i] TT Codes - As far as I am able to ascertain,Zodiac was referring to sound wave technology,as a ''surreal twist'' on a fundamentally satirical essay.It seems therefore,that ''TT'' stands for ''TeleType'',with reference to the physical outcome,as was the case with TeleType tape being emitted from a Teleprinter.
ii] ''NFC''- This abbreviation was ''locked'' inside the passage : ACUSES NFC NEAR CREDIT.Therefore,unlikely to stand in any other order or form than,precisely ''NFC'' - Neo Fascist Cops.
iii] ''UCLA'' - University of California,Los Angeles.
iv] ''LA'' Strikes - Los Angeles industrial and public sector Strikes - as was the case,with unofficial ones emerging,at the time of the creation of the ''340'' cipher.
Post by Rubislaw32 on Dec 27, 2017 17:37:37 GMT -8
In examining Rubislaw 32's ''Final Solution'' to Zodiac's ''340'',there is little doubt,that it is intended as a work of satire.
I have already highlighted its context,in relation to historical events,at the time of its construction.Namely,further attempts to uncover treasure at Oak Island,Nova Scotia ; the assassinations of Black Panther leaders,Bunchy Carter and John Huggins,at UCLA ; the emergence of unofficial strikes in Los Angeles.
In addition,a reference to SF Chronicle columnist,Herb Caen,in relation to his opinion on the UCLA assassinations,and a sarcastic aside,with regard to investigations into the murder of Darlene Ferrin.
What seems apparent is,that Zodiac has laid out the solution composition,as a piece of prose.One might note that Zodiac is also suspected of having written the Desktop Poem.This piece of writing could,arguably,be described more accurately as ''prose'',than poetry [?].''The Desktop Prose'' [!].
I would suggest that the ''340'' solution does come across,as slightly ''stilted'',since Zodiac would have had to ''tailor'' it to become exactly 340 characters,in length.
Hence,I present the solution as,in all probability,that Zodiac constructed it and viewed it,in its original form :
Post by Rubislaw32 on May 26, 2018 10:37:00 GMT -8
A ''thank you'' to Ricardo,for arranging ''Zodiac's Bident'',as it appears in Rubislaw 32's final solution to Zodiac's 340 cipher.
What is a bident ? -------------------
A bident is a two-pronged fork or spear,as for example,a pitchfork.
It is well known for being the ''weapon of choice'' used by HADES,the ruler of the Earth,death and underworld,and Greek god of the afterlife.
POSEIDON was the ruler of the sea,and employed a trident [...three-pronged spear...],as his ''weapon of choice''.
ZEUS was the ruler of the sky,and employed a spear,as his ''weapon of choice''.
The inference of ''Zodiac's Bident'',is that Zodiac,in laying out his solution to his 340 cipher,inlaid the depicted bident,in order to tell the story,as he interpreted it,of events that took place,at UCLA University,on January 17th 1969,when Black Panther leaders,Bunchy Carter and John Huggens,were assassinated.
Post by Rubislaw32 on May 26, 2018 12:00:37 GMT -8
At that time,history records that the CIA was tasked with investigating the ''breeding grounds'' of recruitment for ''perceived'' subversive factions,such as ''Black Power'' units,that the ''establishment'' interpreted as ''anarchistic'',in their intentions.
The ''manifestation'' of this anarchy,was tasked to the FBI.
Los Angeles was seen as the hotbed of its manifestation.Hence,a covert organisation known as COINTELPRO was formed,with forces of the FBI allying themselves to the LAPD,in an effort to undermine the potency of factions,such as the Black Panther Party.
The mastermind of COINTELPRO is presumed to have been J Edgar Hoover,then Director of the FBI.
And clearly,when Zodiac refers to ''NFC'',as ''Neo Fascist Cops'',he is pointing the finger at COINTELPRO.
Post by Rubislaw32 on May 26, 2018 13:26:22 GMT -8
......Hence,''Zodiac's Bident'' relays his interpretation of events,at UCLA.
Did Zodiac start his composition solution to the 340 cipher,with ''Zodiac's Bident'' ? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I don't believe so.I would suggest that as Zodiac started to compose,that which he desired to express.....including ''Oak Island'',''Darlene Ferrin'' and ''L.A. Strikes''....it dawned on him that the possibility of ''column embroidery'' might give the solution another impressive dimension.
Once Zodiac had hit on the idea,he started to ''constrain'' the proposed grid solution,with this extra dimension.
It appears a shame,therefore,that Zodiac then decided to jumble up the solution,leaving what I have offered as the ''Primary Solution''...the solution required,before solving many anagrams....to arrive at what he originally intended.
I calculate that Zodiac only left 44% of the ''final solution'' in tact.Which just goes to show that Zodiac was unable to judge ''degree of difficulty'',and therefore a beginner at cryptography....albeit ''bright'',and a fast learner.
