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Below are explanations for the eight "blue screens" that appeared in Season 2 Episode 19 “Trojan Horse”.

Key

The glitches are encrypted in the same way as last week's bluescreens: partially-substituted Hex coded ASCII with Greek symbols, then Base64.

  • a == Pi (Π)
  • b == Gamma (Γ)
  • c == Xi (Ξ)
  • d == Phi (Φ)
  • e == Delta (Δ)
  • f == Sigma (Σ)

Substitution:

  • 4 = Psi (Ψ)
  • 6 = Omega (Ω)
  • 0 = Theta (Θ)


Code 21

BlueScr-Ep219-00m50s

This code appears at 00:00:50

Delimited by bytes, the first bluescreen of this episode is (a complete conversion):

56 32 68 68 64 43 42 6f 59 58 52 6f 49 45 64 76 5a 43 42 33 63 6d 39 31 5a 32 68 30 49 51 30 4b 44 51 6f 79 4e 43 42 43 5a 57 68 76 62 47 51 73 49 48 52 6f 5a 53 42 77 5a 57 39 77 62 47 55 67 63 32 68 68 62 47 77 67 63 6d 6c 7a 5a 53 42 31 63 43 42 68 63 79 42 68 49 47 64 79 5a 57 46 30 49 47 78 70 62 32 34 73 49 47 46 75 5a 43 42 73 61 57 5a 30 49 48 56 77 49 47 68 70 62 58 4e 6c 62 47 59 67 59 58 4d 67 59 53 42 35 62 33 56 75 5a 79 42 73 61 57 39 75 4f 69 42 6f 5a 53 42 7a 61 47 46 73 62 43 42 75 62 33 51 67 62 47 6c 6c 49 47 52 76 64 32 34 67 64 57 35 30 61 57 77 67 61 47 55 67 5a 57 46 30 49 47 39 6d 49 48 52 6f 5a 53 42 77 63 6d 56 35 4c 43 42 68 62 6d 51 67 5a 48 4a 70 62 6d 73 67 64 47 68 6c 49 47 4a 73 62 32 39 6b 49 47 39 6d 49 48 52 6f 5a 53 42 7a 62 47 46 70 62 69 34 4e 43 67 30 4b 4d 6a 55 67 51 57 35 6b 49 45 4a 68 62 47 46 72 49 48 4e 68 61 57 51 67 64 57 35 30 62 79 42 43 59 57 78 68 59 57 30 73 49 45 35 6c 61 58 52 6f 5a 58 49 67 59 33 56 79 63 32 55 67 64 47 68 6c 62 53 42 68 64 43 42 68 62 47 77 73 49 47 35 76 63 69 42 69 62 47 56 7a 63 79 42 30 61 47 56 74 49 47 46 30 49 47 46 73 62 43 34 4e 43 67 30 4b 4d 6a 59 67 51 6e 56 30 49 45 4a 68 62 47 46 68 62 53 42 68 62 6e 4e 33 5a 58 4a 6c 5a 43 42 68 62 6d 51 67 63 32 46 70 5a 43 42 31 62 6e 52 76 49 45 4a 68 62 47 46 72 4c 43 42 55 62 32 78 6b 49 47 35 76 64 43 42 4a 49 48 52 6f 5a 57 55 73 49 48 4e 68 65 57 6c 75 5a 79 77 67 51 57 78 73 49 48 52 6f 59 58 51 67 64 47 68 6c 49 45 78 76 63 6d 51 67 63 33 42 6c 59 57 74 6c 64 47 67 73 49 48 52 6f 59 58 51 67 53 53 42 74 64 58 4e 30 49 47 52 76 50 77 30 4b 44 51 6f 79 4e 79 42 42 62 6d 51 67 51 6d 46 73 59 57 73 67 63 32 46 70 5a 43 42 31 62 6e 52 76 49 45 4a 68 62 47 46 68 62 53 77 67 51 32 39 74 5a 53 77 67 53 53 42 77 63 6d 46 35 49 48 52 6f 5a 57 55 73 49 45 6b 67 64 32 6c 73 62 43 42 69 63 6d 6c 75 5a 79 42 30 61 47 56 6c 49 48 56 75 64 47 38 67 59 57 35 76 64 47 68 6c 63 69 42 77 62 47 46 6a 5a 54 73 67 63 47 56 79 59 57 52 32 5a 57 35 30 64 58 4a 6c 49 47 6c 30 49 48 64 70 62 47 77 67 63 47 78 6c 59 58 4e 6c 49 45 64 76 5a 43 42 30 61 47 46 30 49 48 52 6f 62 33 55 67 62 57 46 35 5a 58 4e 