Friday, 18 January 2008

Chapter 3- Video and a Password?

Info to come, settle in and get comfy...watch a video, have a fish biscuit, find a password. You know the usual Friday night stuff...

Sam's got something on his shirt:

And there's Braille:

Braille is qdxihadfji THANKS ELLEN...more to come!

Ellen's Braille Chart...have a go:

135 comments:

Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

Never done it before. First?

Fenris said...
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Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

Yeah, Wisconsin! Friday Night Fish Fry!

Patch said...

*lol* Kyle. :)

memphish said...

Let's go password. I'm betting it's something lame like Sam saying straight out in the video, I've got this password to this website.

maven said...

Crunch, crunch...I need to get the Dustbuster to clean up my Fish Biscuit crumbs!

Fenris said...

Heh, I deleted because I wasn't first with the fish biscuit. :)

Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

Fenris: "It only took the bears two hours."

memphish said...

It's still hard to believe a website that tells you the story continues in 1 minute in case you can't figure the timer out is now using Morse code.

memphish said...

Loading, loading, loading . . .

Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

memphish: Ha!

Yeah, still loading here too.

Patch said...

Not sure whether to try refreshing or not...

maven said...

Loading, etc.

Sayid'sgirl said...

I've got a blank video camera screen. Thought it was going to load after the green line stopped but no.

maven said...

My Progress thing has a green square on the video. I don't remember seeing it! LOL

memphish said...

Ironically while it still hasn't played, my chapter 3 is now complete.

Twinkle said...

That Sam is so, sweet!

Twinkle said...

I saw loaded and it's already on Dark UFO in high resolution. Lots of video "glitches" for us to screen capture including a red one towards the end. I'm waiting until others can dissect it.

Patch said...

Mine shows complete too!

FYSB said...

There are images, but I'm not savvy enough to grab them.

"it only took the bears two hours" freaking fish biscuits out my nose!

maven, he didn't mention you by name, but clearly he got your message on my space ;>)

Twinkle said...

Man, my grammer. It loaded for me and I saw it, but it's already on Dark UFO. Video wranglers, do your work! :-)

FFBOMN!

shellma said...

Wow...wonder if we'll find the password in the flashes of the video?

Twinkle said...

And now my spelling. Grrr! Night all!

memphish said...

I reloaded and it came right up. Don't know the passport, and I never downloaded the software, so I'll leave that up to you guys.

Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

Well then. Now that that's over, and the overclockers have their mitts on the video, I'll check out and have a lovely dinner with the lady. Be back later.

WELCOME TO THE OC, FISHBISCUIT.

maven said...

I'm counting on others to catch those glitches and dig deep into them. Did anyone catch the shirt Sam was wearing...it did have some writing on it?

FYSB: Thanks. I knew I gave him some good advice! LOL

Patch said...

Finally saw it.
Twinkle I agree, I just want to hug Sam.:)

maven said...

Looks like his shirt says "79 - "?

Also, the first glitch we see right at the beginning looks very promising for a password lead...I'm sure someone will grab it soon.

Ange said...

Guys, there's Braille, I got it in a screen cap. It's on photobucket here: http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii303/OceanicConspiracies/?action=view¤t=Briaile.jpg

Wiki on Braille here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braile

What do you think?

Fenris said...

There is another number to the left of the 7

It looks like a 2 or a 5 or something.

Fenris said...

pic of chest at end of vid

maven said...

I think that's it, Ange! Great job!

It's hard for me to make it out:

I get either JDCIADFJAC or 0439146013

Patch said...

Good work Ange, but how to decipher it?

Ange said...

J,0 D,4 C,3 I,9 H,8 A,1 C,3 F,6 J,0 Caps follow (?) (?) heyphen heyphen(?) or C,3 C,3

Maybe? Sheesh I wish Braille was in my Special Ed skills.

Fenris said...

Okay

sams chest at the start

sams chest at the end

Ellen said...

Hi guys!!
I have a braille conversion chart...my son is blind. Give me just a min....

FYSB said...

?DIXD?FJ?
?=cant tell

very cool ange!

Patch said...

Good luck Ellen!

maven said...

Thanks for those screen grabs, Fenris.

I'm getting close to what you're getting, Ange.

maven said...

Yea for Ellen!

Sayid'sgirl said...

ange
Just sent you an email to oceanicconspiracies.com (maybe 2 I messed it up.)

memphish said...

A couple of screencap dots didn't look like they had braille equivalent to me. I got _DX_DIDFJ_

Ange said...

