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01/01/2014

MATRIOSHKA BRAIN
A megastructure of immense computational capacity using a Dyson sphere system for energy. One potential use would be to run uploads of human minds into virtual reality spaces. Often seen as an alternative to the Jupiter Brain.

Hidden Info
t.Zw.Ane.AfBp.owxoD.
Do a pyramid: 1 char, 2 chars, etc. . The bottom row, read right-left, becomes the first column, top to bottom. (the dots should now be on TOP of each column. Now, apply a shift to each row of letters, according to the row number (D shift 1, op shift 2, etc.). Capital letters become the numbers (E > 5, F > 6). Put it all together, read left to right, top to bottom 5qra5hajrat665y


01/02/2014

GANZFELD EFFECT
A phenomenon of perception caused by exposure to an unstructured, uniform stimulation field. It is the result of the brain amplifying neural noise in order to look for the missing visual (or audio) signals. It may be linked to the condition known as prisoner's cinema as well as other phenomena.


Hidden Info
0034 051B 051B 0261 01BC 0441 00F3 1D20 212E 0453 028A 03C1 03C1 01BC 03EC 0669 028A
Hex to UTF-8 4qqg5coverupp569u


01/03/2014

THEOPHANY
The visible manifestation of a deity to a human or other being.

Hidden Info
BITUTCPHOT-THACDTPHOTSYOTPDTPDTBOTBOTUTCBOTCETTHAPHOTAKDTBOTBIOTBOTAKDTBOTPHOT
Using the first bit as a hint for time zones make a number map starting with BIT =1… UTC=13…PHOT=26 etc.numbers to letters. 3zpf5imintz868z



01/04/2014

EPICARICACY
Taking pleasure in others' misfortune. Schadenfreude.

Hidden Info
d456e42f2ddab72efe70f6e9464af2db6e86262b



01/05/2014

MUNDANEUM
An institution created in 1910 to gather together all the world's knowledge and classify it according to a system they developed called the Universal Decimal Classification. Some consider it a forerunner of the Internet.

Hidden Info
quLujruO6O7qO4647uK6OI6OKrju7o7u6Kg= Base64 to Binary
replace the isolated 1s with dot (some have a 0 as padding), 111 as dash and 000 as space Read as morse to get 4pyg8mkoftent499s



01/06/2014

SCIALYTIC
Dispersing or dispelling shadows. Related to sciagraphy and sciatheric.

Hidden Info
4 45 45 42 6 45 4 13 53 56 39 19 8 28 47 45 14 44 23 5 4 46==
Use the numbers as indices for the base64 encoding table: EttqGtEN14nTIcvtOsXFEu et=8, te=3, to=2, sx=6, fe=5, n14ntic = niantic 8tqg3nianticv265u



01/07/2014

PARMENIDEAN
The intelligible world (composed of forms/ideas) is Parmenidean, the visible world (material world of change) is Heraclitean. Forms in the intelligible realm are postulated to be the objects of knowledge. Precursor to the Theory of Forms.

Hidden Info
EEERRR-βFCKγQXCJGAQDBζβζC
Atbash - VVVIII-βUXPγJCXQTZJWYζβζX
Gronsfeld with “558” as cipher key (V=5, VIII=8) - βPSHγEXPLORERQζβζS
Replace the greek letters using a letter to number β=beta=2 , γ=gamma=3 , ζ=zeta=6
2psh3explorerq626s



01/08/2014

MILGRAM EXPERIMENT
A series of social psychology experiments conducted by Stanley Milgram, which measured the willingness of participants to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts that conflicted with their personal conscience.

Hidden Info
618-6ae-713-67o-6fM-74r-68r-6co-725-62y-6bd-652-69m-6eX-63w-734-66f-6df-64h-70r
Reorder using the Hex values
618 62y 63w 64h 652 66f 67o 68r 69m 6ae 6bd 6co 6df 6eX 6fM 70r 713 725 734 74r
Remove the hex values and you get 8ywh2formedofXMr354r
Replace formed of XM with construct
8ywh2constructr354r



01/09/2014

ANTELUCAN
Before the dawn.

Hidden Info
compressed/78da7d92d111c0200843ff9d221b65ff6d5a2b6040ac57390fc22ba02009bcdfdceb3c97d9ed710d45a3d10064ffb0ac6221968dd51d273659c32b0791f96cf5773e513bfdf8b0ee44effd967f29e1d44731e8e6e3f53398899ffa000adfa6b3af41fc75feb799f08fbf538e2c9b4fbc1fe49793a2073f47117af13fc9228143/
Hex to bytes, then use zlib library to decompress. Result is ASCII art version of passcode. A possible online decompression tool is available here (select custom input, with hex2bin wrapper)
8xqe5cryptor458r



01/10/2014

SANCTUS SANCTORUM
The holiest of holies, an inviolably private place.

