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What is the Niantic Project (10/2013)

10/01/2013

This was the day PAC left the board. After this the WotD was picked up by Jojo Stratton an Ingress Player. Shortly after she had started this she got a sort of a blessing from the Niantic staff for it and her posts started including live passcodes. Due to that they are now posted below.


10/02/2013

Stopgap
A temporary measure or short-term fix used until something better can be obtained.


10/03/2013

Fallibism
The philosophical principle that human beings could be wrong about their beliefs, expectations, or their understanding of the world, and yet still be justified in holding their incorrect beliefs



10/04/2013

Biometrical Optical Surveillance System (BOSS)
A visual identification system, the most common of which is facial recognition, but “movement recognition”, wardrobe recognition, tattoo recognition are also available.

Hidden Info
on the bottom 529111-059161-161131-018115-101155-510115-341005



10/05/2013

VON RESTORFF EFFECT
The tendency to remember distinctive items among an otherwise seemingly homogeneous group of clues.

Hidden Info
00700005004500440040606404040504000500040404050044750400050500604070047005053
Convert each digit to binary without zero padding, join string, groups of 8 8rrb3deaddropu299w



10/06/2013

ZWISCHENZUG
A chess tactic in which a player, instead of playing the expected move first interposes another move, posing an immediate threat that the opponent must answer.

Hidden Info
64B2B49066888A868AA0A8929E9CB270706EB4

Hex to binary 01100100 10110010 10110100 10010000 01100110 10001000 10001010 10000110 10001010 10100000 10101000 10010010 10011110 10011100 10110010 01110000 01110000 01101110 10110100

shift in each group the 0 at the end to the beginning (or simply remove that zero and do binary with groups of 7)

00110010 01011001 01011010 01001000 00110011 01000100 01000101 01000011 01000101 01010000 01010100 01001001 01001111 01001110 01011001 00111000 00111000 00110111 01011010

Binary to ASCII

2YZH3DECEPTIONY887Z



10/07/2013

Here be Dragons
Dangerous or unexplored territories. Derived from the practice of early cartographers placing dragons and monsters in uncharted areas of maps.

Hidden Info
UXYX2-PPFU.XUK4CR-GJPJJ.UN8BT-CXY3X.E8N
Text to morse, binary to text, to get 3rvb2higgsr569r



10/08/2013

Knightian Uncertainty
Risk that is immeasurable, not possible to calculate

Hidden Info
162-2645-1331-1089-676-11881-4107-324-10201-600-162-162-676-1331
Divide each number by its largest prime divisor. Decimal to ascii to get 6syc4molex664y



10/09/2013

Jumping Streams
Varying your pattern in such a way as to attract attention from a neutral surveillance system

Hidden Info
ABBACBBAAACABBBBCABBBBCBBABCAABCABCBACAABACAABACBBBCAAAACBAAAACAABCBAACBAACAAAAB
Reverse, ABC ⇒ dot, dash, space, Morse decode to 6uud4hollandy993p



10/10/2013

Declaration of Helsinki
A set of ethical principles regarding human experimentation developed for the medical community by the World Medical Association (WMA). It is widely regarded as the cornerstone document of human research ethics

Hidden Info
032.203.303.300.023.230.212.213.230.212.131.032.032.033.332
Convert each digit to two-bit binary, stack the bits in each group of 3 in a 3×2 grid. Braille and you get 6uxc8hozhow667q



10/11/2013

SYNCRETISM
the combining of different, often seemingly contradictory beliefs, merging and analogizing originally discrete traditions and schools of thought.

Hidden Info
1ha0cj10a5gg0ch0cj0cfh0j1b4134j5i4g3
Change letters to numbers and vice versa (a=0), hex to b64 to get 2pug9monopolep745t



10/12/2013

TIME EVENT CHART
Chronological records of an individual's or group's activities designed to store and display large amounts of information in as little space as possible.

Hidden Info
34.156.156.13.346.14.1256.1235.135.145.1345.14.1345.1235.345.3456.3456.235
Label the 6 braille positions 1-6 from left to right, top to bottom. Each group of digits correspond to a braille character to get 3uub4explorerp677s



10/13/2013

METANOIA
In psychology, denotes a process of reforming the psyche as a form of self healing, a proposed explanation for the phenomenon of psychotic breakdown; often viewed as a productive process.

Hidden Info
7vrc7is7e2wxstw8me
Rows of 6, reverse middle row. Read diagonally to get 7wwc7extremisv287s



10/14/2013

INFORMATION OVERLOAD
Refers to the difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information (A.K.A.infoxication).

Hidden Info
3>B---F<69>-A/*/= 

Convert to decimal, append a 1 in front of each number, octal to ASCII to get 9rve5exploreu727q



10/15/2013

HIGH ORDER LANGUAGE WORKING GROUP (HOLWG)
A Department of Defense group formed in the 1970s to create a programming language suitable for the DoD needs using the Steelman Language requirements. The programming language created was called Ada.

Hidden Info
83-132-130-113-80-119-121-137-105-130-131-81-84-84-137
Decimal to hex, decimal to ASCII to get 5trg2moyers366y



10/16/2013

INVERSE PROBLEM
A general framework that is used to convert observed measurements into information about a physical object or system; often provides information about a parameter that we cannot directly observe.