?= confused.

Also I added some pics to the main page.

Ellen said...

Found it,...gotta compare photo...right back!

FYSB said...

DarkUFO's site may have technogeeks (i mean that with all affection) but the OC has got DIVERSITY on its side! Go Ellen!

Ange said...

HOLY CRAP ELLEN!!!!

FYSB said...

somebody get open steg up! stat!

memphish said...

I've got an ARG question. We're getting these diaries from Sam that have hidden frames and possibly hidden words in them. Are we to assume they are from Sam and he's communicating secretly with us, his helpers or is someone else intercepting them and sticking stuff in there before they get to us?

Fenris said...

What is it?

maven said...

OMG! You've got it?!?!?!?!

jess4ua said...

iM READY TO TRY PASSWORDS LET ME HAVE EM

FYSB said...

sorry, i just meant to be ready when ellen comes back.

Sayid'sgirl said...

I can't load your photobucket pic but it's ok I wouldn't be able to translate it anyway.
Anxiously awaiting ellen.

jess4ua said...

oops, sorry for the caps, been trying passwords

Ellen said...

ok, here's the thing, some are upside down, (at least 2) here's what I have:

q, ?, x, (i or e), d, a(?), f, (i or e)

Ange said...

sayids it's on the main page too.

maven said...
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Ellen said...

still trying again...

Sayid'sgirl said...

thanks ange

Patch said...

I think Sam would just tell us Memphish. He's too straightforward to mess around with stuff. :)

FYSB said...

best guesses are ok ellen, jess can try variations pretty quickly.

memphish said...

I tried to flip everything upside down, but that was leaving me with blanks too. It's the first one that has me confused because there is no sign like that in the wiki chart.

maven said...

Memphish: I think Tracey could have loaded the camera with clues and info. She is the one who loaned it to Sam. Look how long it took him to figure out the coordinates from the emails.

Fenris said...

is the ? an unknown. Because ? is an ascii figure so would be valid as part of the password.

Ellen said...

got it! email ange, or post it here?

Ange said...

I think the first one is like a greater than sign with two dots below it....like two lines of text. I dunno though I have never tried translating braille.

jess4ua said...

email it or post quick

Patch said...

Ellen, you're fantastic!

Ange said...

MAIL BOTH EITHER GO GO

Ellen said...

q d x i h a d f j i

jess4ua said...

Okay, that isn't working for me. And what I came up with is very close to that as well. Any other suggestions?

Ange said...

Cipher?

maven said...

Wonderful, Ellen....Go, Jess!

Ellen said...

they were not upside down, but my brain was for a minute!!(hahaha)
I hope I got them right, cause they are right there...

Ellen said...

let me try again...

Fenris said...

Okay tried it backwards. Tried anagrams (there are none), tried hexidecimal from the ascii. no joy.

jess4ua said...

Wow, actually Ellen, I got almost the same thing...just the q was throwing me.

FYSB said...

ange, is that the only still? could there be a frame or two on either side that might have additional code?

memphish said...

I found a different braille chart that showed that first symbol is the word with so now I have

with dxih?dfji

with the ? being a symbol I haven't figured out yet.

Here's the chart I used.

Patch said...

They're not corresponding numbers are they?

Ellen said...

my chart has number equivalents too...let me check that

Ange said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braille_ASCII

How about a Dec or Hex to replave each letter?

maven said...

Could dxi be 111 in Roman numerals?

Sayid'sgirl said...

fysb
I think there is another one right around the time he says Talbot chart plotter. Or is that the one you have posted ange? There looks like there is one eariler than that too if it is.

DeDJeZTeR said...

hey, just catching up now, BRB

maven said...

Are we sure there's only 10 symbols? Anything else hidden there?

memphish said...

I found another chart that says a single dot in the upper right is an accent sign which would give me

withdxih'dfji

DeDJeZTeR said...

Okay,

I am getting

Q D4 X I9 H8 A1 D4 F6 J0 , (Comma)

Ange said...

Sayids if you mean the ones they have "over there" they have the same pic as us, just twice (and 6 min later than us LOL)

FYSB said...

what if this is clue to a clue? could there be a code to decode these letters?

memphish said...

This site has something called US Computer Braille which gives me

)dxih@dfji

memphish said...

The other thing is there seems to be a space in the sequence so with the computer braille I get

)dxih@ dfji

Ange said...

Tried all of them memphish. Negative.

