Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Test 3: Dexterity and Attentiveness Evaluation 198

Test 3 is up, as well as a Video Announcement from Hans Van Eeghen outlining his pleasure with the testing results thus far. In it he throws out phrases like, "We are not yet half way through", "extremely encouraging", and "stunning" when discussing the progress we've made so far. Also he cautions us to, "Avoid contact with any insights distributed by this Black Swan." The video also contains several glitches and disturbances throughout.







The Dexterity and Attentiveness Evaluation test involves moving a Dharma logo around the screen, while trying to avoid bouncing balls. The longer it goes, the faster the balls move, making it very hard to get a perfect score of 100. Unless of course, you take the help of the Black Swan

Click here to read the "CHEAT" for Test 3
Hidden in the HVE video are the numbers and letters 40 60 B P M.

The "cheat" for test 3 seems to be related to the "40/60 BPM" that is part of the video corruption. In music, this speed is known as Lento. When the test has started, if you type the word lento, the blobs slow down. You can type it as many times as you want until the timer gets to 100.

Another way to cheat is more likely a glitch in Flash, than an actual cheat. Once the game starts, if you right-click the screen, the Flash menu will come up. Then you can left click anywhere else on the screen, and the Dharma logo will instantly move to that spot. While this arguably doesn't make the game any easier to play, if you left-click just outside of the playing field (see below), you Dharma logo can rest safely until the clock runs out.




After taking the test, you will be assigned into one of four groups: Otus, Antaeus, Tityos, or Enceladus - the names of Giants from Greek Mythology.



*Thanks to takes a village for pointing out the video on the home page of DWY, and to Ian for emailing about the cheat.

Click here to see STATIC SCREENSHOTS from the Hans Van Eeghan video

198 comments:

Ange said...

E-mail with anything you notice. I'm gonna quickly have a look then hit the hay. I think I'd like t take my time on this one.

Sayid'sgirl said...

I know what you mean. I'm in the middle of watch a show. I'll go back to it in about 45 minutes.

eris said...

Okay so new test and new video from Hans, hacked by BS = Black Swan. What is in there...?

The other tests had the clues to the cheats hidden in the instruction page. So far nothing pops out at me. Tried to find an anagram from the last sentence since it seems insane to me, but nothing interesting.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Ok I feel like Karen DeGroot is standing nearby somewhere with a clipboard. :)

Codysmom said...

What a difference!!! Nobody rushing to see what's new... I think DDWY has found a way to not overload their servers... they make it so slow and worth waiting for the cheat... weird way to do an ARG

eris, I was looking at that last sentence, too... from the sound of it, if we do well, we'll be data processors... ick

lol, sayid'sgirl

Ange said...

Okay I updated the main post. I only had time to get one screen cap of the disturbances in the Hans video.

E-mail with more if you got them and Dennis or I can add them. As for now I HAVE to go to bed...6th graders wait for no Dharma Test!

I'm with you eris nothing is jumping out at me as a cheat yet...but the language is odd in all of it. I won't lie, I had to look up "adroitness".

Ange said...

One last thing...there are for sure words and letters in those video glitches. Maybe that's where our clue is?

eris said...

There are letters and numbers in the flashes on the video. I'm trying to grab screenshots but it's tricky. I have so far: P 40 B 60.....

thatpirategirl said...

I didn't think to take screencaps, but here's what I saw:

Several swan images
B
40
60
P
M

Weird. o_o

eris said...

Is anyone else getting a hand cramp from clicking pause on this thing??

We should overlay this image in photoshop...

Losty said...

Here's what i have:

http://i37.tinypic.com/54ytqg.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/hsn78k.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/mwsi86.jpg

I'm too lazy to email, but feel free to use these. I'm working on more, but I just don't seem to be quick enough tonight.

heather said...

A guy over at darkufo said it could be 100 bpm? beats per minute

Codysmom said...

It's hilarious if you move the slider backwards... hans jabbering

The nerve to tell people to ignore Black Swan!!!

Sayid'sgirl said...

lol codysmom
yeah the nerve.

Sayid'sgirl said...

I've been trying to send screencaps but keep getting an error code. I'll try again. Third times the charm right.

Stephan said...

For the people that tried to take Test 2 without logging in, and then had it count towards their progress: Make sure you close out of the DWY site altogether before logging in so that it erases your non-logged in score. The test is pretty basic, but I've only scored 17 points at the highest of 3 tries. If only I could find the cheat...

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maven said...

Has anyone actually taken the test yet?

Codysmom: I'm sure Hans knows about your Black Swan MySpace! LOL

maven said...

I got as high as 22. Nothing stands out to me as the "cheat" yet.

Dennis said...

I'm adding screen shots to the front page...

I see:

40
60
B
P
M

maven said...

40 60 Beats Per Minute?

melodious said...

there are lots of black swans in the video too...

Dennis said...

OK screenshots are up...

maven said...

