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Fermilab Calls For Code Crackers

kdawson posted more than 6 years ago | from the finding-patterns-where-none-may-exist dept.

Encryption 392

atrocious cowpat passes along a call for help from symmetry magazine, the joint publication of Fermilab and SLAC, noting: "Could be just plain gibberish, it could be something like those wonderfully weird letters to the Mount Wilson observatory, or it could be a message from aliens who just happened to have gotten their hands (tentacles/exoskeleton) on a fax machine." "A little over a year ago, the Fermilab Office of Public Affairs received a curious letter in code (4.4-MB image here). It has been sitting in our files all that time and we haven't had much of a chance to look into breaking the code, nor are we particularly expert at this!"

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392 comments

Clearly.. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434012)

It's Dr. Emma Russells formula for cold fusion.

Re:Clearly.. (2, Funny)

sammyF70 (1154563) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434082)

Though I seriously can't believe she missed her error in the 2nd part. Too bad, she was really doing well until that.

Re:Clearly.. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434444)

To me, it looks like a pen and paper version of the green lantern version of asteroids...

Re:Clearly.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434750)

Here it is...
Too Many secrets?
Shall we play a game Professor Falken?
ITS A COOK BOOK!!!!

Re:Clearly.. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434858)

The message reads "I should have used ROT13"

Context? (3, Insightful)

Z00L00K (682162) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434942)

To be able to decrypt a message it is usually necessary to know the context to where it belongs. Without context it's hard.

And is it really a message, it can be other things too:

  1. A data sampling done by hand with two samplings, the first has three alternatives the second has two. The code in the middle is just thrown in for good measure by a joker.
  2. It's someone's way to compose music. The first part is for a simple instrument with three tones, the last part is another instrument with two alternatives (bongo drums?). The middle part is just markers used to remind the performers about what to sing.
  3. Someone's idea of a prank to pull.

Well obviously... (4, Funny)

clonan (64380) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434016)

The Roswel aliens that were stranded on earth brainwashed some NEC employees who planted the code in all fax machines to send the fax to fermilabs who then posts it on the internet (which would be invented in 40 years) and thereby transmitted to mars...

Makes perfect sense!

I'm not positive about my translation (5, Funny)

Eevee (535658) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434024)

But it seems he's from Nigeria and wants help tranferring money out of the country.

Re:I'm not positive about my translation (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434228)

And he wants you to "Drink More Ovaltine"

Re:I'm not positive about my translation (3, Funny)

sveard (1076275) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434970)

But why do they call it Ovaltine? The mug is round. The jar is round. They should call it round tine.

Re:I'm not positive about my translation (4, Funny)

Hinhule (811436) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434802)

Really?
I got an "ASCII" version of goatse :-/

Re:I'm not positive about my translation (3, Funny)

spazdor (902907) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434868)

me too! And apparently we suxor?

WTF slashdot? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434030)

I clicked on this article and a popup advertisement came up. What the hell??

Re:WTF slashdot? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434166)

I clicked on this article and a popup advertisement came up. What the hell??
Means you started Internet Explorer instead of your usual browser. WTF were you thinking?

Re:WTF slashdot? (1)

Ultra64 (318705) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434742)

Nope, was using firefox. I'm just surprised that slashdot would have popups.

Well, obvious stuff: (5, Interesting)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434032)

Three "stanzas" maybe.

Starting with the "middle" stanza, that appears to be some sort of "key" perhaps. Each of the different symbols correspond to a different hexadecimal digit.

In the first stanza, each grouping of lines has 1, 2 or 3 lines.

In the last stanza, each group of lines is only 1 or 2 lines.

Maybe the last stanza is binary?

And maybe the first stanza is base 3?

Anyone else care to wager a guess?

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (1)

MMC Monster (602931) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434138)

Anyone care to host a mirror?

(Really. Direct linking to a 4MB .pjg from the front page of /. for a code. That website never had a chance.)

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (5, Informative)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434260)

Mirror here [googlepages.com] . I think Google's servers can probably handle the traffic. ;)

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (1)

ledow (319597) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434304)

Looks like you're wrong. I couldn't get anything at all from that link

Apparently not (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434352)

Your mirror is down.

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (1)

ArchangelUriel (1290650) | more than 6 years ago | (#23435024)

Second Mirror [csd.uoc.gr] (just in case)

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434152)

hmm, well the 'key' seems to be hexadecimal with the ommission of 1, which is well represented elsewhere in the other blocks

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (1)

Neon Spiral Injector (21234) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434410)

The A is also missing from the hex "key".