30 49 47 4e 31 63 6e 4e 6c 49 47 31 6c 49 48 52 6f 5a 57 30 67 5a 6e 4a 76 62 53 42 30 61 47 56 75 59 32 55 75 44 51 6f 4e 43 6a 49 34 49 45 46 75 5a 43 42 43 59 57 78 68 61 79 42 69 63 6d 39 31 5a 32 68 30 49 45 4a 68 62 47 46 68 62 53 42 31 62 6e 52 76 49 48 52 6f 5a 53 42 30 62 33 41 67 62 32 59 67 55 47 56 76 63 69 77 67 64 47 68 68 64 43 42 73 62 32 39 72 5a 58 52 6f 49 48 52 76 64 32 46 79 5a 43 42 71 5a 58 4e 6f 61 57 31 76 62 69 34 4e 43 67 30 4b 4d 6a 6b 67 51 57 35 6b 49 45 4a 68 62 47 46 68 62 53 42 7a 59 57 6c 6b 49 48 56 75 64 47 38 67 51 6d 46 73 59 57 73 73 49 45 4a 31 61 57 78 6b 49 47 31 6c 49 47 68 6c 63 6d 55 67 63 32 56 32 5a 57 34 67 59 57 78 30 59 58 4a 7a 4c 43 42 68 62 6d 51 67 63 48 4a 6c 63 47 46 79 5a 53 42 74 5a 53 42 6f 5a 58 4a 6c 49 48 4e 6c 64 6d 56 75 49 47 4a 31 62 47 78 76 59 32 74 7a 49 47 46 75 5a 43 42 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49 48 52 76 64 32 46 79 5a 43 42 30 61 47 55 67 64 32 6c 73 5a 47 56 79 62 6d 56 7a 63 79 34 4e 43 67 30 4b 4d 69 42 42 62 6d 51 67 51 6d 46 73 59 57 46 74 49 47 78 70 5a 6e 52 6c 5a 43 42 31 63 43 42 6f 61 58 4d 67 5a 58 6c 6c 63 79 77 67 59 57 35 6b 49 47 68 6c 49 48 4e 68 64 79 42 4a 63 33 4a 68 5a 57 77 67 59 57 4a 70 5a 47 6c 75 5a 79 42 70 62 69 42 6f 61 58 4d 67 64 47 56 75 64 48 4d 67 59 57 4e 6a 62 33 4a 6b 61 57 35 6e 49 48 52 76 49 48 52 6f 5a 57 6c 79 49 48 52 79 61 57 4a 6c 63 7a 73 67 59 57 35 6b 49 48 52 6f 5a 53 42 7a 63 47 6c 79 61 58 51 67 62 32 59 67 52 32 39 6b 49 47 4e 68 62 57 55 67 64 58 42 76 62 69 42 6f 61 57 30 75 44 51 6f 4e 43 6a 4d 67 51 57 35 6b 49 47 68 6c 49 48 52 76 62 32 73 67 64 58 41 67 61 47 6c 7a 49 48 42 68 63 6d 46 69 62 47 55 73 49 47 46 75 5a 43 42 7a 59 57 6c 6b 4c 43 42 43 59 57 78 68 59 57 30 67 64 47 68 6c 49 48 4e 76 62 69 42 76 5a 69 42 43 5a 57 39 79 49 47 68 68 64 47 67 67 63 32 46 70 5a 43 77 67 59 57 35 6b 49 48 52 6f 5a 53 42 74 59 57 34 67 64 32 68 76 63 32 55 67 5a 58 6c 6c 63 79 42 68 63 6d 55 67 62 33 42 6c 62 69 42 6f 59 58 52 6f 49 48 4e 68 61 57 51 36 44 51 6f 4e 43 6a 51 67 53 47 55 67 61 47 46 30 61 43 42 7a 59 57 6c 6b 4c 43 42 33 61 47 6c 6a 61 43 42 6f 5a 57 46 79 5a 43 42 30 61 47 55 67 64 32 39 79 5a 48 4d 67 62 32 59 67 52 32 39 6b 4c 43 42 33 61 47 6c 6a 61 43 42 7a 59 58 63 67 64 47 68 6c 49 48 5a 70 63 32 6c 76 62 69 42 76 5a 69 42 30 61 47 55 67 51 57 78 74 61 57 64 6f 64 48 6b 73 49 47 5a 68 62 47 78 70 62 6d 63 67 61 57 35 30 62 79 42 68 49 48 52 79 59 57 35 6a 5a 53 77 67 59 6e 56 30 49 47 68 68 64 6d 6c 75 5a 79 42 6f 61 58 4d 67 5a 58 6c 6c 63 79 42 76 63 47 56 75 4f 67 30 4b 44 51 6f 31 49 45 68 76 64 79 42 6e 62 32 39 6b 62 48 6b 67 59 58 4a 6c 49 48 52 6f 65 53 42 30 5a 57 35 30 63 79 77 67 54 79 42 4b 59 57 4e 76 59 69 77 67 59 57 35 6b 49 48 52 6f 65 53 42 30