Thanks, Dennis. I see the 40 60 and P M P. Is there a B?

Sayid'sgirl said...

maven
I took the test. Each time I took it I got worst. Then I finally got up above my best score and quit for now. I'll try again in the morning when I'm more awake. Night All.

Blind_Pilgrim said...

Hey everyone new to the site... I just saw that in my progress I am assigned to Tityos group. I took the test already and have a top score of 38.

maven said...

I got 22%, and I'm giving up for now! I'm Otus:

* Otus, a character in Greek mythology, one of the giants called the Aloadae
* Otus, a genus of owls, called scops owls.
* HMS Otus, an Odin class submarine of the Royal Navy serving during World War II.

maven said...

Hi, blind_pilgrim...welcome to TLC Lost Args.

melodious said...

I'm in group Enceladus now, so looks like the theme is giants...

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Blind_Pilgrim said...

Thanks maven

Blind_Pilgrim said...

I was wondering if anyone got to 40 on the test yet to see if anything might happen?

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Sayid'sgirl said...

I'm in Enceladus.

Dennis said...

I got to 69, but nothing happened

maven said...

Wow, I'm impressed, Dennis. Without a cheat?!

Blind_Pilgrim said...

just to let everyone know that a cheat was found... I was able to get 100% with it... it was posted on the lostpedia website... here is the link if anyone wants it

http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Dharma_Initiative_Recruiting_Project_clues/September_2

Codysmom said...

thanks, blind_pilgrim!

I got 49 without the cheat on my non-cheater acct. and in the Tityos group. Can't say I'm enthralled with being a giant of Hades, where I've been staked down and vultures are eating my ever-regenerating liver!!!

Off to take the test with my cheater acct... (even though it's soooo late here)

Codysmom said...

So, the cheat has nothing to do with 40 60 BPM? hmmmmm Could it be a clue as to the identity of the Black Swan?

Codysmom said...

The lostpedia cheat doesn't work for me. Is it because I'm not logged in?

Anonymous said...

In music Largo is 40/60 BPM

Anonymous said...

The cheat didn't work for me either, but I was able to get 100 anyway. Those little blobs were moving so slowly on my computer that I didn't need the cheat. I also noticed my previous two groupings are no longer listed on my progress page. It just has me in Enceladus.

Zort70 said...

You'll have to take my word for it but I'd worked out the cheat before coming here or anywhere else today.

There are two cheats and only one of them worked for me.

I'm now in Enceladus, but I can see both my previous group names.

Zort70 said...

By the way Enceladus is a moon of Saturn

Zort70 said...

all the other group names above seem to be part of Greek mythology, but I can't see a link other than that.

Zort70 said...

Ah ha, all the names so far are Giants in Greek Mythology

inatrancer said...

100%/with cheat/tityos

Ellen said...

Hi everyone!
I'm checking in for email...
xxoo

Ellen said...

Well, the cheats wouldn't work for me. Highest score so far for me is 31% and groups I've been assigned to so far:

Ganymede
Brontes
Enceladus

It'll be interesting to see what the final analysis will be concerning the "groups" and what they mean...

CGLF
xxoo

Ellen said...

There seem to be many references to Jupiter and Saturn (outer space, but in our solar system)and it makes me wonder if the new Dharma has stations situated on these moons that are referenced...and perhaps the "Greek giants" are an alien species that they are studying?...or are we being "led" to a sanctuary because our own planet is doomed?...just a thought. (yes, I'm working on my second coffee and yes, I do need more!! :D)

takes a village said...

This test reminds me of the Rumba (floor cleaner).Still working through it(73%).I will probably use the cheat before too many more tries.We should be getting another E-mail from Hans, announcing Test 3 soon. Finally some real hacking going on.Also good to see some new ARG folks around.Make yourselves at home.

Sayid'sgirl said...

You guys are so good at these things, I'll probably never post one of my test scores. Well at least no matter how bad you are you still get sorted into a group. Looks like I'll probably be a workman. :)
I've seen the cheat yet. I'm not even sure I want to. It's so depressing. lol

Dennis said...

I posted the official "cheat", and a new poll on the front page.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Is it me or does it seem like alot of the same people make it to the leader board everytime? Especially Samb_Lost, this person must be brilliant.

Thrasher76 said...

I don't get this test, I avoid the spheres and the sides and yet I still get nowhere. I avoid them for like 10 seconds then they disappear off the page and nothing happens! What is up with that?

Thrasher76 said...

So I tried to crash into the sphere as fast as possible to end the test, I got a 2%!! LOL And I am Tityos...interesting...

Thrasher76 said...

