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Thread: UAs, Barnacles and other mysteries Thread 8 - The Canonn

  1. #9571
    Just now found my very own Probe on Xbox

  2. #9572
    Originally Posted by ExoForce View Post (Source)
    Barnacles are spaceships, and now their crew received orders. So they will rise from inside.
    And we will learn why Targoids were running from them!
    This was my personal theory but I'm still not convinced the Interview 4 teaser confirms this just because they have glowing green bits.

  3. #9573
    When the UP's sound image was first found someone posted a gif with all the current images in it. In that gif part of the soundscape moved on one of the images compared to the rest. From memory (so I could be imagining things) it looked similar to the new UP sound transmission. Could that be what MB meant when he said we've not decoded all the original transmission?

  4. #9574
    Originally Posted by Michael Brookes View Post (Source)
    Involved? They're causing it!

    Michael
    The Alliance, or Thargoid mind control

  5. #9575
    Originally Posted by Starke Hathaway View Post (Source)
    START

    (wail) .979 [the meaning of this is still unknown]
    (wail) 1, .612 [TP surface temp (182K) / Merope 5C surface temp (297K) = .6127]
    (wail) 2, 4.705 [TP gravity (.86G) / Merope 5C gravity (.184G) = 4.66]
    (wail) 3, 5.765 [TP radius (8518km) / Merope 5C radius (1478km) = 5.763]
    (wail) 4, 135, 588.371, 82, 50.312, 136, .227 [meaning still unknown]

    END
    What I was saying earlier, in pic format.


    It's instructions of what the transmission is about.

  6. #9576
    Commanders,

    Some of you are thinking the hunt begins on the 28th and thinking it means we hunt Thargoids then - you clearly underestimate Thargoids. Do some research into these things, we dont hunt 'goids, they hunt us.

    We do not need the feds or alliance, we need PRE logistics support gamma, The station itself. Put aside your political differences, and work together, it is within our grasp commanders!

    Does anyone here honestly trust any of the major powers to handle the potential threats in the correct way? They wouldn't even tell us about it for praks sake.

    Believe what you like, that's what the game is all about. But that video came through early - whatever the reason is irrelevant. We have the information now, we need to use it before it is too late to matter.

    Please do not UA bomb the station, you will not be hurting anyone but ourselves. We have a choice here to take control of the situation, to be responsible for your galaxy, we can not leave it up to the powers that be. We need to show the major powers that their closed lipped policies will not work any more, they will not satisfy our natural curiosity. If they think we will sit idly by in ignorance, they are wrong.

    I hope I am not alone in this. If I am, then I will attempt it on my own to the best of my ability. Personally, I can no longer allow the wool to be pulled over my eyes.

    See you in witchspace o7

  7. #9577
    Originally Posted by Starke Hathaway View Post (Source)
    Here is a full, detailed description of what has been done with the UP transmissions, as requested. First, this is a full transcription of the UP transmission recorded at Pleiades Sector KC-U B3-1 8 (hereinafter called the target planet, TP). High tones are represented by (-), low tones by (.) .


    START

    (wail) --. ... -.- -.. (dolphin chirp) --. ... .-. --- (long pause)


    (wail) --. (pause) -.- -.. --. (dolphin chirp) -.. ... -.- (long pause)


    (wail) -.- (pause) --. ..- .-. .-. (dolphin chirp) -.. --. --- (long pause)


    (wail) -.. (pause) -.- -.- --- --. (dolphin chirp) -.. --. --- (long pause)


    (wail) .-- (pause) -.- --- ... (pause) -.- --. ... .-. --. -.- -.. (dolphin chirp) --. ... .-. --- (pause) --. -.- -.-

    (pause) --. .-- -.- -.- --. (dolphin chirp) --. ... .-. (pause) -.- --. --- (pause) -.. .-- -.. (dolphin chirp) --. ... .-. ---


    END


    The tones clearly occur in triplets, and seem to be binary (high or low). Since three bits is enough to express any one digit in the octal system, we replace each of these triplets with one octal digit.


    START

    (wail) 1723 (dolphin chirp) 1750 (long pause)

    (wail) 1 (pause) 231 (dolphin chirp) 372 (long pause)

    (wail) 2 (pause) 1655 (dolphin chirp) 310 (long pause)

    (wail) 3 (pause) 2201 (dolphin chirp) 310 (long pause)

    (wail) 4 (pause) 207 (pause) 2175123 (dolphin chirp) 1750 (pause) 122 (pause) 1422 (dolphin chirp) 1175 (pause) 210 (pause) 343 (dolphin chirp) 1750

    END



    Now, because I have a hard time thinking in octal, I convert these octal numbers to decimal numbers.