Below the hex area are three symbols, the last two match the F and C of the hex key. But the 'S' isn't see anywhere else on the page.

Shift (1)

azzuth (1177007) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434878)

perhaps the S is a signal to shift by FC?

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (2, Insightful)

mhall119 (1035984) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434920)

I don't think it's necessarily a key. If it were just a substitution key, they wouldn't need to repeat characters. Maybe it's a message in both glyphs and hex, like a Rosetta stone?

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (4, Funny)

spydum (828400) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434172)

Agreed, first grouping is probably base-3, 2nd is key with the index being hex, and 3rd grouping is base-2.. and if I convert it out.. it ends up drawing an image of the goatse.cx guy... damnit!

So (2, Funny)

Shivetya (243324) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434736)

this is how to beat Guitar Hero IV on hard?

other than being a freak or having a pet spider to help you out?

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (5, Funny)

azzuth (1177007) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434908)

That's funny, when i converted it and then etch it onto a vinyl i got Rick Roll'd

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434738)

The middle stanza is unlikely to be a key as it has many signs repeated. F, D, 6, 3, 9 etc.

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (1)

Keith Gabryelski (65602) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434782)

Seems like 4 areas.

The first (hashes) looks trinary is some way -- gut feel

The second (two sets of two lines) looks like base-16 (notice that 1 is not represented, there -- is that significant).

The third (three sybols) two are represented by the second area, the first is not -- maybe that is a translation.

The fourth looks binary.

working on it.

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (1)

debatem1 (1087307) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434880)

Notice the offsets on the first stanza. The absence of a character is strongly denoted, probably contributing to either a vertical or linear understanding of the text, or to an alternate base.

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (3, Interesting)

moderatorrater (1095745) | more than 6 years ago | (#23435060)

Another possibility: a blank represents a 0, a mark indicates a 1, giving us binary. This fits better with the hex in the middle of the page, since three binary go into one hex. The symbols don't make any sense, however, so if that's a key, then it's going to just translate it into another code.

If I weren't at work, I would try translating the hash marks into their hex equivalent, storing that, then translating the hex to the symbols that were given and storing that separately. The symbols may mean something to someone other than me (some of them look hebrew, but some of them definitely aren't; perhaps astrology symbols or something else?), or it may be that the key in the middle is a red herring and that the hex itself codes for something (ascii being the most likely generally, although a quick glance seems to indicate that some of them would code for non-display characters).

Most likely a hoax all things considered. A (accidentally?) clever hoax, considering the hex in the middle and the many interpretations of the vertical lines, but most likely a hoax nonetheless.

Re:Well, obvious stuff: (2, Insightful)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 6 years ago | (#23435106)

I'm thinking the last stanza is also base 3, with digits then represented in unary, but with || indicating a division between the base 3 digits.

So || | | || is "2" with a separation marker on each end.

This would put an anomaly at the end of the second line which could be interpreted as the || being broken across the two lines (so the second line would end with 3 and the third line would start with 3).

The dots (4, Interesting)

personalo (1272724) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434078)

My question is: Are the tiny dots in the background a dirty fax or photocopier artifact or are they, in fact, the code.

Google recruiting? (5, Interesting)

spydum (828400) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434108)

Perhaps Google is targeting Fermilab scientists for hiring.. Don't they have a history of using strange riddles and puzzles for hiring purposes?

Re:Google recruiting? (4, Interesting)

BigJClark (1226554) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434294)


EA posted billboards all over Vancouver, BC awhile, that had char *msg[] = { "10", "43", "14" } (not real values) and essentially it was the ascii decimal equivilant of "Now Hiring".

I thought that was pretty trick.

Hmmm... (5, Funny)

Omicron32 (646469) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434134)

4.4MB image link on the front page of Slashdot? I sense a great disturbance in the force...

Re:Hmmm... (4, Funny)

mapkinase (958129) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434222)

Well, right now I do not sense no nothing except "Loading..."

Re:Hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434366)

'I sense a soul in search of answers.'

Might be deliberate ... (1)

Fallen Andy (795676) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434524)

Rather than running around a particle accelerator, see who can send their web server to china first... Andy

Interesting... (5, Funny)

wile_e_wonka (934864) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434154)

Very odd indeed! I received this cryptic message (which it seems I've seen before):

Error!
Could not connect to remote server

You tried to access the address http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/breaking/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/fnalcodeletter.jpg [symmetrymagazine.org] , which is currently unavailable. Please make sure that the Web address (URL) is correctly spelled and punctuated, then try reloading the page.