Zeus hid Elara from his wife, Hera, by placing her deep beneath the earth. This was where she gave birth to Tityos, who is also sometimes said to be the son of Gaia, the earth goddess, for this reason. Tityos was a phallic being who grew so vast that he split his mother's womb and had to be carried to term by Gaia herself. Tityos attempted to rape Leto at the behest of Hera and was slain by Apollo and Artemis. As punishment, he was stretched out in Hades and tortured by two vultures who fed on his liver.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Ok I don't feel so bad now. So for my best score without the cheat is 45. But I will admit last night at midnight the best score I could get was 10. Then I went downhill from there. I actually got a 1 when I was trying. lol So at least yours was on purpose thrasher. :)

Thrasher76 said...

I could not get it to work any other way, I was avoiding them with no cheat then the blobs just stopped bouncing off the sides and the darn thing froze up. It would continue to count to 100 then nothing. So I gave up and wanted a score. Maybe this test is to try my patience and frustration level. I don't have enough coffee in me to care too much.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! Just had lunch and finally after loging in, there was actually something NEW!!Have two accounts so will try the two different cheats to see which works best!*Hops off excitedly*



ANM

Sayid'sgirl said...

That stinks.
I'm sure you would have gotten an execellent score if the darn thing would have worked for you.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Hey I like this the translation of Enceladus is Sound the Charge.
Found that
here

Laura said...

Is this test working like the last where only your first score counts? I got a 43% with no cheats and am in Tityos.

Laura said...

HA!! I just tried the cheat but I kept typing Largo instead of Lento. Woops! Wrong tempo expression!

Matthew said...

I used the cheat, still took about 3 attempts to get 100%

I'm in enceladus

Dennis said...

OK, I posted up another "cheat", but I think it is more of a glitch in Flash than an actual cheat.

Anonymous said...

Well I tried the left click followed by right click and right click on the left column and got 100% on my main account. I did type in lento a few times to see if it worked(it did) and just in case the guys at DWY can tell if we used the correct cheat ;P
Off to try with my secondary account!
BTW, to all BSWY members, HOW COOL ARE WE!!!So BS is the one behind the hacking...could BS be a member of BSWY!!!???We must make contact and have him/her join us!
BTW2 Hans is sounds like a Brit trying to sound like something else hehehe


ANM

Anonymous said...

I just tried and the balls went straight through the octagon and never came back. Then the time ran out, nothing happened, and I can move the Dharma logo out of the octagon as well. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

@anonymous....weird...maybe eliminate you cache/cookies will help, they sometimes make the website go berserk


ANM

PS Tried second acount, cheated again, got 100%, assigned to Antaeus!

heather said...

what happens when u type lento?

Anonymous said...

Found out Otus is alaso a kind of owl...Like Antaeus, Polyphemus was a son of Poseidon...Brontes and Steropes were sons of Gaia, just like Antaeus...mmm...starting to see a conection..they are all relatives!

ANM

Anonymous said...

@heather the balls slow down for awhile


ANM

Anonymous said...

Otus...also a son of Poseidon..God of the sea...which surrounds islands...mmmm


ANM

Zort70 said...
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Zort70 said...

It makes sense for the right click cheat to be an official one as the wording about the adroitness is too much of a coincidence.

(adroit being the French for right)

So is this the start of multiple cheats per test, or are there multiple cheats on the other tests we haven't found yet.

Is one a white swan cheat and one a black swan cheat ?

Codysmom said...

I'm having the same problem with the balls just leaving the screen and then it counts to 100 (and I can move my logo all over), but then no points.. hmmmm

But, if I use the lento cheat, it works but less "for sure" for the 100. I wish the flash glitch worked for me:(

Yeah, Hans is trying not to look aggravated at Black Swan, but he at one point looked very angry... heh

Codysmom said...

ANM said...
BTW, to all BSWY members, HOW COOL ARE WE!!!So BS is the one behind the hacking...could BS be a member of BSWY!!!???We must make contact and have him/her join us!

We are soooooo cool... lol And that's what I'm trying to do (have the real Black Swan contact us)

maven said...

Off to try the cheat....

Also hoping there more to this "story" then take a test by cheating.

Codysmom said...

maven, it certainly does seem to be all about the cheats.. pretty boring really. At least this one has more than one cheat, even though I can only get one to work.

I wonder if it's more about the groups we're being put into, like Ellen said. I like her ideas....

maven said...

Yeah, I get to 100 with the balls leaving the screen. And the logo can go all over the screen, but it seems to be stuck doing that and I can't get to "My Progress" or anything else.

Codysmom said...

That's what happens to me, maven

Black Swans Unite!!!!!!!!!!!!

EmeraldIsLost said...

does everyone else's 1 and 2 tests on your progress page now say unassigned because mine does, even though i wasn't before. seems strange.

btw, this arg is going so slow that i only just remembered that the new test must be up! got 45% first and got assigned to tityos. taken it again since to get 100% on same account and still the same group leading me to assume that it is still just the first time taking the test that counts in our scores. hmm.

