Saturday, July 26, 2008

RuckusGuy Bluetooth Video From Dharma Booth 30

This morning there are loads of videos and lots of information from Comic-Con floating around the Internet. Yesterday was a busy day at the convention with the Entertainment Weekly Panel, followed by Damon, Carlton, and Jeff (Doc) Jensen taking the Dharma recruitment tests. Damon and Carlton both took the Io tests and Doc Jensen took Europa. Tapdawg at DocArtz.com has once again pulled through and gotten some great video footage and interviews with the guys as they left the testing area.

Ryan and Jen at The Transmission, have the audio of the entire Entertainment Weekly panel up for your enjoyment and you can download or stream it at their blog.

Finally, ODI has video of the RuckusGuy bluetooth hack from outside the Dharma booth. The Video is posted at Dark UFO and The ODI's blog. Also, there are caps of each individual screen at Dark UFO and Dharma Dummies.

RuckusGuy bluetooth hack, courtesy of The ODI. RuckusGuy bluetooth hack, courtesy of The ODI.

Photo/video source: The ODI via Dark UFO and thanks to Sayid's Girl for e-mailing additional screen shots of the video.

UPDATE 7/26: Simone in comments found the stock photo used for the Little Red Riding Hood image (above) at superstock.co.uk.

Little Red Riding Hood image from Dharma tests.

30 comments:

Ellen said...

wow....first? *grin*
email!!!
Thanks so much you guys for your great coverage of Comic Con!
xxoo

memphish said...

It looks like blue tooth images are things people taking the test are seeing as well. Kind of a strange "hack" by Ruckus Guy if that is indeed what it is.

memphish said...

BTW this is the one time I'm sort of glad I'm not at Comic Con. People have been in line for the Lost panel since 4 am local. Lucky for the Lost fandom it's mostly podcaster and blogger types who will have front row seats to keep the rest of us informed -- that is after they survive the Heroes panel. :-)

Ange said...

I agree Memphish. It just seems like what we already know. Unless the sound portion, which we can't hear, is illuminating somehow.

maven said...

I'm a little confused about that ODI cellphone video. Are some of those screencaps supposed to be the "hacks" by RuckusGuy. He did say to use your bluetooth in the email page source. Otherwise, it does seem really similar to the Room 23-type video. What do you think that orange stubby carrot-looking thingy is? It almost looks like something with 4 toes! Or Dr. Candle's arm!

I also agree with you Memphish and Ange....watching what happens through the excellent reporting of ODI, Tapdawg and all the podcasters in my home is so much more relaxing. I know we're missing the excitement of watching things unfold, but I'm leaving all this to all these technology savvy Losties to fill us in. And of course, LostArgs to keep up informed of the various links!

maven said...

Well,I'm off to the Long Beach International Quilt Show until late Sunday afternoon. When I come back, I'll have some major catch-up to do here! Have a great time today gang! Sorry I'm going to miss the "live" experience, but I know you'll do a great job summarizing everything!

Capcom said...

I'd like to be at Comic Com just for the comic/scifi things and to soak in the fanboy ambiance. The list of guests is so impressive....Ray Bradbury, Forry Ackerman, Ralph Baskhi, Al Jaffe, original scifi forerunners of the past. Then I'd go home and do the Lost stuff. :-)

Capcom said...

P.S. Funny avi Ange. Do you remember, or know of, the character Edith Ann from the "Laugh In" TV show? :o)

Ange said...

Thanks Capcom! I actually do have an Edith Ann version of me sitting there, but the jump is just way more me...I hardly ever sit still for long :D.

Maven: The screen caps are frame by frame stills of the bluetooth video that ODI picked up on his phone outside of the Dharma booth. So far it looks like that is all that RuckusGuy has to show us. Maybe kind of to let us in on what the tests are as we're technically not supposed to be able to see what happens inside. Also, have an awesome time with the quilters!

I'd give my eye teeth to be at Comic-Con, overstimulating and crowded as it may be, I think I would be in geek heaven.