    START

    (wail) 979 (dolphin chirp) 1000


    (wail) 1 (pause) 153 (dolphin chirp) 250


    (wail) 2 (pause) 941 (dolphin chirp) 200


    (wail) 3 (pause) 1153 (dolphin chirp) 200


    (wail) 4 (pause) 135 (pause) 588371 (dolphin chirp) 1000 (pause) 82 (pause) 6289 (dolphin chirp) 125 (pause) 136 (pause) 227 (dolphin chirp) 1000

    END




    Now, someone earlier (forget who) pointed out that treating the dolphin chirp as a division operator leads to some interesting results, so I do those operations.

    START

    (wail) .979 [the meaning of this is still unknown]
    (wail) 1, .612 [TP surface temp (182K) / Merope 5C surface temp (297K) = .6127]
    (wail) 2, 4.705 [TP gravity (.86G) / Merope 5C gravity (.184G) = 4.66]
    (wail) 3, 5.765 [TP radius (8518km) / Merope 5C radius (1478km) = 5.763]
    (wail) 4, 135, 588.371, 82, 50.312, 136, .227 [meaning still unknown]

    END

    So that's where we are and how we got there. Maybe this can be added to the FP, because I'm sure others will wonder.
    Poor speculation follows, taking those last two sets of three numbers:

    Matching systems close to [135, 588.371, 82]:


    Wregoe SY-K b52-0 (26.23Ly) [ on/near the RR line? ]
    Wregoe JM-F c26-3 (29.14Ly)
    Wregoe FG-H c25-4 (31.09Ly)
    Wregoe SQ-C d13-7 (31.30Ly)
    Wregoe RD-L b52-0 (32.58Ly)
    Wregoe TY-K b52-0 (34.40Ly)
    Wregoe NX-M b51-0 (43.58Ly)
    HIP 61051 (43.67Ly)
    Wregoe HB-H c25-1 (43.94Ly)
    Wregoe PI-L b52-0 (47.61Ly)


    Matching systems close to [50.312, 136, 0.227]:


    Col 285 Sector ZG-Y b16-1 (5.87Ly) [ also on the RR line ]
    Bikoja (7.09Ly)
    HIP 58945 (9.51Ly)
    Col 285 Sector BB-M c8-14 (9.59Ly)
    11 Virginis (10.91Ly)
    Col 285 Sector BB-M c8-15 (11.35Ly)
    HIP 59080 (11.38Ly)
    HIP 60325 (11.41Ly)
    Nkana (11.64Ly)
    Wolf 1431 (12.25Ly)


    I may have rushed the RR line conclusion - can others check please?

  8. #9578
    Originally Posted by Queex View Post (Source)
    I'll say it again, I don't think the | - - - - | at the bottom are numbers at all. The spacing is too different to the 'numbers' at the top. I say it's an indication that a planet - i.e. Merope 5 c - is the unit of measurement being used.
    ok ok ok we heard you, and we've heard other people say this.

    b y t h e wa y, I am a c t u a l l y sp ea ki ng fre nch r i g h t n o w. I t 's not the sam e l ang uag e be ce a u se the font and thespac ingisd iffer ent. ALL languages only COME IN ONE FONT AND ONE EXACT SIZE AND IF YOU CHANGE THEM SLIGHTLY IT HAS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT meaning.

    I am being completely literal and not sarcastic right now, you can tell because of the spacing.

  9. #9579
    Originally Posted by Starke Hathaway View Post (Source)
    Here is a full, detailed description of what has been done with the UP transmissions, as requested. First, this is a full transcription of the UP transmission recorded at Pleiades Sector KC-U B3-1 8 (hereinafter called the target planet, TP). High tones are represented by (-), low tones by (.) .


    START

    (wail) --. ... -.- -.. (dolphin chirp) --. ... .-. --- (long pause)


    (wail) --. (pause) -.- -.. --. (dolphin chirp) -.. ... -.- (long pause)


    (wail) -.- (pause) --. ..- .-. .-. (dolphin chirp) -.. --. --- (long pause)


    (wail) -.. (pause) -.- -.- --- --. (dolphin chirp) -.. --. --- (long pause)


    (wail) .-- (pause) -.- --- ... (pause) -.- --. ... .-. --. -.- -.. (dolphin chirp) --. ... .-. --- (pause) --. -.- -.-

    (pause) --. .-- -.- -.- --. (dolphin chirp) --. ... .-. (pause) -.- --. --- (pause) -.. .-- -.. (dolphin chirp) --. ... .-. ---


    END


    The tones clearly occur in triplets, and seem to be binary (high or low). Since three bits is enough to express any one digit in the octal system, we replace each of these triplets with one octal digit.