How cool is the video; and now we know that there is a REAL black swan, and the meaning behind the 'black swan' references. slightly more interesting. I like your ideas about jupiter and saturn, Ellen; they do seem to be coming up a lot. Maybe, all these obscure 'group names' are really references to two actual groups; Jupiter and Saturn; and we will ultimately end up in either one or the other of these groups.

Anonymous said...

I actually got the cheat to work...clicked with the right button as fast as I could and then clicked with the right button right in the middle of the left column. After that I typed in "lento" a few times and it worked(not that I needed it to though ;P)
Also try clearing your cache/cookies, it hepled me!
Hope this helps!!
Go BSWY, we ROCK!

ANM

Codysmom said...

On my cheat acct. I got 100% first try with the lento cheat and got put into the Otus group. My other test groups now say complete/unassigned. I have 20 Dharma points.

On my non-cheat acct. I got 49%, put in Tityos. My other test groups say complete/Pandora, complete/Brontes. No Dharma points.

Codysmom said...

emeraldislost said...
taken it again since to get 100% on same account and still the same group leading me to assume that it is still just the first time taking the test that counts in our scores. hmm.

When you say you took the test again to get 100%, you mean with the cheat, right? And yes, it does seem that only the first test counts on all of these...

EmeraldIsLost said...

hmm. Thats kinda opposite to mine then!!

My cheat account:
100% first try (lento); put into Antaeus. Previous tests say Complete/Pandora, Complete/Brontes. 0 dharma points

My non-cheat account:
45% first try; put into Tityos.
previous tests say
Complete/Unassigned, Complete/Unassigned. 10 dharma points.

@codysmom: yes, with the cheat, lol!!!

Codysmom said...

That's interesting.... hmmmmmm

Well, I am really now thinking that these tests are for nothing. The only thing DDWY wants is recruits, and lots of them....

Funny.. at the Black Swan myspace one of the friends (Charleston) thinks we are responsible for the hack in Hans' video... lol. I commented back that it wasn't us, but if you find out who the hacking Black Swan is, to let us know..

Anonymous said...

My head is spinning with all this group assigning c**p!!From what Ive read all the characters are linked by one or more of their family members (mainly Poseidon and Gaia)but how that has to do with US being a part of a particular group...no clue!



ANM

Codysmom said...

which is worse, head spinning or clots?????????????????

Codysmom said...

Poseidon/water?
Gaia/earth?

EmeraldIsLost said...

so we've got so far:

Pandora(first woman) and Ganymede(trojan prince): male and female representatives of mortals or humans

3 Cyclops

4 Giants...

various allusions to Saturn and Jupiter, due most probably to the fact that moons are often named after characters from greek mythology and therefore probably irrelevent,

a Black Swan helping us to cheat and consistently get good marks; this black swan seems to be quite 'Bitter' in attitude towards the dharma initiative,

WHERE DOES THIS GET US????!

ps; ANM; i don't think that the family links are important; if you take a look at greek mythology in generalyou will see that the family trees are quite complicated; everyone is closely related because its so mucked up, hehe.

Oh, and how cool would it be if we had hacked into DWY and were in fact the Black Swan; lol; the first thing i thought of when i saw the black swan in the video was SayidGirl's logo!! creepily similar...

and finally, sorry for the length of this post!!

EmeraldIsLost said...

maybe they are watching us right now... eeek! they're everywhere!

Codysmom said...

lol, I am not scared of them, rather they should be scared of me!!!!

Black Swan,
It's an attitude

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Sayid'sgirl said...

codysmom said:
We are soooooo cool... lol And that's what I'm trying to do (have the real Black Swan contact us
)

That would be cool if the real Black Swan aka Banks Claw got in contact with the BSWY.
Do we still think he's Ruckus Guy or someone else?

Codysmom said...

I don't think it's Ruckus Guy. I think it will turn out to be someone we'd never guess.... maybe Alvar himself or.. how about Mittlewerk????????????

Codysmom said...

how about Joop?!?!?!?

Sayid'sgirl said...

Good I didn't much care for Ruckus Guy.
How about Richard?

Codysmom said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... Richard!!!

Sayid'sgirl said...

I wonder if the group of qestions we chose from when we took recruiting test makes a difference in the group we end up in after each test?
I chose Io.

Codysmom said...

I hope not... I don't even remember what group I first chose.. lol

maven said...

Codysmom said: Well, I am really now thinking that these tests are for nothing. The only thing DDWY wants is recruits, and lots of them....

I feel no need to "improve" my score, or worry about what group I'm in. I do the tests to update my progress, but I'm waiting for the real ARG to start.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Yeah I'm hoping this is just the first stage and as soon as these tests are over..as maven says the arg will really get started.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Oh by the way has anyone gotten an email rom Hans yet? I haven't. Maybe the video is in lieu of the email.

maven said...

There does seem to be an email dated Sept 4th ready to be released...probably telling us to take test 3!

Codysmom said...