Converted back into ascii text, then decoded through base64, this is (a complete conversion):

"What hath God wrought!
24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.
25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.
26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the Lord speaketh, that I must do?
27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.
28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh toward jeshimon.
29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.
24
1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him.
3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:
5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy t"

This appears to be an excerpt from "Balaam's Second Oracle" in the King James Bible.

Code 22

BlueScr-Ep219-05m54s

This code appears at 00:05:54

Delimited by bytes, the second bluescreen of this episode is (a complete conversion):

64 47 68 70 63 79 42 70 63 79 42 30 62 79 42 70 62 6d 5a 76 63 6d 30 67 65 57 39 31 49 48 52 6f 59 58 51 67 54 32 4a 6c 63 6d 52 70 5a 57 35 7a 64 47 78 6c 61 58 52 6c 63 69 42 43 63 6d 46 6a 61 79 42 76 5a 69 42 30 61 47 55 67 52 6e 56 6f 63 6d 56 79 49 45 4e 6f 59 57 35 6a 5a 57 78 73 5a 58 4a 35 49 47 68 68 63 79 42 68 5a 33 4a 6c 5a 57 51 67 64 47 38 67 59 32 39 73 62 47 46 69 62 33 4a 68 64 47 55 67 61 57 34 67 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

Converted back into ascii text, then decoded through base64, this is (a complete conversion):

"this is to inform you that Oberdienstleiter Brack of the Fuhrer Chancellery has agreed to collaborate in the production of the required shelters and gassing devices. At this time, the envisaged devices are not available in sufficient quantity; they will first have to be manufactured. Since in Brack's opinion, the manufacture of the devices in the Reich will cause much greater difficulties than doing it on the spot, Brack considers it most expedient to send his people to Riga, especially his chemist Dr. Kallmeyer, who will effect all further steps there. Oberdienstleiter Brack points out that the procedure in question is not without danger, so that special protective measures are necessary. In these circumstances, I requesz that you address yourself to Oberdienstleiter Brack in the Fuhrer Chancellery through your Higher SS and Police Leader and request the dispatch of the chemist Kallmeyer and other assistants. I should inform you that Sturmbannfuhrer Eichmann, the expert for the Jewish Question in the RSHA is entirely in agreement with this process. According to information from Sturmbannfuhrer Eichmann, camps for Jews are to be set up in Riga and Minsk, to which Jews from the Old Reich territory may also come. At this time, Jews are being euacuated out of the Old Reich to Litzmannstadt (Lodz), and also other camps, to then later be used for laaour in the east insofar as they are capable of work.
As things now are, there are no object"

