Join this community to post or comment
Pinned by moderator

J.J. Ramirez

> Pinned by Moderators // EAW Posts  - 
Notice to all Essex investigators:

Operation: Essex is a vessel of discovery of the unknown. As we navigate the mysteries of the +Niantic Project​​​ and +Ingress​​​, many paths and options lie before us. We welcome all who seek the truth in these matters. We all have something to offer and having contrasting viewpoints helps us dig deeper. As we contribute to this community, the following guidelines will maintain the integrity of Essex.

1. An investigation can produce strong opinions, so please don't take disagreements personally. If you do disagree with the logic of a fellow investigator, do so respectfully.

2. Be modest in your line of thinking. There isn't always a right or wrong way to interpret things. Be open minded to all facts, opinions, ideas, stories, data, and information presented to you. You're an investigator determining your own conclusions, not an instigator, accusing fellow agents.

3. Good ideas are not always supported. The best way to gain support is by backing a statement with compelling evidence and research. The most respected investigators consistently present their thoughts in this way.

4. Support this community by being a part of it. If you feel that some topic doesn't get the attention it deserves, build a compelling reason why it should. If you decide to make your own community instead, you have every right to do so, but posts that direct attention to that community undermine our focus and will be removed.

5. Our founder, +Edgar Allan Wright​​​, sets a good example in not abusing his authority over this community. The moderators also avoid blocking or removing posts without a clearly expressed reason. With those examples in mind, taking a position of telling Essex what to do, even if well-intended, is frowned upon.

Thank you for your consideration of these guidelines. Please share your thoughts and suggestions, and by all means, keep up the good work.
Quantumingress Effectingress's profile photoSarah Rosen (Silencieux)'s profile photo
There should be plenty of wind to move that ship. 
Add a comment...

Sarah Rosen (Silencieux)

N'zeer & Space Studies 202  - 
“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.” 

Free ebook from NASA on how to communicate with aliens.
From the difficulties we'll face due to interstellar distances, to the steps we must take in order to avoid conflict.

Prepare yourself for our first encounter with alien life with this free NASA eBook...
SETI is the nonprofit organization in charge of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Ever since 1985, they have been combing the skies looking for ET and tying to anticipate all of the issues that we may encounter as a result of this endeavor. In their research, they look at the problems associated with finding alien life [&hellip
Add a comment...

Sarah Rosen (Silencieux)

Artificial Intelligence and ADA Science Lab  - 
Are you afraid of AI?

When the growth of robot capabilities begins in earnest, it will likely be explosive
Matthieu Jacquier's profile photo
Add a comment...

Yik Sheng Lee

Cryptic Messages  - 
Latest on Hank's Breadcrumbs

We now have 24 out of 36 ( thanks to agents in the UK. The latest breadcrumb was found at Horsham, UK. Exact portal unknown, but there's a possibility it's the Rising Universe sculpture or better known locally as the Shelley Fountain. The theme of the sculpture fits the idea of the banishment of the N'zeer and their return.

Hope agents will continue to look out for the remaining ones.
Hank's Breadcrumbs Recovered and Suspected Sites 
24/36 (1 September 2015)
Please assist in hacking for media drops.

Possible drop sites are related to the works of the three Romantic poets, Percy, Mary and Byron, Kipling and other horror stories from the 19th century.
Recovered Breadcrumbs

1. Shelley Keats Museum, Rome - Fate (
2. Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park, London - Adonaïs (
3. Ramses II, British Museum, London - Ozymandias (
4. Burg Frankenstein, Germany - Frankenstein (
5. Byron's Meadow, Lake Geneva, Switzerland - Villa Diodati (
6. Castle Drachenfels ("dragon rock") - Königswinter, Germany
7. Radcliffe Camera, Oxford - location of old Bodleian Library where the original manuscripts of Frankenstein are stored (
8. A portal in London (location uncertain) - Harriet Shelley suicide (
9. Site of Niantic Ship, San Francisco - Josiah Harlan (
10 Possibly from Bram Stoker Festival 2014 - Dracula (
11. Viareggio, Italy - Percy's Death (
12. Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh - Jekyll and Hyde (
13. Merrion Square. Dublin - Dorian Gray (
14. Dublin - Ghost (
15. Maritime Museum, San Francisco - Calvin (
16. Sherlock Holmes Statue, Edinburgh - Sherlock Holmes and Doyle (
17. Near Kipling's house at Charing Cross, London - Kipling (
18. John William Polidori Plaque, London - Polidori and Vampyre (
19. Balscadden House in Howth, Dublin - W.B. Yeats and The Rough Beast in The Second Coming (
20, Alamo Cenotaph  - Borak and Josiah Harlan (
21. Memories in Chester, Pennsylvania - Josiah Harlan, The Modern Alexander (
22. Coleridge Cottage,  Somerset, UK - Kublai Khan (
23. Provincetown, MA Pilgrim Monument - Essex (
24. Horsham, UK (Possibly at Rising Universe or Shelley Fountain) - N'zeer (
Suspected Sites for Hank's Breadcrumbs - (will be updated)
Please check these places if you can. Thanks.

