(UUNN HQ) The TRI Trivia contest is ON! There are five questions to answer, and all of the answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction.
Here are the questions:
- The legendary Octavius Emperor “Ren” was given this title.
- Who commanded the infamous attack on Cetannos in 97AT?
- Name one marsupial native to Quanus
- In what year and month were Conflux Hives first sighted in Conflux Space?
- After its Faction Mission last year, what method did Hyperial use to analyze photographs of the Amananth Station?
Answers must be submitted to email@example.com on Friday 117.11.24 by midnight (24:00) UTC.
- All five answers correct: Seeker of Knowledge medal and 1 million credits
- 1 to 4 answers correct: Keval’s Thanks medal and 500k credits
- 0 for 5: Captain’s Commendation
UUNN will publish links to the answers at the end of Festival! after winners have been announced.
Voting has opened today for the 117 Pilots’ Choice Awards. Medals for Combat, Mining, Conflux Hunting, Economy Support and Leadership will be awarded to pilots receiving the most votes — though there is a seven-vote minimum to qualify for an award. A Pilots’ Choice Award can be given to ANY registered pilot and any pilot can vote — but just once.
“This is the third year this award has been offered,” said Garth Taren, President and CEO of TRI Corporation. “Unfortunately, for the last two years, no pilot has gained the required ten votes to qualify in any category — so this year, the Factional Leadership group has lowered the qualifying number to seven. They also indicated that if there are no qualifiers this year, the award will be discontinued.”
ALL PILOTS are encouraged to participate by voting HERE
Any awards will be presented to pilots during this year’s Festival! celebration which will run from 117.11.23 through 117.11.26.
(Hyperial) Hyperial authorities reported that the small supply of rare Antiflux ECMs they had provided at Hyperial Station were taken on 117.11.1. The news triggered a pricing panic with very few Antiflux left. Prices were nearing 500,000 credits by the end of the day.
TRI-SEC indicated that they had an idea who had purchased the Antiflux, and that they planned on questioning the pilot. “We have the purchase data from Hyperial and are going to be talking to the pilot — primarily for his own safety,” said TRI officer Layton ‘Scorch’ Morrison.” Technically, nothing illegal has happened since the Antiflux were purchased at the market price. But pilots tend to react rather emotionally when it comes to hoarding of rare goods. This guy needs to understand what he’s setting himself up for.”
by Yaz Shanndar
(UUNN HQ) Several pilots reported an odd message being broadcast on KTRI during yesterday’s Octavius Exorzismus observance. The broadcast, originally identified by pilot Jalil was later partially decrypted by Hifly.
“While clearing a load of infestations in unreg last night I received an audio mayday message in the Connexion, the quality was poor and it was fading in and out but I suspect it was related to the coded KTRI message that was being broadcast, 145 160 157 141 156 160 150 167 150171 141 154 154 145, which seems to decode to epoanphwhyalle, it does sound a bit like the ship name in the mayday message,” said Hifly. Continue reading
(UUNN HQ) The recent release of an unusual audio file by Dr. Thane Dannewar has created a small flurry of offers by companies making promises to “find waldo” . . . for a fee.
According to Dr. Dannewar, overtures have been made by Ayabar Labs, Dorator Tech, Lexxor Intelligence and the SET Group. “I find it pretty disgusting,” said Dannewar. “I went looking for group problem-solving and all I got is group profit-seeking. If they want to help — well I released the file. Go ahead and help. There won’t be any contracts.”
To date, the only analysis of the audio has been offered by data recover expert Jalil Aq’Tamm who felt the issue was one of “deep sound” — but had not been able to decode any potential underlying datasteam. Another entity who refused to provide a name suggested they were focusing on a “spread spectrum” analysis.
(UUNN HQ) TRI Security has released the following statement regarding this morning’s hack of TRI Databank.
We have determined that the hacking of TRI Databank this morning was a very minor security breach impacting only the home page for the databank system. No other data was corrupted and we have found no evidence that any critical systems have been touched.
(UUNN HQ) TRI Databank, which serves as the public access point to TRI Corporation’s extensive cultural, historical and technical archives was apparently hacked today, raising fears that TRI’s systems could have been compromised in even more serious ways.
The hack is a fairly simple graphic with a somewhat ominous message.
TRI Corporation has refused to make a statement until more is known about the situation.