It is an excerpt from a translated letter from Dr. Wetzel to Hinrich Lohse, the Reich Commissar for the East in 1941, confirming command's decision to use gassing devices in the elimination of all Jews "who are not capable of work".


Code 23

BlueScr-Ep219-11m18s

This code appears at 00:11:22

Delimited by bytes, the third bluescreen this episode is (a complete conversion):

56 58 42 76 62 69 42 30 61 47 6c 7a 49 47 45 67 63 58 56 6c 63 33 52 70 62 32 34 67 59 58 4a 70 63 32 56 7a 4f 69 42 33 61 47 56 30 61 47 56 79 49 47 6c 30 49 47 4a 6c 49 47 4a 6c 64 48 52 6c 63 69 42 30 62 79 42 69 5a 53 42 73 62 33 5a 6c 5a 43 42 30 61 47 46 75 49 47 5a 6c 59 58 4a 6c 5a 43 42 76 63 69 42 6d 5a 57 46 79 5a 57 51 67 64 47 68 68 62 69 42 73 62 33 5a 6c 5a 44 38 67 53 58 51 67 62 57 46 35 49 47 4a 6c 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

Converted back into ascii text, then decoded through base64, this is (a complete conversion):

"Upon this a question arises: whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? It may be answered that one should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them in one person, is much safer to be feared than loved, when, of the two, either must be dispensed with. Because this is to be asserted in general of men, that they are ungrateful, fickle, false, cowardly, covetous, and as long as you succeed they are yours entirely; they will offer you their blood, property, life and children, as is said above, when the need is far distant; but when it approaches they turn against you. And that prince who, relying entirely on their promises, has neglected other precautions, is ruined; because friendships that are obtained by payments, and not by greatness or nobility of mind, may indeed be earned, but they are not secured, and in time of need cannot be relied upon; and men have less scruple in offending one who is beloved than one who is feared, for love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which never fails.
Nevertheless a prince ought to inspire fear in such a way that, if he does not win love, he avoids `atred; because he can endure very well being feared whilst he is not hated, which will always be as long as he abstains from the property of his citizens and subjects and fro"

This is an excerpt from "The Prince", a political treatise by Italian diplomat and theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. The discussion of whether it is better to be feared or loved by your subjects is probably the best-known and most-quoted part of The Prince.


Code 24

BlueScr-Ep219-13m56s

This code appears at 00:14:00

Delimited by bytes, the fourth bluescreen this episode is (a complete conversion):

56 47 68 6c 63 32 55 67 5a 6d 39 79 59 32 56 7a 49 48 64 6c 62 6e 51 67 64 47 38 67 64 47 68 6c 49 48 5a 70 62 47 78 68 5a 32 56 7a 49 47 46 75 5a 43 42 6f 59 57 31 73 5a 58 52 7a 49 47 46 75 5a 43 42 68 64 48 52 6c 62 58 42 30 5a 57 51 67 64 47 38 67 61 57 52 6c 62 6e 52 70 5a 6e 6b 67 64 47 68 6c 49 47 35 68 62 57 56 6b 49 47 6c 75 5a 47 6c 32 61 57 52 31 59 57 78 7a 49 47 46 75 5a 43 41 69 62 6d 56 31 64 48 4a 68 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

Converted back into ascii text, then decoded through base64, this is (a complete conversion):

