Article: 261502 of talk.bizarre From: Andrew Solberg <email@example.com> Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: 36x100 Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:29:40 -0500 Organization: iTRiBE Mail to News Gateway Lines: 25 Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <email@example.com> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] X-Provider: iTRiBE, Inc <URL: http://www.itribe.net/> X-Gateway: Posted via the iTRiBE News<->Email gateway X-Disclaimer: iTRiBE, Inc. neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the contents of this posting. Status: O GLASS TO THE WALL ***************** The Deep Space Listening Project finally had a breakthrough. The radio telescopes, trained on a region of space near Canopus, suddenly detected a faint but unmistakeable pattern of signal. There could be no doubt -- we were no longer alone. The signals used an unusual encryption, but with familiar mathematics. Running academia's computer resources to the limits, experts were able to crack the code and interpret the messages. They were horrified to learn they had intercepted only distress calls, damage reports, and racist propaganda. When you put a glass to the wall, you sometimes learn things you didn't want to know. -- This post is COPYRIGHT 1995, Andrew Solberg. All rights reserved. Standard usenet distribution is acceptable; other forms of reproduction or reprinting may be considered in violation of international copyright law. Andrew Solberg is HWRNMNBSOL: firstname.lastname@example.org, Math Dept., Rice U.