    START

    (wail) 1723 (dolphin chirp) 1750 (long pause)

    (wail) 1 (pause) 231 (dolphin chirp) 372 (long pause)

    (wail) 2 (pause) 1655 (dolphin chirp) 310 (long pause)

    (wail) 3 (pause) 2201 (dolphin chirp) 310 (long pause)

    (wail) 4 (pause) 207 (pause) 2175123 (dolphin chirp) 1750 (pause) 122 (pause) 1422 (dolphin chirp) 1175 (pause) 210 (pause) 343 (dolphin chirp) 1750

    END



    Now, because I have a hard time thinking in octal, I convert these octal numbers to decimal numbers.

    START

    (wail) 979 (dolphin chirp) 1000


    (wail) 1 (pause) 153 (dolphin chirp) 250


    (wail) 2 (pause) 941 (dolphin chirp) 200


    (wail) 3 (pause) 1153 (dolphin chirp) 200


    (wail) 4 (pause) 135 (pause) 588371 (dolphin chirp) 1000 (pause) 82 (pause) 6289 (dolphin chirp) 125 (pause) 136 (pause) 227 (dolphin chirp) 1000

    END




    Now, someone earlier (forget who) pointed out that treating the dolphin chirp as a division operator leads to some interesting results, so I do those operations.

    START

    (wail) .979 [the meaning of this is still unknown]
    (wail) 1, .612 [TP surface temp (182K) / Merope 5C surface temp (297K) = .6127]
    (wail) 2, 4.705 [TP gravity (.86G) / Merope 5C gravity (.184G) = 4.66]
    (wail) 3, 5.765 [TP radius (8518km) / Merope 5C radius (1478km) = 5.763]
    (wail) 4, 135, 588.371, 82, 50.312, 136, .227 [meaning still unknown]

    END

    So that's where we are and how we got there. Maybe this can be added to the FP, because I'm sure others will wonder.
    Nice explanation. Saved me the job to write it.

  10. #9580
    Originally Posted by gregmcdougall View Post (Source)
    Poor speculation follows, taking those last two sets of three numbers:

    Matching systems close to [135, 588.371, 82]:


    Wregoe SY-K b52-0 (26.23Ly) [ on/near the RR line? ]
    Wregoe JM-F c26-3 (29.14Ly)
    Wregoe FG-H c25-4 (31.09Ly)
    Wregoe SQ-C d13-7 (31.30Ly)
    Wregoe RD-L b52-0 (32.58Ly)
    Wregoe TY-K b52-0 (34.40Ly)
    Wregoe NX-M b51-0 (43.58Ly)
    HIP 61051 (43.67Ly)
    Wregoe HB-H c25-1 (43.94Ly)
    Wregoe PI-L b52-0 (47.61Ly)


    Matching systems close to [50.312, 136, 0.227]:


    Col 285 Sector ZG-Y b16-1 (5.87Ly) [ also on the RR line ]
    Bikoja (7.09Ly)
    HIP 58945 (9.51Ly)
    Col 285 Sector BB-M c8-14 (9.59Ly)
    11 Virginis (10.91Ly)
    Col 285 Sector BB-M c8-15 (11.35Ly)
    HIP 59080 (11.38Ly)
    HIP 60325 (11.41Ly)
    Nkana (11.64Ly)
    Wolf 1431 (12.25Ly)


    I may have rushed the RR line conclusion - can others check please?
    Any tidally locked planets in those systems?

  11. #9581
    Originally Posted by who? View Post (Source)
    Don't want to burst the bubble, but there has been a bug in 2.0/2.1 where the screen goes various psychedelic colours at random, then goes away. Normally after exiting the system or galaxy map. It could be something sinister, but most likely is that glitch. Sorry.
    oh you want some space madness, wait till you play in VR and it does it but only in one eye!

    i think i know what having a massive stroke would be like now

  12. #9582
    Originally Posted by Michael Brookes View Post (Source)
    Involved? They're causing it!

    Michael
    So, just caught up. Had sleep and work since last night. Good job on everyone for getting some of that signal decoded! That was some fast work.

    So if the Alliance are causing it.. Does that mean the UA/UP/Barnacles all belong to them? Have they been experimenting with some old alien tech or something similar? If this is the case.. We might be about to see some hybrid Alliance capital ship. Didn't the Federation and Empire them off sometime in the past?

  13. #9583
    Originally Posted by silence please View Post (Source)
    What I was saying earlier, in pic format.

    https://i.imgur.com/IbILL8A.jpg
    It's instructions of what the transmission is about.
    Data 4 line - maybe this is chemical content of planet? Although Element 135 and 136 are undiscovered theoretical elements according to the Periodic Table (untripentium and untriphexium) and 82 is lead. Do we have other output from probes for other planets to compare ?

