Article: 261502 of talk.bizarre
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Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:29:40 -0500
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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.

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