But,all things considered,Zodiac's 340 solution is a ''tour de force'' in social and political documentation,and observation.
And,adds credulity to his presumed ''Fairfield Letter'',the following month,when Zodiac declares : '' This state is in trouble...''.
With reference to the unconfirmed Fairfield Letter,dated December 16th 1969,I made reference to the cryptogram in that letter,sometimes referred to,as '' Z5 '',on account that it just contained 5 symbols.
And further,that by employing the cipher keys,employed by the Zodiac,as solved by Rubislaw 32,then '' Z5 '' would solve,as '' C A K I K ''.Presumably,interpreted as '' California kick '',as in ''thrill''.
In that 2nd Fairfield Letter,of December 16th,there appeared to be a numerical riddle,for solving.
The Zodiac had written ''You will not catch me...'',and had listed a few local towns,with a number assigned to each town.
Now,if we collate those numbers,and include an arrow amendment indicated,then the following numerical code,is suggested :
'' 3 1 6 8 9 3 8 ''
If employing the simplest of substitution keys,more particularly A=1,B=2,C=3....etc,then,what emerges is :
'' C A F H I C H ''
'' California Highway .....something [?].
'' CHIPS '',the California Highway Patrol,employed motorbikes in particular,to stop vehicles committing traffic violations.
And,bearing in mind that the term ''Chopper'' was often used,in referring to certain motorbikes,then,it appears transparent that Zodiac's intended numerical puzzle,was intended to have the solution :
'' CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY CHOPPERS ''
''You will not catch me'' [?] - California Highway Choppers.
Rubislaw32: Thanks for the Blackfoot Alphabet tip , Guest 123 .This could be of interest , with the Z148 cipher text . Given a link to the Karl Werner murders , Z148 is likely to be Zodiac authentic . Nice spot .
Jan 11, 2020 6:53:53 GMT -8
Guest123: Most of the people murdered have double letters in their name. Is it a coincidence? Is it deliberate?
Jan 10, 2020 22:05:39 GMT -8
Guest123: Look at the Blackfoot alphabet. Some of the letters look like the symbol in one or more of the cyphers.
Jan 10, 2020 21:50:26 GMT -8
Handyman: ricardo; if the watch is as a compass and the math addad , 36/42 or between its centre 40/41 would or could this also be used at the geographical end of the puzzle , I heard the trick is to find his north ? seeing as the numbers are a key. dvk
Dec 19, 2019 7:55:37 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Apple Florez extends her apologies to all members,at this site,for her insults,and regrets that she was frustrated,at the time of posting.[refer : Kenneth Lester German ]
Sept 11, 2019 18:02:21 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: Belli defended murderer Jack Ruby
Sept 1, 2019 15:28:14 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: "This thing in me wont let me" Z wasn't nuts, he knew truth.
Sept 1, 2019 15:27:39 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: It is worth it to look at subsidies received by the Lykes Steamship Co since the foundation of the Maritime Administration and notice all of those extra digits. I believe I've made my point and will digress.
Sept 1, 2019 12:58:42 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: Is there wisdom in stopping someone trying to fix the world? Would our research be better spent on JFK, RFK, Bugliosi, and all those states down in the Caribbean we know nothing about?
Sept 1, 2019 12:56:57 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: Was Goldcatcher thought up to catch greedhounds?
Aug 30, 2019 13:14:18 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: Were there any significant astronomical events of 2019 Zodiac would have observed? What were his thoughts on the Ultima Thule Flyby? Randolph Carter smiled to himself in the Strange High House In The Mist that night and thought of sunken Uralia.
Aug 30, 2019 13:13:19 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: The irony of reward money is there must be a world left to spend it in. How deep does Zodiac go and will there still be a bank to go to? The clear headed researcher must remind himself of this.
Aug 30, 2019 13:09:05 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: David Farrady born under Libra killed under Sagittarius. Paul Stine born under Sagittarius killed under Libra.
Aug 30, 2019 11:33:42 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: all victims different horoscope signs. Darlene Ferrin born on cusp of Cancer and Leo.
Aug 30, 2019 11:30:59 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: Just how many scandals were kept secret by the zodiac remaining unsolved?
Aug 29, 2019 20:32:15 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: How many Paul Tates were there and did Blaine ever meet Gutierrez Mannoyo?
Aug 29, 2019 20:31:15 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: Did Cheri Jo ever interact with a "John Riverside"?
Aug 29, 2019 20:27:50 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: Did they ever participate in any "hoaxes" similar to Carl Meredith Allen's annotated "The Case For The UFO"?
Aug 29, 2019 20:26:49 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: Was the Zodiac aware of the human trafficking taking place within the us government via the Lykes Bros conglomerates? Was he, Kerouac, Lucien Carr or any of the beat generation ever employed on Lykes vessels?
Aug 29, 2019 20:25:40 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: Did you threaten senator Jessie Helms?
Aug 29, 2019 20:18:41 GMT -8