  14. #9584
    Originally Posted by MyklAtrum View Post (Source)
    So, just caught up. Had sleep and work since last night. Good job on everyone for getting some of that signal decoded! That was some fast work.

    So if the Alliance are causing it.. Does that mean the UA/UP/Barnacles all belong to them? Have they been experimenting with some old alien tech or something similar? If this is the case.. We might be about to see some hybrid Alliance capital ship. Didn't the Federation and Empire them off sometime in the past?
    Between the UA religious cults, Halsey and the ramblings of Jaques since his misjump I suspect some form of Thargoid mind control.

  15. #9585
    Right, time for a recap of what has been found so far (this thread is a wildfire)


    1. Free Floaters UP are found near ammonia worlds close to the Pleiades nebula. It is found in a Threat level 2 anomaly SS. The Spawn rate is low, count 1h to get one.
    2. They emit a tight beam transmission to merope 5c. To hear it you have to be straight between the UP head and merope. Like : oO --- Ship --- Merope


    The transmission :


    1. It is made of five blocks, separated by the whale sounds.
    2. The first four blocks are made of a pair of two subblocks. They sound like an old printer.
    3. The last block is quite longer and made of nine subblocks.
    4. Blocks #2 to #5 have a "header" made of a single sound, going from 1 to 4. (like the drawing)


    Here is the transcription from a recording earlier this morning. kudos for the transcription work of kloopy, digital dan and han zen.
    The transcription of the signal from Pleiades Sector KC-U b3-1 8 we got is :

    " " (space) : short separation between sounds
    # : longer separation between sub-blocks
    / : medium-short separation between some sublocks of block five.

    Binary:
    wail 001 111 010 011 # 001 111 101 000
    wail 001 010 011 001 # 011 111 010
    wail 010 001 110 101 101 # 011 001 000
    wail 011 010 010 000 001 # 011 001 000
    wail 100 010 000 111 / 010 001 111 101 001 010 011 # 001 111 101 000 001 010 010 / 001 100 010 010 001 # 001 111 101 010 001 000 / 011 100 011 # 001 111 101 000

    Octal:
    wail 1723#1750
    wail 1 231#372
    wail 2 1655#310
    wail 3 2201#310
    wail 4 207/2175123#1750 122/14221#175 210/343#1750

    Decimal:
    wail 979#1000
    wail 1 153#250
    wail 2 941#200
    wail 3 1153#200
    wail 4 135/588371#1000 82/6289#125 136/227#1000
    wail 4 alt : 283703891#1000 2693265#125 69859#1000 <= using / as " "

    Analysis :


    • The first thing that appears is that there are repeating instances of 1000, 250, 200, 125. my guess was that this was not chance and that going octal => decimal was right.
    • Also, to me it made sense if the numbers in the first four blocks where : numerator # denominator as dividing by 1000,250,200,125 is a good way of getting rational numbers and I though it was measuring the planet somehow.
    • Here is the trick part : it would be fair to assume that the aliens don't use our units. So they got to use an obvious one => merope 5c.


    Lets toy with it :


    1. starts with no header, 979/1000 = 0.979
    2. starts with 1 as header, 153/250 = 0.612
    3. starts with 2 as header, 941/200 = 4.705
    4. starts with 3 as header, 1153/200 = 5.765
    5. starts with 4 135 "/" 588.371 82 "/" 50.312 136 "/" 69.859**


    ** it is not clear to me if the #X denominator should apply to both previous sub-blocks, or only the one just before.


    Now, here are the characteristic of merope 5c : Radius = 1478 [km], Surf. Temp. = 297 [K], Gravity = 0.18 g, Orbit T = 6.6 [dy], 5085 [ls] from arrival.

    Here are the caracteristic of Pleiades Sector KC-U b3-1 8 : Radius = 8518 [km], Surf. Temp. = 182 [K], Gravity = 0.86 g, Orbit T = 196.4 [dy], 223 [ls] from arrival.

    If we do the ratios body X/merope 5c : Radius = 5.763, Surf. Temp. = 0.612[8], gravity = 4.77, Orbit T = 29.76, Dist from arrival = 22.8

    As one can see, the blocks with the #1,#2 and #3 headers fit rather nicely (not perfectly, but too good to be fat chance)

    What is not known :
    The first line : could be the probe health at the transmission start, or something else. It is not the distance to sol as thought previously as the ratio was done in the wrong order.
    The last block with header #4 : so far no good theory has been proposed (that I know of).

    Test to do :
    Recordings at least with an other ammonia world to check the whole thing, and also check for fixed part in the message.
    Clever ideas for the last block decoding XD