Mathamatically speaking.... (5, Funny)

hengdi (1202709) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434198)

There are 113 symbols, each of which is either 1, 2 or 3 strokes. So it is essentially a 113 digit base 3 number.

This limits the amount of information that the message is trying to pass.

For example, using base 26 - all the letters - means we could convey the same information in ??? digits.

Oh damn it. I'm too drunk and Google ain't working for me. Perhaps someone could give a value for ???

But I'm betting it won't be very many digits. I.e. this message is very short.

Re:Mathamatically speaking.... (3, Interesting)

whitneyw (1135381) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434528)

Considering that the ticks are vertically aligned, I would consider the interstitial spaces important parts of the message. Also note that the top block contains no more than three ticks consecutively, while the bottom block contains no more than two. Neither contain consecutive spaces, and both appear to start with a tick (not a space).

Part of it bears a striking resemblance to UPC code for "8200019288".

Re:Mathamatically speaking.... (5, Funny)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434650)

Jose Cuervo Especial, 750 ml, 12-pack case.

Mystery solved! [wvabca.com]

Damn, Google has us spoiled.

Re:Mathamatically speaking.... (3, Insightful)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434814)

The interstices would not represent zeroes, unless the message just happened to have no more than 1 zero in a row. Hence | represents 0, || represents 1, and ||| represents 2, or some rotation of that.

By the way, this is apparently some kind of "unary" notation, though what zero it is remains to be seen. Similarly, the bottom set, having no more than two | in a row, might be another unary notation of something in a base 2.

As for the little dots, some, like the symbol for E, are repeated, so it's safe to assume they're part of the symbol. Others, like 6, are repeated without the dots, so it's probably a stray mark. Still others, like 5, 0, and 8 are not repeated, so we can't tell for sure whether the odd marks are stray or part of the symbol.

It's also possible they are an additional notation applied to the base symbol, giving it a slightly different meaning, or adding more info.

Re:Mathamatically speaking.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434848)

Go to ur local store and see if the barcode scanner helps :P

Re:Mathamatically speaking.... (1)

hengdi (1202709) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434540)

When ... drunk ... must .. remember .. to ... scroll down ... linked images

Must ... not ... loose ... geek ... credentials ....

Re:Mathamatically speaking.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434568)

http://www.google.ro/search?q=log(26%2C3^113)

Re:Mathamatically speaking.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434754)

38.1 Letters

Log base 26 (3 ^ 113)

Re:Mathamatically speaking.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434982)

Its log base 26 of 3 to the 113. That's about 38.1 characters possible

It's a trap! (4, Funny)

Mortiss (812218) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434200)

Crackers do not fall for this trap. It is an obvious attempt to spread the Snow Crash!

Strange... (4, Funny)

BlueStrat (756137) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434210)

It seems to be some sort of construction/zoning notice. Something about a hyperspace-bypass being put in...

Cheers!

Strat

Re:Strange... (1)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434900)

You KNOW that wouldn't be sent so blatantly, though. Remember to "Beware of The Leopard".

Okay, let's do this! (5, Funny)

The Insane One (25793) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434214)

Just let me get a pencil and some paper.

"All your base are belo"

Oh crap.

B E S... (4, Funny)

mcmonkey (96054) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434914)

U R E T O D R I N K Y O U R O V A L T I N E

--
"Lameness filter encountered. Post aborted!"

Everyone's a critic.

I've seen this before (5, Funny)

Crash McBang (551190) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434220)

The translation comes out as:

My name is Kosh Naranek.

I am writing this brief letter to bring to your attention a business offer which we believe you might find attractive.
Mrs Maria Garibaldi; wife of one a wealthy Martian executive (Late Mr. Michael Garibaldi) seeks a business assistance from a reliable and reputable businessman to invest and manage funds to the tune of 15 Million Credits...

Oh, that's..... (1)

stox (131684) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434244)

where I left my score sheet.

Thanks!

Source? (4, Interesting)

aleph42 (1082389) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434282)

Any hint on the source, or at least why they consider it important?

Not to be harsh, but if I send some random code letter to some lab, I guess (hope) it won't make the news, even on slashdot.

