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From Kipwa Condor

clue=Statement of Hilbert's tenth problem (row 3, column 6)
In English: "Determination of the solvability of a Diophantine equation.
Given a diophantine equation with any number of unknown quantities and
with rational integral numerical coefficients: To devise a process
according to which it can be determined by a finite number of operations
whether the equation is solvable in rational integers."
In original German: "Entscheidung der Losbarkeit einer diophantischen
Gleichung. Eine diophantische Gleichung mit irgendwelchen Unbekannten und
mit ganzen rationalen Zahlkoefficienten sei vorgelegt: man soll ein
Verfahren angeben, nach welchen sich mittels einer endlichen Anzahl von
Operationen entscheiden lasst, ob die Gleichung in ganzen rationalen
Zahlen losbar ist. "
I include the german because I think there might be some sort of cipher
involved based on the text referred to in each box, and I'm not sure which
language the author intended.

Webmaster:
Seeing as how I just failed my discrete math test, I can be of little to no help with regards to the math problems...
except for finding a definition of a Diophantine equation. However, this is the first time I've ever seen any mention of "Hilbert's tenth problem"


From William C.P. Abraham:
I was reading "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" by Joan Didion, and there is a
paragraph on page 116 about a big 500-person smoke (weed) out on May Day
of I assume 1966 or 67 in Golden Gate Park. Perhaps you should go to the
bookstore and check out the paragraph (it's a freshman english class book)
to see if it somehow brings something to light.
I remembered reading about one of the latitude/longitudes being for
Berkeley, so since they're similar places...
Webmaster:I'm working on getting the book to look at it...but I would be very surprised if this were some elaborate kind of stoner joke. That lat/long similarity though...perfect.

Webmaster: From good old Altavista, cisterna chyli (5 right, 4 down) is a lymphatic structure of the body, located between abdominal aorta & inferior vena cava, below the diaphram.
The lumbar, intestinal, and descending intercostal trunks converge to form the cisterna chyli which in turn is drained by the thoracic duct.

Ripped from some medical page

The lymphatics of the small intestine are characterised by the
presence of a centrally located lacteal in each villi. The lacteals join a
plexus of lymphatic capillaries and drain, via the mesenteric lymph
vessel, into the cisterna chyli. 
Lymph from the cisterna chyli is drained by the thoracic duct which
empties directly into the general circulation at the junction of the left
internal jugular and left subclavian veins. This unique physiology
potentially enables orally administered drugs to bypass the liver and thus
avoid first pass metabolism. 

"anticholinergic crisis"
More drug shit:

 - anticholinergic crisis in w/ antidepressant overdose presents as:
 - mydriasis, blurred vision, urinary retension, dry mucous
membranes, constipation, ileus, sinus tachycardia, hyperthermia or
hypothermia, confusion, agitation, and hallucinations;

"Physostigmine"

Physostigmine       Forest Laboratories   Cholinesterase inhibitor
(Synaptonr)
aka Eserin, it lowers the heart rate... and..
this taken from "anticholinergic Drugs Protocol at 
http://www.ozemail.com.au/~ouad/anti0001.htm
Specific antidotes 
Physostigmine (and other anticholinesterases)
This can be useful to diagnose an anticholinergic drug as a cause of
delirium in a patient whose history of drug ingestion is unclear. There
are a number of reports of severe complications occurring related to
physostigmine use in certain situations and the routine use for treatment
or diagnosis is unwise. It should only be used (if at all) during cardiac
monitoring. It does not differentiate between different drugs with
anticholinergic effects.
It does not protect against any of the more serious complications that are
due to the membrane blocking, cardiac or antihistamine effects of these
drugs (ie seizures and arrhythmias) 
"Quaerendo invenietis"
From J.S. Bach, "Quaerendo invenietis" ("By seeking, you will
discover").
We're seeking, wonderboy, we're seeking. Can't wait to discover you in person, and I will.
Webmaster:
"I too am learning, ordeal by ordeal, my indignity. It's all I have, my only weapon for smashing through these stiff coffin-walls of the world. So I dance in the moonlight, make foul jokes, or labor to shake the foundations of night with my heaped-up howls of rage. Something is bound to come of all this. I cannot believe such monstrous energy of grief can lead to nothing!"
-From Grendel, by John Champlin Gardner, Emil Antonucci
Colossians 4:5
     4:5 {4} Walk {b} in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the {c} time. 
          (4) In all parts of our life, we ought to have good consideration even of those who are outside of the Church.
          (b) Advisedly and cautiously.
          (c) Seek occasion to win them, even though you lose something of your own by it. 
i.e. "Colossians 4:5 tells us that Christian conduct should move unbelievers toward faith in Jesus Christ."

