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Ahh "Puff goes the dragon":
Anyone find anything interesting in this "status.jpg" image on this badge page? Hex dump gives me nothing, stegdetect finds "18 extraneous bytes before marker 0xd9" (though that seems to be part of general EXIF information in the hex dump). The image looks like it's hiding something, though. Or just purposefully deformed in places to show it was a sloppy transmission from space.
I wonder if the spacing of those pink dots have any significance...
It's got info, already been decoded, see below/the project page.
@Emerica I see now, thanks. This collaboration format is quite confusing.
Anybody examined the 2nd badge yet?
I wonder if these figures are also a clue.. are we perhaps looking for an object in LEO (Low Earth Orbit), for example..
On April 24, 1970, China's first man-made satellite Dong Fang Hong-1 was launched successfully on a Long March-1 launch vehicle. The mass of the satellite is 173 kg, its orbit altitude is 439 km/2384 km with the inclination of 68.5? The satellite was operating normally and its performances were stable.
Of course the ISS might be a better candidate... just a though...
This was the iss related image that I found for the inclination.
I don't think we have anything to do until the next transmission, which if calculated the same as the last, should be any time.
That is the correct inclination for ISS but I don't know the altitude
The ISS is in the right ballpark in terms of altitude. This is from Wikipedia, but NASA might be a better source.
The ISS maintains an orbit with an altitude of between 330 km (205 mi) and 435 km (270 mi) by means of reboost manoeuvres using the engines of the Zvezda module or visiting spacecraft. It completes 15.50 orbits per day
Real time updates of NEO objects including the ISS can be found here (and no doubt other places too). http://www.n2yo.com/?s=25544
Major Tom, this is Ground Control. Message received.
Rescue mission planned, crew selection progressing.
Next communication at T-18180
Could do with a lift guys.
If people are wondering where:
Could do with a lift guys."
Is coming from, it is hidden in the status.jpg using the OpenPuff stenography program. The keyfile from 18.104.22.168 contains the decryption keys. Thanks to the people over at http://hackaday.io/project/754-Lets-Solve-Hackaday.com%2FSpace! for their work.
I'm a bit skeptical of the MrWildard stuff. It smells too much of trolling I've seen in other ARGs.
Could do with a lift guys.
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Could do with a lift guys.
Removal of the 'f' at the beginning and this decodes to:
The mission has begun. The goal, to monitor every american.
-- Bush 2000
[22:00] MrWildard. Report flight plan
[22:01] Flight Plan Unknown
[22:01] Current Location (ASCII): Bermuda Triangle
[21:54] == MrWildard [627caf62@gateway/web/freenode/ip.22.214.171.124]
[21:54] == realname : 126.96.36.199 - http://webchat.freenode.net
[21:54] == channels : ##hackaday
[21:54] == server : herbert.freenode.net [DE]
[21:54] == idle : 0 days 0 hours 0 minutes 58 seconds [connected: Tue Apr 08 21:08:25 2014]
[21:54] == End of WHOIS
Album with IRC Chat logs, gps, transmitted images
Image transmission 9:46 PM EST
Transmission of MrWildard GPS Data. 9:36 PM EST
Current Location 25N 71W
Current velocity x Float.NaN y Float.NaN z Float.NaN
Image transmission from MrWildard:
possibly something in the bottom right corner
There's no more connection, there's no more lock. I'm not sure where I am. It's dark, all I can see is the big blue marble earth. I miss it, I, I, I am scared. Please hel
Transmission from MrWildard: 54686973206973206d6572656c792074686520626567696e6e696e672c2074686520656e64206973206661722066726f6d20686572652e2054686520656172746820737461797320626c756520666f72206e6f772c20756e74696c20746865206461726b6e657373206f662073706163652074616b6573206d65206177617920616e6420697420616c6c20656e64732e
This is merely the beginning, the end is far from here. The earth stays blue for now, until the darkness of space takes me away and it all ends.
coppy that major tom
Hey I think there's data in the image above. If I download the image its 469kb, if I load it up in photoshop and then save it out again at maximum quality I get just 168kb. Anyone know how to decode it?
Maybe a tangent... Major Tom's "blue" has been altered extensively: http://imgur.com/a/Bxvhr
Its been years since I've played with Virtual AGC. You can plug it into Orbiter via NASSP and fly your simulated spaceship to the moon with the original Apollo software.
Verb 37 Noun 15
I've been in dependency hell for 30 minutes.
The circuit is one of Bob Widlar's http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Widlar_current_source
What passwords has everyone tried? I don't want to waste too much time trying everything. I'm thinking its something obvious.
I was using user name majortom.
User name: bob
Arghhh I've entered compiler hell...
Argg... I think this will be simplet in an Ubuntu 13.10 VM
Contents of home directory: https://github.com/SickSad/hackaday-transmission2
Thanks for the git repo. Nicer than scping like everyone else is doing.
Where are we flying tonight?
The home directory has dragons.
Found the yaAGC and files too. Let's fly this thing.
The home directory contains reminder.txt, keyfile, and an AGC dir containing what appears to be the 20100220 release of yaAGC. I've already said too much.
It's actually the latest(R1014) svn checkout from here: http://virtualagc.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/
You can get this information by svn info.
.. furthermore "svn status" suggests it is unmodified...
The sheep guy is Bob Widlar.
Source article for the photo from the recent HAD post:
Horray for rain days at work! \o/
DO AUTHENTICATION etc.. http://netbsd.gw.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi/man?telnetd+8+NetBSD-1.5
However we still need credentials...
Beat me to it. http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=telnetd&sektion=8
Some very strange space oddities here...
Confirmed Transmission. http://188.8.131.52/ (921763865)
DO AUTHENTICATION WILL ENCRYPT DO TERMINAL TYPE DO TSPEED DO XDISPLOC DO NEW-ENVIRON DO ENVIRON WILL SUPPRESS GO AHEAD DO ECHO DO LINEMODE DO NAWS WILL STATUS DO LFLOW DO TIMING-MARK
As a data point. The picture above is located at http://hackaday.s3.amazonaws.com/status.jpg
Got into telnet. Over.
Probably not too relevant but for what it's worth here's two images from the transmission video:
I thought the first picture was of Ian Wilmut and Dolly the Sheep, but the man seems to have to much hair to be him. No ideas as to other possible famous sheep or sheep-related persons it could be of.
The second is of a two transistor current mirror.
better pic of the circuit
Explanation: 921763865 split into 4 bytes gives 54, 241, 0, 25.
If you try to open http://184.108.40.206 it will give you a telnet message (telnet options). So, I tried reaching 220.127.116.11 using telnet and succeeded.
However, I'm unable to log in with my hackaday.io credentials...
....pfff, this is more difficult :-)
Forget the second row, i missed a number. It should be
846f 23c3 c6d0
These are "suspicios" :-) tag names in the html code of this site.
Decimal: 33903 9155 50896
Either this is totally irelevant, or I cant' solve this Puzzle.
not linked in the stylesheets, so either a relict from some webpage editing tool or intended...
Yes, delete it Cancel