Of course we don't have our e-mails yet! Don't you know March has 32 days and patience is bitter!?!?!?!?!?!??

maven said....
I feel no need to "improve" my score, or worry about what group I'm in. I do the tests to update my progress, but I'm waiting for the real ARG to start.

ditto!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Yeah I thought of that after I posted. But when it's slow I have a tendancy to muptiple post and I'm trying not to do that so much.

Anonymous said...

Well you 'll be shocked to know I fell asleep for a bit there...all those late nights waiting finally caught up to me hehehe...well there is still no apparent conection with the groups and all but I do believe we got our "main character" aka BS vs. DI. Where this is all going only time will tell but I have a feeling the DWY page will only be the center of this for a "limited" time. We'll see....hope BS is watching.
BSWY more than ever!


ANM

maven said...

ANM: I agree with you that this DWY campaign is just to suck in as many people as possible (although the boredom factor must be addressed), and then they'll really hit us with a plot. One can only hope.

Codysmom said...

sayid'sgirl, I was just kidding :)

Sayid'sgirl said...

Oh I know. :)
I was agreeing with you.

Melissa_Lossa said...

Man, I suck at this test! I'll be going on beer runs with Roger Workman for sure.

Does anybody else feel like they're on a glyph hunt... only there's no glyphs?! If we're not even halfway through the testing, that means this agony is going to stretch out for at least five more weeks!

maven said...

I feel your pain, ML! I just have a sinking feeling that our "placements" are totally random and might be meaningless when the "real" ARG starts.

Melissa_Lossa said...

IF the real ARG starts, you mean? ;)


Okay, I'm having a crappy day. No more snarky comments!

takes a village said...

My Otus placement didn't change after I got a lento 100%,(27 pts difference).
To those who are frustrated; Patience IS bitter.It took me a while to learn how to type, and run at the same time. My scores didn't improve until after that. Plus my mouse thinks it's a cheetah.
I am a cheetah,and Black Swan blood flows through my veins.

eris said...

No time to catch up on comments now, but I just wanted to stop by because on a whim I went to www.dharmadoesntwantyou.com because I remember checking it out a few weeks ago when we were getting started. Check it out, whoever is messing with that (anyone here?) made a pretty cool logo.

Codysmom said...

M-L said...
Does anybody else feel like they're on a glyph hunt... only there's no glyphs?!

definitely! That's a good way to put it.

Check out my new video which I also put on the Black Swan myspace.

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool indeed...all those 1's and 0's mmm here I go again looking for clues where there are none LOL



ANM

Codysmom said...

Takes a village said...
I am a cheetah,and Black Swan blood flows through my veins.

ROFL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


eris, very interesting! In the source code there is binary that translates to BSWY. It's not me (us)! I have made it very clear on the myspace that it's a fan-made site. Wonder who is doing dharmadoesntwantyou.com??

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Codysmom said...

oops, double post (so, I deleted one)

Ange said...

I'm telling you, working in a public school is seriously impeding upon my Dharma activities! I'm not allowed to use blogger, we have computers literally made from rocks and therefore no flash to even look at DWY, then iPhone blew it's spiffy iGasket today. Sooo, I just took the test and I am Antaeus.

Thanks to everyone who takes the time to post comments, and e-mail pictures, screen caps, and info...much appreciated!

maven said...

Codysmom: Great video. I'm sure Hans is quaking in his Dharma slippers!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered one of the "best" kept truths in this ARG, the Leader board and its members...well Lucas4815 and Bad number. Finally caught up with them in a Lost forum and luckily was able to understand some critical posts they wrote in portuguese (YAY!for the half breeds like me!). Apparently they managed to get on top through fake e-mails (God knows how many..I mean they need at least 1000 points to be top 4 I calculate) and APPARENTLE as of today the leader board was frozen and they were unable to keep sending themselves emails....there's eveb talk of a purge and DWY erasing their points!(I doubt that will happen but hey, you can feel their fear lol)


ANM

Anonymous said...

@Codysomom ROLF!!That's the best vid yet! I seriously wish someone at Hoodlum, or even better, Hans himself, would watch it...let them tremble with fear HAHAHA!

ANM

Anonymous said...

Badnumbers latest Dharma point score.....a whopping 4815162342 DP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He's a hacker for sure!


ANM =o

Codysmom said...

Thanks, maven & ANM!

ange, lol, computers made from rocks (like the Flintstones?:)

ANM, I ran across that discussion between Lucas4815 and Bad Number at the Fuselage (I think) but I had a hard time following it. I understood enough to get my 20 Dharma points on my cheater acct., but I certainly don't feel it's worth that much effort to get on the leader board. Where did you hear they might get purged?

Anonymous said...

They are talking about it "now" codysmom...since I can read portugese and spanish I decided to look for them over at The Fuselage and do a little BS Spying *grins*
The 3rd test however does not allow us to invite any friends so they think something's up....they might be paranoid, just like the rest of us...I mean after sending yourself 400000+ emails, I'd be a little kookoo too!


