1. Post #681
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    Janus Vesta's Avatar
    May 2007
    12,586 Posts
    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.
    I still can't make out the words. :eng99:
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  2. Post #682
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    May 2006
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    Can't believe you guys are still making breakthroughs 24 hours later.
    It's actually been pretty stagnant ever since we got the ASCII images from the BBS number.
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  3. Post #683
    ASK ME ABOUT MY FLIES FETISH
    Suttles's Avatar
    August 2009
    31,549 Posts
    any good finds?
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  4. Post #684
    I sell weed to elementary school students
    Stizzles's Avatar
    February 2009
    11,750 Posts
    is there an actual password for aperturescience.com? sorry if it's something everyone should know, but i don't.
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  5. Post #685
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    December 2008
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    Can't believe you guys are still making breakthroughs 24 hours later.
    To have everything solved in one day we would have to obtain the mentioned CSI tools.

    Plus I'm sure Valve will send more stuff through BBS.
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  6. Post #686
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    December 2009
    16 Posts
    Well guys, I proceeded to separate all three colors of dino18. I found something that may, or may not, be of interest:



    Click for larger picture.

    Notice how green seems to have less interference than red and blue? I'm thinking perhaps it has something to do with our case.

    What do you think? Is it worth investigating?
    Has anyone run the SSTV images through steganographic detection software? Considering the images themselves were already hidden it wouldn't be a stretch for valve to hide stuff in their hidden stuff.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stegano..._steganography
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  7. Post #687
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    July 2007
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    I don't think we're going to learn anything until Valve reveals what this is. Probably at GDC.
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  8. Post #688
    I watched a stream of a video game so that means I'm an authority on it!
    HoodedSniper's Avatar
    May 2007
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    I still can't make out the words. :eng99:
    Yeah but you can hear one of their voices. We need a FBI agent in here to like own these sound files.
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  9. Post #689
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    November 2007
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    Has someone tried SSTVing that radio thing?

    Stupid, I know, but who knows..
    Repost.

    Also updated the OP with the radio sound
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  10. Post #690
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    December 2009
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    What was discovered when i was gone?
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  11. Post #691
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    November 2007
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    Has anyone run the SSTV images through steganographic detection software? Considering the images themselves were already hidden it wouldn't be a stretch for valve to hide stuff in their hidden stuff.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stegano..._steganography
    This.
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  12. Post #692
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    November 2009
    1,994 Posts
    Right now about 40 valve employees are gathered around a computer screen laughing their asses off.
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  13. Post #693
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    November 2007
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    Has someone tried SSTVing that radio thing?

    Stupid, I know, but who knows..
    Which radio thing? If you mean the HL2 "Gman Radio noise" which sounds kind of creepy, no, it did not have SSTV info. At least when I checked it.

    Edited:

    I talked to a radio amateur in arts school I went to 3 hours ago, he said that SSTV information is usually between 12000-14000 hertz area in sound signals.
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  14. Post #694
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    May 2008
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    I'm not done filtering it, but I wanted to remove some noise from the noise someone uploaded earlier. You can't make out much without turning your volume up, but Kleiner is definitely in there at 0:15.
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  15. Post #695
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    Has anyone run the SSTV images through steganographic detection software? Considering the images themselves were already hidden it wouldn't be a stretch for valve to hide stuff in their hidden stuff.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stegano..._steganography
    I tried running a few through a 3-bit color and a 1-bit black and white filter - didn't find anything... but it was just a paint.net plugin :P
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  16. Post #696
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    September 2007
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    Plus I'm sure Valve will send more stuff through BBS.
    Yeah, EP3 for example.
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  17. Post #697
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    July 2009
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    The ASCII are security cameras in the destroyed test chambers.
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  18. Post #698
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    May 2008
    3,082 Posts
    Yeah, EP3 for example.
    We'll be able to download Episode 3 on a 9600bps dial-up modem quicker than its release.
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  19. Post #699
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    March 2009
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    I'm not done filtering it, but I wanted to remove some noise from the noise someone uploaded earlier. You can't make out much without turning your volume up, but Kleiner is definitely in there at 0:15.
    All I could understand was "This is amazing!".
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  20. Post #700
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    April 2006
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    Yeah, EP3 for example.
    If you get the right username/password you get access to Ep3, TF3, L4D3, Duke Nukem Forever, CSS 2, etc.

