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Second map lies in the heart of the Congo, but I need to locate a decent map.
12/27/00 clue=The coordinates (7.57S,14.22W) are Ascension Island, a territory of the UK. They tested the moon rover on this island and it's been associated with the US missile/space program for quite a while. name=dave
02.07.00 email@example.com clue=Volkseigentum = Public Property, "vermehrt und verbessert" = new and improved (more literally augmented and upgraded). Here's google's findings when searching on these three words: http://www.google.com/search?q=volkseigentum+vermehrt+verbessert&hl=en&lr=&safe=off The first is a program of the Worker Communist Party ("Workers of all countries, unite!") and the second is titled something like "A Historical Balance Relating to Crafts of Autonomy". 100 GeV is 100 Giga-electron volts. 1 TeV is 1 Tera-electron volt. Wish I knew more about this.
clue: Giga = 10^9 ; Tera = 10^12 ; So 100 Giga
near a terminal 06.11.01
clue: After quickly glancing over all these I thought to look at the comments or letters in "recent developments." There is one that the Webmaster has marked as "freaks 124" which makes direct mention of errors being clues. I am not into math enough to figure it out but a cryptologist probably could. These people really prize secrecy.
the thing in the middle is from Mandelbrot The Fractal Geometry of Nature p.50.
clue: I graduated way back but there used to be a place called The Hotel Geronimo. As nearly as I can remember it was on Euclid and I think University Avenue. Old building on the corner. There might be a connection perhaps they met in the old building but put the map in the advertisement. Next time they might put the address of the old hotel and meet at the cave. Simpleminded but it would throw off the casual investigator.
clue: Look at more maps with no lines around them. You could map the numbers directly onto the maps (that says two different things--maps are not mapping) because they don't have lines and so they must be "open spaces." Mapping the maps with the numbers would give not only locations but also directions because of the vectors.
clue: The stuff in the middle does have to do with fractals, but not specifically Mandelbrot. The equations appear in a discussion of a variation on the Koch curve. The curve, after an infinite number of iterations, generates a border of infinite length around a finite area. Just Google "Koch curve" for a better explanation. The curve results in a "snowflake" fractal. A variation of the Koch curve is the quadrangular fractal, and the equations in the center are associated with this type of fractal. The lines to the left are similar to an early iteration of a quandrangular fractal, although to my (admittedly not very knowledgeable) eye, they appear to be incorrectly drawn. By the way, Koch and quadrangular fractals are often discussed in close association with Sierpinki's Carpet, references to which appear in the 1/16/91 and 9/5/90 ads.
near a terminal 07.23.01
clue: Took plenty of clicks on the mouse but this is what I was looking for. This one ties in with today's blurb about "aigues-mortes." Or I think it does because of the point about the eternal present and stopping light. Hope nobody can track this down on a terminal this public but long ago people who did acid claimed they were trying to quickly enter the eternal present rather than spend years meditating. That might be the point of the acid references in these ads because I can tell you from what happened to a couple of friends of mine that lots of acid does not expand your mind. They are now totally f--d up while the rest of us have gone on to be pretty normal. I don't think the acid references are meant to be taken literally but anybody who did believe these are done by old acidheads would immediately dismiss the whole mess as schizo and brain-fried. They may want to give that impression. The wacky names do sound like people who are strung out but I just can't see mentally damaged people doing this stuff. When somebody finally tracks them down we can all have a laugh at my expense becuase they really were chemically damaged --maybe but I don't want to bet on it and certainly don't wish to offend anybody who does this sort of thing cold-sober.
clue: The themes of pseudonyms taken from fictional (Heart oF Darkness) and historical sources, and the nautical references are interesting. Also, the left map seems to have a fault line, or an intentional shifting, marked with a thick horizontal hashed line. I can't see what alignment has been intended, except perhaps the altitude numbers - the values might not be important.