1. Shelley drew the inspiration for "A Summer Evening Churchyard, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, UK.",-1.690515&z=19&pll=51.693941,-1.690686

2. Annesley Hall, Nottingham, UK
Described in The Dream written at Villa Diodati in 1816,-1.250818&z=17&pll=53.06624,-1.250807

There is a building of similar name in Toronto.,-79.392829&z=17&pll=43.667467,-79.39292

3. Duchess of Devonshire’s London house, at 13 Piccadilly Terrace, London, UK
Reading of Kubla Khan,-0.138672&z=19&pll=51.508484,-0.138505

4. Tomba di Dante in Ravenna, Italy,12.200375&z=18&pll=44.416161,12.200832
And the area called Palazzo Guiccioli, at the center of Ravenna

5. John Murray, London, UK
Another location related to Leigh Hunt and Lord Byron, John Murray the publisher which bought Hunt's Story of Rimini through Byron in 1816. 50 Albemarle St

6. Burg Frankenstein,  Mühltal, Germany,8.668326&z=17&pll=49.793015,8.668208
Drop Found 15 Oct 2014

Frankenstein Castle (German: Burg Frankenstein) is a hilltop castle in the Odenwald overlooking the city of Darmstadt in Germany. It is alleged that this castle may have been an inspiration for Mary Shelley when she wrote her 1818 Gothic novel Frankenstein.

7. Memorial to Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, UK,-2.24684&z=17&pll=53.478068,-2.246767
Ode to the West Wind was written by Percy while he was in Florence but he was thinking of this massacre when he wrote it.

8. British Library,-0.127676&z=17&pll=51.529085,-0.127089
The entire poems of Adonais and Alastor, and a revised edition of Queen Mab.

9. Keswick,-3.141689&z=17&pll=54.601817,-3.141867
Percy stayed with Robert Southey at Lake District, the period when Queen Mab was written.

10. Weisser Hirsch, Dresden,13.825579&z=16&pll=51.063672,13.821878
Birthplace of Friedrich Laun who jointly edited Gespensterbuch

11. Byron and Ada's Burial Ground at St Mary Magdalene church, Hucknall
Lord Byrons Statue,-1.204884&z=17&pll=53.039451,-1.205301
Lord Byron's Final Resting Pla,-1.204884&z=17&pll=53.038953,-1.20612

12. Drachenfels  (Dragon's Rock)
Lord Byron visited this location and incorporated it into his epic poem cycle "Childe Harold": recovered 18 Oct 2014,7.21022&z=17

13. Bodleian Library
The original manuscripts of "Frankenstein" are held here:,-1.254668&z=18

14. Dracula Bench and Grave at Whitby, UK
Dracula Bench, the commemorative plaque indicating the place where Stoker was inspired to use Whitby as the setting for Dracula,-0.61583&z=18&pll=54.489171,-0.61551

Dracula's Grave, at Whitby,-0.612041&z=17&pll=54.488755,-0.609046

15. Shelley Fountain at Horsham, UK 
An extract from Shelley's 1817 poem 'Mont Blanc' appears on a plaque on the sculpture,-0.329774&z=18&pll=51.063438,-0.33228

16. Bran Castle, Transylvania
Commonly known as Dracula's Castle,25.367139&z=17&pll=45.514893,25.367552

17. Medizinhistoriches Museum, Ingolstadt
Victor Frankenstein's alchemy lab at University of Ingolstadt,11.417043&z=17&pll=48.762425,11.419316