From Carlos

the greek from Colossians is for "redeeming the time",
it's the same phrase I talked about in another of the short mails I've
just sent you.

wardley 06.08.01
clue:  I'm curious if anyone has insite into what the "optical aperture" could be.

I can't explain this ad, but it all the references, in a matrix layout, could be new keys (public?) to 
a new encryption algorthm?

Norman 07.17.01
clue:  Aerial mapping fits wardley's question about an optical aperture.  
Look at the next one.

Judson: 09.04.01
clue:  Hilbert proposed what he believed were the last problems in math, (he's like Michalson & Morley for math) and felt that 
if the problems were solved, we'd know it all.  Godel came along shortly thereafter and sort of accidentally proved that one 
of Hilbert's problems was insoluable (some how incompleteness is related...).  Actually, rereading the tenth problem, I think 
it is #10 that Godel proved was insoluable.  The solvabilty of a Diophantine equation is equivalent to the Turing Halting 
problem, and Godel Incompleteness is the definitive answer to both: in essence, you can't.

near a terminal: 09.24.01
clue:  It is so easy to miss the obvious in these messages.  The citation I Kings 14:10 is not only on this page but also on 
the next one.  Makes me think they actually deal with problem solving.  If some problems don't get resolved by the next 
message, then they repeat applicable portions.  That fits everyday life and argues for largely human input rather than machine 
generated messages.

Bob
clue:  L4-L5 interspace, subarachnoid: L4-L5 interspace refers to the space between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertabrae, 
near the
base of the spine. Subarachnoid refers to the space between the arachnoid, a weblike substance covering the spinal cord, and 
the
pia mater, a more solid tissue that also protects the spinal cord.

References that include all the terms are generally of two types: 1. anesthesiology (spinal blocks) and, 2. Tests of spinal 
fluid
(spinal taps). Diseases for which such tests would be ordered include, as you might expect, meningitis and encephalitis, but 
also
certain cancers, including lymphoma and leukemia. There are recurring references in  these pagegs to drugs used to treat 
leukemia.

bob- 10.09.01
clue:  Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's
house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 

I Kings 14: 10 therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jerobo'am, and will cut off from Jerobo'am him that 
pisseth
against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jerobo'am,  as a 
man
taketh away dung, till it be all gone.
11  Him that dieth of Jerobo'am in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air 
eat: for
the LORD hath spoken it.

Both Chapters are worth  reading for the context. Briefly, the Genesis concerns Abraham's wanderings and the establishment of 
what
became the Kingdom of Israel. The Kings story concerns God's vow to destroy King Jerobo'am and his house because he has 
displeased
God. Oddly, in both stories, the wife of the protagonist pretends to be someone other than who she is.