clue: Georg Cantor, line 3 of the text at bottom. Good info at this web site:http://www.shu.edu/projects/reals/history/cantor.html
The French following his name translates as, "I see it, but I don't believe it," a quote attributed to Cantor when he began making his discoveries. From the web site cited above: "Georg Cantor put forth the modern theory on infinite sets that revolutionized almost every mathematics field. However, his new ideas also created many dissenters and made him one of the most assailed mathematicians in history. "It was in that same year of 1874 that Cantor published his first paper on the theory of sets. While studying a problem in analysis, he had dug deeply into its "foundations," especially sets and infinite sets. What he found flabbergasted him so much that he wrote to a friend: "I see it but I don't believe it.". In a series of papers from 1874 to 1897, he was able to prove among other things that the set of integers had an equal number of members as the set of even numbers, squares, cubes, and roots to equations; that the number of points in a line segment is equal to the number of points in an infinite line, a plane and all mathematical space; and that the number of transcendental numbers, values such as pi and e that can never be the solution to any algebraic equation, were much larger than the number of integers. Interestingly, the Jesuits also used his theory to "prove" the existence of God and the Holy Trinity. However, Cantor, who was also an excellent theologian, quickly distanced himself away from such "proofs." "
clue: I haven't yet managed to absorb but 1% of the current thread on this apparent cabal, but I'm wondering whether anyone has seen all the planetary coordinates on a globe all at once. (In many cases the date is known). In Mar 21/90 ad, even a duration of travel appears to be specified. (Though not necessarily velocity) Another thing which continually stands out for me are the (ultra) specifics of location, and an obsession with time, and those who calculate time's behaviour. I agree with aspinall on the apparent miscalculation of 1TeV vs 100GeV We should never deny the possibility of an actual typo, unless one is prepared to assume that the author(s) are in some way god-like and infallible. The more mysterious answer I can imagine is that 'Volkseigentum' requires two kinds of 'fuel' or 'propellant'. It's weak, but it just doesn't *seem* like a hypo. Please edit as you see fit; As I mentioned, I have not been able to absorb enough of the site to see whether any of the above is useful. It is a crying shame that one cannot delve into such a research project full-time eh? The computerized analysis of this phenomenon would require a very large fully dimensional database in order to reduce the number of problems to a known number of patterns. The self-similarity of the thing is unmistakable. I'm not much of a programmer, but this would be a fantastic new challenge for an Internet distrubted computing endevour.
The 10^-43 sec is a reference to the Planck Scale where (on dimentional arguments) quantum mechanics and general relativity must be unified. Try http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr162/lect/cosmology/planck.html or Google.
RE: 490 L'Enfant Plaza East, SW 20219 This page http://www.occ.treas.gov/ftp/ec/ec-233b.txt and this page http://www.nacha.org/ACHNetwork/GovtRel/Regulatory_Agencies/regagencies.htm indicate that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency houses it's HQ at that address. BUT on the OCC site the address 250 E Street, SW is listed, so the above seems to be outdated info - but does it apply to 1990? A clue referencing this address as the OCC HQ was submitted to this page: http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/texts/00-dec6.html
Just a guess, but I think the office has moved. I'm pretty sure that the National Transporation Safety Board (NTSB) has some offices there now. Obviously I know nothing about the building itself and whether or not it's a multi-office unit. Regarding the OCC, there is a reference to the OCC implemented Electronic Transfer Act here: http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/texts/00-sept20.html (Carlos's clue) The Dec. 6th ad mentioned above has veiled references to an ACH (Carson's RTN clue) - the EFTA covers ACH transactions.
My comments: The creators of these announcements seem REMARKABLY familiar with the U.S. banking system and it's ever changing regulations. I would say that most bank employees do not understand the basics of this system, such as the primary role of each of the 4 main regulatory bodies. All in all, it's *very* specialized knowledge.
Charlie P. 06.19.2007
Ridley and Latimer: Ridley probably refers to Nicholas Ridley, an English clergyman who was martyred partially on account of his opposition to the authority of the Pope over the Church in England. Latimer is Hugh Latimer, another English martyr.
Forgive if this was pointed out before, but 5/24/90 was Ascension Day. So, the reference to the, let's say, difficult-to-reach Ascension Island is perhaps redundant or a doubling.
They have a thing for old Leaders, or Names of Leaders. Schrodinger was a... Influential Scientist, Martin Luther is similar in 'Martin Luther King', Geronimo was a native american leader Hannibal, of course an old leader Possible References to Gilgamesh and hammurabi, iconic people back in ancient times. Chairman Mao. Maybe the Orphanage adopted these aliases to prove that they were trying to CHANGE the way people think? Possible reason behind the names.
near a terminal 10/04/2010
The reference to a "courier" is almost certainly the serial number on some variety of American currency. The Where's-George? project handn't begun yet when this was printed or at least not to my knowledge. That would be one way of tracking data especially if low-level employees in a store or a bank "strapped" currency at the end of a day. In a small branch the given number of "straps" wouldn't be high enough to preclude an officer who was secretly a Freak from reviewing the intake on a specifically foreknown date. The Freaks seem to be inclined to hide things in plain sight.
Pelagians=those who follow Pelagius (390-418CE). Probably from the British Isles, Pelagius was an ascetic who did not believe in predestination (like the Lutherans or Calvinists did much later) or Original Sin. Pelagius took issue with Augustine's teachings. He was basically outcast from the Roman Church and probably died somewhere in Egypt.
Comments: "Time has no meaning in units less than 10(exp-43) sec." I found this at Chessgames.com: More strange science t~10(exp-43)sec Earliest time that physics as we know it can exist. We cannot extrapolate to t=0, time has no meaning in units of less than 10(exp-43) sec. This is the smallest unit into which we can subdivide our concept of time ---------------------- I don't get this at all, but evidently trying to go farther back than 10 to -43 sec (which they call Planck time) gives infinite densities of matter and infinite temperatures. At this density every point in the universe would instantaneously become a black hole and evaporate at a rate which is the same as the age of the universe, according to Leon Lederman. At present, we do not know how to do physics in such an epoch, and the known laws of physics are not understandable in the space-time form...We don't hesitate to admit we don't understand these murky beginnings