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Explanation: (3, Funny)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473076)

Wiki:

Another explanation for the constant buzzer is...radio waves are reflected from ionosphere inhomogeneities. Changes of an ionosphere state can be caused by solar geophysical or seismic events. This method involves comparing a continuous radio transmission which is reflected by the ionosphere with a stable basic generator. The continuously transmitted carrier frequency currently used for this research matches that of the Russian Buzzer (4.625 MHz).

If the ionosphere can change state from seismic events, why couldn't seismic events be changed through manipulation of the ionosphere? It is indeed possible to control large-scale events with small-scale signals with phenomina such as resonance. What of all of the earthquakes which seem to hit the people we don't like, providing opportunities to rebuild and sieze their resources as part of the growing trend of disaster capitalism [naomiklein.org], the ultimate way to make money and spread influence without declaring war?

And why is there no comparison to HAARP [wikipedia.org] in that article?! From the HAARP wiki:

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).Its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance purposes (such as missile detection)...The current working IRI was completed in 2007, and its prime contractor was BAE Advanced Technologies.

Which is a big, big military industrial comglomerate.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to change the state of my tinfoil hat into a pipe, so I can put some more weed into it and smoke [youtube.com] out of it.

Re:Explanation: (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473112)

I'm hoping like hell this is an attempt at a joke because if it isn't...

If the ionosphere can change state from seismic events, why couldn't seismic events be changed through manipulation of the ionosphere?

If the direction of the sun relative to earth can change the amount of light in my bedroom, why couldn't the direction of the sun relative to earth be changed through the action of my light-switch?

I could possibly tolerate the idea that HAARP could effect the weather, although the system has so many variables that I doubt any controlled effect could be created, but earthquakes? really?

Re:Explanation: (5, Funny)

danny_lehman (1691870) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473224)

maybe the guy pushing the button every 1-1.3 seconds figured out he didn't need to..?

Re:Explanation: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473538)

And the inhabitants on The Island found out how well that worked out. Or did they?

Re:Explanation: (1)

Saeed al-Sahaf (665390) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473550)

If the ionosphere can change state from seismic events, why couldn't seismic events be changed through manipulation of the ionosphere?

It's in Wikipedia, it has to be true.

Re:Explanation: (5, Insightful)

Z00L00K (682162) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473226)

This signal may well have been a check signal of some kind for various defense services - something like a dead man's grip but now it has been obsoleted. (At least we can hope that it has been)

As long as there is a carrier there is no real problem. Of course there has had to be other channels too, so this was probably a last resort when/if all other means of communication did break down.

All related to the M.A.D. [wikipedia.org] doctrine. We can all hope that this is a sign that Russia no longer needs this transmitter because the warheads that were involved are no longer active or are rearranged to a setup where this is no longer necessary or useful.

Re:Explanation: (4, Insightful)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473322)

If it was M.A.D. and it wasn't no longer needed, we would probably already know. So, sleep easy tonight.

Re:Explanation: (4, Funny)

AHuxley (892839) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473386)

Yes, just like Project ELF for extremely low frequency communication with US submarines, tech moves on.
Great, useful, in place for years and then superseded.
Or the lack of a signal and a change to a numbers station means KGB and FSB sleepers are digging out their weapons caches ready for a Red Dawn :)
Somewhere in the depths of Bolling Air Force Base a DIA nerd is searching scanned East Bloc documents for any hint to signal changes.
Did the CIA buy the right documents back at the end of the cold war and will the DIA worker find them in time.

Re:Explanation: (1)

aliquis (678370) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473572)

Or we'll all be nuked within seconds because now when it don't transmit longer all hell will break lose ;)

GNAA COCK SIZE COMPARISON STUDY (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473350)

So I was thinking, it's generally thought that black men have larger cocks.

And it has been shown [salon.com] that gay men have larger cocks.

So, it follows that black gay men have the largest cocks of all.

So since the GNAA is an organization that caters to gay black men (ok, niggers), why not conduct a study of the GNAA membership to see just how much larger their cocks are?

Any members of the GNAA, please submit a large clear photo of your erect penis to gnaacockstudy@medresearch.com for consideration.