ANM

Codysmom said...

Think I'll head over and do some BS spying, too.. lol

I just went in under my non-cheater acct and took test 3 again. It said I could challenge a friend.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Love your video codysmom.
Little does he know the purge is on.

ANM
I was wondering about the leader board earlier today. Alot of the same people seem to pop up on it.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm maybe they disabled it for a while or for some either way its irrelevant. If anyone at Hoodlum believes a single player can "recruit" 400000+ people then they are idiotic beyond description...I dont think there have ever been that many people playing not one, but all three ARGs! I mean half a million people for Pete's sake!!


ANM

DeDJeZTeR said...

Hey all,

Just checking in after blowing out some candles. Took the test, got 82 on first try, then 49, then 100 no cheat Antaeus group.

Will check back tomorrow after work.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Hey ded
Happy Birthday!! Man should have said that sooner.
100 with no cheat wow good for you!

Codysmom said...

Happy Birthday, Dedjezter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You must be pretty young to be able to get 100% without cheating on test3!

Thanks, sayid'sgirl! Yeah, I like the idea of blind-siding Hans... lol!

maven said...

Happy Birthday, Dedjezter!!!! I should check that birthday list more often!

BTW; Next in line is our own Black Swan Momma -- Codysmom on the 5th!
(Next is ib4uc on the 9th and Experimental Film on the 12th).

Sayid'sgirl said...

Yep we have alot of Sept. birthdays.

Codysmom said...

maven, ROFL, "Black Swan Momma"!!! (hope that doesn't stick, lol!)

I don't like it when I catch up to my DH's age (he's 5 months older than me:)

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Codysmom said...

testing

scoutpost said...

Well I've only skimmed the comments, but took the test. Tried the cheat but apparently did something wrong and got a 2%. I think test #1 got me conditioned to move my mouse too fast. Anyway, tried 1 time w/o the cheat and got a 99%. Not gonna try again tonite. Of course I have yet to get 100% on any of the tests, so maybe I'll stick with my 99%. :) I'm now in the Otus group. (sounds like an investment firm)
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!!! *sigh*

eris said...

Codysmom: I didn't even think to check the source earlier! So it says BSWY... I'm absolutely curious who threw that site up. I just remember someone posting a link to it back when the BSWY conversation started happening.

ANM: Thanks for the news on the leader board purge! Those points are insane. Shouldn't the DI expect that sort of cheating though? Down with the Dharma Points.

Happy birthdays all around :)

methmath said...

According to whois.net , dharmadoesntwantyou.com was registered by Dennis Acevedo, from Kentucky.
Searching a bit, I see that he is linked to various J.J.Abrams works, but I'm not sure enough if the site is fan made or not.I hope you can find something more...

http://who.godaddy.com/whoischeck.aspx?domain=DHARMAWANTSYOU.COM

This is the link, bye and forgive my bad english ^^"

methmath said...

Oops I posted the wrong link...this should be the right one:
http://www.whois.net/whois_new.cgi?d=dharmadoesntwantyou&tld=com
Happy birthday, anyway... ;)

Sayid'sgirl said...

methmath
dennis set up this blog for us.
codysmom
Loving the new avi.!!!

EmeraldIsLost said...

nice site then Dennis; very cool!!

Codysmom said...

LOL, we found dennis' site! I'm just glad it isn't "in-game" because they might have asked me to take down the BS myspace.

Over at Dark's, many are coming to the conclusion that what you do on the tests mean nothing at all as far as what group you are placed in. It seems completely random (as I have thought all along).

From DarkUfo:

Grusha posted this interesting link about a tv show:

"Darren's voice over explains that he is in fact replicating the famous BF Skinner experiment, where rewards are actually given on a random basis but the participant believes it is due to their action, and they start to repeat the action - making false connections between cause & effect."

annebeth said...
It looks like every successive task had one more group.
Test 1: 2 groups
Test 2: 3 groups
Test 3: 4 groups

Luis Filipe Fabiani said...
I think the groups are meaningless. Have you noticed how we are always evenly distributed???

Anonymous said...

Oh, I knew Dennis was rsponsible for the DDWY site...I remember him saying he was going to do something with it when we first started talking about DDWY and BSWY! Happy b-day to all, sorry Im a little late, the time difference means most of the time you guys are posting Im off in Zz land ;P
No surprise about the randemness of the grouping though, it was kind of apparent since we are so evenly distributed. Perhaps the greek names are connected to some sort of general plot line/ connecting thread that will continue throughout the ARG but not specifically to test results. Anyways...yet another week to spend in waiting..*sighs*


ANM

MadAriad said...

Hi everyone!
Just checking in - I took the test using the lento cheat but still couldn't get a very good score - I guess I really suck at this game. Now I'm off to check out the new vid on myspace and also Dennis' DDWY thing.
Things are getting more interesting, don't you think!?