Re:Source? (2, Funny)

esocid (946821) | more than 6 years ago | (#23435006)

My plan finally worked. One long year of waiting has paid off. It's just nonsense I made up to get some people to try and crack it.
Cheers.

You have been... (1)

kiehlster (844523) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434308)

... Rickrolled. It's plain obvious that it's YouTube's internal encoded email describing the next year's April Fools joke.

It says "Welcome to the Slashdot effect." (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434314)

Anyone manage to mirror the image before it went boom?

Re:It says "Welcome to the Slashdot effect." (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434498)

Try this link:

http://filebin.ca/skpzc/fnalcodeletter.jpg

Re:It says "Welcome to the Slashdot effect." (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434682)

morgan_greywolf provided a mirror link further up.

Re:It says "Welcome to the Slashdot effect." (1)

Z00L00K (682162) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434744)

I have a copy, I converted it to a PNG [bedug.com] , and I also have the JPG if you really think it helps, but you will have to change the suffix yourself!

Re:It says "Welcome to the Slashdot effect." (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434756)

It's mirrored on http://samharcus.com/fnalcodeletter.jpg :)

Message Decoded! (1)

MarkAD88 (971843) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434376)

It says, "So Long and Thanks For All The Fish"

It's a book labeled "How to Cook Humans" (1)

neo-mkrey (948389) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434438)

All your body are belong to us...

Re:It's a book labeled "How to Cook Humans" (1)

filmguru (710596) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434924)

I believe you mistranslated the title. It's "To Serve Man."

Re:It's a book labeled "How to Cook Humans" (1)

bugnuts (94678) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434946)

No, no, there's some dust on it.

The real title is "How to Cook For Humans"

*sigh of relief*

It's a resumé (1)

jolyonr (560227) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434468)

(or a CV for those of us in the Old World) - it's probably some bright wag who thinks he'll get noticed by sending his resume as a code.

I sense a crowd-source solution finder (1)

psyopper (1135153) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434474)

Seems more like a crowdsourced solution finder to me. Fermilab probably couldn't figure out some super-secret sequence of genes or something. They posted an analogous problem publicly and watch what people come up with, then apply it to the real problem secretly. Good time and labor saver, that is!

Lossy... (1)

fitten (521191) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434478)

Unfortunately, since the image is stored in a lossy encoding, all the information is either lost or has changed to mean something slightly different ;)

Also, some of those dots are significant, for sure.

Mirrored Copy (5, Informative)

LaptopZZ (88619) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434504)

I mirrored it on my server as well as made a scaled down version which is just as readable as the original (unless you're making a poster).

http://www.pixabug.com/aliens/fnalcodeletter.jpg

http://www.pixabug.com/aliens/fnalcodeletter_sanesize.jpg

Happy Cracking

Niggers@Home - GNAA Penis Rocket To The Moon (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434554)

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Ob. futurama... (1)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434562)

Is it printed on recycled toilet paper? the kind used in the sewers, perhaps?

RTFA (1)

bugs2squash (1132591) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434582)

I tried...

Looks like a Kerberos howto

First row of first stanza (1)

dcornewell (1290632) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434596)

I'm thinking simple binary with a space for zero? Depending on if there is a space between nibbles... 1110 1100 1110 1100 1100 1110 1110 1110 0111 0111 1001 0110 1000 1110 0110 E C E C C E E E 7 7 9 6 8 E 6 1110 0110 0111 0011 0011 1001 1100 1110 0111 0010 0100 1001 1001 0011 1001 1 (000?) E 6 7 3 3 9 C E 7 2 4 9 9 3 9 8?

Re:First row of first stanza (1)

Rhalin (791665) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434886)

Interesting, all those hex digits correspond to things we're given in the center section. Also notice that everything in the center section is a valid hex digit? There are a few missing, namely A and 1, which gives a clue that the S in the 3 "letter" code could be either of those.

Re:First row of first stanza (1)

Reece400 (584378) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434940)

Or, as A & 1 do are not used they were simply omitted?

Re:First row of first stanza (1)

Reece400 (584378) | more than 6 years ago | (#23435066)

Hmm, 1 & 10.. that is an interesting pair not to be used, I wonder if there is a reason not to use numbers beginning with a 1?

I've managed to decipher the final section... (5, Funny)

DirtySouthAfrican (984664) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434608)

It reads "Use only Genuine Interocitor Parts". Seems gibberish to me.

