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posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 09:30 PM
whoa, hello!

hasn't anyone looked at the page lately..? nifty background now

cant read a thing though... must... save... look... at... in... PS7...

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[edit on 7-11-2004 by DarkFlame]


posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 10:27 PM

The words themselves are what are known as Lorem Ipsum, which has been used by printers for years as generic space-filling text... check Microsoft Powerpoint's slide template selector for another instance.

There's a translation on the page I linked to... it may just be filler text, but things are changing...

[edit on 11/7/2004 by Odd]

posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 10:47 PM
Your link is dead, googled it anway. It's this phrase over and over again:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

I feel dummied, I thought it was some extra important clue
way to go me

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 12:29 AM
I was a bit bored so I googled around a bit and this is what I came up with.

The passage Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit is used by typesetters and printers to dummy up a page to see how a page will look. If you used a collection of random letters and random spacing, it would not look right and the viewer would not be able to get a true idea of the pages appearence. If you used a readable text (portion of a novel or some such), you would start to read it and get distracted.

The solution typesetters came up with in the 1500s and still use today is a collection with a more-or-less normal distribution of letters that mimics actual text but does not distract the reader. These days a lot of web designers use it when they are in the early stages of building a web site. So as Odd pointed out, it may just simply be background fill on Black Labarinth.

But it seems that Lorem Ipsum is not just a random latin text. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. "Lorem ipsum" comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) written in 45 BC by Marcus Tullius Cicero. The first line of "lorem ipsum", "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...", can be read out of a line from section 1.10.32. This book was very popular during the Renaissance and it is a treatise on the theory of ethics.

The Lorem Ipsum passage, used since the 1500s

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."

Section 1.10.32 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum", written by Cicero in 45 BC

"Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?"

Translation from 1914 by H. Rackham

"But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?"

Section 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum", written by Cicero in 45 BC

"At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat."

Translation from 1914 by H. Rackham

"On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains."

Quite a cryptic little verse to say the least, but we're still left with the question as how this relates to things and if it's of any importance.

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 01:11 AM
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but the disk looks alot like something I saw while back. I was looking at a christmas music box that played those disks with the holes. You know, where each hole causes a tooth on the chime to resonate. Let me know what you think.....

here's a link and an image of what I am talking about.

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 01:32 AM
in one eternity

to be born to assert

this is your trial and trial your might

twenty three to conduct one's self to the highest part power

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 02:04 AM
All right, now this may be a little out there but here goes.

ATS is a British site.

Read the translation of 1.10.33 that I posted and relate that to Tony Blair and the war in Iraq.

Then look at just_a_pilot's translation and compare it to this story. CLICK HERE

23 MP's are trying to have Blair impeached with an old unforgotten law. I don't know if this is significant or not but what the heck.

At least I'm having fun

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 07:36 AM
I think the background is to get us to concentrate on the latin words...

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 07:54 AM
What's up guys are the threads I've been posting worthless? If so, I wish someone would speak up and say so. I could at least go back under the rock that crawled out of.

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 04:52 PM
quite intresting farhyde. actually i like that idea of a music box disc. i must look farther into that


(ps- rancid1, your posts arn't worthless! i would have commented on them, i havent goten around to it, sorry, ive been busy with projects for school)

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 08:47 AM
Has it been checked that there is only one text pattern there? There could be a single sentence missing, or this might be a text meant to deciphered with the labyrinth (a hole matches a letter). Checking ....

I didn't find anything new, the holes aren't synchronized. The size of the jpg is 2000*290 pixels, maybe this is something.

[edit on 9/11/04 by tontsum]

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 08:09 PM
The latin saying reminds me of Opus Dei and the cilice. Self punishment to achieve happiness.

posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 04:55 AM
I am really busy but think I have a solid lead will post in a few hours

posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 07:31 AM
I think the font changed again?!

Ok, thinking out loud here so that maybe this will have some impact.

The symbol in the middle of the maze is what project_pisces said it was. It is the logo for Birthright Israel. I haven't been able to find this logo anywhere else so I'm assuming that it is thier copyrighted material?

una infinitas= one infinity..... meaning everlasting... possibly one God?

I don't know, I'm just begining to think this has something to do with Israel now...

[edit on 10-11-2004 by rancid1]

posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 09:59 AM
If you are talking about the font in the background, it has not changed. I saved the image the first time i saw it, and compared that to what is there now.

Sorry i havent been able to post that on the clue site(in my sig), my life has been pretty crazy lately.


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