Hidden Info
avivehbvcwdfrciert
split in half, place first half last, swap two and two letters to get 4wrf9creativev283v



10/17/2013

CARGO CULT
Used to define cultures who interpret technologically advanced visitors as religious or supernatural figures who bring boons of cargo and will perform ritualistic acts to obtain said cargo. Cargo cults often develop during a combination of crises.

Hidden Info
d3efbefbfd3efffd3fffefb4fbfd3efbffffd3efbed3fd3ed3efb4ffed3ffbeff4ffffbefb4ffefbefb4fbefbfff4ffefffd
hex to base64 encode, interpret 0, slash, plus as space, dash, dot to get 4wza2steinx763y



10/18/2013

TEMPORAL PROJECTION
Projecting where a person will be, what they will be doing and with whom at a certain time.

Hidden Info
nmntkodeusomdmnexotjtnyswkymjte



10/19/2013

AKASHIC RECORDS
A compendium of mystical knowledge supposedly encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the astral plane.

Hidden Info
a431m2g9504a58u9q329gj87e382o35b8d5886o46y3x35k6



10/20/2013

TIANDIHUI
Also known as the Heaven and Earth Association or the Triads, (literally means the society, hui, of the heaven, tian, and the earth, di) was one of the earliest, largest, and most enduring of the Chinese secret societies.

Hidden Info
03 34 31 24 09 33 19 36 15 14 19 29 22 09 03 06 11
Keyboard map. First digit = row, second = position. 3vzf9controls936q



10/21/2013

SOLITON
A self-reinforcing solitary wave (a wave packet or pulse) that maintains its shape while it travels at constant speed. Solitons are caused by a cancellation of nonlinear and dispersive effects in the medium. May occur in proteins and DNA.

Hidden Info
531171120811tni0165100301115ufmxivu15109o65021075645651111v6111
After extraxting previous code, read down left hand side column, left to right, then down right hand side column, right to left. Decimal to text. 5vsd7mkoftenx883t



10/22/2013

COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS
A part of the unconscious mind incorporating patterns of memories, psychic material, instincts, and experiences common to all mankind. These patterns are inherited, may be arranged into archetypes, and are observable through their effects on dreams, behaviour, etc.

Hidden Info
179 215 167 103 188 162 214 241 167 116 174 251 169 116 215 209 239 241 234 178 056 122



10/23/2013

ETERNAL RETURN
A concept that the universe has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space.
QYCSgXCSglNSZJJBgTKSlHGQcXNwRGNTlnVSkXBR



10/24/2013

PARACUSIA
A form of hallucination that involves perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus; musical ear syndrome is an example.

Hidden Info
on the bottom i22-13-13-22-13-22-12-21-19-12-22-12-12-19-1-9-9-19-3-22-13-19-23-9-19-3-13-22-29-22-29-23-43-11-20v
Convert each number to roman numerals. x=0, i=1, binary to ASCII to get 7sse3mistyw228t



10/25/2013

FATA MORGANA
An unusual and complex form of superior mirage. This phenomena could be associated with occurrences of the the mysterious Australian Min Min light and the Crocker Land Expedition.

Hidden Info
65545296972939942566642968428981987267863425752876828845529799537965428669
1-3 = space, 4-6 = dot, 7-9 = dash. Morse to get 8wyb4signalp898u

If you do 1,4,7 = space, 2,5,8 = dot, 3,6,9 = dash and then morse you get 5ytg5cooperq797x



10/26/2013

COOKED INTEL
Distorted intelligence passed on to a double agent containing some truth

Hidden Info
11/69roavt0us1s7uvdf



10/27/2013

SAMHAIN
Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. It is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is nearly halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.

Hidden Info
32/9-11/30/9-10/3-20/2/10/1/11/2-11/30-20/23/23/31
Convert each number to roman numerals. /=space, remove -. x=., i=-, morse to text. 3xsd8metaq522v



10/28/2013

OUT OF RANGE
One who temporarily disappears from “the Infosphere”. Not visible to cameras or detectable through electronic mid.

Hidden Info
215121315241511131112111317231123141113241114141416141611241311132414121316221611121722171415111



10/29/2013

ANTIMETABOLE
Repeats words or phrases in reverse order. “He who questions training only trains himself at asking questions.” (The Sphinx, Mystery Men)

Hidden Info
05311411-10306421-14100124-10246225-02553262-06969265



10/30/2013

HYPERTHYMESIA
A condition in which an individual possesses a superior autobiographical memory, meaning he or she can recall the vast majority of personal experiences and events in his or her life.


Hidden Info
MCQ3AqMqy25axTobACN2LWAb
Atbash then Base64 to get 5rwf3conspires686r



10/31/2013

DEMOGORGON
Although often ascribed to Greek mythology, its orgins are uncertain and may refer to a pagan deity or demon associated with the underworld or a mysterious spirit/deity often explained as a primeval creator god.

Hidden Info
odd/sgzkvccqjoiisopdzpbqsjzlacekknbf/



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