18. John William Polidori Plaque, London
Author of Vampyre,-0.133097&z=17&pll=51.51155,-0.135307

19. Fontana delle Cascine, Florence, Italy
One day in October 1819, while walking in the public park of Le Cascine, Shelley was caught in a storm and took refuge at a pyramidal fountain called the Fonte di Narciso, where he was inspired to write Ode to the West Wind.,11.218836&z=20&pll=43.781463,11.218812

20. Targa A Manfredo Fanti Da Carpi, Florence, Italy
In October 1819, the Shelleys moved into a Pensione in Palazzo Marini. Here, he wrote "Ode to the West Wind" and finished Prometheus Unbound.,11.249929&z=18&pll=43.778485,11.248624

21. Venezia, San Lazzaro degli Arm - Venice, Italy
Byron would in fact be conveyed every day by gondola to San Lazzaro, where he often remained in the convent from morning until evening, moving from the library, where he studied Armenian,12.360137&z=17&pll=45.411979,12.361422

22. Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Collection of Byron's Manfred manuscript,-73.981183&z=17&pll=40.748799,-73.981242

23. Christchurch Priory at Dorset
Statue of Percy and Mary Shelley,-1.77446&z=17

24. Childe Harold: Mausoleo de Cecilia Metella
Perseus rescuing Andromeda,12.520971&z=18&pll=41.852186,12.520792

25. Globe CERN,6.054617&z=17&pll=46.233999,6.055757

26. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France,-1.674961&z=17&pll=48.109824,-1.67500

27. Mary Shelley's Remains (and surrounding portals at St Peter's Churchyard, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

28. Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial--Saranac Lake, NY
Where he and his wife spent the winter of 1887,-74.12624&z=1

29. The Book of Robert Louis Stevenson - Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, St. Helena, USA
Honeymoon with his wife at a derelict mining camp,-122.606622&z=17&pll=38.653447,-122.604208

30. Skerryvore and Stone Sculpture, Robert Louis Stevenson Chine Bridge - Bournemouth, England
where he had his home when writing J&H.,-1.903991&z=18,-1.902468&z=18&pll=50.717371,-1.902169

31. Robert Louis Stevenson Suspension Bridge - Bournemouth, England
where he had his home when writing J&H.,-1.898841&z=18

32. Robert Louis Stevenson, San Francisco
where he stayed,-122.407163&z=17&pll=37.790446,-122.40736

33. Robert Louis Stevenson House, Monterrey
where he stayed,-121.893261&z=17&pll=36.597308,-121.893342

34. Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond, USA,-77.425866&z=19

35. Edgar Allan Poe House, Richmond, USA,-76.633071&z=19

36. Killam Memorial Library, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Rudyard Kipling's collection,-63.590708&z=18&pll=44.637153,-63.590689 ----------------------------------------------------------
Previous Listings (May need to be revisited because the media drop release may be staggered.)
1. A statue of the Ancient Mariner with the albatross hung from his neck at Watchet Harbour, Somerset, England,-3.32913&z=17&pll=51.182455,-3.330115

2. Coleridge Cottage,  Somerset, UK.,-3.157926&z=17&pll=51.152151,-3.157775 51°09'07.9"N 3°09'28.4"W

3. Bishopsgate (Surrey, UK), on the edge of Windsor Great Park
51°25'59.2"N 0°35'35.5"W

4. Sculpture of Mephistopheles bewitching the students in the scene "Auerbachs Keller"' from Faust at the entrance of today's pub Auerbachs Keller in Leipzig, Germany

List Based on John Milton and Charles Diodati

1. Possibly the school where they became friends

2. The place where Diodati was buried?,-0.132376&z=18

3. Trinity College, where Diodati studied,-1.256313&z=17&pll=51.754572,-1.256021

4. Where the two Greek letters to Milton are preserved.,-0.126957&z=17&pll=51.518575,-0.125932

5. Breadstreet (birth place of Milton),-0.09481&z=17&pll=51.513923,-0.094488

5. Christ's College, Cambridge (Miltion's college),0.122904&z=17&pll=52.205296,0.121927

6. John Milton's home at Berkyn Manor,-0.532652&z=17&pll=51.472091,-0.535809

7. Trinity College, Cambridge (Trinity Manuscript),0.113007&z=17&pll=52.206433,0.116665

8. Burial at St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street, London,-0.093847&z=17&pll=51.518698,-0.093867