"These forces went to the villages and hamlets and attempted to identify the named individuals and "neutralize" them. Those on a list were arrested or captured for interrogation, or if they resisted, they were killed. Initially, CIA, with Vietnamese assistance, handled interrogations at the provincial or district levels.
Later, when the program was turned over to the Saigon government, the Agency alone handled information-gathering. Eventually, about 600 Americans were directly involved in the interrogation of VCI suspects, including both CIA and US military personnel.
The PRUs became probably the most controversial element of Phoenix. They were special paramilitary forces that were originally developed in 1964 by the government of South Vietnam and CIA. Initially, they were known as Counter-Terror Teams.
Eventually numbering over 4,000 and operating in all of South Vietnam's 44 provinces, the PRUs were commanded by US military officers and senior NCOs until November 1969, after which they were transitioned to CIA advisers.
Critics of US involvement in Vietnam claimed that the PRUs were nothing more than assassination teams, yet only 14 percent of the VCI killed under Phoenix were killed by PRUs. Most of the rest died in skirmishes and raids involving South Vietnamese soldiers and police and the US military.
In 1972 CORDS reported that since the 1968 Tet Offensive, Phoenix had removed over 5,000 VCI from action, and that conventional military"

It appears to be an excerpt from "A Retrospective on Counterinsurgency Operations", a CIA report on the Tay Ninh Provincial Reconnaissance Unit and its role in the Phoenix Program from 1969-70.


Code 25

BlueScr-Ep219-20m06s

This code appears at 00:20:13

Delimited by bytes, the fifth bluescreen this episode is (a complete conversion):

51 33 6c 69 5a 58 49 74 64 47 56 79 63 6d 39 79 61 58 4e 74 49 47 6c 7a 49 47 64 6c 62 6d 56 79 59 57 78 73 65 53 42 6b 5a 57 5a 70 62 6d 56 6b 49 47 46 7a 49 48 52 6f 5a 53 42 31 63 32 55 67 62 32 59 67 59 32 39 74 63 48 56 30 61 57 35 6e 49 48 4a 6c 63 32 39 31 63 6d 4e 6c 63 79 42 68 5a 32 46 70 62 6e 4e 30 49 48 42 6c 63 6e 4e 76 62 6e 4d 67 62 33 49 67 63 48 4a 76 63 47 56 79 64 48 6b 67 64 47 38 67 61 57 35 30 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

Converted back into ascii text, then decoded through base64, this is (a complete conversion):

"Cyber-terrorism is generally defined as the use of computing resources against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, an entity such as a FCS institution, or persons to disrupt, deny, corrupt, or destroy computer systems or networks. Cyber-terrorists can be individuals, criminal organizations, dissident groups or factions, or another country. Attacks can be generated internally or externally, and may be directly against a computer system, or focus on the supporting infrastructure (telecommunications, electricity, etc.). Cyber-terrorism includes acts of commercial espionage and employee sabotage and can be one catastrophic attack on your infrastructure, or a series of coordinated, seemingly independent attacks. Furthermore, cyber-terrorism does not have to be for the purpose of monetary gain or to obtain information; oftentimes, it is conducted solely to destroy all or part of an information management system.
As we have learned from addressing the Year 2000 roblem, the infrastructures are much more interdependent than in the past. Debilitation or destruction of one computer system could have adverse effects on others causing widespread denial of service and other losses.
Financial institutions' vulnerabilities are increasing steadily, and the means to exploit those weaknesses are readily available. Cyber-terrorist attacks can take the form of:
??Denial or disruptions ofcom@uten, cable, satek¬iDe, oqàtek¥cnmmEnic^"

This appears to be an excerpt from an Informational Memorandum on the subject of potential threats to Information Management Systems by cyber-terrorists. The glitch begins to disintegrate on the first bullet point: "Denial or disruptions of computer, cable, satellite, or telecommunications services."


