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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #20 on: 05/28/2014 08:35 am »
WHEN:                 Thursday, May 29. Check in begins at 6:00 p.m. PT; event begins at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Damn, another late night! Or very early morning - 2100 PT is 0300 BST, if my googling is correct.

Yup. See post #8.

That's what popped out when I added 6 PM PT to my calendar.

Cheers, Martin
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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #21 on: 05/28/2014 07:27 pm »
Well, looks like the east is in for a wait  (9:00 PM here)

I'm going to take a crack at trying to see if I can decode these markings. I took a merit badge in Boy scouts that had to deal with Morse code, so I might as well have a go at it. No harm in not trying.

So far my efforts, I have found nothing
 Edit: my attempt at Decoding it
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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #22 on: 05/28/2014 07:47 pm »
Time for unveil by time zone:

Los Angeles (U.S.A. - California) Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:00:00 PM PDT UTC-7 hours
New York (U.S.A. - New York) Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 10:00:00 PM EDT UTC-4 hours
London (United Kingdom - England) Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:00:00 AM BST UTC+1 hour
Perth (Australia - Western Australia) Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM AWST UTC+8 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Friday, May 30, 2014 at 02:00:00     


* fixed day/date.
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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #23 on: 05/28/2014 11:09 pm »
Well, looks like the east is in for a wait  (9:00 PM here)

I'm going to take a crack at trying to see if I can decode these markings. I took a merit badge in Boy scouts that had to deal with Morse code, so I might as well have a go at it. No harm in not trying.

So far my efforts, I have found nothing
 Edit: my attempt at Decoding it

I'm also taking a crack at the Dragon Codex. The inside circle has 100 ticks. The second ring has the 2 large arcs both the same length directly opposite, each other and a bit more than a quarter of the circle and 16 small ticks. The outer circle has 12 arcs. I wondered if it's some sort of date indicator but didn't seem to match the list of F1/F9 launches. Here's a marked up image for reference with 0 at the 12 o'clock position.

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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #24 on: 05/28/2014 11:18 pm »
The code contains the detailed outline of Mr Musk's plan for interplanetary colonization and global domination.....



Think "Contact"......










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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #25 on: 05/28/2014 11:40 pm »
Will someone please record and post a link to the webcast?
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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #26 on: 05/28/2014 11:41 pm »

I'm also taking a crack at the Dragon Codex. The inside circle has 100 ticks.

It seems significant that there are only 4 unique segment lengths in the outer ring, and only 2 unique segment lengths in the middle ring.

Outer ring: segment lengths are 1, 5, 9, and 12 units. These appear with a frequency of 2, 8, 1, and 1, respectively.

Middle ring: segment lengths are some fraction of one (1/2?) and 27. These appear with a frequency of  16 and 2, respectively.
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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #27 on: 05/29/2014 12:01 am »
As always, knowing whether there's an answer is half the road to figuring out what it is....
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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #28 on: 05/29/2014 12:07 am »
Hrmmm.. perhaps the plaques on Pioneer 10 and 11 are involved in the Dragon logo?

I'm hesitant to include the image here, because these famous plaques contain line drawings of a nude man and woman, and I'm unsure if this is okay by site rules. I don't see anything specific in the rules against this, so... I'll insert the image, with apologies in advance (plus a request to delete this post) to the mods if I've misinterpreted the rules.

The famous plaque on Pioneer 10 and 11;
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c6/Pioneer10-plaque.jpg/970px-Pioneer10-plaque.jpg

It's the radial lines that the Dragon logo evoked for me, and those radial lines are binary code for the range from the sun to 14 pulsars, using the spin-flip of hydrogen as the base unit.

So, I'm wondering; could the Dragon logo mystery circles be the same sort of binary encoding (circular lines instead of linear)? 
 

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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #29 on: 05/29/2014 12:41 am »
I'm also taking a crack at the Dragon Codex. The inside circle has 100 ticks. The second ring has the 2 large arcs both the same length directly opposite, each other and a bit more than a quarter of the circle and 16 small ticks. The outer circle has 12 arcs....
It seems peculiar that the inner "clock" ticks don't have a consistant phase with the short segments in the middle ring.
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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #30 on: 05/29/2014 12:44 am »
You have to think in 3-D.
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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #31 on: 05/29/2014 12:53 am »
It might be an artist version of a medieval Keep castle?  Where else to house your dragon.

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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #32 on: 05/29/2014 01:10 am »
Due to International Trade and Arms Regulations, this event is open to U.S. Citizens and Green Card holders only.  (Funny, as the title of the e-mail was "You're invited!" Boooooo! Not that I can afford the flight ;D)

For those who cannot attend in person, this event will also be webcast LIVE at www.spacex.com/webcast.

Damn. I happen to be in Los Angeles on holiday for the next week, and I happen to have tomorrow evening free - but I'm Australian! Oh well. Live stream it is.

I couldn't even make friends with an SpX employee to get a tour either :( - ah well. I'm sure I'll be back :)


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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #33 on: 05/29/2014 01:19 am »
I'm also taking a crack at the Dragon Codex. The inside circle has 100 ticks. The second ring has the 2 large arcs both the same length directly opposite, each other and a bit more than a quarter of the circle and 16 small ticks. The outer circle has 12 arcs....
It seems peculiar that the inner "clock" ticks don't have a consistant phase with the short segments in the middle ring.

Yes, that's what I was wondering about as well.  I think it's a tell that there's no message in this bottle.

Regrettably...  Since it is a great tease...
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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #34 on: 05/29/2014 01:22 am »
The code contains the detailed outline of Mr Musk's plan for interplanetary colonization and global domination.....

Think "Contact"......

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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #35 on: 05/29/2014 01:23 am »
Ok, last post on this, as fun as it is. As I've mentioned, it's the Dragon as if you were looking straight at it.

Or not...
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« Reply #36 on: 05/29/2014 01:27 am »
Hold the phones! I knew I'd seen this thing before!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #37 on: 05/29/2014 01:46 am »
Hold the phones! I knew I'd seen this thing before!!!!!!!!

I LIKE it!
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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #38 on: 05/29/2014 02:15 am »
You'd think this was a party thread or something.

I am torn by two opposing ideas
1) give it to the video decode team
2) sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

I think someone in SpaceX said "make it just enough non random looking that the fan boys go crazy"
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Re: SpaceX: Dragon V2 Unveil - Discussion/Party Thread.
« Reply #39 on: 05/29/2014 02:20 am »
Not sure what their orbits are but...

logo represents the orbits of earth moon, mars etc in relation to each other or launch/return windows
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