Re:Explanation: (3, Interesting)

inKubus (199753) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473484)

This reminds me a lot of my monitoring systems for servers. Of course, I use an active check for most stuff, but there are also passive checks that listen for a SNMP trap. Probably that's what this is. There's something important that someone wants to monitor. When it drops out, probably the monitoring device starts recording the message. We have something similar in the U.S. called the Emergency Broadcasting System. Interestingly, the EBS uses a non-automated system (at least it did when I was in radio). So basically you receive a signal from your upstream provider and then you send it out to your downstream people, and then whatever payload there is you send out on the air. It's all manual, the operator in the control room has to know how to do it. This sounds like something similar. The odd thing is the constant carrier. That can get expensive. So it must be something really important, or they use it for other calibrations or orientations.

Obviously, it could be a spy thing also, it wouldn't be surprising at all. If it's stopped, it's not a big of a problem as if there were a lot of messages ;) Anyway, rest assured the NSA is hard at work and knows much more than you.

The reason (5, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473088)

It's a conspiracy! Damn them! This means something, but WHAT COULD IT MEAN?

"Maintenance"

Re:The reason (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473358)

Funny, maybe, but not insightful. Of course, the station has undergone regular maintenance over its decades of service. The pattern of decreased power (but not cessation of the signal) is well documented.

Re:The reason (2, Insightful)

Sycraft-fu (314770) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473528)

It's funny because you conspiracy nuts think it means anything. "Oh no, a station that is easily monitored and does nothing useful went off the air! It clearly must be the precursor to something evil!"

How about no.

Re:The reason (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473602)

What does your post or your parent's post have to do with seriously endorsing conspiracy theories? Isn't it obvious that they were being sarcastic or diffusive? Who are you talking to? Are you standing in the mirror? Or are you just finding an excuse to post up-top? How about no.

I call upon the moderators to mod you down. I got plenty of pull, having a four-digit ID and all.

--Wyatt Earp (UID #1029)

It's no mystery (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473546)

The RIAA got them. The buzztone was already under copyright by Britteny Spears.

Re:It's no mystery (5, Informative)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473652)

Chances are, it's a power failure. The area reportedly had a significant storm yesterday. It's possible that the power failed and that they didn't have enough fuel or battery capacity or whatever to keep it running during an extended outage. That would also neatly explain why it reportedly came back and has reportedly died again.

Re:The reason (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473646)

It's being reprogrammed to broadcast "4 8 15 16 23 42"

Heard about this on 4chan (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473100)

Heard about this on 4chan's science board pretty much as soon as it happened. Couple people checked on it, and either it was only down for a very short time or it wasn't down at all, because it was up when people checked.

Maybe it won't down [again?], I don't know. Has anyone thought to double-check this?

Re:Heard about this on 4chan (4, Funny)

cosm (1072588) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473136)

Heard about this on 4chan's science board

Current events research. Your doing it wrong.

Re:Heard about this on 4chan (5, Funny)

game kid (805301) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473174)

Your doing it wrong.

...

Re:Heard about this on 4chan (1)

cosm (1072588) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473194)

're

Re:Heard about this on 4chan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473348)

You don't really "get" 4chan, do you?

Re:Heard about this on 4chan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473404)

failchan nuff said

Re:Heard about this on 4chan (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473690)

Your doing it wrong.

nigger nigger nigger nigger.

Re:Heard about this on 4chan (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473378)

Heard about this on 4chan's science board

Current events research. Your doing it wrong.

You're doing it wrong.
At least fix your grammar if you plan to mock.

Re:Heard about this on 4chan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473476)

Beats slashdot.

Article Quality. (5, Insightful)

cosm (1072588) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473106)

So the main article comes from a discussion board on a conspira-blog-forum. And the description of the station in question is from Wikipedia, followed by a YouTube video in the third link. Now, don't get me wrong, I am not questioning the journalistic capabilities of the submitters, but holy-jumping-jeebus can we get an article with some legitimate [CITATION NEEDED] please. Perhaps this one was a tongue-in-cheek submission facetiously posted for the TFH crowd.

Re:Article Quality. (5, Insightful)

binarylarry (1338699) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473206)

Remember, just because you're a paranoid psychotic nut job crank doesn't mean there isn't a conspiracy.

Re:Article Quality. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473478)

It's always a conspiracy, until it's a scandal.

