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Title: Timoke. No, delete last Fokker Triplane. No
Post by: Aadarsh on January 11, 1927, 01:46:24 am
You damn-- okay.  All right.  Whew.  Jackpot!  Rybak's password is "fortune favors the bold"!  Log in, download everything you possibly can, and tell everyone you know.  Tell the press, tell your friends, tell the ham radio operators, tell anyone you can so they can't cover it up.  It's the only way we can OSHI-!↓♠bÄ<╥º↕☺╥⌡}R;ôAIf#ó/▌éx►M9y▀¼√┌x┌┤[email protected]║¼Θf♣╙Ö#á╦ö╦▲,"S4%┴►mgw┴▼>f╨₧☺í╒»¡>\@═¡ΦV¥H8Fn*╚(LE¢ë▀»8`Å=≤CδSm█L·^û╡3Æ¢■î2♥2≡EF5├v≤¬/↑Ñ‼╕g2:↨◄%╤E⌡oU╓*Y8êC╜>∟╤v(d*§É₧i╒¶╢╥╢ö╚uâFº3s<╖wæe≥▄[UuálP>VXñ4┌╪<gè'sNO CARRIER
Title: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 21, 2008, 08:24:09 pm
who the heck is rybak?
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 21, 2008, 08:48:45 pm
Oh, SHoooooot! the GTI is after me now!!!!!!
this is sooo awesome!
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Nuclear1 on December 21, 2008, 08:58:10 pm
Sweet! It's almost here! :D
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 21, 2008, 09:01:04 pm
did you get to see any of the files? I saw a whole bunch of them until I tried to download them.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Mongoose on December 21, 2008, 09:14:33 pm
Damn it, I didn't really get to poke around before I was completely locked out.  That's certainly an ominous message...and, I fear, a rather ominous end for our friend Aadarsh. :(

I wonder about the thread title, though.  Those words look too coherent to be random gibberish.  The first sentence in his post is odd, too.  Was he trying to tell us something else?
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Mewgen1 on December 22, 2008, 12:01:52 am
Is this username/password no longer valid?  I tried logging in and no variation of:  [email protected](or.gta) and "fortune favors the bold"  seems to get me in.   :confused:
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Mongoose on December 22, 2008, 12:15:46 am
Drop the @phoenix.gti bit. :)
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on December 22, 2008, 02:10:46 am
And no caps on andreas.rybak

EDIT: Oh damn. The very first link I clicked locked me out for good. Does anyone know what's in there?
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: -Joshua- on December 22, 2008, 02:57:16 am
The "Upload files" stuff got me into a honeypot stuff like thing. What else was there was not visible for me because I forgot to install Abobe Flash Player after the re-install yesterday. *grumbles*.

Seems Aardarsh connection got shotdown as well. Oh well, as long as they do not find that quantum-transporter (read Michael Crichton's timeline!) we have been using to transfer data messages trough time and space, we should not be in trouble :P.

We could also be capable of poking around some more by using proxy's. problem is that the number of avaible proxy's will run out as well.

The thread title makes no sense to me either. Delete the last Fokker Dr1?
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: McMad on December 22, 2008, 07:57:55 am
It seems that "resources" is the only thing that doesn't get you busted instantly.

This is the window you get, by the way:

[attachment stolen by Slimey Goober]
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: MikeRoz on December 22, 2008, 09:24:01 am
Alright, how did Goober evade the e-mail notification I set it up to give me for new topics here?

Now, this lock-out, is it IP based or browser cookie/session based?

EDIT: Ack, it's IP based!

For those who have been locked out, here's the list of what's in "Resources"

Spoiler:
1st Fleet situation report
Aadarsh
Alpha Centauri II
Alternate Paths
Battle damage assessment - Deneb III
Battle damage assessment - Ribos IV
Battle damage assessment - SR-5
Battle damage assessment - Vasuda Prime
Battle damage prediction - Earth
Contacts
Cost breakdown - Hades
Cost breakdown - Jotunheim
Cost breakdown - Phoenix
Deneb III
DISCOVER
Expense reports - 2334
Expense reports - 2335
Financial sources
Fleet operations documents
Full Circle
Hades blueprints
Intelligence report
Letters from home
NOC members
OTT
Personnel dossier - Glaive, Marcus
Personnel dossier - Scott, Jason
Personnel dossier - Tess, Samantha
Persons of interest
Reciprocity
Rexias
Ross 128
Subspace node stability analysis
Surveillance list
Temporal Mechanics
To-do list
Utilization reports
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Darius on December 22, 2008, 09:46:32 am
.....