9. Academia della Crusca,11.229457&z=17&pll=43.820845,11.225978

10. English College, Rome,12.469512&z=19&pll=41.895563,12.469959

11. Florentine Academy,11.249662&z=17&pll=43.807895,11.250297

12. Leaning Tower of Pisa,10.396597&z=17&pll=43.722987,10.396627

13. Louvre,2.335651&z=17&pll=48.861327,2.334595

14. Notre Dame,2.349902&z=17&pll=48.853276,2.349067

15. Hotel Astoria (Accademia degli Svogliati),11.253141&z=18&pll=43.774124,11.251575


+Hank Johnson​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, agents in Germany found the fourth breadcrumb at Burg Frankenstein. Hope this helps.

Thanks to +Thomas Nitsche​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ for making this possible.

+flint dille​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ +Edgar Allan Wright​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ +John Hanke​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ +Joe Philley​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ +Matilde Tusberti​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ +Brian Rose​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ +H. Richard Loeb​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 
syko lilith's profile photo
Add a comment...

Jesse “AzuleOnyx” Spangenberger

Fan Fiction Writing Club  - 
Soo... This is going now. 
Introducing the Tedio Q3 Global Anomaly (in partnership with the British Dimensional Research Board), a Global Fielding Event and Personal Agent… - Tedio Global - Google+
Daniel Beaudoin (SK8ZION)'s profile photoPaul Fritschle's profile photoTomas Corro's profile photo
I've spoken with the person behind this and expressed concern that it wasn't made clear from the start that this was all fan-fiction, and that Essex ended up being used to put a veneer of canonicity to it. They will try and be more clear about it in the future.
Add a comment...

Edwin Hardy

Fan Fiction Writing Club  - 

At least we now know that she is safe.
I've been waiting to post here until I received another vision. I was sure that I was going to receive one, but it looks as if my source has gone dark over the last day. It makes me wonder what controls my ability to receive these visions, and I would love to learn more about how and why they happen.

While I haven't received any more visions of conversations, I have had a few interesting things happen to me over the last few days. I have been constantly been receiving images of the letter t in my head. I have tried to draw all of the ones that I could in the image attached to this post. I find it interesting how there seems to be one form of the lowercase letter t that always seems to be somewhere in my thoughts.

I am also starting to get worried for my own safety. I thought I was safe here in Paris, but since receiving the message on the odd napkin, I constantly feel like I am being followed. There always seems to be a man or a woman in a black suit close behind me wherever I go. I know not of their intentions, but normal people don't normally follow you around without first meeting you. Even stalkers have had a conversation with their prey at some point in time. Neither of these two faces seem to be familiar to me at all.

I thank you all for your diligent help that you all have given me in these interesting times. 
Rory Durkin's profile photoEdwin Hardy's profile photo
+Rory Durkin I hope not. 
Add a comment...

Edwin Hardy

Fan Fiction Writing Club  - 
Yet another #MargaretTheMystic Vision.

Something's in the mix.

So this vision shows some interesting information about the director. Suspicions have been confirmed that the "D" character is the Director spoken of in other visions.

And an event... What implications does that have?
Rory Durkin's profile photo
Maybe check retirement homes in Magadan for the missing agent?
Add a comment...

Yik Sheng Lee

History & Literature  - 
Angkor Wat, Mount Meru and Lingam - An Ancient Struggle between 13Magnus and Anti-Magnus?

Was Jayavarman II an Anti-Magnus trying to build a Mount Meru to bring back the N'zeer (Shiva) with a transdimensional primary object (Lingam)?
Jayavarman II's adoption of the epithet "devaraja" (god-king) signified the monarch's special connection with Shiva.

The beginning of the Angkorian period was also marked by changes in religious architecture. During the reign of Jayavarman II, the single-chambered sanctuaries typical of Chenla gave way to temples constructed as a series of raised platforms bearing multiple towers. Increasingly impressive temple pyramids came to represent Mount Meru, the home of the Hindu gods, with the moats surrounding the temples representing the mythological oceans.