Someone with more Biblical knowledge than I have could probably add a lot to what I've said.

near a terminal: 11.09.01
clue:  Look at the reference to "subliminal channel transmission".  That has to have more than one level of meaning.  Movies 
and art in general work the most powerfully at the unconscious or subconscious level.  We may never know but I think part of 
these messages are geared to activate something in the reader.  Almost reminds me of _The Manchurian Candidate_.  That's 
really extreme but I think the psychological drift in all these is very intentional but concealed.  This is strictly for 
laughs but when I was young and wild there was a song that had the refrain "guard your mind."  I think these are designed to 
go around the guards we all have in our heads.

near a terminal: 11.09.01
clue:  Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy 
father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 

I Kings 14: 10 therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jerobo'am, and will cut off from Jerobo'am him that 
pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of 
Jerobo'am,  as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone. 11  Him that dieth of Jerobo'am in the city shall the dogs eat; 
and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for the LORD hath spoken it.

Both Chapters are worth  reading for the context. Briefly, the Genesis concerns Abraham's wanderings and the establishment 
of what became the Kingdom of Israel. The Kings story concerns God's vow to destroy King Jerobo'am and his house because he 
has displeased God. Oddly, in both stories, the wife of the protagonist pretends to be someone other than who she is.

Someone with more Biblical knowledge than I have could probably add a lot to what I've said.

Jessica: 12.05.01
clue:  The reference to Jim Croce pointing to the May Day ad from 1996:  Jim Croce's song about saving time in a bottle 
strikes a chord with all the other references to freezing time, such as the Scientific American article I received from The 
Orphanage in the mail.  (I will scan it and send it soon, I promise.)  How often do references to time (and the stopping of 
it) occur in these pages?  Has anyone already looked into that yet? 

clue:  (Afterthought) Something weird I found at the Jim Croce website (www.timeinabottle.com): a letter from Don McLean about
Croce.  Note the frozen time reference!  *Spooky* ;)  http://www.timeinabottle.com/dmletter.html


Jessica: 07.04.02
The Sanskrit/Devanagari letters from left to right are:  na(dot under n), jna(tilde over n), r(ring under r)This one
isn't quite an exact match, but is a derivative of this letter., ha, ka.

Juls: 04.26.2003
co ordinates 51.30N 0.7W (column 3, row 4 in the grid).  I can hardly believe this Bryan, in fact I'm still hoping that I
messed up the mapreading or something, what on Earth have you found here?  These coordinates seem to take us to Deepcut Barracks in
Surrey, England.  Deepcut Barracks has been the subject of a serious investigation for a few years as I write this, with few clear
answers.  June 1995, Private Sean Benton was found dead at the barracks with five bullet wounds to his chest - the army tried to
claim that he had committed suicide.  November 1995, Private Cheryl James, found dead at the barracks, bullet wound to the head,
supposedly suicide.  September 2001, died whilst on guard duty, 2 bullets to the head, five were fired - the others were not found,
open verdict, figure seen running away.  23rd March, 2002, James Collinson, supposedly commits suicide, bullet to the head.  More
info here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2372983.stm

(hance:) I've actually heard of this, on CNN... probably coincidental?


Juls: 04.28.03
re.Deepcut Barracks - on reflection I'm inclined to agree with the likelihood of the series of murders there being
coincidental (though I wouldn't entirely dismiss it).  Possibly the fact that it is a military establishment has some significance. 
I have some suspicion that the significance of the coordinates given in the announcements may not be directly related to the places
referenced but draw out a pattern that may be transferred to describe movement in another location.  I think that there was some
reference to such a concept in another announcement but I don't have the time right now to go back through them and find it.  I'm a
bit short on time altogether at the moment but maybe when things are less tight I'll be able to sit down with printouts of all of
these things and figure something more meaningful out than the odd contributions that I've been able to make so far.

donkeykong 12.18.2003
are there any theories on what happened at deepcut barracks?

Eri 07.20.2004
Deuteronomy 7:2 reads, "And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy
them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them:" (KJV)

The "THESIS" at the top and "ANTITHESIS" near the bottom seem to imply that the two biblical verses (Deuteronomy 7:2 and Colossians
4:5) are somehow in opposition to each other. And maybe the bottom message, "Synthesize sub specie:" refers to the "synthesis" that
follows the "thesis" and "antithesis" in a dialectic. 

