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mjweb

mjweb

Sky Pirate

from coast2coast
2,343 posts

Has anyone else notice that mhstatic.com (Macheist's backdoor) is in a state of flux. It appears to portend some unwitting clues about MH III. Check it out.

http://img.skitch.com/20081221-kdfaje5hj98m114jr1f2dh4xwx.jpg

www.mjweber.com | Flickr

December 21, 2008 6:32 pm
mjweb

mjweb

Sky Pirate

from coast2coast
2,343 posts

Maybe the infrastructure backbone for MHIII?

The source code points to:
http://www.lighttpd.net

lighttpd powers several popular Web 2.0 sites like YouTube, wikipedia and meebo. Its high speed io-infrastructure allows them to scale several times better with the same hardware than with alternative web-servers.

www.mjweber.com | Flickr

December 21, 2008 6:39 pm
boboboe

boboboe

Moderator

from Eastern Canada
2,356 posts

Hmm, I don't know. Looks more like they just haven't finished installing whatever Lighttpd is, as the default page (the one linked to) is still up, but with broken image links.

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December 21, 2008 7:13 pm
blazedragon555

blazedragon555

Sky Pirate

from NYC
1,030 posts

LIGHTTPD is a web server. They're just redoing the site with LIGHTTPD so when the bundle comes 'round, the servers won't explode.

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December 21, 2008 7:32 pm
ktx

ktx

Automaton Tech

from Wouldn't you like to know?
474 posts

I think you are way over-analyzing this. That's just the default lighttpd page for Fedora, and since mhstatic.com isn't meant to be visited whoever set it up didn't bother to change to page. If you haven't noticed, they use mhstatic.com to server up all of their downloads.

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December 21, 2008 7:37 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

Moderator

3,580 posts

LOL, fixed smile

mhstatic.com

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December 21, 2008 8:05 pm
geld

geld

Tinkerer

17 posts

Wow... you thought too much!

December 21, 2008 8:11 pm
mjweb

mjweb

Sky Pirate

from coast2coast
2,343 posts

I said it was "the infrastructure backbone for MHIII". No conspiracy theories. I was just being observant. smile

www.mjweber.com | Flickr

December 21, 2008 8:32 pm
reesmaxwell

reesmaxwell

Automaton Tech

from Eugene, OR
383 posts

jpdyson wrote:

LOL, fixed smile

mhstatic.com

Damn it ... there's that monkey again!  If you cross your eyes and stare at the 'static' you'll see Hubert pop out in 3D.  (Magiceye.com like.)  That's awesome!  wink

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December 21, 2008 11:22 pm
mjweb

mjweb

Sky Pirate

from coast2coast
2,343 posts

Now (they) put static up on mhstatic.com... Get it? Very funny!
http://img.skitch.com/20081222-j9ghmp3enq3miwswc3rheyb1j5.jpg

www.mjweber.com | Flickr

December 22, 2008 12:35 am
ktx

ktx

Automaton Tech

from Wouldn't you like to know?
474 posts

mjweb wrote:

Now (they) put static up on mhstatic.com... Get it? Very funny!
http://img.skitch.com/20081222-j9ghmp3e … eyb1j5.jpg

Wow, fast.

It's actually pretty funny big_smile

Vitamin C Power!

December 22, 2008 12:58 am
mjweb

mjweb

Sky Pirate

from coast2coast
2,343 posts

I'm confident (they) will give me (my) backdoor back after the final mission. cool

www.mjweber.com | Flickr

December 22, 2008 3:42 am

lanec

Urchin

1 posts

You forgot the title tag on the static page... poor thing :-( it doesn't validate :-(

December 22, 2008 3:45 am
JPDyson

JPDyson

Moderator

3,580 posts

Wow... people are validating source code already. You're reaching smile

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December 22, 2008 11:50 am
johnred

johnred

Directorate

1,869 posts

And I'm surprised that nobody's found the new server yet. It's designed to "support the heavens".

Gotta love micro-heists sans loot... unless you consider bragging rights something worth competing for...

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MacHeist Director
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December 22, 2008 12:00 pm
artist-illustrator.net

artist-illustrator.net

Dirigible Captain

from Manchester, UK
3,027 posts

some people see a heist wherever they look big_smile

I'm feeling old

December 22, 2008 12:10 pm
Adrammelech

Adrammelech

Big Game Hunter

from Gallifrey
626 posts

johnred wrote:

And I'm surprised that nobody's found the new server yet. It's designed to "support the heavens".

MHAtlas?

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December 22, 2008 12:19 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

Moderator

3,580 posts

johnred wrote:

And I'm surprised that nobody's found the new server yet. It's designed to "support the heavens".

Gotta love micro-heists sans loot... unless you consider bragging rights something worth competing for...

I believe you thrive on provoking wild speculation of the red herring variety.

But, for the record, it could refer to Atlas or perhaps even native american mythology (that four birds, or other animals, support the heavens).