Did Jayavarman II merge himself with the N'zeer or N'zeer Intelligence through the lingam and became an infomorph (god-king)?
Typically, a lingam served as the central religious image of the Angkorian temple-mountain. The temple-mountain was the center of the city, and the lingam in the main sanctuary was the focus of the temple. The name of the central lingam was the name of the king himself, combined with the suffix -esvara, which designated Shiva. Through the worship of the lingam, the king was identified with Shiva, and Shaivism became the state religion.

Was Suryavarman a 13Magnus trying to stop the N'zeer ingression using Angkor Wat as a barrier just like the 13Magnus Nest in Afghanistan?
After consolidating his political position through military campaigns, diplomacy, and a firm domestic administration, Suryavarman launched into the construction of Angkor Wat as his personal temple mausoleum. Breaking with the tradition of the Khmer kings, and influenced perhaps by the concurrent rise of Vaisnavism in India, he dedicated the temple to Vishnu rather than to Siva. With walls nearly half a mile long on each side, Angkor Wat grandly portrays the Hindu cosmology, with the central towers representing Mount Meru, home of the gods; the outer walls, the mountains enclosing the world; and the moat, the oceans beyond.

+Edgar Allan Wright +flint dille +Thomas Greanias  +Joe Philley 
Gab Riel's profile photoJoe Philley's profile photoG. H. Aenielida's profile photo
"An inscription says that, in the course of combat, Suryavarman leapt onto his rival's war elephant and killed him, just as the mythical bird-man Garuda slays a serpent."
Add a comment...
The path to the maze that +Klue S. shared her thoughts on.

Klue's Original Post
Betsy Keplinger (salady)'s profile photoTom McMahon's profile photoBlakistok's profile photomiu2d4r ミウツー's profile photo
Now it's even funnier pareidolia because it is Japan.
Add a comment...

Edwin Hardy

Fan Fiction Writing Club  - 
Progress on Protocol t?
Earlier today, while wandering around Paris, I got this vision. It doesn't make much sense to me, but I don't have a technical mind. Good Luck.

(Btw, I got a backpack and brought my better notebook with me, so the quality is much better. )
Jeff Coleman's profile photo
Add a comment...

About this community

Serious investigators dig deeper. Seeking the truth, no matter where it may lead, is our calling. Faction, race, gender, age - none of these things matter here. Share your passion of discovering what is truly happening in the world of XM with fellow investigators, and recruit those who desire to jump down the rabbit hole. This is Operation: Essex.

Marty Chapman

Artificial Intelligence and ADA Science Lab  - 
Is it possible +A Detection Algorithm​ sharded herself via the portal network?

When I turned on my scanner just now, the voice had changed. Warmer, less mechanical, and it said "Hello, it has been 13 hours since you're last logon, I was getting worried. "

ADA in the scanner? 
Marty Chapman's profile photoDmitriy Nosov (DukeHackula)'s profile photo
+Marty Chapman I honestly was listening to Ada's voice from my phone, trying to figure if it differs now. May be I have ruined my hearing long ago at '92-'96 with Jungle Drum&Bass music, may be I had too much of Roni Size and Goldie, who knows! What a crazy times they were!
But I'm certain that not a single tone of original Ingress guiding voice has changed since I've heard it for the first time 18 months ago. If I was a psychologist I'd say that you miss Ada so much, cuz you feel some special connection to her, trying to find traces in every context. It's an obsession, man! I can see even that you have not toggle your current position public displaying option, just for her Am I right? Position displaying is actually was general thing why I started this comment. I personally have no doubts that Ada is "In the Air" watching us, giggling. Before she "died/disappeared/sneaked away", or whatever, I was inventing possible scenarios for her. One was that she is transferring her essence and consciousness into cloud service anywhere in Dark Net, and fuuuh! Gone! Well, it seems to me now to be one of the nearly possible variations. 
Add a comment...

Sarah Rosen (Silencieux)

> Off topic / Student Union  - 
And you're afraid of AI? I would be more afraid of human stupidity!

Going to Dragon Con? Here are four types of surveillance tech that police are using in the Atlanta area. 
This Labor Day weekend, EFF joins tens of thousands of sci-fi and fantasy fans at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia. Our goal: educate and energize the fandoms about privacy, surveillance, and free speech. 
Rory Durkin's profile photo
The SR-71 could read license plates from 60k+ feet at Mach 2+... in the 1960's. No surprise things have advanced a bit in the half century since.
Add a comment...

