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Long Rambly Post? June 12, 2009

Loose thoughts first…

I should be able to catch up with the text generation on my recent SL related posts tomorrow, and then the toy avatar related post over the next several nights. All the SL posts I refer to here relate to Chilbo, defining the center in relation to the same in Crabwoo and just more of an overall comparison between the 2.

Note: make a map of the 2 pairs of waterfalls in Noguri in relationship to the fuchsia colored building there, now assoc. with the Wordsworth grave in the Jasper 09 collage, as the waterfalls are assoc. with the waterfall of same.

Otherland is no more, essentially. That’s pretty big SL news. Obviously the reason for the shifting around of the sims there I noticed. More on the essential demise of Otherland, at least in its original form, here:

http://sl-toolbar.blogspot.com/2009/06/otherland-is-now-part-of-anshe-chung.html

Interesting: not a whole lot more about the switch yet on the blog. Maybe people aren’t taking it as big news, or there’s more pressing concerns both in virtual reality and the real world. But I for one will really miss it. When I moved there I intended to make it a “permanent” virtual home… redesigned my gallery there to house all the pictures (Edna’s photographs, my art/collages). But at the same time, well, let’s just say I think a return to the mainland was inevitable, and obviously a good decision now given this switchover.

It makes me also think of Azure Islands… perhaps a return there will take place at some point now, perhaps to Neith again, even (or Gliese?). But for now I’m quite happy in Jeogeot in Greater Chilbo.

A “new” Carrcass-1 may be starting up, and that’s what I might need to talk to Hucka D. about tonight?

Hucka D.:

Here. Present. Accounted for. Anthony tomorrow. Are you excited?

bb:

A little apprehensive. It could be the end of a friendship.

Hucka D.:

It will be light discussion. You define your goals, he defines his. Then you look at the interface. It could be that years from now this relationship will develop again in a real way. For now it’s just catching up time.

bb:

Thanks for that. I’m so involved in SL now that it’s difficult to relate to people who aren’t into virtual reality of some sort. All my remaining email friends from olden days now have an established presence in SL — perhaps odd in itself. And I’m just having so much fun.

Hucka D.:

It’s very important to have fun… joy.

bb:

I feel sorry for the Otherland group.

Hucka D.:

They saw the writing on the wall quite a time ago. Unconsciously you knew it was going to happen as well. You made a choice to live there while you could, while it was in the hands of the true owners, the ones with the vision. Azure Islands may be next.. we’ll see.

bb:

A lot of work was put into Azure Island #1 at least. Then the new stuff, like this island — not so much. It’s just another tropical island, it seems. But I still may return, especially given what happened to Otherland.

Hucka D.:

I want to say I’m not sure you can return. But I’m not sure of that (smiles).

bb:

Maybe I should go inworld to check on some things, and then I’ll get back to you here…

*****

“Alright I’m back.”

Hucka D.:

What did you check on?

bb:

Oh, just looking at Azure Islands and then Jeogeot. Just the maps.

Hucka D.:

We need to compare SL to Mythos more. And the globe of the Earth too.

bb:

I need to think about whether I want to open up the Blue Feather Gallery in Crabwood as well. (Blue Earth)

[Hucka D. does not answer.]

bb:

Do you want to talk about RS7 tonight?

Hucka D.:

5 and 6. Center.

bb:

Is this Chilbo and Crabwoo or Crabwooton again?

Hucka D.:

Fifty-six.

bb:

What of the Crabwood code?

Hucka D.:

Look at it again…

bb:

It would be just before 9/5/02. Between Walt SIDney’s Fantasia 2000 and SID’s 1st Oz. SID. There was a CYD camped out just outside my Noru gallery parcels last night. I went to see the movie at Olando7’s place next door and she was still there when I got out. Must have been 30 minutes later.

Hucka D.:

Why?

bb:

I don’t know. Karoz attempted to interact with her, but she didn’t respond.

Hucka D.:

Do you notice her first name was spelled in capital letters?

bb:

Yeah, hmmm… SID. You said that was the name of the missing Jeogeot sim.

Hucka D.:

It still lives as an avatar. A spirit or ghost, if you will. There are such things in SL.

bb:

She was camped out right on the border of my land but not within. She was in that sort of wasteland to the east, the property I was thinking about renting but my neighbor beat me to the punch (he bought instead of rented). And she was part of the same group that I am, the same group I had to join to build on the Noru properties.

Hucka D.:

Spirit. You.

bb:

Me?

Hucka D.:

Spirit alt. Syd. SID. CYD. CD. CD.

bb:

Code? This discussion reminds me of the one we had in Rubi, before I knew I would live there.

Hucka D.:

Spirit in the woods there as well. Valentine. (pause) Go take a picture of that small wasteland beside your galleries.

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bb:

I’ll do it later and insert here (see above).

