1. Post #1
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    November 2007
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    This thread is out of date, continue discussion in the sticked thread in this subforum.

    Notes before you start speculating/reading:

    :siren:THE BABEL SITE IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SOURCE, DON'T REFER TO IT. It is fan made:siren:



    :siren:aperturescience.com HASN'T BEEN UPDATED SINCE '07, STOP USING IT!:siren:



    :siren:Do not call the BBS numbers. All your doing is slowing the people who can actually connect to it down. So stop it.:siren:


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    Okay so as we know or should know today valve released a sneaky update that added radio transmissions to the original Portal radios. The radios only appear after you've completed the campaign and have the heartbreaker achievement.

    You can see it here :



    Well there are 26 total radio transmissions codenamed "Dinosaur"

    FP has been at work decoding these sounds as much as they could. We've learned that you must decode them using SSTV, a program used to turn sounds into images.

    So far we have these :

    ThisIsPain has translated the morse codes from Dinosaur 1, 5, 12, and 17.

    Morse codes:

    Dinosaur1: INTERIOR TRANSMISSION ACTIVE EXTERNAL DATA LINE ACTIVE MESSAGE DIGEST ACTIVE


    Dinosaur5:
    9E107D9D372BB6826BD81D3542A419D6


    Dinosaur12: SYSTEM DATA DUMP ACTIVE USER BACKUP ACTIVE PASSWORD BACKUP ACTIVE



    Dinosaur17: BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP
    Becomes .-.. --- .-.. Or...."LOL"
    Images converted from sound by using SSTV :siren:Updated As Of 3/2/10 at 9:31 PM EST for reason : Higher Quality:siren:

    dinosaur2


    dinosaur3


    dinosaur4


    dinosaur6


    dinosaur7


    dinosaur8


    dinosaur9


    dinosaur10


    dinosaur11


    dinosaur13



    dinosaur14


    dinosaur15


    dinosaur16


    dinosaur18


    dinosaur19



    dinosaur20



    dinosaur21



    dinosaur22


    dinosaur23


    dinosaur24


    dinosaur25


    dinosaur26



    On number 3 and 10 is a string of numbers, a BBS code. Or a phone number. Here, our fellow FP'er lilcheeselad has searched the phone number decoded by ZPR23 from steam forums

    zpr23 posted:
    From images: 9459C6CAC8C203B8128B7CC63068D4FD
    Translates to BBS#: (425) 822-5251
    425 is a Seattle area code.
    Calling resulted in what sounded like a modem.
    Someone translate that!

    I'll update the OP when something new is discovered
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    :siren:Update: 3/2/10 9:22 PM EST

    The BBS was updated as it went back up today. We managed to snag a few images. See them below :

    instead of a screencap, he left this:
    http://thebyrus.pastebin.com/cxrnuReW

    also: this


    Update: 3/2/10 6:27 PM EST

    shakadamus has found a nice colored version of the picture below. For comparison purposes both will be kept in the OP. You can see it here (Note : Updated old image) :



    Update: 3/2/10 4:08 PM EST

    Hooded sniper has cleaned up the infamous sound clip retrieved from calling the BBS code.

    Much higher quality of the infamous clip with Thats Amazing in it, also listen around at 18 to the end, either alyx or judith is talking.

    [url]
    Update : 3/2/10 2:00 PM EST

    People have been connecting to the phone number above with a modem and received results, here are the images compiled together:



    Update: 3/1/10

    ThisIsPain has translated the morse codes from Dinosaur 1, 5, 12, and 17.

    Morse codes:

    Dinosaur1: INTERIOR TRANSMISSION ACTIVE EXTERNAL DATA LINE ACTIVE MESSAGE DIGEST ACTIVE


    Dinosaur5:
    9E107D9D372BB6826BD81D3542A419D6


    Dinosaur12: SYSTEM DATA DUMP ACTIVE USER BACKUP ACTIVE PASSWORD BACKUP ACTIVE



    Dinosaur17: BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP
    Becomes .-.. --- .-.. Or...."LOL"
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  2. Post #2
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    :iiam:
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  3. Post #3
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    thelinx's Avatar
    January 2007
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    Someone did a noise filter using the noise file on the fizzle file (what) on the steam forums.

    Was it posted here?
    http://wtfcountry.com/download/file.php?id=284
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  4. Post #4
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    June 2009
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    This is starting to get interesting, hopefully it relates to Episode 3 or Portal 2
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  6. Post #6
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    November 2007
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    The area code 485 is in Seattle, which is where valve HQ is located

    Edited:

    Don't know if that's been mentioned yet
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  7. Post #7
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    June 2005
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    Info Dump :siren:

    Fizzle reversed, barely make out what seems to sound like, "we need him alive" or "still alive"
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  8. Post #8
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    January 2009
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    Creepy shit :ohdear:

    Also, some of my findings got into a megathread :buddy:
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  9. Post #9
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    January 2009
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    Do you want the image for the series of 32 images in order?
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  10. Post #10
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    January 2010
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    Should we keep our main discussion in the other thread?
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  11. Post #11
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    ThisIsPain has translated the morse codes, update the op.