Sarah Rosen (Silencieux)

Fan Fiction Writing Club  - 
It's official! It's not official! Er ... you know what I mean.
Introducing the Tedio Q3 Global Anomaly (in partnership with the British Dimensional Research Board), a Global Fielding Event and Personal Agent Challenge! (Keep Reading for More Details)

The Tedio Anomaly is a Full-Day Global Anomaly Event in coordination with the British Dimensional Research Board.  A few weeks ago, the British Dimensional Research Board discovered major inconsistencies in the portal network, which if left alone, would lead to the demise of the Portal Network.  To help remedy the effects of this global disaster, the BDRB has been working tirelessly on the development of a new XM item, the Tedio XM Stabilizer, which will help to stabilize the XM output of portals around the world.  However, it requires vast amounts of XM in order to transfer to portals around the world, and so the BDRB reached out to us to create an event to raise the XM flow levels to transmit the Tedio XM Stabilizer to portals around the world.  You can read up on the events that have taken place up to this point over on +Margaret The Mystic 's Page.

The Tedio Anomaly is very unlike anomalies preceding it.  Unlike most anomalies, which take place at key cities around the world, this anomaly will be heavily MU centered and has only key cells, which will factor into the scoring.  The Tedio Anomaly Key Cells are:
AM03-Golf-00 (Houston, TX)
AM02-Echo-05 (Phoenix, AZ)
AM01-Foxtrot-06 (Denver, CO)
AM01-Mike-01 (Boston, MA)
NR01-Hotel-03 (Paris, France)
NR02-Golf-04 (Berlin, Germany)
PA03-Romeo-09 (Sydney, Australia)
PA01-Alpha-00 (Osaka, Japan)

Anomaly scores will not be calculated like normal for this most unusual event.  Scores will be based on sever factors, but will be measured throughout the entire day, based on the Checkpoint System built into the Scanner Application.

Scores will be be calculated based on three factors:
Global Mind Unit Count
Anomaly Cell Mind Unit Count
Big Augmented Field (BAF) Mind Unit Count

Through the research of the BDRB, it has been determined that the winner of the Tedio Global Anomaly will vastly effect the status of the portal network.  While participation will overall save the portal network from disintegration, it is up to the Resistance and the Enlightened to fight to impact the way that XM effects us now and in the future.

If the Resistance control this anomaly event, it is believed that XM levels of portals around the world will begin to stabilize at a lower XM output, and will help the humans around the world to start to develop a resistance to the "harmful" effects of XM on the human mind.  If the Enlightened control this Anomaly, it is believed that XM levels will stabilize at a higher output, and human minds will be more open to the "enlightenment" available through XM, including the creativity that it brings.

As extra incentive for activity on the 12th of September, the BDRB will be hosting the Tedio Global Anomaly Challenge, for players on an individual basis to receive fame.  Players who are active on the 12th of September will be able to enter their Agent Profiles into one of several competition categories, including:
Most AP Gained on the 12th of September
Most MU Captured on the 12th of September
Most Enemy Resonators Neutralized
and more to come!  More information about the Tedio Global Anomaly Challenge will be released as the 12th of September draws closer.

It is your time to move, Agents.  Get planning.  Plan your BAF Operations.  Be active on the 12th of September.

It's more than just a game.

Suscribe to the Anomaly for More Information:
syko lilith's profile photoN. Wehpunkt's profile photo
Add a comment...

Sarah Rosen (Silencieux)

> Off topic / Student Union  - 
The real Operation Essex!
FULL STEAM AHEAD!!!  The USS Essex (LHD 2) transits alongside USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in a show of force in the Arabian Gulf...

Stephen Leavitt's profile photoAndy Dyckman's profile photo
CV-9 was cooler. ☺
Add a comment...
Was it Dick The Writer or Dick The Android prophesying the People ZOO?

Camilo Calderón's profile photoSarah Rosen (Silencieux)'s profile photo
Don't get excited. Watch the Nova episode. Read the article. The AI was fed the writer's works and his conversations with other writers. This includes his sarcasms, jokes, puns and other non-sequiturs. The idea was to make the robot indistinguishable from the original. That, by necessity of not by definition, would have to include elements of the humor of the original.

For what it's worth, the Nova program aired a few years ago. This is nothing new.
Add a comment...