Sayid'sgirl said...

ange
Nope I haven't been "over there" :) And good job on getting the pics first. I still can't access them even on the main page I didn't know you had more than one. Sorry.

jess4ua said...

FYSB- we're thinking the same thing, so far we have converted to hex and dec and so far nothing.

FYSB said...

remember the alternative keyboard code from rachel? she shifted over one key and typed out the message. i can't figure out how to make that work though.

Ellen said...

emailed ange with chart...help...

FYSB said...

afcoj#fgko
afcoj3fgko

FYSB said...

that was keyboard shifting, not an answer
jess can you try it?

Ange said...

Negative FYSB

FYSB said...

carp.

Ange said...

I posted Ellen's chart on the main page.

DeDJeZTeR said...

Wow,

This feels very TLE 1 right now, with everyone trying to figure this out... I knew I should have gotten that damn brain age game...lol

memphish said...

Have we tried Ellen's or any other string backwards, like it was reversed on camera?

jess4ua said...

Fysb- Good thought, but didn't work

jess4ua said...

I have to say, it is the first one that is throwing me off. Why would one of them be upside down?

Ellen said...

jess- exactly what I was thinking-has me rather baffled...

Ellen said...

I wonder if it could be contracted braille? you know, like level II, or III?

FYSB said...

mirror image is interesting. can you flip the screencap?

Fenris said...

I just got

)DXIH@ DFJ"

using Braille ASCII

However it doesn't work. One thing I can say however is that this password has to be ASCII and Braille ASCII covers all these figures without having to put them upside down or anything.

But it doesn't work. So nevermind.

memphish said...

I held my dots up to my mirror and got

ehdfajexf(

but I'm still not happy about that first/last symbol.

memphish said...

Completely OT, but Cloverfield ARG people are now having "issues" with the current dating of myspace things vs. the time the movie was set. Sound familiar?

memphish said...

Well I hope everyone that said the game was too easy is satisfied. :-) I'm off for the night. Good luck everyone, and thank you for all your hard work. I love hanging out with you all.

FYSB said...

Upside down? Upside down and backwards? Upside down backwards purple sky?

Ellen said...

fysb-lol!!!

Ellen said...

EMAIL ANGE...

Ellen said...

sorry about the caps...

FYSB said...

Ha, keep laughing Ellen, just do the purplesky braille already!

Seriously, we all appreciate the work you've done tonight.

Ange said...

okay Ellen we got the mail. Jess and I are just kinda banging our heads against the wall here.

Carol Dunstan said...

ok, I've just got home from some shopping but wanted to say... Twinkle I LSHFBEMB at some of the stuff you said in the last comments

off to find815 to watch the new vid

maven said...

This is pretty frustrating...

shellma said...

I know everybody is tired of hearing me....but if this is in fact what was to unfold, why hasn't panned out?

Ellen said...

Maven-indeed!
So sorry guys, thought we were onto something there for a while...I'm still brainstorming here. Not ready to give up yet (guess I'm just stubborn!)...

FYSB said...

We wanted a challenge, we got a challenge. Ange/Jess/Fenris, is it possible to reverse the black and the white? Could there be more morse there?

jess4ua said...

Fysb- I tried mentally flipping the black dots to white, and vice versa, and there are no codes for most of them.
I don't know much about morse code.
I def think we are missing something though. I am just getting tired, and it is hard to come up with new ideas.

jess4ua said...

Ange is working on a new post with all of the new info. However her internet is uh,er "inaccessible". It will be just a few more minutes. Ahhh, technical difficulties!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Could there be any clues in what Sam is saying in the video? He seems to ramble on about Sonya.
Probably not, it just a thought.
They probably wouldn't give us braille and a clue in Sam's words.

Carol Dunstan said...

since it's been a hot topic of conversation, has anyone tried 'chest' as a password? :D

Really interesting the glitches in this vid. There's a few that I am pretty sure are nothing, then there are others that look more promising. I see a face in this one (cap from Dark) for example. If it's like the glitch of Talbot then we are going to be hard pressed identifying them at the moment.

experimentalfilm! said...

i find myself currently more interested in the cloverfield mysteries than lost . but i'm trying, i really am .

Ellen said...

does anyone have steg? if so, try this (if it hasn't already been tried...)please!

Ellen said...

!dmi"adfci

jess4ua said...

ellen- didn't work :(

Ellen said...

boo hisss!! Thanks, Jess!

Ange said...

New post, I'm fried, so is my internet apparently...good luck, until tomorrow!

Ellen said...

night ange! Thanks for the help...

xxoo