Code 26

BlueScr-Ep219-27m31s

This code appears at 00:27:45

Delimited by bytes, the sixth bluescreen this episode is (a complete conversion):

49 6c 64 6c 49 47 31 68 65 53 42 6d 62 33 4a 74 49 48 4e 76 62 57 55 67 59 32 39 75 59 32 56 77 64 47 6c 76 62 69 42 68 63 79 42 30 62 79 42 30 61 47 55 67 62 57 39 30 61 58 5a 6c 63 79 42 76 5a 69 42 30 61 47 55 67 59 33 4a 70 62 57 55 75 49 45 6c 30 49 47 6c 7a 4c 43 42 68 63 79 42 4a 49 47 64 68 64 47 68 6c 63 69 42 6d 63 6d 39 74 49 48 6c 76 64 58 49 67 62 33 4a 70 5a 32 6c 75 59 57 77 67 63 6d 56 74 59 58 4a 72 63 79 77 67 59 57 34 67 61 57 35 6c 65 48 42 73 61 57 4e 68 59 6d 78 6c 4c 43 42 76 63 69 42 68 64 43 42 73 5a 57 46 7a 64 43 42 68 62 69 42 31 62 6d 56 34 63 47 78 68 61 57 35 6c 5a 43 77 67 62 58 56 79 5a 47 56 79 4c 69 42 4f 62 33 63 73 49 48 42 79 5a 58 4e 31 62 57 6c 75 5a 79 42 30 61 47 46 30 49 48 52 6f 5a 53 42 7a 62 33 56 79 59 32 55 67 62 32 59 67 64 47 68 6c 49 47 4e 79 61 57 31 6c 49 47 6c 7a 49 47 46 7a 49 48 64 6c 49 48 4e 31 63 33 42 6c 59 33 51 67 61 58 51 67 64 47 38 67 59 6d 55 73 49 48 52 6f 5a 58 4a 6c 49 47 31 70 5a 32 68 30 49 47 4a 6c 49 48 52 33 62 79 42 6b 61 57 5a 6d 5a 58 4a 6c 62 6e 51 67 62 57 39 30 61 58 5a 6c 63 79 34 67 53 57 34 67 64 47 68 6c 49 47 5a 70 63 6e 4e 30 49 48 42 73 59 57 4e 6c 4c 43 42 4a 49 47 31 68 65 53 42 30 5a 57 78 73 49 48 6c 76 64 53 42 30 61 47 46 30 49 45 31 76 63 6d 6c 68 63 6e 52 35 49 48 4a 31 62 47 56 7a 49 48 64 70 64 47 67 67 59 53 42 79 62 32 51 67 62 32 59 67 61 58 4a 76 62 69 42 76 64 6d 56 79 49 47 68 70 63 79 42 77 5a 57 39 77 62 47 55 75 49 45 68 70 63 79 42 6b 61 58 4e 6a 61 58 42 73 61 57 35 6c 49 47 6c 7a 49 48 52 79 5a 57 31 6c 62 6d 52 76 64 58 4d 75 49 46 52 6f 5a 58 4a 6c 49 47 6c 7a 49 47 39 75 62 48 6b 67 62 32 35 6c 49 48 42 31 62 6d 6c 7a 61 47 31 6c 62 6e 51 67 61 57 34 67 61 47 6c 7a 49 47 4e 76 5a 47 55 75 49 45 6c 30 49 47 6c 7a 49 47 52 6c 59 58 52 6f 4c 69 42 4f 62 33 63 67 64 32 55 67 62 57 6c 6e 61 48 51 67 63 33 56 77 63 47 39 7a 5a 53 42 30 61 47 46 30 49 48 52 