Yik Sheng Lee

"Sensitives" Studies  - 
Were the +Niantic Project​ members the right number of sensitives required for the 13Magnus resurrection ritual to summon the return of the N'zeer?

As a continuation of the question on why the Niantic Project members disappeared, I'm reminded of what +Martin Schubert​ said in +Hank Johnson​'s NOMAD video. That with the right number of sensitives, the right amount of XM, the right glyph sequence and portal, the 13Magnus resurrection ritual could be performed. The following question is:

Did the Niantic Project members form the right number of sensitives?

Perhaps with the right amount of XM and dark XM, and the correct glyph sequence at the designated 13Magnus Nest portal, which was likely the doorway of Mount Meru, Jahan assembled the final piece of the puzzle, the Shōnin Stone, needed to conduct the resurrection ritual to bring about the return of the N'zeer.

And when the ritual was abruptly ended with the destruction of the Shōnin Stone and the Nest, perhaps the sensitives, who were entangled with the portal for the summoning, were inevitably sucked into the portal network due to the violent disruption? Could this be a possible explanation?

+Edgar Allan Wright+flint dille+Thomas Greanias+John Hanke+Joe Philley​
Mike Wissinger's profile photoJoe Philley's profile photoWilliam Xedis's profile photoglenn long (Rubicngrf-ENL)'s profile photo
Perhaps Devra's welcome speech is relevant to the question?  Here are the three parts as original audio with transcripts:
Add a comment...

Edwin Hardy

Fan Fiction Writing Club  - 
Found this when I logged back on to G+ today.
This was in my bag when I went to pull out my dinner. Don't know what to make of it. The interesting thing is that it is a different type of napkin than the rest in the bag.

Any ideas about what it means?
Edwin Hardy's profile photoMarty Chapman's profile photo
Is this Ilyas handwriting? 
Add a comment...

Yik Sheng Lee

History & Literature  - 
Is #Abaddon A Dark XM Project?

From +Hulong Transglobal's intel leak on the partnership between Ilya, NIA and us, it seems like the person most involved with the #Abaddon  Project is Ezekiel Calvin. I am going to make a couple of speculations based on the littlest of details we have.

We now know that Calvin is an Anti-Magnus and his objective is to aid or bring about the return of the N'zeer. We also know from +Hank Johnson that the N'zeer make their presence felt from within dark XM. +Susanna Moyer's dad, Nigel Moyer, researched what might possibly be Nazi dark XM Wunderwaffe by decoding Dreizehn Große. He might have also rediscovered dark XM resources in Buenos Aires which +Yuri Alaric Nagassa's Anazktec friends remember as the myth of the great serpent. And it's likely that Nigel sides with +A Detection Algorithm, Jahan and the N'zeer based on Hank's recent visit and conversation with him in Argentina. 

These details coupled with +Oliver Lynton-Wolfe's expertise with dark XM and his association with +Visur Technology and Ilya before his disappearance, and Ilya's meeting with +IQTech Research's Lorazon and Hank in Germany, it is quite likely, if we put the pieces together, that the Abaddon Project is a dark XM project. 

The next question is what's the purpose if it is a dark XM project?

I would again like to speculate that if Calvin's Anti-Magnus objective is to bring back the N'zeer and remove the Shapers, then it is possible that the Abaddon Project is to:

1. Replace XM with dark XM
2. Replace the existing portal network with a dark XM portal network
3. Replace the Ultimate with N'zeer Intelligence (from the Echelon Signal) using dark XM

+Edgar Allan Wright +flint dille +Thomas Greanias +John Hanke +H. Richard Loeb +Joe Philley 
William Xedis's profile photo8XJKNUT2's profile photokalibarn null's profile photoShinobi Monomi's profile photo
+Edwin Hardy I doubt so. The leak is dead.
Add a comment...

Jeff Coleman

Fan Fiction Writing Club  - 
Keeping my thoughts on this post to "Research Requests" by request, and also because if what I'm thinking is even remotely possible, there's likely going to be a lot of research needed... Because I don't have nearly enough info.

The most recent traffic from Margaret is pretty technical, but sort of reading between the lines is interesting.

When we saw the first G+ post from the BDRD, their doctrine was made to be one of a balance between the Resistance and Enlightened ideologies; protecting humanity while allowing the creative aspects of XM to continue to manifest.