Marcel B. 09.08.2005
I'm wondering if calibrating the optical aperture is just a poncey way of saying synchronise your watch.
Perhaps to have exact same time, or perhaps to fit a time zone. There was another ad which used that term 
near a phone number for a speaking clock.

Marcel B. 09.08.2005
Not sure what the Hebrew phrase means (something about smiting... the word repeated for emphasis, cherem is someone or
somewhere that is "banned" or "boycotted", but that makes no sense), but the column headings are interesting.
They are (from left to right) aleph, gimmel, chet, resh and shin.
Don't think they're spelling a word(s) or even an anagram. Think they represent numbers.
Respectively, these are letters number 1,3,8,20 and 21 of the aleph-bet.
Interesting to see 3 and 8 represented.

Juls 09.23.2005
Re. the coordinates: 51.53N,12.40E is located just to the east of Delitzch, north of Leipzig, Germany - note, this is a
little to the southwest of Lutherstadt-Wittenberg.  42.25N, 71.10W appears to be an area just to the west of Milton, MA, labelled
on the map as 'Blue Hills'.  46.31N, 6.11E is in the area of Geneva, Switzerland.  32.14N, 110.57W is east of Tucson, and I've
checked again 51.30N, 0.7W and it is indeed Deepcut Barracks, Surrey, England - I'm having a hard time seeing that as a coincidence
- it just seems a little too much of one.

Juls 09.24.2005
Re. the coordinates 51.53N, 12.40E - these particular coordinates (among others) have cropped up a few times on these pages,
so I've been digging around to try and find out what is there.  I've tried to do this a few times before and all I seemed to come
up with was what looked like mostly empty fields.  The coordinates seem to point to a location close to a place named 'Beerendorf
Ost' and the only thing that I can find is there, other than a bunch of trees, is, possibly, a shooting range on an old airfield. 
This could be important, esp. in light of the identification of another set of coordinates on this page as being at Deepcut
Barracks.  I can't be certain that the shooting range is actually at those coordinates, so if anyone has access to better data than
a non-German speaker can pull off the web, please check it out for us, cheers. :)


Andy B. - 01.11.2007
I mentioned this for a different message, but when the writers of these messages mention Lat/Lon coordinates, they give
them in decimals but seem to really mean in degrees and minutes, in that the decimal coordinates seem to be meaningless
nowhere locations. Here are the coordinates in this message interpreted thusly:

- 51°53'N 12°40'E - Lerchenbergsiedlung, immediately adjacent to Wittenberg, home ot Martin Luther and Melanchthon - from
Google Earth it looks specifically like some university?

- 51°30'N 0°7'W - London, right near the river in Lambeth, near Waterloo station, across the Thames from Westminster and the
Houses of Parliament. Most likely a sheer coincidence, but on Google Earth there is a link to the Wikipedia page for the
United Kingdom of Great Britain (as opposed to the UK of GB & Ireland or the UK of GB & Northern Ireland, what it's called
today) at those EXACT coordinates. GE is weird like that, but hey, maybe related? While the possible link to Deepcut Barracks
is interesting, and might indicate a flaw in my decimal/degree theory, I think it is one of the *many* freaky coincidences in
this whole thang.

- 42°25'n 71°10'w - Arlington, MA, NW of Boston - near Mass Ave

- 46°31'n 6°11'e - N of Geneva in a karst valley, a natural depression..... probably only relevant to the medical speak in
name alone

- 32°14'n 110°57'w - University of Arizona. Specifically the College of Education building (thank you interactive university
map), though a local would have to confirm that it was the same thing in 1997.

I'm a Geography major. I think of these things.

Brian 11.23.2007
I must make a comment on Marcel's clue. All hebrew letters have numerical values.
The 1, 3, and 8 are correct. However, the value of resh is 200 and shin/sin is 300

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