_Utilization_Specialist_.28CRONUS.29

Top of that page -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_controller

"Flight controllers are personnel who aid space flight by working in such Mission Control Centers as NASA's Mission Control Center or ESA's European Space Operations Centre. Flight controllers work at computer consoles and use telemetry to monitor various technical aspects of a space mission in real time. Each controller is an expert in a specific area and constantly communicates with additional experts in the "back room". The Flight Director, who leads the flight controllers, monitors the activities of a team of flight controllers and has overall responsibility for success and safety.

This article primarily discusses NASA's flight controllers at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. The various national and commercial flight control facilities have their own teams, which may be described on their own pages."

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Heeeeey, wait a minute...!

Drona wrote:
Someone on the 'r' place said that they believed Kronos was in reference to 'CRONUS' or 'Communications RF Onboard Networks Utilization Specialist'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_controller#Communications_RF_Onboard_Networks_Utilization_Specialist_.28CRONUS.29

Top of that page -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_controller

"Flight controllers are personnel who aid space flight by working in such Mission Control Centers as NASA's Mission Control Center or ESA's European Space Operations Centre. Flight controllers work at computer consoles and use telemetry to monitor various technical aspects of a space mission in real time. Each controller is an expert in a specific area and constantly communicates with additional experts in the "back room". The Flight Director, who leads the flight controllers, monitors the activities of a team of flight controllers and has overall responsibility for success and safety.

This article primarily discusses NASA's flight controllers at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. The various national and commercial flight control facilities have their own teams, which may be described on their own pages."


And I literally just found this...an IRL 'turn of the screw'.

"The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like radio transmissions coming through their headsets, they didn't know whether or not to report it to NASA, it's been revealed."

"It was 1969, two months before Apollo 11's historic first manned landing on the moon, when Apollo 10 entered lunar orbit, which included traversing the far side of the moon when all spacecraft are out of radio contact with Earth for about an hour and nobody on Earth can see or hear them."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/apollo-10-astronauts-reported-unexplained-music-at-moon_us_56c80662e4b0928f5a6c0679

Who was 'serenading' on the moon...keeping a 'MGP bebe asleep', mayhaps?

Shocked Shocked Shocked

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Re: Heeeeey, wait a minute...!

CynAnne wrote:
Drona wrote:
Someone on the 'r' place said that they believed Kronos was in reference to 'CRONUS' or 'Communications RF Onboard Networks Utilization Specialist'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_controller#Communications_RF_Onboard_Networks_Utilization_Specialist_.28CRONUS.29

Top of that page -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_controller

"Flight controllers are personnel who aid space flight by working in such Mission Control Centers as NASA's Mission Control Center or ESA's European Space Operations Centre. Flight controllers work at computer consoles and use telemetry to monitor various technical aspects of a space mission in real time. Each controller is an expert in a specific area and constantly communicates with additional experts in the "back room". The Flight Director, who leads the flight controllers, monitors the activities of a team of flight controllers and has overall responsibility for success and safety.

This article primarily discusses NASA's flight controllers at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. The various national and commercial flight control facilities have their own teams, which may be described on their own pages."


And I literally just found this...an IRL 'turn of the screw'.

"The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like radio transmissions coming through their headsets, they didn't know whether or not to report it to NASA, it's been revealed."

"It was 1969, two months before Apollo 11's historic first manned landing on the moon, when Apollo 10 entered lunar orbit, which included traversing the far side of the moon when all spacecraft are out of radio contact with Earth for about an hour and nobody on Earth can see or hear them."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/apollo-10-astronauts-reported-unexplained-music-at-moon_us_56c80662e4b0928f5a6c0679

Who was 'serenading' on the moon...keeping a 'MGP bebe asleep', mayhaps?

Shocked Shocked Shocked


So we were just talking about Howard's note in the Ammo box thread, and how he uses the phrase "See you on the other side."

http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1062141#1062141

I knew it was military in origin, but looked it up and apparently it was first used by NASA during the Apollo 8 mission as they went behind *the dark side of the moon.*

So that's a weird coincedance.

I also had the thought that if Howard was a telemetrist & left the Navy around the time of his superiors arrest in 1985/86, the first place I'd look for work if I were him? NASA. And something big happened there in 1986: The Challenger explosion.

Edit: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-350/ch-9-5.html

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Re: Heeeeey, wait a minute...!

gimlet wrote:
So we were just talking about Howard's note in the Ammo box thread, and how he uses the phrase "See you on the other side."

http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1062141#1062141

I knew it was military in origin, but looked it up and apparently it was first used by NASA during the Apollo 8 mission as they went behind *the dark side of the moon.*

So that's a weird coincidence.

I also had the thought that if Howard was a telemetrist & left the Navy around the time of his superiors arrest in 1985/86, the first place I'd look for work if I were him? NASA. And something big happened there in 1986: The Challenger explosion.

Edit: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-350/ch-9-5.html


And Howard continues pointing Megan's attention to satellite-related events throughout the FaPT messages...paranoia or prescience?

"Watch the skies, Megan..."

~~~~~ snipped the wall of text super nest quote. ~ Pixie

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Here for your reference is the specific "weird music" part (where you man hear a little bit from the headphones).

http://history.nasa.gov/ap10fj/audio/a10o-1021010.mp3

The cool thing is, actually the transmission we've found in Howads DeadDrop is very authentically made. Especially after you hear such historical recordings we above.
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kosmopol wrote:
Here for your reference is the specific "weird music" part (where you man hear a little bit from the headphones).

http://history.nasa.gov/ap10fj/audio/a10o-1021010.mp3

The cool thing is, actually the transmission we've found in Howads DeadDrop is very authentically made. Especially after you hear such historical recordings we above.


Oh yeah, it was really well done. Somebody had fun with those. Unlike those Jamie videos in the old arg, man I can't watch those. They are too *cringe.*

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