Sayid'sgirl said...

maven said:
What do you think that orange stubby carrot-looking thingy is? It almost looks like something with 4 toes! Or Dr. Candle's arm!

The first thing I thought was 4 toed foot when I seen it.
I have a less orange cap of it, which makes it look more like skin.

Capcom said...

Me too Ange. I wonder when we will get our distance-applications by email too?

They should get this thing going, if there is something to get going, while people have the weekend off and have more time to participate before they go back to work on Monday.

Losty said...

I think maybe RG was just trying to "expose" aspects of the test. "Who is your constant?" is definately a question from at least one of the tests, if not all of them. And rumor is some of the images are from the tests too (although i can't really confirm this, no one has images from the tests).

Sayid'sgirl said...

I read somewhere that the last picture of Red Riding Hood in bed with the wolf was part of the test.

Ange said...

We have transcripts of Tapdawg's test as well as the one The Transmission gang took on the main page below this post. The bluetooth images do indeed mesh with what's been reported. :)

Sayid'sgirl said...

lol I probably read it here.

Capcom said...

Sorry for my ignorance, but how does it work that someone can randomly send something to your Bluetooth? I thought that it was just an extension of your private cell. I guess not?

Thanks for not laffing. :o) And I forgive you if you did laff, heheh.

BTW, Mark Hamill was so adorable on G4 last night, he called all the geeks his peeps. Now there's a guy that appreciates his fanbase.

Ange said...

Capcom: Bluetooth is basically a wireless way to exchange a signal or data. For example I can set up my bluetooth headset to pair with my phone and then I can use it to talk and hear calls.

You can also set it to recognize anyone else who has bluetooth in an area around you and you can send and receive data with them.

An example would be say a ringtone. If I had a ringtone that I wanted to share with you, we could turn on our bluetooth devices (in this case phones), and once we recognized each other I could send you the ringtone.

Computers can use bluetooth to recognize mice, keyboards, cameras etc. and also send files back and forth.

So what RuckusGuy is doing is sending out this video file and anyone with a bluetooth turned on and ready to be identified can view it.

PS: I didn't laugh, not even a little!

Simone said...

Hi there! I've found the picture of the girl in RuckusGuy video. As other people has noticed, its' a woodcut picture of Red Hood in bed with the wolf. Here's the link: http://www.superstock.co.uk/stock-photos-images/1047-191.

And I have a little but crucial (for me) question: only people recruited in San Diego will have the chance to access the game?

Sayid'sgirl said...

Hi simone
When you say game are you meaning the ARG?
Then the answer is no. Have you registered your email at octagonglobalrecruiting.com? If not do so. If you have then the website dharmawantsyou.com is supposed to go live on Monday and I'm assuming we will get to take an online test. Then all of us will go from there.

memphish said...

The way things are going at the LOST panel, the DI may revise their testing. Results have been "abysmal; truly pathetic" according to Hans Van Eegan.

Ange said...

Memphish where are you getting your feed?

memphish said...

I'm following a handful of people on Twitter who are there -- Ryan from the Transmission, user name Hawaii. Also Popcandy, Jopinionated, TV Squad and WolfBane_023 who are all posting frequent tweets.

memphish said...

Make that tvsquad (one word).

memphish said...

Looking at The ODI's attempts to live blog I'd say the Wi Fi must be overloaded. He's not keeping up with the twitterers.

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Ange said...

PS: Well done Simone! You may want to e-mail that stock photo link to Dennis as he may want to include it in a post.

memphish said...

Looks like The ODI is catching up.

Capcom said...

Aha, thanks Ange.

Abysmal, eh? What does Van Eegan expect from people who will be working gratis? :o)

Ange said...

New post with Tapdawg's Dharma video and some links from Comic Con. Your source for one stop shopping :D!

Eddie said...

Hi all, I'm having some problems entering the DharmaWantsYou site, although I was able to pass the test and register. On my blog there is a post with a sample of the error page a got.