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Stephen Hawking’s Face Took Over Times Square with This Cryptic Message and No One Knows Why

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posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 11:53 PM
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Hola good folks of ATS - apparently "Stephen Hawking’s Face Took Over Times Square with This Cryptic Message and No One Knows Why"






A photograph of Stephen Hawking appeared on a group of billboards in Times Square yesterday alongside a cryptic numerical code, and now the Internet is left to decipher what this all means.

The image of the theoretical physicist was displayed on the billboards in New York along with the numbers 48, 16 and 11, before being posted to Imgur and Reddit accompanied by the caption: "No one seemed to take note that Stephen Hawkings face and a mysterious numerical code took over a group of billboards in Times Square this morning. I took a picture. What does it mean?"


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Obviously a good old bit of attention seeking but any ideas out there about what the dickens it means?




posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 11:57 PM
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I can't picture Stephen Hawking being a part of some kind of scam or wasteful silliness so my curiosity is indeed... piqued.

Of course I could totally be wrong and he may like to party in tuxedo tshirts. Who knows?


Someone will figure it out I'm sure! Too bad he's part of it or he could help out a bit. Speed up the process.
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posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 11:58 PM
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originally posted by: karl 12
Hola good folks of ATS - apparently "Stephen Hawking’s Face Took Over Times Square with This Cryptic Message and No One Knows Why"






A photograph of Stephen Hawking appeared on a group of billboards in Times Square yesterday alongside a cryptic numerical code, and now the Internet is left to decipher what this all means.

The image of the theoretical physicist was displayed on the billboards in New York along with the numbers 48, 16 and 11, before being posted to Imgur and Reddit accompanied by the caption: "No one seemed to take note that Stephen Hawkings face and a mysterious numerical code took over a group of billboards in Times Square this morning. I took a picture. What does it mean?"


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Obviously a good old bit of attention seeking but any ideas out there about what the dickens it means?


Those are part of the winning combination of numbers on tomorrows lottery.
I think Hawking is trying to give out some hints based on his theory of connected lottery-multi-verse, ripples in the fabric of odds and probability.



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posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 12:06 AM
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a reply to: karl 12
I have no idea but I'm intrigued. He doesn't come across as the type to pull pranks. If you find out more, could you keep us updated, please?



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 12:06 AM
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originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein

originally posted by: karl 12
Hola good folks of ATS - apparently "Stephen Hawking’s Face Took Over Times Square with This Cryptic Message and No One Knows Why"






A photograph of Stephen Hawking appeared on a group of billboards in Times Square yesterday alongside a cryptic numerical code, and now the Internet is left to decipher what this all means.

The image of the theoretical physicist was displayed on the billboards in New York along with the numbers 48, 16 and 11, before being posted to Imgur and Reddit accompanied by the caption: "No one seemed to take note that Stephen Hawkings face and a mysterious numerical code took over a group of billboards in Times Square this morning. I took a picture. What does it mean?"


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Obviously a good old bit of attention seeking but any ideas out there about what the dickens it means?


Those are part of the winning combination of numbers on tomorrows lottery.
I think Hawking is trying to give out some hints based on his theory of connected lottery-multi-verse, ripples in the fabric of odds and probability.




Well I am sold. Those will definitely be on a couple of my tickets tomorrow. i have big plans for that money.
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posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 12:10 AM
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Hurray! Another popular strange code thing for the Internet to figure out.

I love these, but I would say the information given is a bit too lacking. My bets going with this being one of several 'messages'



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 12:12 AM
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originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein

originally posted by: karl 12
Hola good folks of ATS - apparently "Stephen Hawking’s Face Took Over Times Square with This Cryptic Message and No One Knows Why"






A photograph of Stephen Hawking appeared on a group of billboards in Times Square yesterday alongside a cryptic numerical code, and now the Internet is left to decipher what this all means.

The image of the theoretical physicist was displayed on the billboards in New York along with the numbers 48, 16 and 11, before being posted to Imgur and Reddit accompanied by the caption: "No one seemed to take note that Stephen Hawkings face and a mysterious numerical code took over a group of billboards in Times Square this morning. I took a picture. What does it mean?"


link



Obviously a good old bit of attention seeking but any ideas out there about what the dickens it means?


