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The following is the Hammer-BS decryption of a DSS-4 in perfect condition that was found in Outer Roh Cloud.  He believes it to be some kind of report from a geological mission to Perasca.  Hammer removed a lot of the corrupted characters.

110901387.1(…)

Emi(…)e, we finally arri(…)rasca. We will comm(…)je with land wit(…)he next few days, but we are not ho(…)ul. From what we c(…)station is planetwi(…)ave received no transmission(…)e surface and the CO2 in the atmo(…)creased signific(…)We will land nea(…)f Khor(…)Faba and will proce(…)om there. We have only beg(…)ollect data, but we are seeing some noticeable changes.

Original Current

Mass (1024kg) 0.612 tbd

Dia(…)er (km) 6889 6866

Density (kg)(…)tbd

(…),/s2) 3.7 tbd

Escape Velocity (km/s) 5.3 tbd

Rotation PC(…)yd (hrs) 24.6 24.2

I will se(…)other update next cycle. We hope to hav(…)ditional orbital and atmos(…)eric data at that time.

The second decryption (from a Rare DSS-1 found in The Narrow Canal) is one that I had actually accomplished back on 118.6.14.  All I could see was a jumble of symbols and DSS_116.6.11D1B-0punctuation.  But Hammer-BS used his amazing ability to recognize patterns and realized it was actually a image if you stepped back and looked at the pattern rather than at the symbols themselves.

Unfortunately, I’m still not sure if we are any closer to knowing what this actually is.

 

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tonight starting at around 2030 a small strike force consisting of the following pilots:

clanlord
Darkness
Morris
Tui
Gen.TRA

set out to see if it was possible to destroy the hives in C1102
4 bombers and 1 phoenix as fighter support ( flown by Gen.TRA) set out on this task

we focused our nuke strike at the central hive in the sector in the initial attack run

second run Darkness went for the central hive while myself and tui went for the hives at 11k out

3the run we targeted the central hive again and Darkness managed to destroy it

then the strangest thing happened the hive respawned instantly.

as far as previous intel reported we were led to believe that we had 60 minutes to destroy the hives in a sector after the first one was destroyed , but given the instant respawn this seems like an impossible task .

we are holding attack operations for now until more intel becomes available

regards Clanlord

CEO -=DSRG=-

Klatsches Hold

I logged-in to duty today and was surprised to find quite a few others on duty as well.  As far as I can tell, the roids are still not cooling properly (although some did look to be a lighter shade of blue) and there are currently no faction or TRI missions.  So I guess everyone was flux-hunting, hauling or pureing.

I was just on to tune beacons.  I did one run up through Ekoos and RV over to Tripoint.  Then a run from Tripoint through Path of Hordes to QC.  Then a last run from QC over to KH.  Other than the number of people I saw on F5, nothing much exciting.

Well, the mission went off as planned, unfortunately. I hated to see megacredits worth of lab go up like that, but trust me on this – you didn’t want that lab in the hands of those AIs.

“DPDQ”, though… days after it happens, they pop on to send a message in hex (much less complicated than just sending a message in Standard – which they obviously know, since the hex corresponded to Standard on a letter-by-letter basis – huh?) saying “no more”. Uh, yeah, I won’t blow up any more one-of-a-kind computer labs at Amananth station, thanks for the reminder. Oh, and thanks for all the help fending off the AI hackers trying to take it over, by the way.

Could have used some help, but hey, make sure you scold me for blowing it up when both my cybernetically-enhanced connections, and the literal creator of the AIs in question can’t keep out that same group of AIs from a lab in *your* station, that *you* pledged to help safeguard – because we’re both flesh-and-blood pitted against AIs. Raw computing power trumps age and sagacity, I’m afraid.

Whatever “DPDQ” is, though, it’s a brain-damaged idiot. Oh well. So long, new Aman AI – and thanks for all the fish.

BASIC’s brute force attempts on the CWCC’s security continue unabated, with only a minor downtick in severity during the Antiflux resupply project. (Probably due to Avicenna’s attention being split as he navigated). Aelagi continues to stem the tide, but even she can’t keep this up forever. I’m really hoping we won’t have to resort to the measures I’ve established as a fallback.

Time is slipping away from us – and I really don’t want to do what it seems I’m being forced to do. Our cooperation was very much situational, and didn’t stem from any renewed goodwill on their part.