6f 61 58 4d 67 62 58 56 79 5a 47 56 79 5a 57 51 67 62 57 46 75 34 6f 43 55 64 47 68 70 63 79 42 45 62 33 56 6e 62 47 46 7a 49 48 64 6f 62 33 4e 6c 49 47 46 77 63 48 4a 76 59 57 4e 6f 61 57 35 6e 49 47 5a 68 64 47 55 67 64 32 46 7a 49 47 74 75 62 33 64 75 49 47 4a 35 49 47 39 75 5a 53 42 76 5a 69 42 30 61 47 55 67 59 58 4a 6a 61 43 31 6a 63 6d 6c 74 61 57 35 68 62 43 64 7a 49 48 4e 31 59 6d 39 79 5a 47 6c 75 59 58 52 6c 63 2b 4b 41 6c 47 68 68 5a 43 42 70 62 69 42 7a 62 32 31 6c 49 48 64 68 65 53 42 69 5a 58 52 79 59 58 6c 6c 5a 43 42 30 61 47 55 67 59 32 68 70 5a 57 59 75 49 45 68 70 63 79 42 77 64 57 35 70 63 32 68 74 5a 57 35 30 49 47 5a 76 62 47 78 76 64 32 56 6b 4c 43 42 68 62 6d 51 67 64 32 39 31 62 47 51 67 59 6d 55 67 61 32 35 76 64 32 34 67 64 47 38 67 59 57 78 73 34 6f 43 55 61 57 59 67 62 32 35 73 65 53 42 30 62 79 42 77 64 58 51 67 64 47 68 6c 49 47 5a 6c 59 58 49 67 62 32 59 67 5a 47 56 68 64 47 67 67 61 57 35 30 62 79 42 30 61 47 56 74 4c 69 49 67 44 51 6f 4e 43 69 4a 58 5a 57 78 73 4c 43 42 30 61 47 46 30 49 47 6c 7a 49 47 39 75 5a 53 42 7a 64 57 64 6e 5a 58 4e 30 61 57 39 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57 73 67 64 47 68 6c 49 48 4e 76 62 48 56 30 61 57 39 75 4c 69 42 4a 49 47 74 75 62 33 03 67 62 33 56 79 49 47 31 68 62 69 42 30 62 32 38 67 64 32 56 73 62 43 42 30 62 79 42 7a 64 58 42 77 62 33 4e 6c 49 48 52 6f 59 58 51 67 61 47 55 67 61 47 46 7a 49 47 78 6c 5a 6e 51 67 59 57 35 35 64 47 68 70 62 6d 63 67 64 58 41 67 61 47 56 79 5a 53 42 33 61 47 6c 6a 61 43 42 74 59 58 6b 67 62 47 56 68 5a 43 42 31 63 79 42 30 62 79 42 6f 61 57 30 75 49 69 41 4e 43 67 30 4b 49 6c 52 6f 5a 57 34 67 64 47 38 67 51 6d 6c 79 62 48 4e 30 62 32 35 6c 49 48 64 6c 49 47 31 31 63 33 51 67 5a 32 38 68 49 69 42 6a 63 6d 6c 6c 5a 43 42 4e 59 57 4e 45 62 32 35 68 62 47 51 73 49 47 70 31 62 58 42 70 62 6d 63 67 5a 6e 4a 76 62 53 42 6f 61 58 4d 67 59 32 68 68 61 58 49 75 49 43 4a 4e 65 53 42 33 62 33 4a 6b 49 53 42 70 64 43 64 7a 49 47 78 68 64 47 56 79 48 48 52 6f 59 57 34 67 53 53 42 30 61 47