    Morse codes:

    Dinosaur1: INTERIOR TRANSMISSION ACTIVE EXTERNAL DATA LINE ACTIVE MESSAGE DIGEST ACTIVE


    Dinosaur5:
    9E107D9D372BB6826BD81D3542A419D6


    Dinosaur12: SYSTEM DATA DUMP ACTIVE USER BACKUP ACTIVE PASSWORD BACKUP ACTIVE



    Dinosaur17: BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP
    Becomes .-.. --- .-.. Or...."LOL"
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  12. Post #12
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    I bet valve is laughing their asses off about this whole thing
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  13. Post #13
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    I swear to god.
    In the reversed version, you can hear "YOU ARE NEXT"

    :ohdear:
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  14. Post #14
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    July 2009
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    Makol says it's a math problem.
    A BIG MATH PROBLEM.
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  15. Post #15
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    Should put the morse codes before the images.
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  16. Post #16
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    June 2009
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    Here's someone dialing up the BBS number from the Steam forums: http://www.supload.com/listen?s=tyXqpe
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  17. Post #17
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    ThisIsPain has translated the morse codes, update the op:

    Morse codes:

    Dinosaur1: INTERIOR TRANSMISSION ACTIVE EXTERNAL DATA LINE ACTIVE MESSAGE DIGEST ACTIVE


    Dinosaur5:
    9E107D9D372BB6826BD81D3542A419D6


    Dinosaur12: SYSTEM DATA DUMP ACTIVE USER BACKUP ACTIVE PASSWORD BACKUP ACTIVE


    Dinosaur17: BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP
    Becomes .-.. --- .-.. Or...."LOL"
    Dinosaur5 is "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
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  18. Post #18
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    Dennab
    July 2006
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    Valve is trolling us.
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  19. Post #19
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    Valve is trolling us.
    They "HAVE" been trolling us.
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  20. Post #20
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    Should put the morse codes before the images.
    Noted, gonna fix now.
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  21. Post #21
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    December 2009
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    dinosaur11
    Am I the only one seeing what seems to be the pose stricken by the two figures in the "A Trusted Friend in Science" poster in the upper right corner?
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  22. Post #22

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    You missed the 4 transmission that were morse code.... riiiiight back at the start :P I know they were looking like nothing, but if it's a complete first post you were doing :P

    EDIT: Nevermind, Ninja'd
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  23. Post #23
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    February 2010
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    Dinosaur5 is "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
    I can't remember what exactly it is, but it's some sort of game developer's code that includes every letter of the alphabet in a single sentence.
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  24. Post #24
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    I can't remember what exactly it is, but it's some sort of game developer's code that includes every letter of the alphabet in a single sentence.
    It is a keyboarding class drill.
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  25. Post #25
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    I can't remember what exactly it is, but it's some sort of game developer's code that includes every letter of the alphabet in a single sentence.
    No... it's just an old sentence with them all, nothing to do with developers. It's used to test typewriters and fonts because it's easy to remember and it has all letters.
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  26. Post #26
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    You missed the 4 transmission that were morse code.... riiiiight back at the start :P I know they were looking like nothing, but if it's a complete first post you were doing :P
    I just added them :shobon:
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  27. Post #27
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    June 2009
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    We need an IRC channel, stat.
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  28. Post #28
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    I'm going to try to get through to the phone number on HyperTerminal, though the only PC I have set up to do that atm sucks and has a battery life of ~20min.
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  29. Post #29
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    We need an IRC channel, stat.
    no we dont

    :saddowns:
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  30. Post #30
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    Dennab
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    We need an IRC channel, stat.
    Better yet a steam group chat.
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  31. Post #31
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    I'm going to try to get through to the phone number on HyperTerminal, though the only PC I have set up to do that atm sucks and has a battery life of ~20min.
    No AC Adapter?
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  32. Post #32
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    June 2009
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    I could swear when I heard that clip played backwards it said "eli is alive."


    This was all planned from the start and when Glados sings Still Alive she is really talking about Eli.
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  33. Post #33
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    On it for the steam group. I don't know what to make the image
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  34. Post #34
    Dennab
    November 2007
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    I have a ventrilo if you guys want to use it
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  35. Post #35
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    January 2009
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    On it for the steam group. I don't know what to make the image
    the portal logo but with a big ? over it
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  36. Post #36
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    I could swear when I heard that clip played backwards it said "eli is alive."


    This was all planned from the start and when Glados sings Still Alive she is really talking about Eli.
    I have no idea where people keep hearing Eli from?

    I have reversed it and i hear "we need him still alive."
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  37. Post #37
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    Sweet, I haven't done something like this since Xi.
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  38. Post #38
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    the portal logo but with a big ? over it
    Right, name of the group ? I can't think of anything catchy.
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  39. Post #39
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    June 2009
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    All I heard was *maybe* "still alive," but I know how listening to things like this will make you hear things that you want to hear, and not what's actually there.
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  40. Post #40
    Dennab
    November 2007
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    Seriously my 125 slot vent is empty if you guys want the info feel free to ask
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