MadAriad said...

BTW you guys crack me up with all the theories and stuff. It would be so awesome if BS was one of us or contacted us somehow!

MadAriad said...

Oh yeah - I'm in ganymede, polyphemus, and now enceladus. 0 Dharma points.

MadAriad said...

OMG I just thought of something. Someone mentioned that adroit was french for "right", possibly leading to that cheat. Well, the name of the test is DEXTERITY and Attentiveness Evaluation - dexter is Latin for right.
Maybe they have their standard Dharma cheat (right), and then BS put in the lento one, and they're checking out who will use which cheat. Like will we listen to Hans and avoid BS using the cheat they put in themselves, or will we use the BS cheat.

Codysmom said...

madariad, Great Find! As far as I know you're the only one to mention that dexter is Latin for right!

I also like your ideas about there being two cheats (two hints for cheats... one from DDWY itself and one from our infamous Black Swan)

I really do think we are part of a B. S. Skinner experiment!

Makes me wonder if there is any meaning to the names of our groups, either. Maybe this whole thing is just a sham... They just need replacements for their savants at their new Vic Institute:)

EmeraldIsLost said...

well done madariad; i've also not heard that dexter is latin for right before; makes me think that that right click cheat is definitely in-game; i thought it was probably just a flash-error before like a lot of others were saying; seeing as we already had the lento thing.

i agree too- the tests mean nothing, and the group names mean nothing. they are giving us nothing!! DDWY!! Go Black Swans; if we have to choose which cheat to use i'm going with Black Swan all the way!!

Anonymous said...

LOL




ANM

MadAriad said...

Haha! I knew two years of Latin study would come in handy eventually. I'm totally for the Black Swan cheat over the Dharma one!!

LOL

ib4uc said...

Sayid'sgirl said... Yep we have alot of Sept. birthdays.

VIRGOS ROCK!!!!!

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takes a village said...

Happy 1 Day late Birthday Ded. After all, March does have 32 days.
Are you making a clay bust of our old friend Hans? Congratulations on your perfect score;and Scoutpost 99% woah!
Yes Madariad,with the Black Swan cheat we can all say,"Look Ma,no Hans".

maven said...

I, too, think we're like rats in a maze (maybe Dan's experiments...LOL) and these tests means nothing, but we think they do! It does seem the distribution of the groups are pretty even and totally random.

Codysmom said...

I totally agree, Black Swan cheat!!! Go Black Swans!!!

ib4uc said...
VIRGOS ROCK!!!!!

I couldn't agree with you more... lol


takes a village said...
with the Black Swan cheat we can all say,"Look Ma,no Hans"

ROFL!!!! I love it! Can I steal that quote for the BS myspace??

I'm starting to feel like I judged Roger "Workman a little too harshly:) Here he is, a guy who lost his wife, leaving him to be a single father, and gets recruited by these sneaky, lying Dharma guys. Now, he's stuck on the Island in this little house with a crappy job. It's not a totally big surprise he turned to alcohol... lol.

Melissa_Lossa said...

Fly by comment:

Happy Birthday to codysmom and ded!

And, I'm out.

Melissa_Lossa said...

Oh, and David, if you're around - when do you want to do The Tempest? I'm ready and waiting...

Zort70 said...

A UK illusionist called Derren Brown did a TV show where he got one woman to bet on ten different horse races and win every one of them.

The thing was that he used probability to get the result for the TV show. He got large amounts of people to put a bet on a horse race out of all the people that won he got them to put bets on another, and so on until there were a few people left. He got them to put a bet on one horse in the final race.

However he presented the TV show from the perspective of the person who won bets on all the races to fool people into believing he had a system of bets that could win every race.

The point is that I think each time we get divided some one is going to be in one of the groups on the critical path that are going to "win all the bets".

I think one thing we have to do is create a map of the groups and try and work out a connection between them.

Zort70 said...

Happy Birthday from me too.

MadAriad said...

Zort - what you said makes a lot of sense to me. I think there will be something assigned to each subset at the end, or something interesting will come out of it (even if it is "random" for now.)
Maybe we'll be sorted into teams and have to play against each other. Or maybe DWY will have each subset do different things at some point, but we'll have to work together to get the big picture. hhhmmmmm.....

Codysmom said...

So, it'll be a Black Swan event! I guess we'll just have to live through all this drivel to find out.

thanks for the birthday wishes!!

Capcom said...

Happy Birthday to all September LoCos!! *<:o)

DeDJeZTeR said...

Let me get something straight...

I did cheat on the test. I used the...

"I have a crappy old i-Mac and the little balls couldn't move fast enough to be a threat"

cheat.... lol

And ThanX to all for the birthday wishes.

Anonymous said...

