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Below are explanations for the four "blue screens" that appeared in Season 2 Episode 17 “Proteus”.

This may be a somewhat convoluted way of arriving at the conclusion, so feel free to add to this article in order to provide information that is a little less haphazard.

Key

Hex coded ASCII, as usual, but like last time some letters are substituted for others.

  • a == Omega (Ω)
  • b == Pi (Π)
  • c == Gamma (Γ)
  • d == Delta (Δ)
  • e == Xi (Ξ)
  • f == Phi (Φ)
  • 0 == Theta (Θ)

Substitution:

  • 20 -> 65 (“ ” -> “t”)
  • 50 -> 20 (“f” -> “ ”)
  • 6e -> 6f (“n” -> “o”)
  • 64 -> 73 (“d” -> “s”)
  • 74 -> 65 (“t” -> “e”)
  • 60 -> 6e (“`” -> “n”)
  • 6b -> 6d (“k” -> “m”)
  • Only on Code 11:
    • 62 -> 63 (“b” -> “c”)

Code 11

BlueScr-Ep217-02m21s

This code appears at 00:02:21

Delimited by bytes, the ninth bluescreen begins as (not yet complete conversion):

42 75 20 f 20 68 69 df 6c 61 d 20 f 20 68 74 6e 72 79 2c f 70 6c 61 75 d 69 62 6c 74 f 61 df 69 20 f 77 61 d 2c f 63 6e 75 6c 64 f 30 6e 20 fd 20 61 30 64 f 61 67 61 69 30 d 20 f 69 30 71 75 69 72 69 74 df 6b

Converted back into ascii text this is (not yet complete conversion):

But this last theory, plausible as it was, could not stand against inquiries made in both worlds. That a private gentleman should have such a machine at his command was not likely. Where, when, and how was it built? and how could its construction have been kept secret?

This is likely an excerpt from the text page [1] from the book "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" by Jules Verne.


Code 12

BlueScr-Ep217-13m57s

This code appears at 00:14:00

Delimited by bytes, the tenth bluescreen is (not yet complete conversion):

34 29 ff 43 6e 74 72 63 69 76 74 f 54 74 63 68 60 69 71 75 74 d 20 ff 43 74 72 20 61 69 60 f 69 60 20 74 72 72 6e 67 61 20 69 6e 60 f 20 74 63 68 60 69 71 75 74 df 70 6c 61 63 74 f 20 68 74 f 64 74 20 61 69

Converted back into ascii text this is (not yet a complete conversion):

CoerCive Techniques. Certain interrogation techniques place the detainee in more physical and psychological stress and, therefore, are considered more effeotive tools in persuading a resistant HVD to participate\.,ithCIAinterrogators..These techniques-- walling, waterdousing, stress positions, wall standing, and cramped confinement--are typically not used in combination} although some combined use is possible. For example, an HVD in stress poaitions or wall standing can be water doused at the spme time.

It is an excerpt of "The CIA's Instructions For Breaking a Detainee's Will" (a more readable version on page 8 here), likely describing the same or a similar version to the Palestinian Hanging technique that Root used on Denton Weeks in Bad Code.


Code 13

BlueScr-Ep217-20m03s

This code appears at 00:35:39

Delimited by bytes, the eleventh bluescreen is (not yet complete conversion):

57 68 61 20 f 61 72 74 f 20 68 74 f 72 6e 6e 20 df 20 68 61 20 f 62 6c 75 20 63 68 2c f 77 68 61 20 f 62 72 61 60 63 68 74 df 67 72 6e 77 09 f 0b 0a 4e 75 20 f 6e 66 f 20 68 69 dfd 20 6e 60 79

Converted back into ascii text this is (not yet a complete conversion):

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

This is the second stanza of "The Wasteland" by T.S.Eliot, a well-renowned poem depicting a once flourishing world now driven into darkness and despair.


Code 14

BlueScr-Ep217-35m22s

Delimited by bytes, the twelfth bluescreen is (not yet a complete conversion):

49 60 f 6e 72 64 74 72 f 20 6e f 70 72 74 76 74 60 20 f 74 79 74 f 64 61 6b 61 67 74 2c f 44 72 20 f 42 61 69 60 62 72 69 64 67 74 f 6e 72 64 74 72 74 64 f 20 68 74 f 64 69 d 20 72 69 62 75 20 69 6e 60 f 6e 66

Converted back into ascii text this is (not yet a complete conversion):

In order to prevent eye damage, Dr. Bainbridge ordered the distribution of welder's filter glass. Because it was not known exactly how the flash might affect eyesight, it was suggested that direct viewing of the fireball not be attempted even with this protection. The recommended procedure was to face away from ground zero and watch the hills or sky until the fireball illuminated the area. Then, after the initial flash had passed, one could turn around and view the fireball through the filter glass. Despite these well-publicized instructions, two participants did not take precautions.

It appears to be an excerpt from "Project Trinity, 1945-1946" a book by Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer, concerning the testing of nuclear weapons by the American government at that time.

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