Hidden Info
6323303366373239303539252968676125
Pairs. 100 minus each pair. Hex to ASCII 7wpg4chapeauq239u



01/11/2014

STAR CHAMBER
A legal or administrative body or court with strict, arbitrary rulings and secretive proceedings.

Hidden Info
8 2 10 9:30 12 2:30 4 11 2 12 8:30 8 10 8:30 10 2 4 6:30 4 11:30 -op
The numbers are times in half hour increments. From 0/12 o'clock to 11:30 are 24 points. Starting with 0/12 o'clock, assign letters a –> z, while skipping over o & p. Matching up the times to the letters gives you sewvafiyeatswtweiniz, which then translate into 7wva5yeatsw289z



01/12/2014

IMBIBE
To assimilate or absorb ideas; to receive into the mind and retain.

Hidden Info
In the source there is a base64 string that makes a image in HTML that has this
☺☺☺☼☺☼☻☼☺☼☺☺☻☼☺☻☻☺☼☺☼☻☼☺☻☺☼☺☼☺☺☺☼☺☼☻☺☺☻☼☺☻☻☺☼☺☻☺☺☼☻☻☻☼☺☻☺☼☺☻☼☻☺☺☼☻☻☻☼☺☻☺☼☻☼☻☻☺☻☼☺☺☻☼☺☻☼☻☼☺☻☺☼☻☻☻☼☻☻☺☻☼☺☺☻☼☺☻☼☻☼☺☻☺☼☻☻☻☼☻☺☼☻☻☻☼☺☺☺☻☼☺☼☺☺☺
☼ = Space, ☻= - , ☺= . , portuguese to english and letters to numbers 7upe3explorert449s



01/13/2014

ABSTERGO
To wipe off, clean away.

Hidden Info
MiReSolFa#Sol#LaFa#DoMiDoFaSolFaSol#SolRe#FaSol#FaFa#SolRe#Fa#ReFa#Sol#Fa#SolSolMiMiFa#MiLaMiFa#SolSol
Do=1, Do#=2, Re=3, Re#=4, Mi=5, Fa=6, Fa#=7, Sol=8, Sol#=9, La=0, dec to text 5wzg3detectionu929x



01/14/2014

BHAVACAKRA
A symbolic representation of samsara

Hidden Info
PC3/HS(C)/HS(VR)/R5/PC3/X8/R8/X7/SH(R)/X1/X6/SH(R)/LA(R)/PC2/PC5/PC1/LA(R)
Associate A-Z,0-9 with the order items are listed in the Ingress Scanner (assuming there is no Common Link Amp)
7xze7photintv695v



01/15/2014

LOSS AVERSION
Refers to people's tendency to strongly prefer avoiding losses to acquiring gains; losses are more powerful, psychologically, than gains.

Hidden Info
%!
/Courier 5 selectfont 0 750 moveto<~13RYJ12poFFD5W7EB,p;E<~>show showpage
Execute as PostScript to see passcode. Increase the font size before running to make it more readable. Online PostScript interpreter like http://view.samurajdata.se/ can be used to get 2vqd2photintq969q



01/16/2014

SWAYAMBHU
Self-manifested or that which is created by its own accord.

Hidden Info
VI-xwrjhqpnqzecadblbbjvowmmsabnmkwqdzb
VI is “Six” .Use that as Key to vigenere.
fourztxfthwfivetternreepaseveneight

Rectangle 5×7

fourz
txfth
wfive
ttern
reepa
seven
eight

switch the obviously wrong second line to 2nd Last, read up. 8txf3patternw574z



01/17/2014

NANAWATAI
A tenet of Pashtunwali that allows a beleaguered person to enter the house of any other person and make a request of him/her which cannot be refused, even at the cost of the host's own life or fortune.

Hidden Info
BKKkBBKKkkbkKBBKkbkKKkkbkBBKKkBkbBBkkkbBKBBkKbKKbbkkBBKB
Groups of 7, read each group forward with distinct letters 0/1 and backwards lowercase=0/uppercase1, 7 bit binary to ASCII 9wva7cipherp652x



01/18/2014

LACUNA
A space or gap; an absent part. Example: Lacunar Amnesia - loss of memory about one specific event. Plural lacunae.

Hidden Info
rerrifevevolvergeerrrrcc
atbash (funny enough makes the passcode disappear), reverse pairs (restores keyword), romans to numbers - 8ure5evolvet489x



01/19/2014

ZEMBLANITY
The faculty of making unhappy, unlucky discoveries. The inexorable discovery of what no one wants to know. The opposite/balance to serendipity.

Hidden Info
47U44J6TZE58UXQF



01/20/2014

MONDEGREEN
A word or phrase that results from a mishearing of something said or sung.