    The only catch is you have to download at 300 baud.
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  21. Post #701
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    July 2008
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    I am late i am sorry :frown:.
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  22. Post #702
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    October 2009
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    All I could understand was "This is amazing!".
    this. and i could hear it better in the original.
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  23. Post #703
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    July 2005
    8,191 Posts
    Haven't seen this posted yet.
    Been posted many times.
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  24. Post #704
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    http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/120/memorandumscjohnsond.jpg Haven't seen this posted yet.
    Its in the big image in the OP
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  25. Post #705
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    November 2009
    1,994 Posts
    My steam update just froze at 43% It's related somehow.
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  26. Post #706
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    July 2009
    7,919 Posts
    Haven't seen this posted yet.
    Shower of clocks, commencing in 3... 2... 1...
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  27. Post #707
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    May 2009
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    I finally found the "This is amazing" part in all that clutter.

    This is extremely interesting.
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  28. Post #708
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    January 2009
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    It's probably already been done, but I've been working on da following:

    Code:
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    __+9_6CAC8C203B8128B7CC6B068_+F_
    Some of the SSTV images are divided into 4 sections. Each one prominently features either a letter, a number, or a symbol. I've tried to string them all together, but some of them are too hopelessly lost in noise for me to figure out.

    Can somebody pick up where I've left off?
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  29. Post #709
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    July 2009
    5,753 Posts
    It's probably already been done, but I've been working on da following:

    Code:
    01-
    02-
    03-+
    04-9
    05-
    06-6
    07-C
    08-A
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
    
    __+9_6CAC8C203B8128B7CC6B068_+F_
    Some of the SSTV images are divided into 4 sections. Each one prominently features either a letter, a number, or a symbol. I've tried to string them all together, but some of them are too hopelessly lost in noise for me to figure out.

    Can somebody pick up where I've left off?
    Been done, then it was decoded to find the phone number.
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  30. Post #710
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    October 2005
    3,248 Posts
    I wonder if we're solving this faster then valve thought?
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  31. Post #711
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    Fippe's Avatar
    November 2007
    3,624 Posts
    Haven't seen this posted yet.
    I even drew the overlay on that pic in the OP compilation.
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  32. Post #712
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    November 2007
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    The ASCII are security cameras in the destroyed test chambers.
    This makes a lot of sense
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  33. Post #713
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    August 2006
    1,577 Posts
    Valve are so badass
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  34. Post #714
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    May 2009
    5,059 Posts
    What does the phone number lead to?
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  35. Post #715
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    July 2009
    7,919 Posts
    I finally found the "This is amazing" part in all that clutter.

    This is extremely interesting.
    This is way beyond interesting, this is amazing.
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  36. Post #716
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    solid_jake's Avatar
    November 2007
    15,986 Posts
    I wonder if we're solving this faster then valve thought?
    Valve just wants it solved
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  37. Post #717
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    February 2006
    1,907 Posts
    This is one hell of a way to market their Episode 3. Can't wait to see more.
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  38. Post #718
    Wonky's Avatar
    November 2009
    1,994 Posts
    Valve just wants it solved
    Could you imagine if some shit like this was handed to the Call of Duty community? They would just yell "OMFG WHY CNT I GET ACHIVMNT IW U GAY" on the forums for a few days.
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  39. Post #719
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    December 2006
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    About the whole "this is amazing" thing... If Alyx really is crying, and that really is Kleiner, why the hell would he say it's amazing? It's probably something like horrifying or terrifying... I can't see it being 'amazing' given the circumstances.

    Just my two cents anyways.
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  40. Post #720
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    November 2007
    3,624 Posts
    This makes a lot of sense
    The fish? Science? Big rings? No, it's GLaDOS backup data. That's why you log in with name backup and password backup.
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