Actually it usually does (5, Insightful)

Sycraft-fu (314770) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473578)

For one thing, you'll notice that the conspiracy nuts are, well, always wrong. They have an abysmal track record throughout history and in modern times. Well, with a trend like that, it is pretty safe to say that they'll continue to be wrong. Same sort of thing with any crackpot thing that has been wrong time and time again. I mean just because ESP has failed every test doesn't prove beyond any and all doubt that it doesn't exist in some form... But it gives really strong evidence of that fact, and thus makes it pretty safe to say that indeed it's BS.

The other thing is that the people who are in to conspiracies seem to have extremely poor logic skills. They ignore obvious evidence, jump at tenuous connections, straight out make shit up, and place more faith in that which can't be proven than that which can. As such, the conclusions they draw are very likely wrong. When you use a bad logical process, your conclusion usually isn't right. That's just how things go. The scientific method, logical principles, and so on aren't random. It is the stuff that works reliably for separating truth from fiction. So when you fail to use it, well your results are probably incorrect.

So yes, just because you are a paranoid, psychotic nut job who thinks there's a conspiracy probably DOES mean there isn't a conspiracy. If you bet against them, you'd make plenty of money.

Re:Article Quality. (5, Funny)

gad_zuki! (70830) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473432)

>but holy-jumping-jeebus can we get an article with some legitimate [CITATION NEEDED] please.

In the 1980s the US was eager to test the resolve of the Soviet's glasnost policy of open relations with the West. A drunken Caspar Weinberger, the current Secretary of Defense, decided to ask the Soviets to work closely with experimental music artist Brian Eno after reading an article about him in the Post. Brian was supplied with the best drugs Iran/Contra could supply. After months of negotiations and late night stoner brain-storming sessions, Brian finally got the approval for his epic 10,000 year song which is to be broadcast by the Russians. The break from today was simply the start of the chorus.

Shortly after the Soviets got revenge by allowing Yakov Smirfnoff passage into the US and then "losing" his paperwork for return.

Re:Article Quality. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473540)

God this sounds like a perfect entry for 'Soviet-American Relations' in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy :)

Re:Article Quality. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473630)

LMAO! Best explanation I can think of. If only I had mod points.

They're changing the format (5, Funny)

Renderer of Evil (604742) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473126)

Russian media says the station is switching to soft rock.

Re:They're changing the format (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473140)

Boris and Ivan in the morning on 4625 AM

ALL HITS

ALL THE TIME

Re:They're changing the format (5, Funny)

jimmydevice (699057) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473144)

UVB-76 AM 4625 THE BUZZ! THE BEST BUZZ ALL THE TIME, SINCE 1982!!!

28 Years is a hell of a long time to be stunting.

Re:They're changing the format (5, Funny)

cosm (1072588) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473146)

Russian media says the station is switching to soft rock.

It would be redundant. The uncreative repetition of top 40's these days is no different than "a buzzing sound that lasts 0.8 seconds, pausing for 1–1.3 seconds, and repeating 21–34 times per minute". Mainstream must all wear tinfoil hats, because they already took a page out of UVB-76's book.

Re:They're changing the format (1)

Brett Buck (811747) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473614)

The uncreative repetition of top 40's these days is no different than "a buzzing sound that lasts 0.8 seconds, pausing for 1-1.3 seconds, and repeating 21-34 times per minute".

Yeah, the video for that is *awesome*!

       

Re:They're changing the format (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473202)

but wait, has the corporate overlords bought up all the other stations broadcasting in the city so that all your radio media is exactly the same format?

if so nothing to see, move along....

Re:They're changing the format (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473274)

I heard it was going to be Mexican radio.

Re:They're changing the format (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473370)

They're on a Mexican radio, do do do.

Re:They're changing the format (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473638)

They've decided to ditch the short-wave and upgrade to a webcast -- going with the times and addressing a broader audience.

It's back up (4, Informative)

jimmydevice (699057) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473130)

I dialed into 4625 KHz and I can hear the buzz, Guess it was just a maintenance down-period.

Re:It's back up (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473154)

Your equipment must be burning hot because 4625 KHz is a very fast rate of temperature increase.

HE IS DEAD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473164)

Simple as that.

It's because of the end of Lost (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473192)

They found it really disappointing, and figured there was no reason to push their button every 2.5 seconds. They thought the numbers had to mean something for sure, but no, not really.