Those are part of the winning combination of numbers on tomorrows lottery.
I think Hawking is trying to give out some hints based on his theory of connected lottery-multi-verse, ripples in the fabric of odds and probability.




I'm going to play those numbers and if I win, I will buy Mr. Hawking a new speak and spell.

I am only teasing. The man could crush me with one brain cell. But you could be right... maybe he is hinting at odds here. That's the best idea so far at any rate.
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posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 12:20 AM
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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe

I'm going to play those numbers and if I win, I will buy Mr. Hawking a new speak and spell.


Good luck with that one


One of my mates suggested his wheelchair has become self aware but then he is a bit of a sick puppy.




originally posted by: Skid Mark


I have no idea but I'm intrigued. He doesn't come across as the type to pull pranks. If you find out more, could you keep us updated, please?



Ha sure will mate and was put in mind of this cheeky time travel experiment he once pulled - maybe he's at it again.


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posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 12:25 AM
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Cheat codes to enable wheelchair warp speed?

(Technically I'm allowed to make cheeky distasteful wheelchair jokes seeing as I've spent the last 13 years in one myself, I think that's how it works, I struggle in this new fangled PC world)



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 12:31 AM
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I love codes..and potential overt hacking incidents.



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 12:33 AM
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originally posted by: Qumulys
Cheat codes to enable wheelchair warp speed?

(Technically I'm allowed to make cheeky distasteful wheelchair jokes seeing as I've spent the last 13 years in one myself, I think that's how it works, I struggle in this new fangled PC world)


Does it make me a bad person that I found this comment to be really, really funny?



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 12:36 AM
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The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.


youtu.be...
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posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 12:39 AM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

Seeing as Stephen Hawking has appeared in quite a few comedic type roles, I think he's ok with a little light hearted humour about his condition. Trust me, it's far more depressing being around people who constantly try and tippy-toe there way around my chair. My family sticks the boot into me any chance they can for a laugh. Heck, even my dog plays chasey with me to get his ball, then runs up about three steps just out of reach and sits there to taunt me!

As for the real reason of these numbers... My best guess would be a countdown to tv special, or perhaps release time of a new scientific paper?
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posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 12:57 AM
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There is the possibility that he didn't do this and someone else hacked his face and the code?? ....but if it was Hawkins then 11-16-48 could be a date ? ( November 16 , 2048) ...or unless your suppose to read the numbers up and down and not left to right...which means 411 and 861 . I don't know...just thinking outside the box !



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 01:09 AM
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Im guessing this is a prediction from mister Hawking...

1948, Israel declared an independent state

look for something in November of this year...

Perhaps he knows something the rest of us don't?




posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 01:10 AM
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Nothing more than an electronic crop circle.

Made by two guys with some rope and a stick.



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 01:11 AM
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So the link to Reddit linked to that imgur link... Any other confirmation? A few things stand out to me making me think this is just bored photoshopping.

I've seen a lot of hurr durr powerball comments, a few David Bowie comments, and really nothing of substance. I also kinda doubt this is legit because I haven't seen it anywhere but 4chan or Reddit after I Googled.

Best comment I saw was this:

48-16-11 = 21

2+1 = 3

Half Life 3 confirmed!

I know it's an old meme, but it still amuses me anytime numerology comes up.

Whatever it is, it's not going to e exciting, but thank you OP for brining us into the loop!



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 01:56 AM
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Hmmm...

Well, the corresponding elements by number would be Cadmium (48, Cd), Sulfur (16, S), and Sodium (11, Na). Going by atomic weights (and it pains me to round to whole numbers on these...) it's Titanium (48, Ti), Oxygen (16, O), and Boron (11, B).

I'm not really going anywhere with this. It's 3am local time and I'm pretty tired. Just the first thing that came to mind.



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 02:04 AM
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originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: karl 12

Im guessing this is a prediction from mister Hawking...

1948, Israel declared an independent state

look for something in November of this year...

Perhaps he knows something the rest of us don't?



Checked news and even birthdays of people for this date. Nothing listed

But if it is days , hours and minutes
Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:11:00 PM
And that makes it on Leap Day
Interesting


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posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 02:15 AM
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Could be a Latitude and corresponding Longitude - 48 degrees, 16 minutes, 11 seconds (S or N / E or W)...

N/W..


N/E


S/W


S/E



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