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Google is up to something

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ForeverNever, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    It could be viral marketing, it could be random Google nerds having some fun, or maybe something more... I just want to find out because I'm curious.

    We all know Google frequently changes the "Doodle" of the word Google on their main search page for 1 day or so...

    On September 5th, a Google Doodle was that of a UFO abducting one of the letters (O) with a tractor beam. The name of the file was Go_gle.gif

    Along with that Doodle on the 5th, Google posted on their Twitter page a string of numbers: 1.12.12 25.15.21.18 15 1.18.5 2.5.12.15.14.7 20.15 21.19. This was fairly easy to decode and the message is "ALL YOUR O ARE BELONG TO US". Some speculate it was to honor the 20th anniversary of Zero Wing, but I am certainly not convinced, especially since the UFO that day was abducting the O.

    Today's Google Doodle is that of crop circles forming the shape of the world GOOG E (the letter L was formed by a tractor plowing up the field. The name of the file is Goog_e.gif

    Along with today's Google Doodle was a twitter post from Google with coordinates: 51.327629, -0.5616088 ...Someone has already discovered that this boring location happened to be the spot where HG Wells set the first UFO landing in his novel The War of the Worlds.

    Also after a bit more research, Google has refused to comment on the Doodles only stating that answers will be revealed "in time," as well as letting everyone know that their Doodles are never used to promote commercial interests (thus negating the theory of viral advertising).

    So, brilliant minds of BlackHatWorld. Are we going to let Google take this to the end without besting them? I want to know what it all means.
     
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  2. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    H.G. Well's birthday is September 21st, it more than likely is a "build up" to that day.

    Either that or Google has made contact with extraterrestrials and is trying to warn the world in an indiscriminate manor, to avoid mass panic.

    You know, one or the other.
     
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  3. drkenneth

    drkenneth Executive VIP

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    The letters are slowly going the be abducted until Google is renamed the "G."
     
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  4. ForeverNever

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    Problem is the L wasn't really abducted today even though it was missing from the file name.

    Maybe.
     
  5. barcodeunit

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    my friend was abducted by aliens 10 years ago. they did things to him that are too harsh to even explain. let's just say many of them involved sexual experiments.

    and to make things clear.. UFO's don't look cool like the movies... this one looked like a rusty 1985 toyota corolla with wings.
     
  6. S M W

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    ForeverNever - unbelievable that you researched to this level. I am impressed but suspect that you have too much time on your hands. Maybe because G abducted our working Gmails for CL?
     
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  7. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    Yes I have recently come upon a lot of time (by actually getting a job haha). But it doesn't change the fact that Google is teasing us with information. I believe the answer to this "riddle" has been out there since at least September 5th, with each clue coming closer to the answer. As with most games like this, you get more points for finding the answer before all of the clues are released.
     
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    It's just Google, they don't use their money on traditional media so they use their creativity.
     
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  10. ForeverNever

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    I think this would fall under the category of viral marketing which can be ruled out.

    Since there is not much interest in this, we're probably going to have to wait until Google releases the next "clue."
     
  11. ForeverNever

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    Well today is H.G. Wells birthday and Google has released a new Doodle. It looks like UFO's abducting a cow and possibly another O.

    But this time, Google has named this Doodle. (Birthday of H.G. Wells) This looks like the end of the road for our mystery. Boring ending imo.