*****

bb:

Hucka D., could it possibly be that the “E” Karoz “found” in the Blue Feather Sea has something to do with the corrupted middle word of the Crabwood code? It was, after all, found just outside of Crabwoo. I’ll give the direct quote from that article linked above. I’ve not seen this information yet.

Richard Brain was unable initially to identify the word “BELIEvE” (initially seen as ‘EELIJ?E’), saying he thought it was a corrupted word. The problem was that he read the first ‘B’ as an ‘E’. The binary code for E is 01000101. The binary code for B is 01000010. In the field spiral (see marked photo) there is an encoding error (marked with a red X in the photo above right)! This letter has nine individual bits and appears to read 010000101. Note that there are four clearly defined zeros together; also note the subtle spacing marks. Richard read only three of these, which led him to interpret an eight bit ‘E’. However, if in the field reading the first eight bits are read correctly and the last bit ignored as an error, the letter becomes ‘B’. For me, this has to be the correct interpretation.

bb:

The reason I thought of this is that the “E” of the Blue Feather Sea is also composed of 8 “bits” (cubes in that case).

Hucka D.:

But 13 prims.

bb:

Yes, because I had to enclose the ends of the cubes on the corners and extensions. The old beehive problem.

Hucka D.:

B.

bb:

I’m just going to continue the quote from above about the small “v” in the central word, which the author here thinks is “BELIEvE” instead of nonsensical, as this Richard Brain originally translated it (EELIJ?E):

However, the letter ‘v’ of this word ‘BELIEvE’ presented an entirely different problem. Richard Brain read this as a completely baffling twelve bit segment: 011010101010. In the field spiral there seems to have been much disruption of this letter (see photo), possibly due to the adjacent tramline. I read the bit group as 01010101010. The binary code for lower case ‘v’ is 01110110. Given the context, this must be the intended letter. I think that this latter eight bit segment was inadvertently stretched during execution. If three zeros are crossed out as follows, the sequence becomes correct for lower case ‘v’, viz. 01x1x101x10.

bb:

Then, Hucka D. he goes on to mention something else I haven’t seen yet: that the last part of the message is not “BELL SOUND” but “ACKNOWLEDGE”, which makes more sense given the straightforward aspect of the rest of the message. This is both a warning and a sign of hope. Continuing directly from the quote above, then:

Richard’s interpretation of the last word of the whole message I find difficult to account for. He has it as Hex. 7, “Bell Sound” in the ASCII code. This translates as binary 0111. I find it impossible to confirm this. The last four bit group is clearly 0110 – please check this for yourselves from the marked photo. Binary 0110 in ASCII transposes as Hex.6 “Acknowledge”.

Was Richard’s interpretation a mistake? This is unlikely given that he professes to be an encryption expert! Or was it a deliberate suppression? If the latter, why? Could it be because the word “acknowledge” in a coded message is a request for an answer and it was realised that any hoaxing theory wouldn’t stand up in the face of such a request? Anyone who makes the effort to check the decoding process will also come to realise that while Richard Brain has involved the use of Hexadecimal notation, it is really quite unnecessary. All that is required is to be able to use decimal and binary notation and switch between the two.

Could it be that all this was an attempt to obfuscate the event and make it appear to be too complicated for lay researchers to decode?

Hucka D.:

Continue on with the quote. It’s worthwhile…

bb:

OK:

Backing up the ‘request’ idea is the fact that following the 0110 segment, the data strip itself continues for one complete revolution, which seems to be inviting us to use it ourselves for a reply. We would have been able to impress about eighteen letters into this unused strip, saying something like “Wow. Message received.”

As I said at the beginning, “The devil is in the detail”, and the detail in this formation is quite staggering. I have to agree with Martin Noakes that the formation is quite beyond the abilities of any known group of human hoaxers. Consider how the unused outer circle of the data strip finally tapers away to nothing; how and why would a human group do that? And just how were the individual ‘bit’ separation marks made and placed so accurately? And the precisely formed spiral? No hoaxer has yet been able to plank out anything near it. The other subtle and precisely worked details of the face portrait, etc. are the work of a master, which I doubt could be replicated in daylight hours, let alone in one dark night, by any human agency.

bb:

What did Karoz really find in the Blue Feather Sea, then? What did *you* plant there?

Hucka D. (smiling):

The devil is in the detail.

*****

“It looks like this Jack fellow, along with another person, has even attempted to answer the “ets” back, Hucka D. I missed that before.”

*****

“Hucka D., I think I need to revist the enneagram in Dark Side of the Rainbow.

Hucka D.:

Brainard. Brain.

bb:

I’m also thinking of the Council of 9 that decide to become the Council of 1 instead of the Council of 8. They become SID, in effect.

Hucka D.:

You need to look at those related dreams here and here again. And you need to dream again yourself (smiles).

bb:

Thank you.

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2 Responses to “Long Rambly Post?”

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