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September 2, 2002

Adventures of Hannaman and Supannamatcha

(you won't find any of these funny)

"I once caught a fish THIS BIG"

H: You turn into a real woman, right?
S: [I dunno.] You turn into a real man, right?

S: Your name means 'Flower'-man in Japanese
H: So?
S: Wuss

H: Supannamawesome baby!
S: More like Supannamazing

H: Supanna-mocha?
S: I prefer Spumoni

Quote of the Day

[Re: belly button man] "If its upside down I can't read its lips"
- Amanda

September 3, 2002

The Game: Letter

We received the letter clue from the game. The one was pretty easy. The clue is encoded in the -ly adverbs, which stand out because they seem very out of place. The extracted adverbs are:


unilaterally
rapidly
literally
presently
lately
uniquely
slyly
pragmatically
healthfully
outrageously
deliberately
rapidly
obviously
magnanimously
accordingly

Which gives the clue: "url plus phodroma"
- fobik.org/phodroma

PDF of letter

Plain text of letter is in the extended entry.

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The Game: Another preclue

Here is another clue that we got from their Web site. We had to listen to a bunch of sound clips, identify the movie, and then pull out the clue:

THIS IS NOT A PRECLUE IT IS TIME DATA

2002 10 19

10a [TOPGUN] Good morning gentlemen the temperature is 110 degress... Holy Shit it's Viper
11 [HAPPY GILMORE] Checkout the nametag, you're in my world now Grandma
12p [IJ: LAST CRUSADE] My boy, we are pilgrams in an unholy land
1 [Star Trek VI] Course setting captain? Second star to the right, and straight on til morning
2 [IN THE LINE OF FIRE] What do you see when you're in the dark and the demons come?
3 [STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE] Your eyes can deceive you, don't trust them
4 [NOTHING TO LOSE] I can't feel my ass... I didn't know an ass could fall asleep, it's all tingly and shit
5 [OFFICE SPACE] I can't believe what a bunch of nerds we are. We're looking up money laundering in a dictionary.
6 [TRON] There's a 68.71% chance you're right
7 [ANIMAL HOUSE] I gotta work on my game. Nah, don't think of it as work, the whole point of it is to just enjoy yourself
8 [PRINCESS BRIDE] Inconceivable!
9 [RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK] Snakes, why did it have to be snakes... very dangerous, you go first.
10 [ENEMY OF THE STATE] Conspiracy theorists of the world unite. Well it's more of a theory. I'm a former conspirer
11 [CLUE] Are you a cop? No, I'm a plant? A plant? I thought men like you were called a fruit


12 a [LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS] feed me now, I'm starving
1 [UNFORGIVEN] well i guess i had it coming. "we all have it coming kid
2 [EVIL DEAD] (weird incantation)
3 [INNER SPACE] when things are at there darkest pal it's a brave man who can kick back and party
4 [THIRTEENTH FLOOR] They say ignorance is bliss. For the first time in my life I agree. I wish I never encountered the awful truth voice
5 [IJ: TEMPLE OF DOOM] I hate the water, I hate being wet, and I hate you
6 [SOUTH PARK] You better get packing bitch
7 [TRUMAN SHOW] "good morning, good afternoon, good evening,
and good night")
8 [INDEPENDENCE DAY] "using one signal to synchronize their efforts.... in 6 hours checkmate"
9 [Matrix] "morpheus!"
10 [EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY] what did you say? oh nothing, I'm on drugs
11 [DIRTY HARRY/THE MASK] (do I feel lucky... well do you punk?)
12 p [ARMAGEDDON] after this is over, can I like get a hug from you or something?
1 [TOY STORY] I don't like confrontations!
2 [ALIENS] Game over man, game over

September 15, 2002

SF Grand Prix

I'm excited - I got to see Lance Armstrong race for the first time in my life. He didn't win, but the race was still a blast and he put in a good effort. Armstrong quotes at the end of the race said that it was basically a race of attrition, and he wasn't able to put enough distance on Charles Dionne on the final hills. Lance was pretty much stunned that Dionne won the race; it was pretty much "Charles who?" IMHO, Charles Dionne cherry picked his was to the race win. I didn't see him pulling ever, though that might be my bias.

I also got to see Robin Williams. Some stupid PR person decided that it would be a good idea to give the super-rich Robin Williams a Saturn. Robin Williams responded as best he could: "[the Saturn] will go nice in my garage, and its cheap" Gary Fisher and some Olympic athletes were also there to do a quick short lap race.

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September 22, 2002

Quote of the Day

"There's an old saying in Tennesee, well its in Texas so its probably in Tennessee. You fool me once... shame on... shame on you... Youfoolcantfoolmeagain"
- George W. Bush

(Courtesy of the Daily Show)

September 27, 2002

Etc...

September 27, 2002

Five year anniversary of Mars Pathfinder
- first signal only 3 mins after touchdown
- bounced 16 times on landing, landed on base petal

Kazaa, Morpheus, Limewire stealing link commissions for online purchases
- Amazon has cut-off payments to Morpheus

Study shows that Lorenzo's Oil works
- functions by breaking down fatty acids that are associated with the genetic disorder
- adrenoleukodystrophy causes victims to lose ability to move, hear, speake, and eventually breathe

Plants and animals can 'bottle up' evolution

Final Fantasy XI will require GeForce 4 for some features

500 arrests in DC for IMF protests

New (old) Nirvana song finally released
- "You know you're right"

Distributed.net completes RC5-64
- running since 1997
- longest running of distrib.net projects

XP to get Bluetooth
- Gartner expects 560 million Bluetooth-enabled devices by 2005

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