<for my own protection>
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 22, 2008, 09:54:19 am
I tried pressing all the links in Resources, and I got no where. I didn't get any download.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Darius on December 22, 2008, 09:58:27 am
HOLY CRAP
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 22, 2008, 10:08:07 am
what did you get?
I tried pressing all the links in Resources, and I got no where. I didn't get any download.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 22, 2008, 10:15:27 am
all possible combos of the word "timoke"
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Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 22, 2008, 10:50:47 am
is this a phone #?
3814.8.7361
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 22, 2008, 11:03:20 am
Heh...looks like I came back just in time for this. :D
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 22, 2008, 11:08:12 am
YAY!!!!!!
I have dynamic ip. power cycle the modem and I am back in action!
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 22, 2008, 11:11:18 am
I downloaded a readme file. it's password protected. whats the password?
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 22, 2008, 11:25:42 am
"fortune favors the bold"?
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 22, 2008, 11:27:57 am
nope.
For those trying to get the readme file. you can't get it using a proxy. I tried and failed MANY times. I had to power cycle my modem to get it.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Vip on December 22, 2008, 01:55:05 pm
Dammn them GTIs, they won't let us see anything. Some good software or 24/7 protection stuff. OR they already knew Rybak's account was suspicious and just left it as a bait. Hell, perhaps even this message from Aadarsh was a fake; a bait set by the GTI ?

Oh, Topgun, what's this about readme ? How did you get it ?
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 22, 2008, 02:42:02 pm
I don't know if I can tell you...
Darius couldn't.
EDIT:
NEVRS MIND> I HAVE FIGUREDS IT OUT>
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Black Wolf on December 23, 2008, 09:22:45 am
It does say "Tell everyone you know" :p
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 23, 2008, 10:42:36 am
well, no one told me I couldn't tell anyone. at least until I found the password. up untill that point, I was not told anything, Darius was. and all he said was "I can't tell you".
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: -Joshua- on December 23, 2008, 03:06:39 pm
...

THis means we all have to figure it out by ourselves?
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Vip on December 23, 2008, 03:35:44 pm
nope.
For those trying to get the readme file. you can't get it using a proxy. I tried and failed MANY times. I had to power cycle my modem to get it.

Well, any hints ? Most of us are already tracked by the GTI, and I highly doubt many people have dynamic IP.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 23, 2008, 04:20:23 pm
it has to do with the vasudan clue.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Nuclear1 on December 23, 2008, 05:15:35 pm
Spoiler:
Alternate Paths
Full Circle
OTT
Reciprocity
Temporal Mechanics

Some interesting names in there...

it has to do with the vasudan clue.
The "Always One Step Behind" thread?
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: MikeRoz on December 23, 2008, 09:27:03 pm
it has to do with the vasudan clue.
I kind of figured that, I just have no idea where you're seeing the README in the first place.

And seeing as X-Forwarding from a machine back at school is extremely slow and painful, I don't have the patience to poke around after it.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Darius on December 24, 2008, 09:46:39 am
The Terran historian had made a report of Deneb III for Admiral Amentep and stored it on his personal node (http://www.sectorgame.com/goober/denebiii.html as per this post (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,57704.msg1171732.html#msg1171732)).

It must be important because look who confiscated the report.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 24, 2008, 10:08:58 am
I'm in.

According to Darius, There are only two ways to go from here. "Upload Resources" isn't needed, because we're downloading something, so that leaves either "Messages" or "Resources".

[attachment stolen by Slimey Goober]
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on December 24, 2008, 10:45:57 am
Don't click "messages", it got me locked out. Go to "resources". But don't click anything there, except for what Topgun did. (Which is ... ?)

Has anyone tried what happens if you log off?

BTW, merry Christmas, guys.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 24, 2008, 11:39:40 am
Oh...my...good...
/me fires an LRABeam at everyone.

(http://kn49fg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1puIV4fhcMk_qJlhO5u57jTeRY6mSNKe3BosHKg6n0JFfCw_p6yNwhr8wR889AZ_u7h4vwUr7CE98En9Go559oRQ/YYYYEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH.png)
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Vip on December 24, 2008, 12:23:59 pm
Don't click "messages", it got me locked out. Go to "resources". But don't click anything there, except for what Topgun did. (Which is ... ?)

Eh, good to know it NOW, after I've clicked "Messages" the second I knew the password... So, no chance for the unfortunate of us to know what's going on ?

Oh, and Merry Christmas everybody.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Mongoose on December 24, 2008, 12:54:20 pm
Yeah, it'd be kind of nice to get another crack at this.  I opened all three options in tabs, and the "You're boned" message popped up immediately.  I didn't even get to see the file list. :p
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Droid803 on December 24, 2008, 01:02:33 pm
Don't click "messages", it got me locked out. Go to "resources". But don't click anything there, except for what Topgun did. (Which is ... ?)

Has anyone tried what happens if you log off?

BTW, merry Christmas, guys.

Nothing happens if you log off.
I logged on, did nothing, logged off, and I was still able to log on again and download the readme...
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Snail on December 24, 2008, 04:32:33 pm
WILL SOMEONE TELL ME WTF IS GOING ON HERE!!! NAO!
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Vip on December 24, 2008, 04:53:04 pm
WILL SOMEONE TELL ME WTF IS GOING ON HERE!!! NAO!

QFT
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 24, 2008, 09:49:09 pm
When you go in, you get my last attachment.