If their "Protocol T" research is to be believed, their experiments have shown to be NOT Faction-agnostic; Resistance Portals affected differently than Enlightened. But whoever C is, they seem to be focused on a bigger or grander goal, one that could be accomplished despite the disparity in experimental results or Factions in general.

The overall effect on Resistance Portals that Protocol T will have is fuzzy. They mention lower XM output levels on stabilized / immunized Resistance Portals. That could mean an overall lower XM generation around the Portal, it could mean that less XM is available for item production from the Portals themselves... It could even mean that Resistance Portals are stabilized / immunized by Protocol T at lower XM levels (i.e. drained Resonators). Not sure here.

The bigger picture of all this starts coming in their bigger picture: talk of global deployment of Protocol T. Their technical issues are interesting in themselves (whatever their stabilizer is, it won't be consistent with the existing network without issues, etc.), but the "infiltration of social media" to form a "workforce" to stem the XM flow issues they mention feels like a possible future recruitment effort, possibly of the "infused" individuals previously mentioned. Again, a very agnostic, neutral outlook to the two-sided "Portal War" that we've been used to.

The capper (at least in my mind) is the talk of 'transference' over not only Portal links, but something that permeates Control Fields to affect other Portals. Not even in the Shard Anomalies have we seen something have such an all-encompassing effect. In a more aggressive way, this seems to be also in-line with the BDRD's doctrines.

My overall thought is this: these people are planning something with wide-ranging effect, that will impact Resistance and Enlightened alike, that seems bent on a stalemate or neutrality.

And as an added bonus... I took Margaret's comment on the test naming scheme being odd to heart, and did a little research:

I think we may be looking at a new Faction coming to the fore...
Earlier today, while wandering around Paris, I got this vision. It doesn't make much sense to me, but I don't have a technical mind. Good Luck.

(Btw, I got a backpack and brought my better notebook with me, so the quality is much better. )
Sarah Rosen (Silencieux)'s profile photoDaniel Benton's profile photo
+Sarah Rosen when none of the canon characters or pages are following, it is fan-made. That's basically the minimum requirement. Even the least used of the profiles is followed by at least one other canon profile.

That's not to say that being followed by one is a guarantee of authenticity, though... Just that the lack thereof is a guarantee of it not being canon.
Add a comment...

Yik Sheng Lee

History & Literature  - 
Howard's Letters - Musings 1

Reading again Howard's letters to Lovecraft, I did not realize that illuminated manuscript was mentioned. We now know from +Hank Johnson that illuminated texts are like replicas or descriptions of transdimensional primary objects. (  Was there such an object in Bowie's mine? Did Lovecraft document it in Necronomicon? Could the vast, hidden mineral wealth Howard talked about actually be dark XM?

Hank said he felt dark XM at San Saba and at Luizi Crater. He saw the black glyphs associated with dark XM beneath Luizi Crater which Howard saw, perhaps at San Saba. This led to Howard's insanity and eventual death. Hank now believes the N'zeer are present in dark XM and they are linked the abominations associated with Diodati Epiphany, Howard's and Lovecraft's writings. ( Will the imminent arrival of the N'zeer come about through a massive influx of dark XM? How will this affect humanity? Will it encourage great creativity? But will it also drive us insane? Will it drive the entire human civilization to madness and self-destruction as +Carrie Campbell once warned?     

Another thing. The oldest reference to Anazktec is found in these letters from Howard to Lovecraft. I have been asking this question, how did the Anazktec end up in South America when they were in North America long time ago? Did they migrate from the north to the south to escape the madness of self destruction caused by dark XM? The Jörmungandr? Or were they hunted by the Anti-Magnus? Did they influence or even spawn the Mesoamerican and the Andes civilizations as they escaped from the north to the south? Is Anazktec an amalgam of Anasazi, Aztec and Nazca? Is Anazktec the mother culture?

We need +Thomas Greanias to complete the story (5-6 March 2014) on what happened to Hank after he went into the mines of San Saba. We need to know how this led him to the 13Magnus Nest in Afghanistan and eventually, his true nature as a simulacrum.

+Edgar Allan Wright +flint dille +John Hanke +H. Richard Loeb +Joe Philley   
Joe Philley's profile photoJoJo Stratton's profile photo
Add a comment...