May 30th, 2006
MATHEMATICAL FORECASTING INITIATIVE - UPDATE
The MFI page has changed. Click on the MFI Logo, which replaces the graph chart, at the lower right hand corner of the page. A map of the world will appear with the logo again found in the center of the world. Click on the logo. A group of symbols around the world will appear. Google search the references listed or the World Fact Book for the factoids needed to fill in the blank information and complete this puzzle. Click on the dollar sign in the USA and a pop up box will appear. The US GDP is 42,000. Type 42000, 42,000 or 42.000 and hit enter. The dollar sign will then radiate bright blue. Click on the person in central Africa. A pop up block for the Sudan will appear asking for the population growth rate, which is 2.55. Type 2.55 or 2,55 and hit enter. The person will radiate bright blue again. Click on the syringe in Italy and the pop up box will ask for the HIV death rate. Type 10.4 or 10,4 and hit enter. Again, the blue glowing. A circle will appear directly south of India and east of Africa. Click on the circle and it will take you to the following Peter Thompson memo:
The memo reads: “crucial that we do not appear to be complicit in your use of our population model to predict the growth of your tribal enemies – especially if you intend on using our predictions to launch a pre-emptive strike. We must have plausible deniability.”
When the memo shows the words “The Hanso Foundation, starting wars so that you don’t have to”, Persephone is heard vocalizing the words. Also, somewhere in the middle of western Asia or Russia, there is a link that is hidden that states in the pop up box: “.noitadnuof eht fo eeyolpme na saw ehS” which is “She was an employee of the foundation” spelled backwards. You can hear the sound of the electromagnet when this hot spot is clicked. And somewhere else I noticed the image of the Doctor from the Mental Health Appeal and the Joop background video. Note: This comes up when answering the Italy puzzle pop up box. I also think that there may be more here then is apparently evident and will continue to search and post any new updates. And there is, if you watch this screen long enough (before clicking on the circle) you will see the Dharma Initiative employee outline in the foreground flash quickly across the screen.
Note: This is the first indication that the Hanso Foundation is involved in more than white collar crime. Most of the executives have been implicated in some type of crime or another but this is the first time that a larger political agenda has been hinted at. Starting wars? Well, Alvar Hanso did make his fortune in weapons.
Updated May 31st, 2006
Another note: The bottom of the e-mail from Peter Thompson states, "Are yu suing the latest version of V-Message? Download V-Message 7 today?" What is V-Message? A Google search comes up with no hits.
May 30th, 2006
RSS FEED UPDATE
The RSS feed has also changed:
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