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December 22, 2008 1:05 pm
squawky

squawky

Big Game Hunter

from Miskatonic University
775 posts

Nevermind the turtles (that's not just a Discworld thing), or the Pillars that support Heaven.

(Personally, I prefer the Pillars of Creation, but that's a geek thing...)

"I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues." -- Duke Ellington

December 22, 2008 3:26 pm
Gordon1470

Gordon1470

Automaton Tech

from Bloomington, IL
403 posts

johnred wrote:

And I'm surprised that nobody's found the new server yet. It's designed to "support the heavens".

Gotta love micro-heists sans loot... unless you consider bragging rights something worth competing for...

I really don't get it...

I'm gonna go with MHAtlas, but that doesn't work...

The Master would not approve.

December 22, 2008 4:45 pm
mjweb

mjweb

Sky Pirate

from coast2coast
2,343 posts

The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.
Steve
Job 26:11

Isn't LIGHTTPD the new server?

www.mjweber.com | Flickr

December 22, 2008 5:24 pm
99

99

Automaton Tech

from lacolhost
115 posts

mjweb wrote:

Isn't LIGHTTPD the new server?

Lighttpd is a web server software. Like Apache, but way better on handling many simultaneous connections and high load. Frankly, it's a lovely software for running sites like MacHeist.

#include <unistd.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
void main(){int p=ntohl(0x6E696E65);int q[]={p,ntohl(0x7479),p,0xA};write(1,&q,0x10);}

December 22, 2008 5:59 pm
mjweb

mjweb

Sky Pirate

from coast2coast
2,343 posts

Thanks 99. I enjoyed your work in Get Smart. wink

www.mjweber.com | Flickr

December 22, 2008 8:22 pm
WhiteFang

WhiteFang

Dirigible Captain

from a cliff in the arctic ocean.
2,847 posts

Methinks John is referring to their use of Amazon S3 smile

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December 22, 2008 8:36 pm
WalrusCP

WalrusCP

Big Game Hunter

from NoVA
897 posts

WhiteFang wrote:

Methinks John is referring to their use of Amazon S3 smile

Methinks you are most likely correct.

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December 22, 2008 8:50 pm
bensor

bensor

Automaton Tech

from Colorado
222 posts

WalrusCP wrote:
WhiteFang wrote:

Methinks John is referring to their use of Amazon S3 smile

Methinks you are most likely correct.

+1

December 22, 2008 9:06 pm
99

99

Automaton Tech

from lacolhost
115 posts

mjweb wrote:

Thanks 99. I enjoyed your work in Get Smart. wink

Thanks. smile ...oh wait. lol

#include <unistd.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
void main(){int p=ntohl(0x6E696E65);int q[]={p,ntohl(0x7479),p,0xA};write(1,&q,0x10);}

December 22, 2008 10:06 pm
mjweb

mjweb

Sky Pirate

from coast2coast
2,343 posts

+2
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><head><style type="text/css">body {    background: black url(http://s3.amazonaws.com/macheist/static.jpg) no-repeat center center;}</style></head><body></body></html>

www.mjweber.com | Flickr

December 22, 2008 10:39 pm
johnred

johnred

Directorate

1,869 posts

If this is the best you all can do, you're definitely gonna be sucking by the time we really start MH3.

The person who said MHAtlas was the closest so far...

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MacHeist Director
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December 23, 2008 1:13 am
drtaru

drtaru

Moderator

from [REDACTED]
539 posts

It's clearly amazon's cloud hosting thing.

People in the IRC are going nuts about this, quite comical.

all the images on the site now go to s3.amazonaws.com/macheist/*

even the MHII logo at the top of the forum.

---- Andrew Clark Macheist Moderator ----
MaxJG: i just imagined your computer sticking it's finger down it's throat and vomiting up oracle-owned bile
MaxJG: it was weird

December 23, 2008 1:27 am
Adrammelech

Adrammelech

Big Game Hunter

from Gallifrey
626 posts

johnred wrote:

The person who said MHAtlas was the closest so far...

Oh!
...that was me! big_smile
Rather nice considering it was a wild guess...after Atlas, I have no clue at all!

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December 23, 2008 1:39 am
mjweb

mjweb

Sky Pirate

from coast2coast
2,343 posts

johnred wrote:

If this is the best you all can do, you're definitely gonna be sucking by the time we really start MH3.

The person who said MHAtlas was the closest so far...

I have no clue, John. But the new mhstatic page reminds me of the star field from MH II.
http://mhstatic.com/img/blackout/star_field.mov

More interesting, yet useless, minutiae.

www.mjweber.com | Flickr

December 23, 2008 1:55 am
bassistboy1619

bassistboy1619

Gearhead

from Wisconsin
86 posts

Well, I CAN tell you it's not www.atlasmh.com

Let It Be.

