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Old 11-29-2004, 05:51 AM   #331
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Why doesn't that surprise me?

That's not the full pass... but we can go ahead and use it anyways!

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Old 11-29-2004, 06:21 AM   #332
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hey

what do you mean its not the full pass? how do you know?

edit: okay, I get ya .... well it works fine anyway :P

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Old 11-29-2004, 06:27 AM   #333
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kay..

I translated the navajo code on the new page, and it reads:

'I scarcely talk to the cat anymore' (backwards again)
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Old 11-29-2004, 06:13 PM   #334
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On the frankenstien page, if you click on the figure's chest a pop-up appears. There is a hand that morphs into a heart, click on this and it brings you to a page with a long repeated phrase with an outlineof something.

The words are from Franz Kafka's book, The Metamorphosis. Of course the orginal version is in German, and there has been many translations of the book, but the closest translation that I could find to the webpage is done by Joachim Neugroschel. Who apparently is an award winning translator.

One morning, upon awakening from agitated dreams, Gregor Samsa found himself, in his bed, transformed into a monstrous vermin.

Supposedly Samsa is tranformed into a giant cockroach, which is what is pictured on the page.



Also on the frankenstien page there is a sword that appears in the top left corner when you click up there. I don't know what the sword is in reference to.
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Old 11-29-2004, 08:04 PM   #335
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I don't know if this was mentioned yet, but on that Rober Silvers page with the pictures of the freaky robot head, one of the popups has the title 'a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy'. That line is from Shakespeare's play Hamlet and it refers to Yorick, the court jester. Hamlet finds Yorick's skull while digging around in a graveyard and the he does the 'to be or not to be' thing.
Hamlet also says "When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause......For who would bear the whips and scorns of time.....but that the dread of something after death"
Maybe that has something to do with how robots don't die? Or maybe about Frankenstein?
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Old 11-30-2004, 08:24 AM   #336
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There's no link anymore... I clicked on the character's chest and I get the hand/heart-page but when I click on it it just closes.

[edit] I got to the other page by clicking the hand/hear/lung/whatever-picture now... I wonder why it didn't work at the first times I tried? =/

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Old 11-30-2004, 12:51 PM   #337
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Did anybody notice that, on the page with the fish that says "I wouldn't be able to wash it off." after clicking on one of the many spots on the Frankenstein page, it says the picture was taken by Kristian Boruff - December 3, 1841?

There is likely significance in this date.
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Old 11-30-2004, 03:08 PM   #338
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Yeah I noticed that date too. I've been trying to find something on that date and I found that Mary Shelly, the author of Frankenstein, her son graduated from Trinity University in 1841. But I don't think that has anything to do with it.

Also when you click on the biohazard symbol you get a pop-up of the distorted tunnel. The picture is said to be taken on an idle tuesday. The only things I could find about an idle tuesday is that it was mentioned in that song "sunscreen" by Baz Luhrmann.

The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday




This is kinda out there but "Dance, Dance, Dance" is also a song by Frankie Yankovic. The song was on his 1997 album Dance Little Bird. For those of you who don't know Yankovic is the King of Polka in America.
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Old 11-30-2004, 03:36 PM   #339
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I was so sure I had found something... I was also looking for something about that day, but couldn't find anything accurate.
I tried combining the date with different words, and with word "lighthouse" I found out that Santa Clara Island Lighthouse was finished on December 1st 1841.
I misread the date to be Dec. 3rd and I was all "woohoo, maybe this'll lead somewhere" and then I noticed it was in fact Dec. 1st. *sigh*

I've been wondering about the Hypericum Perforatum-page. Has anyone found out anything new about it?
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Old 12-01-2004, 01:25 PM   #340
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Late start, but contributing

First, great thanks for the efforts at solving and posting this puzzle. All of you have not taken the enjoyment out of the puzzle, only the grief and frustration. I am indebted to you.

I read through ALL the posts before I submitted this, because I didn't want to embarass myself by not R[ing]TFM. I have plenty of other ways to embarass myself.

While on the http://thisisnotporn.com/see/TimeFlows.htm page, I was trying to view the source. So I highlighted the whole page, (Crtl-a), I right clicked and saw a new (to me) choice in the menu: Look Ahead. I indulged and was rewarded with five new pages opening in my browser (Firefox). They are:

http://home.mho.net/jswaby/fb_scrn.html

http://www.noidearecords.com/discography.html

http://utenti.lycos.it/foundfig/000.htm

http://www.yelloworb.com/privat/skid...ex_kalles.html

http://www.hairspray.nu/pic/20040731PRIDE/

I offer this discovery in exchange for all the help I've received to this point, as I join the good fight.

The thread is not dead, I only found it recently. Also, I joined The Cellar for other reasons, but this is a nice complementary reason.
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Old 12-01-2004, 04:32 PM   #341
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Wherever the "Thoughtyou'dgetheresooner" thing was, that's a reference to the dolphin hotel, the sheep man was saying he thought the main character would return sooner...

and this:
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We faced each other across a small table, talking. The table was very old, round, set with one candle in the middle. The candle had been stuck directly onto a saucer. And that was the entire inventory of furnish*ings in the room. There weren't any chairs. We sat on piles of books.

It was the Sheep Man's room.

Narrow and cramped. The walls and ceiling had the feel*ing of the old Dolphin Hotel, but it wasn't the old hotel either. At the far end of the room was a window, boarded up from inside. Boarded up a long time ago, if the rusty nails and gray dust in the cracks of the boards were any indica*tion. The room was a rectangular box. No lights. No closet. No bath. No bed. He must've slept on the floor, wrapped in his sheep costume.