Hidden Info
RBkRORRRBkGnBnWWRBkWBnBeBnGnBeRBkGyGnRBkBnGnBnYVRBnGnBnVBeWBnYWRBkGyRO
onvert Letter to Color and to Number as in resistor color-coding - Bk-Black-0 / Bn-Brown-1 / R-Red-2 / O-Orange-3 / Y-Yellow-4 / Gn-Green-5 / Be-Blue-6 / V-Violet-7 / Gy-Grey-8 / W-White-9. Numbers to letters. Substitue 'tip of the tongue' to 'presquevu' 2vte6presquevuq593w



01/21/2014

PHANERON
The real world filtered by our sensory input (sight, hearing, touch, etc).


Hidden Info
57qerywr24bmuoqzbmryuoxv1a802446qe
pairs. Replace with the letter/number that will be in the middle in a qwerty keyboard 6wte3nianticq935w



01/22/2014

DATA MINING
The analysis of large quantities of data to extract previously unknown interesting patterns.

Hidden Info
fjxhvunaexybgnfzljaqhdjbrgefw
Rot each letter in a growing manner. 1st letter ROT 0 , 2nd ROT1 , etc 5rph2quarkv693u



01/23/2014

SYNECDOCHE

A figure of speech where a part of something represents the whole or it may use a whole to represent a part. May also use larger groups to refer to smaller groups or vice versa.

Hidden Info
={{m9mcnldkjyw966x
ASCII to hex, “atbash” second character of each hex pair, hex to ASCII
OR Use Hex. Subtract the second digit of hex from 0xF (15) and make ASCII
2ttb6blackdevx699w



01/24/2014

PROSKYNESIS
The act of bowing or prostrating oneself before a person of higher social rank.

Hidden Info
521.679654.1014804.52651.927.18.573957.409973311.72.52605.392173.42221043.215.1656.70861.409973311
Reverse each number, then take the ^3, ^4, ^5, ^6 root to get: 5 26 21 5 9 3 15 22 3 15 13 18 8 9 7 22 Numbers to letters for letter positions: 5zue9covcomr897v



01/25/2014

MATRYOSHKAVERSE
A universe that is both locked inside and encompasses a number of other universes, like a set of Russian wooden dolls, with one or more dolls each nested inside another

Hidden Info
FHB2Cb2bj7FFB2Bf6FcF0Bb5
replace letters with numbers (a=0, z=25), convert from decimal, get prefix/suffix. back to original string [A-Z] = . [a-z] = - [0-9] = space. morse to text = SAMSARA. 9zya7samsaray842s



01/26/2014

ZEITGEBER
An external or environmental cue that entrains, or synchronizes, an organism's biological rhythms.

Hidden Info
<meta = 4-1369324928092209115632491444108915212601-16>
Using the hints divide in groups of 4, do the square root. Hex to ASCII. keyword is given by it's location (meta) 7wsg4metaw839q



01/27/2014

AUTOPOIESIS
Refers to a system capable of reproducing and maintaining itself. An autopoietic system is at the same time the producer and the product.

Hidden Info
[/“nAi:n”wAi:“dV:bl%ju”dZi:“fAi:v”d{%t@“ju:“sIkZ”sE:%vn=“tu”ku:/]
SAMPA encoding. Divide into words based on the stress indicators (' is the start of a word). Then just read phonetically. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAMPA_chart_for_English
9ywg5datau672q



01/28/2014

DROSTE EFFECT
The effect of a picture appearing within itself, in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear in a recursive pattern; a visual example of a strange loop.

Hidden Info
3-5 3-2 3-7 3-6 2-8 2-9 2-5 3-6 3-6 2-9 3-7 2-7 3-1 2-5 3-7 3-1 2-5 3-5 3-2 3-5 2-6 3-8
Span tag hint 10 for binary. Replace 2- with 10 and 3- with 11. dec to ascii . reverse keyword and letters to numbers
2rsf8ingressr923q



01/29/2014

RUMINATION
The focused attention on the symptoms of one's distress (especially bad feelings and experiences from the past) and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its solutions.

Hidden Info
Today is a day to rest and look to other puzzles



01/30/2014

LIBER ABACI
“The Book of Calculation” written by Leonardo of Pisa. Among the first Western books to describe Hindu-Arabic numbers as well as describing the Fibonacci sequence.

Hidden Info
2acb2ewrbmb974x
Vigenere with Liber abaci
2pua2aframz974p

057070071087056076095100112124173201299433690
Divide in triplets. subtract the fibonacci sequence in order. Decimal to ASCII
8eet3dronet9b8p



01/31/2014

REENTRY (neural circuitry)
A neural structuring of the brain, which allows for widely distributed groups of neurons to achieve integrated and synchronized firing, which is proposed to be a requirement for consciousness.

Hidden Info
53442-_xvxj_vt_evkv
5 groups of 3 _xv xj_ vt_ ev_ _kv, columnar transposition with 5 3 4 4 2, _xve_kjtvxv
_v, gronsfeld with 53442, _ssa_ghostr___t, fill with numbers
5ssa3ghostr442t



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