No problem reading it. (1)

Aaron_Pike (528044) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434610)

I've got it: "The connection has timed out The server at www.symmetrymagazine.org is taking too long to respond."

Kewl! I'm a l33t Cyph3RPu|\|k!

Myst - Riven (2, Funny)

aarenz (1009365) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434622)

This is the code from the final puzzel in Myst episode called Riven. Not really, but it looks quite similar in function. Someone who was able to master that game without a guide book would be able to figure this one out in a flash.

I'll go ahead and do this (1)

esocid (946821) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434634)

Since 4.4Mb is obviously going to get slashdotted. I've got a copy at fileshack [slashdot.org] and at filebox [vt.edu] . Reduced to 47Kb of course.

Re:I'll go ahead and do this (1)

esocid (946821) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434764)

One more time. Fileshack [imageshack.us] and filebox [vt.edu] . That's what the preview button is for.

Their lucky day! (1)

Thelasko (1196535) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434762)

Google Translate just added 10 new languages. [lifehacker.com]

Messaage is from someone called... (1)

s0litaire (1205168) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434774)

Zenu and apparently He does not forget, He does not forgive...

I've seen this before.... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434778)

It's obviously Woodstock. He's telling Snoopy about encryption.

Re:I've seen this before.... (1)

spazdor (902907) | more than 6 years ago | (#23435088)

Haha.

I don't have any mod points right now but nevertheless I declare the above comment to be the winner of this thread.

I think it says... (4, Funny)

Uncle Focker (1277658) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434784)

'PC Load Letter'? What the fuck does that mean?

Solved! (0, Offtopic)

Dystopian Rebel (714995) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434790)

Read aloud, with unexpectedly mature voice:

"We're no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitment's what I'm thinking of
You wouldn't get this from any other guy
I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up,
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry,
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

We've known each other for so long
Your heart's been aching but you're too shy to say it
Inside we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it
And if you ask me how I'm feeling
Don't tell me you're too blind to see (CHORUS)

(Ooh give you up)
(Ooh give you up)
(Ooh) never gonna give, never gonna give
(give you up)
(Ooh) never gonna give, never gonna give
(give you up)

We've known each other for so long
Your heart's been aching but you're too shy to say it
Inside we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it"

the strokes are music (?) (3, Funny)

Ralph Spoilsport (673134) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434856)

To me, the strokes look like a clapping pattern. I sat and clapped it out at my desk here, and if done at a fairly brisk pace, the top section is an interesting and often asymmetric rhythm.

Parts of it clap out to sound like "apocalypse in 9/8, (co-starring the delicious talents of Gabble Ratchet)" by Genesis from Foxtrot [wikipedia.org]

But the whole thing is scattered enough that it comes out like more of a one handed improv or approximation of Steve Reich's "Clapping Music". [youtube.com]

The bottom section is less rhythmically active, but sounds more "even", kind of "rock and roll" ish.

The middle part is a dull cipher, similar to Nugsoth. [fontstock.net]

That's all I've got.

RS

Capable Mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434872)

On this server, hosted be the pic...

http://samharcus.com/fnalcodeletter.jpg

Good luck, and may the Force be with you

Decryption successful (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23434988)

After running it through a complicated ROT-13 inverse decryption algorithm, I came up with the following:

All these worlds are yours, except Europa. Attempt no landings there. Use them together. Use them in peace.

Score two points for the sender (2, Funny)

memnoch37 (1047172) | more than 6 years ago | (#23434994)

Obligatory http://xkcd.com/356/ [xkcd.com]

I've got it. (1)

Guano_Jim (157555) | more than 6 years ago | (#23435036)

be... sure... to... drink... your... OVALTINE?

A crummy commercial?

The raw numbers (1)

Iamthecheese (1264298) | more than 6 years ago | (#23435044)

323233331112132 33323132212331 2111331132312233 333212123213112 311333313331111 211333323232211 232313331121231 33231312 That looks kind of like music to me 111212112121212121121212121112121121 1121121121211121211211121211211121111 1111212121121121211121212121112111211 2111212112112111211121112111211121112 11211211121112121121112122211121211 121211211121112112112111212121112111 211211211121121112112111212112111212 112121211 And that looks like binary

Missing Voynich Page (1)

Ailicec (755495) | more than 6 years ago | (#23435064)

Its a missing tear out page at the back of the Voynich Manuscript that says: "For more great titles from this publisher, send a self addressed stamped envelope to..."

Done (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23435116)

Translation for part of it reads:

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you
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