There was barely enough room to walk. The floor was lit*tered with yellowing old books and newspapers and scrap-books filled with clippings. Some were worm-eaten, falling apart at their bindings. All, from what I could tell, having to do with the history of sheep in Hokkaido. All, probably, from the archive at the old Dolphin Hotel. The sheep refer*ence room, which the owner's father, the Sheep Professor, pretty much lived in. What ever became of him?

The Sheep Man looked at me across the flickering candle
flame. Behind him, his disproportionately enormous shadow played over a grimy wall...
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We saw this in the earlier lights...Hide Your Sorrows' picture is a candle (i remember some people leaning towards it being a lighthouse), and it also contains the text bits at the bottom of the "shovel that good snow" page...I don't know if it's all old news but I figured maybe there was reference somewhere...

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«Yes, I came back,» I said. «I couldn't get this place out of my mind. I tried to forget things, but then something else would pop up. So it didn't matter whether I liked it or not, I sort of knew I belonged here. I didn't really know what that meant either, but I knew it anyway. In my dreams about this place, I was . . . part of everything. Someone was crying for me here. Someone wanted me. That's why I came back. What is this place anyway?»

The Sheep Man looked me easy in the face and shook his head. «'Fraidwedon'tknowmuch. It'srealbig, it'srealdark. All-weknow'sthisroom. Beyondhere, wedon'tknow. Butanyway, you'rehere, somust'vebeentime. Timeyoufoundyourwayhere. Wayweseeit, atleast. ...» The Sheep Man paused to rumi*nate. «Maybesomebody'scryingforyou, throughthisplace. Somebodywhoknewyou, knewyou'dbeheadinghereanyway. Likeabird, comingbacktothenest. . . . Butlet'sussayitdifferent. Ifyouweren'tcomingbackhere, thisplacewouldn'texist.»
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Theres that bird-nest riddle thing from way-back-when.

He also says that they (the sheep man(s)...he's talking plural) connect things, reconnect things...was there like a specific quote or reference to reconnecting things? I cant remember...

When the sheepman says stayhere, you'llfreeze, etc., he's talking about multiple realities, and that they chose this one, being that they "don'tlikewar", that the main character still has warmth, and that it's too cold here...

I dunno, see what you can do with it...If you can do anything with it.
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Old 12-01-2004, 04:39 PM   #342
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First, great thanks for the efforts at solving and posting this puzzle. All of you have not taken the enjoyment out of the puzzle, only the grief and frustration. I am indebted to you.

I read through ALL the posts before I submitted this, because I didn't want to embarass myself by not R[ing]TFM. I have plenty of other ways to embarass myself.

While on the http://thisisnotporn.com/see/TimeFlows.htm page, I was trying to view the source. So I highlighted the whole page, (Crtl-a), I right clicked and saw a new (to me) choice in the menu: Look Ahead. I indulged and was rewarded with five new pages opening in my browser (Firefox). They are:

http://home.mho.net/jswaby/fb_scrn.html

http://www.noidearecords.com/discography.html

http://utenti.lycos.it/foundfig/000.htm

http://www.yelloworb.com/privat/skid...ex_kalles.html

http://www.hairspray.nu/pic/20040731PRIDE/

I offer this discovery in exchange for all the help I've received to this point, as I join the good fight.

The thread is not dead, I only found it recently. Also, I joined The Cellar for other reasons, but this is a nice complementary reason.

Where did you get all that from? Cuz...I did the same thing but didn't find the look ahead thing...not doubting you or anything, but could you be more specific about where this "look ahead" thing is? I'd like to be sure of this before I bring it up elsewhere.
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Old 12-01-2004, 05:06 PM   #343
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Originally Posted by zazkia
oh, and one more thing... remember on the very first page.. the numbers you heard in the background? :
check out http://www.spynumbers.com/

( "59372 98324 19043 78903 95320...". The mechanized female voice drones on and on... What have you stumbled on to? Instructions to spies? Messages exchanged between drug dealers? Deliberate attempts at deception and mis-information?

Chances are, all of the above! What you've tuned in to is called a "Spy Numbers Station". They've been on the air for several decades, and only recently have the mysteries started to unfold. But there's still much we don't know about these mysterious stations. With the information on these pages, you'll discover the little that we do know about these stations, what we're still trying to learn, and how you too can tune in to the spies.)


dont know if that helps any.. but oh well...

Drat! Looks as though I've been beaten to it. I'm a huge fan of numbers stations, the transmissions on TINP were one of the first things I had noticed. On the page with the truck someone else mentioned the Phonetic Alphabet station. It's similar to the one on the Conet Project except that in the one on the Conet Project she never says Whiskey. Also, I don't think the transmission was used as the person who first posted about it said. The accent is thought to be Mossad. She is the same announcer from the on the CP, this is obvious because of her pronunciation of November.

All in all, that guy's pretty clever to have put numbers/phonetic alphabet transmissions into TINP seeing as they enhance the scary feeling.

Sorry that that wasn't very helpful and sorry about how hard my post was to understand. I have trouble relaying my thoughts into words.
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Old 12-01-2004, 05:19 PM   #344
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On the page with the truck someone else mentioned the Phonetic Alphabet station. It's similar to the one on the Conet Project except that in the one on the Conet Project she never says Whiskey.

So it's the same words with same voice except with one word added or something..?
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:38 PM   #345
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Well, I'm going to assume that it's the same people broadcasting it, just a different transmission intended for different people. I don't know how much relevance it will have to the overall puzzle of TINP. You see, it's the same voice synthesizer, just a different transmission.

Also, I did some research about Edith Head (it interested me). Most of you probably knew this already but she was a costume designer for some movies. If this has already been dicovered just let me know. If not I will be more than happy to post a link to the information.
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