Can anyone else smell cobalt? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473214)

The sky sure is blue this afternoon...

Ever considered (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473234)

maybe the record finished?

Viral Marketing! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473268)

Maybe this is just the longest viral marketing campaign ever. We'll soon find out about the game/movie ralated to this buzz... :P

Related to possible MIRV testing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473288)

Maybe this has something to do with the light seen over Australia. Astronomers said it bared identical characteristics to Russia's new MIRV. If Russia is prepping to do more nuclear tests, especially live tests, it would make sense to disable a deadman's switch.... especially considering if it's incorporated into modern technology observing radioactive particles in the atmosphere.

Re:Related to possible MIRV testing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473608)

Astronomers said it bared identical characteristics...

to bare (past tense: bared) = to make bare, naked, exposed, etc.

to bear (past tense: bore) = to carry, to have

I believe you intended the latter.

You're welcome.

Re:Related to possible MIRV testing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473622)

You are correct.

Thank you.

Don't worry... (5, Interesting)

n3umh (876572) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473290)

There's still a freaky buzz on 4644kHz. And there's something that sounds like a movie ray gun on 4666.
FOUR SIX SIX SIX
Plenty of freaky shortwave left...

Any confirmation on this? (1)

DrBuzzo (913503) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473312)

Er.. I've got a shortwave receiver somewhere that I can dig out, but currently no antenna at my current residence so... anyone else checked this?

I noticed the link on this is to the site "Above top secret" which is not a very reliable source of information.

Re:Any confirmation on this? (1)

n3umh (876572) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473360)

I can confirm I hear nothing on that frequency.... I doubt I should be able to hear a 10kW station near Moscow at 4625kHz this far after sunrise there though, so that's not saying much.

Re:Any confirmation on this? (1)

Utoxin (26011) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473394)

I just asked the folks at QRZ if anyone can confirm this. Hopefully someone there has good gear for checking on it.

Re:Any confirmation on this? (1)

Mooga (789849) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473516)

Let us know. While everyone is saying it down, no one has really confirmed that it's true.

Re:Any confirmation on this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473558)

I can. I can confirm it's true.

Re:Any confirmation on this? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473666)

Comrade,

Fear not- our transmitter is down but we have now regained contact with you.
Message body follows:

Schuka-4-7-1-2-9-4-0-2-Anna-Anna-Pavel-Larisa-Konstantin. Uliyana-9-3-3-8-0-2 Oksana-Pavel 9-3. 1-6-4-4-0-Tatiana

0-0-0-0

Re:Any confirmation on this? (2, Insightful)

Lije Baley (88936) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473542)

Come now, not a single hunk of wire laying around, no gutters, no bedsprings?

In Soviet Russia... (-1, Offtopic)

by (1706743) (1706744) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473314)

Just posting with that title so that all others will be modded redundant. True, it makes this offtopic, but that's a price I'm willing to pay to keep the memes at bay...

Re:In Soviet Russia... (1)

AHuxley (892839) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473408)

In Capitalist West you watch weather satellite orbits fail.
In Soviet Russia BP oil expertise funds a new communications network for you.

Doomsday machine (2, Funny)

PatPending (953482) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473340)

[discussing the Doomsday machine]

President Merkin Muffley: How is it possible for this thing to be triggered automatically and at the same time impossible to untrigger?

Dr. Strangelove: Mr. President, it is not only possible, it is essential. That is the whole idea of this machine, you know. Deterrence is the art of producing in the mind of the enemy... the FEAR to attack. And so, because of the automated and irrevocable decision-making process which rules out human meddling, the Doomsday machine is terrifying and simple to understand... and completely credible and convincing.

Listen to the last words transmitted (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473364)

If anyone here can understand German, take a listen and report back what it says!

http://media.abovetopsecret.com/media/6950/UVB-76_06052010_2030_MP3/

Fast-forward to the end... sounds like a news broadcast to me.

Re:Listen to the last words transmitted (1)

AHuxley (892839) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473520)

Often the money for much needed repairs only with help of ?
That is why it is from many Catholics ? partially annoying
that next to the main house a chapel of 80 cubic
Tone sounds like normal "BBC/PBS" type German news.

Re:Listen to the last words transmitted (1)

netsharc (195805) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473570)

Holy crap, WTF is that? It's German alright, sounds like a news broadcast, the lady also sounded like a familiar news-reader.