Yes Codysmom, I almost (aaalmost) forgot to wish you a very happy birthday!!!We should bake you a BS cake! ;P
@everyone ROLF, Ive been laughing my guts out for a while now...."Look mom, no Hans"!!!!!!!LOL


ANM

maven said...

I, too, think we're like rats in a maze (maybe Dan's experiments...LOL) and these tests means nothing, but we think they do! It does seem the distribution of the groups are pretty even and totally random.

Codysmom said...

So, now we'll have the standard Dharma cheat, the Black Swan cheat, and now dedjezter's "go-get-yourself-a-crappy-old-i-Mac" cheat. LOL!

ANM, I would love a BS cake. It's the brown, round, pungent, kind of pie-shaped kind, right?

Anonymous said...

@Codysmom yeah..I'll check the recipe with Ben,I hear he's really fond of cooking ;)


ANM

takes a village said...

Codysmom,Happy Birthday.Of course you can have that quote.
You know what they say,"Once you go Black Swan,you never go back."

Codysmom said...

Thanks, takes a village! Boy, you're full of 'em today.... lol!

Anonymous said...

Ok guys, off to Zz land...enjoy your bday day...mmm....you know what I mean!!C you 'round tomorrow



ANM

Codysmom said...

good-night, ANM! (thanks)

maven said...

Weren't we supposed to get an email from Hans dated today? According to DarkUFO, there was supposed to be one released today. Anyone get it?

Sayid'sgirl said...

Just got back from visiting with my brother. He's up from Florida, he'll be here for a week.

Happy Birthday!! To our fearless leader. (codysmom)
Long Live Black Swan!!!

Sayid'sgirl said...

maven
Nope I never got one.

Codysmom said...

thanks, sayid'sgirl!

nope, I didn't get an e-mail. (maybe the hacked video was all they needed to get the BS message out this time)

Anonymous said...

The new email is out nothing in the source code that I can see.

Anonymous said...

http://www.dharmawantsyou.com/site/emails/0904.php

maven said...

I just got my email from Hans.

"With two tests now complete I have begun compiling individual Volunteer Assessment Dossiers for release at the end of the program. The results thus far are extremely encouraging. Indeed, they are far above expectations. I feel confident you will continue to produce excellent results in the coming weeks.

There must be a gazillion dossiers they need to prepare after all the phony emails sent in for Dharma points!

Heather said...

Volunteer Assessment Dossiers
VAD aka Voice Activity Detection
Could have something to do with the voice people can hear in the new video.

KingLost said...

Just checked the source code and theres a point which says "100% important" - maybe meaning we have to get 100%

Or is that just the code?! ;-)

Zort70 said...

Got my email this morning at about 04:50 UK time.

There are no hidden messages as far as I can see.

Is it just me or does anyone else look at all the words and start to try making anagrams out of the first letters of all the highlighted ones :-)

kinglost said...

Ive emailed the screenshot of the "100% important" thing I found - hope this helps? Can anyone confirm whether this is something?

Zort70 said...

kinglost - I'm fairly sure this is just a stylesheet command to make sure that this is the most important style to be applied.

Have a look at http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS-access#UserControl for details

EmeraldIsLost said...

Boring email. interesting about the VAD thing Heather; don't know enough to know if theres anything in it though.

Happy Birthday codysmom!

Ange said...

Happy Belated Birthdays Dedjezter and Codysmom. For your present I got you a NEW POST!

Happy Friday everyone.

Anonymous said...

Well here we are again, this time we dont even get a hidden message in the emails source code...BS where are you?!
Also...I presume all the fake email accounts/ recruits took only the first of the tests (the one with the weird pics and theoreticall qestions) so the probably havent even been assigned to any groups right? How can you compile a VAD when the said volunteer hasn't participated in any of the tests...(BTW that a good way to tell hoax accounts from real ones Mr.Hoodlum!!*ahem*)


ANM

Lisa said...

well hoodlum fixed the cheat where people were making the fake accounts to get on the leader boards. Now we have nothing to do all day since they fixed it. The leader board is at a stand still. :-(

Anonymous said...

@lisa where did you hear that? (YAY!)


ANM

Lisa said...

I'm one of the people on the leader board that figured out the cheat. Now they don't work. It still won't help others get on the board since the high Dharma points are over 5000 points. But it seems to have put the board on a freeze. I always copy the board every day so I can see how it changes and after the cheat stopped working, the leader board stopped changing.

Anonymous said...

I see...well I cant say Im sorry although so far being on the Top 10 hasnt really meant anything in terms of the ARG....It is hard to believe however that the cheat was a surprise for the guys at Hoodlum so I cant help but wonder why they've decided to "cancel" it now. I guess we'll have to wait and see!



ANM

itsMrsB said...

Am I the only one who thinks that Hans Van Eegan looks much younger in this video? Are we dealing with either a person unstuck in Time or a person who has learned not to be controlled by time and and space? (and thus not a fool?)

Or do I need new glasses?