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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: E8 {eon8} Reply with quote

www.eon8.com
www.eon8.org
www.eon8.net

What do you think it is? What do you think will happen?

http://eon8theinvestigation.ytmnd.com/

There is a little thing that tries to find out... pretty interesting.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea what it is. The one thing I know, it's all over Socom 3's message boards online in the game.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:01 pm    Post subject: odd Reply with quote

I can't access the sites any of them and also if it is about killing non Socialists I hate to say it but I am one so I might check the NSM site (a mockery of what true Socialism is) to see if it says anything since Hitler was in the socialist party and this site is flakey. If anyone has spare time an wants to check them out goto: www.nsm88.com I warn you though this is a rather insane site and I don't support their views other than the ideals of a Socialist government.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:17 pm    Post subject: nothing Reply with quote

I did a basic search of www.nsm88.com and found nothing but if they protest during my vacation to Chicago I'm rioting and throwing shit at them (possibly literally if I get pissed enough).
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As of July 1st, 2006, the E8 Project has completed.
The purpose of this project was to determine the reactions of the internet public to lack of information.
History
The domain eon8.com was chosen, as it is short, easily remembered, and eon9 was already registered.
It was originally posted on www.msfn.org, but was promptly removed as 'spam'. It was enough time for it to be copied to other forums throughout December 2005.
Results
We were amazed to discover that the site was instantly linked with terrorism, simply for the fact that it seems mysterious. Evil was the number one first impression people had of the site, in spite of the fact that there are no threats on the site. The only thing Eon 8 says is "We don't want you here". Nothing else.
Other less disappointing opinions were social experimentation (which was correct), James Bond movie viral marketing, and promotions for video games.
For many people, being faced with a countdown timer was an instant reason to try to shut down or hack the site. This is a worrying reaction, that if someone doesn't understand something they must destroy it. As a result, the servers have been hit quite hard these last few days, but luckily 99% of the 'hackers' could easily be described as 'l4me n00bs'.
Another worrying example of paranoia was how quickly people would jump to conclusions, such as telephoning the registered owner of a dog seen in a photograph on a server that hosts a page that links to eon8.
Surprises
The folks at Unfiction.com were the most resourceful and inventive, they successfully managed to decrypt several of the 'codes' on the site, forcing them to be re-encrypted using more secure methods.
FAQ
What about eon5.com?
Nothing to do with us. Pure coincidence, but worked in our favor.

What about the 8th eon being the end of the world?
We picked Eon 8 because Eon 9 was already taken. We didn't know about the significance of this. Eon is a cool sounding word!

Why July 1st?
We didn't know how long it would take to get the word out using our subtle promotion methods. We allowed over 6 months.

What do the codes on the site mean?
They're mostly randomly generated integers encrypted with md5, but with certain letters removed and replaced. The Logs page is simply based on the current timestamp, encrypted and modified. You can't decrypt them, they really are random numbers.

What is the Deployment Map?
They're dots placed over major cities and several random locations, it was done mostly from memory. The random gif filename is an added touch to force a slight delay on loading, which looks more impressive in Internet Explorer, but not as much in Firefox.

What's the password?
There isn't one. If you did somehow manage to get in, you'd see an empty folder with a single text file that says "This is a decoy folder. Please connect to the internal secure network".

Can I see your website statistics?
Yes, click here.

Are you anything to do with Scientology?
Did you see anything talking about a Free Personality Test or Xenu? Use your brain.

Who are you, really?
The most I can tell you is I am a 23 year old web designer from Florida named Mike. I can't narrow it down anymore than that. When I say 'we', I really mean 'me'.
Conclusions
People take things too seriously and panic over the most trivial things. But at the same time there are many people out there who think things through without jumping to conclusions. You can't let pointless speculation rule your lives and force you to live in fear.
In Closing
Thanks to everyone who kept things interesting, especially to the folks at unfiction. Sorry there is no ARG for you to play, but at least you had fun while it lasted.


Click here for one Final Message from Eon 8

BE HAPPY
THE END
Sincerely, x21b

Happy birthday, mtcaptain. From 'ls224' (aka x21b). Yes that really was me in the #eon-8 channel"

Naught but a brilliant social experiment... Worthy a novel, really.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I was quite disappointed, but I guess me sharing it was the point. Weird, nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:22 pm    Post subject: damn Reply with quote

And I wanted to have to call up and proffessor from 2 years ago who works at NGA to see about this, but if it was terrorism holy shit governments could lock in on the members houses (IP trackers work if you can hack (or get a warrent for) the ISP's servers) and should anyone be affected by web terroeism from this site I know governments could raid the leaders houses with just cause then they would be fucked. But that would have really sucked if NSM had anything on this since NSM while they have mutated the true meaning of Socialism they are quite organized when they get together and discuss protesting (still hoping they don't do it during my Chicago vacation since it's set for anytime in Summer).
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live right outside of Chicago, and we really don't get protests very often. I really doubt it would happen and it wouldn't really affect you... Laughing I can see why you are worried, though.

What are you heading up to Chicago for?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:52 am    Post subject: well Reply with quote

I'm heading there for just a vacation and I'm going with my Grandma (she's paying so I don't care) and my aunt will meet us there, she lives 2 hours away in Wisconsin and we live down in southern Illinois by Scott Air Force Base near St. Louis. But I have to wait until late july since I have band that started in late June and goes until mid July and also my aunt is in Europe with her daughter going to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland only major problem I see is my aunt yook German for 2 years so she can speak some and my cousin took French (my aunt did to).

P.S. If there's typoes it's because I have a headache and I can't see well, plus it's almost 4:00 A.M. Insomnia sucks ass plus I crashed (stop and sort of pass out basically) about midday from not sleeping for the last few days.
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