[ ] saniert werden, erstmals [ ] Situation nur mit Hilfe von [ ] aufgebracht werden. Deshalb ist es fuer viele Katholiken besonders aergerlich, dass neben der Wohnheim auch eine eigene Kapelle von zirka achtzig Quadrat

The last sentence says "Because of this, it is especially aggravating for many Catholics that next to the dorm building there is an own chapel with ca. 80 quadrat".

So is the buzzer another radio with a dial, that when it stopped beeping somebody dialled the tuner to locate the beeps, and got a German radio station instead?

Meanwhile...in no longer Soviet Russia... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473426)

"So we cut the power to that computer over in the corner. What was it doing, no-longer Comrade..."

"I don't know, fellow Capitalist, the guy who put it in drank himself to death"

"Ah, nothing important then I'm sure"

Probably signals to spies and whatnot (1, Interesting)

Bruha (412869) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473454)

Russia and Iran ended a day of talks on Iran's nuclear program without any apparent breakthrough.

That was Feb 21 2006

Search Results

      1.
            CNN.com - President Bush's address to the United Nations ...
            Sep 12, 2002 ... Iraq's government openly praised the attacks of September 11.

The transmission on Sept 12, 2002

Dec 24 1997
hmm

American Charged With Spying Allowed to Leave Russia

or

Iran Holds Russian Aid Shipment Bound for Iraq

My guess is that it relays messages to spies, and hopefully that's the end of it, and not as suggested a signal to that dead man system.

Otherwise the countdown has begun.

Re:Probably signals to spies and whatnot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473534)

Dec. 24, 1997???

Hello!!!! Christmas Eve!!! He was probably just notifying Boris, Roman, Olga, Mikhail, Anna, and Larisa that they won't be receiving any presents this year.

Santa finds that it's best to wait until the night before to let them know. Less confrontation that way.

What it means (0, Redundant)

uvajed_ekil (914487) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473474)

Of course no one knows what the significance of this is, but best brush up on your drills just in case.

I know what it means: the guy who broadcast that frequency from his garage died. He was 41 when he started, it has been 28 years since he started, he died of congestive heart failure and liver disease at the age of 69, and his electricity was later shut off due to non-payment. Which just serves to prove my point: when something trivial happens, or ceases to happen, after 28 years, there is probably not a huge conspiracy involved. And Germans love David Hasselhoff.

No satellite imagery? (2, Informative)

TheChicGeek (997090) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473644)

The last sentence on http://sites.google.com/site/stationuvb76 [google.com] states: "As of January 17, 2010 at the latest many available map viewing services that provide satellite imagery have the UVB-76 station darkened or removed entirely. Of interest to note is the fact that seemingly unrelated buildings in close proximity are also blacked out." I cannot find any verification yet, however. Weird.

Re:No satellite imagery? (3, Informative)

omni123 (1622083) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473672)

http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&q=56.082778,37.089444(UVB-76)&ie=UTF8&ll=56.081568,37.089972&spn=0.014464,0.045404&z=15 [google.com]

it's missing on Google Maps right now... that's actually pretty interesting. I'm not really the conspiracy type but definitely interesting.

Bing has aerial photography that isn't really helpful..
http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&cp=56.082778~37.089444&style=h&lvl=15&sp=Point.56.082778_37.089444_UVB-76___

More sources at http://toolserver.org/~geohack/geohack.php?pagename=UVB-76&params=56_4_58_N_37_5_22_E_type:landmark_region:RU [toolserver.org]

Re:No satellite imagery? (1)

omni123 (1622083) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473680)

I'm having a bad day. It's clearly a giant cloud. :( A bunch of areas around Moscow are blacked out (down and to the right, as well).

Buzzer simulcast frequency (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32473648)

Some odd noise on one of the buzzers old simulcast frequencies... 3877khz Very faint, but it's there. Various noise filters aren't doing much justice.

Ionosperic sounder (3, Interesting)

flyingfsck (986395) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473658)

This is clearly an ionospheric sounder, same as the numbers stations. These things are used during communications planning for a military exercise.

Povarovo, Russia (56458N 37522E) (1)

omni123 (1622083) | more than 3 years ago | (#32473660)

So um... Has anyone thought about going out there to ask what it's been doing for 28 years?
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