Between the three options (Upload Resource, Messages and Resources), only one of them is correct, and as per my previous post, it's not "Upload Resource" because we're downloading something.

The moment you hit the wrong option, YOU_ARE_BUSTED, so don't be a pillock and open every single option in tabs because that won't work!
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Mongoose on December 25, 2008, 12:16:59 am
Would have been nice for someone to tell us that before we all did it. :p

Edit:  Holy crap...I don't know what else we're looking for, but look (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,59120.0.html) what just popped up. :D
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 25, 2008, 11:21:42 am
it *might* (I really don't know, goober does) payoff to continue to figure out this thing.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on December 25, 2008, 11:39:02 am
Seems like the Holonet has been opened up again, so give it another try (still, don't cick the wrong thing or you'll be busted again. Trust me, I know :P ). Where can we find this readme?
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Vip on December 25, 2008, 12:56:00 pm
Well, lucky you, the GTI's still blocking me...
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Black Wolf on December 25, 2008, 01:09:33 pm
Why in the hell are people being mysterious about this readme file? :wtf: Tell us where you found it and post it up so we can maybe help each other to move forward. Keeping it to yourself is annoying and counterproductive, as well as completely counter to the spirit of the game.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 25, 2008, 02:35:50 pm
We are under threat of ban.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Snail on December 25, 2008, 03:00:43 pm
We are under threat of ban.
Not anymore!

Not yet.  However, within 162 itself, it is no longer prohibited to talk about the readme file. :)
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Droid803 on December 25, 2008, 03:16:55 pm
You're looking for that which was taken. (By Andreas Rybak).
I got it once I saw Darius's post about 'who confiscated it'.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Topgun on December 25, 2008, 03:21:49 pm
Deneb III
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Vip on December 25, 2008, 05:02:17 pm
Okey, I don't want to be rude people, but some of us are still locked out of the Holonet, and since you are allowed by Goober to talk about the readme, could somebody explain CLEARLY what's going on with this readme stuff ?
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: blowfish on December 25, 2008, 05:10:51 pm
Well, I'm on Airport WiFi now, so I finally evaded the IP blocking and got it ... too late though :(

Okey, I don't want to be rude people, but some of us are still locked out of the Holonet, and since you are allowed by Goober to talk about the readme, could somebody explain CLEARLY what's going on with this readme stuff ?

Spoiler:
You download a zip file which, using the password discovered in the vasudan message thread, which leads you to another sekret board, in which ST:R was released early.  Guess it doesn't really matter now.  179.  There :doubt:
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: chief1983 on December 25, 2008, 07:34:20 pm
Holonet banlist has been reset.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Darius on December 25, 2008, 10:17:58 pm
We are under threat of ban.
Not anymore!

Not yet.  However, within 162 itself, it is no longer prohibited to talk about the readme file. :)

Oh thank Christ. It was a royal pain trying to talk about it without giving anything away.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 25, 2008, 11:34:43 pm
Here is the readme.txt that comes out of the Deneb III file, which in turn can be found in the Holonet under Resources -> Deneb III.

Quote from: readme.txt
CONGRATULATION!  A WINNER IS YOU!

Eh, sorry everyone.  There's nothing here.  This is not a cop-out; there *is* actually supposed to be something here, and it's supposed to be awesome, but it's not finished yet. >.>

We do have something else that we might be able to offer as a consolation prize, though.  All you have to do is solve one more puzzle:

179

And, incidentally, if anyone lets slip the contents of this file, or this ZIP, or the solution to the puzzle, or how they happened to find it, you can expect a two-week ban from HLP.  Keep it secret, keep it safe, and don't be a spoilsport. :)

Cheerio!

The penultimate paragraph is now nullified as per Goober.
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Nuclear1 on December 26, 2008, 12:50:35 am
:D :D :D :D :D :D

I love it!
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Mongoose on December 26, 2008, 02:05:19 pm
I finally figured out that Deneb III was probably the way to go from some of the posts on the last page, but I was still locked out at the time, and the proxies I was trying weren't getting any results, so I thought that maybe I was wrong.  I guess waiting around a bit would have saved me the trouble. :p At least I finally have the thing now, for what it's worth.

I originally figured that the end result of this whole affair would be us getting to play the final campaign some time before it was publicly released.  Goober mentioned in a PM to me a while back that we were close to "the big prize at the end," which really reinforced that idea.  That's why I was really surprised when ST:R was out promptly on Christmas Eve; the thought of the grand prize having so short a time frame, and of all of us who were locked out before we even realized what we should be doing to get it, would really sit sour with me.  I'm glad this isn't the case, though, and that we have at least one more goodie to look forward to when it's completed. :)
Title: Re: Dangling thread commentary
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 27, 2008, 07:05:06 am
A day before the release of ST:R, Goober said that it was down to the wire for the release of the campaign.

The good thing is that now everyone who knows how to come here is at the same point. The ones who've reached 179 on their own have done it before the rest, while the remainder have caught up because the ones who reached 179 on their own have told them how to do so.

All that really is left is that grand finale, and I'm looking forward to it. :D