December 23, 2008 5:09 am
Snosaes

Snosaes

Gearhead

53 posts

So how about (Mount) Olympus?
Even though I like "mHOLYmpus.com" quite much, no success here.

December 23, 2008 12:29 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

Moderator

3,580 posts

Atlas was a Titan...

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December 23, 2008 12:37 pm
Snosaes

Snosaes

Gearhead

53 posts

... who supported the heavens.  Which is what johnred said. - Yes, I know.

December 23, 2008 1:00 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

Moderator

3,580 posts

Snosaes wrote:

... who supported the heavens.  Which is what johnred said. - Yes, I know.

You just proved that you missed my point; nothing more. I'll keep laughing to myself over here.

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December 23, 2008 2:06 pm
bensor

bensor

Automaton Tech

from Colorado
222 posts

http://mhtitan.com/
I found it!

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><head><style type="text/css">body {    background: black url(http://s3.amazonaws.com/macheist/titan.jpg) no-repeat center center;}</style></head><body></body></html>

December 23, 2008 2:19 pm
mokk84

mokk84

Urchin

6 posts

While Atlas is the most prominent figure for supporting the heavens, I don't know if I'm going off on a tangent... but most religions had some sort of quadrite system of supporting the heavens. Or a system of four supporting pillars and one central. For example, various native american cultures thought that either a mix of four animals or elements of nature supported the heavens, the Mayan's had a tree Yaxche, whilst ancient Chinese myths also had their own take. Furthermore, it was argued that part of the function of the Tower of Babel was to do so. The Ancient Egyptians had a Pillar of Heaven, and the Japanese also had one or two pillars. The Egyptian God Heh specifically is known to have supported the sky in similar fashion to Atlas.

nothing yet, but I suppose I'll keep looking. Anyways, food for thought.
-------------

Oh wow, that was obvious, I thought I tried Titan earlier and it didn't work... must've missed it, at least it was a great learning opportunity.

December 23, 2008 2:21 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

Moderator

3,580 posts

MY GOODNESS you guys are dense.

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December 23, 2008 2:22 pm
bensor

bensor

Automaton Tech

from Colorado
222 posts

jpdyson wrote:

MY GOODNESS you guys are dense.

No I'm not.
http://mhtitan.com/

December 23, 2008 2:24 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

Moderator

3,580 posts

bensor wrote:
jpdyson wrote:

MY GOODNESS you guys are dense.

No I'm not.
http://mhtitan.com/

Not talking about you, friend. I'm talking about the obvious hints and the not-so-subtle one I had to drop before anybody else found it.

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December 23, 2008 2:31 pm
bensor

bensor

Automaton Tech

from Colorado
222 posts

Oh. Okay. That was pretty obvious. I can't believe I missed it the first time.

December 23, 2008 2:34 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

Moderator

3,580 posts

OK, so I suppose that does lump you into "you guys" but either way, here's the point: the clues are going to get a lot more obscure. The steps it took to figure out mhtitan.com were pretty simple.

-We know of MHstatic.com
-John says the new server is designed to "support the heavens"
-Greek mythology figure Atlas is cursed to support the heavens.
[stop here and try variations of macheist and atlas for a while]
-Atlas was a Titan...
-Boom. MHtitan.com

It's going to get a LOT harder if previous heists are any indication. I chose not to spoil the fun for that reason. It's a lootless heist, yes. But not a fruitless one.

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December 23, 2008 2:40 pm
johnred

johnred

Directorate

1,869 posts

http://macheist.com/img/forums/Titan.png

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MacHeist Director
tap tap tap chief

December 23, 2008 3:07 pm
artist-illustrator.net

artist-illustrator.net

Dirigible Captain

from Manchester, UK
3,027 posts

I thought he was the son of titans Clymene and someone whos name escapes me ? ?  if you're the son of two titans, doesn't that make you a titan ? ?

My Greek mythology is very rusty.

*goes of to research the titans*

EDIT: hes the son of Iapetus and Clymene.

found this also

Besides the Olympian gods and goddesses, the Titans produced other offspring, either themselves or through mating with other creatures. The second generation Titans included Atlas.


so Atlas was a second generation titan. thats good enough for me smile

I'm feeling old

December 23, 2008 3:12 pm
bensor

bensor

Automaton Tech

from Colorado
222 posts

Darn! I guess I'll keep looking.

December 23, 2008 3:12 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

Moderator

3,580 posts

Wikipedia calls him a Titan

http://www.quicksnapper.com/files/145/14327508334951027E9D4A5.png
[click image for QuickSnapper link]

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December 23, 2008 3:12 pm
bensor

bensor

Automaton Tech

from Colorado
222 posts

I'm confused.

December 23, 2008 3:13 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

Moderator

3,580 posts

bensor wrote:

I'm confused.

Don't be confused - "titan" was close enough. You found what you were supposed to find, even with a questionable hint.

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December 23, 2008 3:20 pm
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