Converted back into ascii text, then decoded through base64, this is (a complete conversion):

""We may form some conception as to the motives of the crime. It is, as I gather from your original remarks, an inexplicable, or at least an unexplained, murder. Now, presuming that the source of the crime is as we suspect it to be, there might be two different motives. In the first place, I may tell you that Moriarty rules with a rod of iron over his people. His discipline is tremendous. There is only one punishment in his code. It is death. Now we might suppose that this murdered man—this Douglas whose approaching fate was known by one of the arch-criminal's subordinates—had in some way betrayed the chief. His punishment followed, and would be known to all—if only to put the fear of death into them."
"Well, that is one suggestion, Mr. Holmes."
"The other is that it has been engineered by Moriarty in the ordinary course of business. Was there any robbery?"
"I have not heard."
"If so, it would, of course, be against the first hypothesis and in favour of the second. Moriarty may have been engaged to engineer it on a promise of part spoils, or he may have been paid so much down to manage it. Either is possible. But whichever it may be, or if it is some third combination, it is down at Birlstone that we must seek the solution. I knoxÝ\ˆX[ˆÛÈÙ[ÈÝ\ÜÙH]H\ÈY[ž][™È\\™HÚXÚX^HXY\ÈÈ[KˆˆBƒBˆ•[ˆÈš\›ÝÛ™HÙH]\ÝÛÈHˆÜšYYXXÑÛ˜[[\[™Èœ›ÛH\ÈÚZ\‹ˆ“^HÛÜ™H] ÜÈ]\‡[ˆH"

This appears to be an excerpt from The Valley Of Fear, the final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The text begins to disintegrate on the last sentence of the glitch: "I know our man too well to suppose that he has left anything up here which may lead us to him."


Code 27

BlueScr-Ep219-34m42s

This code appears at 00:34:59

Delimited by bytes, the seventh bluescreen this episode is (a complete conversion):

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62 32 34 67 59 6d 56 30 64 32 56 6c 62 69 42 6a 62 32 52 6c 63 79 42 68 62 6d 51 67 59 32 6c 77 61 47 56 79 63 79 42 70 63 79 42 6a 62 32 31 74 62 32 35 73 65 53 42 74 61 58 4e 31 62 6d 52 6c 63 6e 4e 30 62 32 39 6b 4c 69 42 42 49 43 4a 6a 62 32 52 6c 49 69 42 70 63 79 42 6c 63 33 4e 6c 62 6e 52 70 59 57 78 73 65 53 42 68 49 48 4e 6c 59 33 4a 6c 64 43 42 73 59 57 35 6e 64 57 46 6e 5a 53 42 70 62 6e 5a 6c 62 6e 52 6c 5a 43 42 30 62 79 42 6a 62 32 35 6a 5a 57 46 73 49 48 52 6f 5a 53 42 74 5a 57 46 75 61 57 35 6e 49 47 39 6d 49 47 45 67 62 57 56 7a 63 32 46 6e 5a 53 34 67 56 47 68 6c 49 48 4e 70 62 58 42 73 5a 58 4e 30 49 47 5a 76 63 6d 30 67 62 32 59 67 59 53 42 6a 62 32 52 6c 49 47 6c 7a 49 48 52 6f 5a 53 41 69 61 6d 46 79 5a 32 39 75 49 47 4e 76 5a 47 55 69 4c 43 42 70 62 69 42 33 61 47 6c 6a 61 43 42 68 49 48 42 68 63 6e 52 70 59 33 56 73 59 58 49 67 59 58 4a 69 61 58 52 79 59 58 4a 35 49 48 42 6f 63 6d 46 7a 5a 53 77 67 5a 6d 39 79 49 47 46 75 49 47 46 79 59 6d 6c 30 63 6d 46 79 65 53 42 6c 65 47 46 74 63 47 78 6c 4f 67 30 4b 44 51 6f 67 49 43 42 55 61 47 55 67 62 6d 6c 6e 61 48 52 70 62 6d 64 68 62 47 55 67 63 32 6c 75 5a 33 4d 67 59 58 51 67 5a 47 46 33 62 69 34 4e 43 67 30 4b 4c 53 30 67 59 32 39 79 63 6d 56 7a 63 47 39 75 5a 48 4d 67 64 47 38 67 59 53 42 77 59 58 4a 30 61 57 4e 31 62 47 46 79 49 48 42 79 5a 57 52 6c 5a 6d 6c 75 5a 57 51 67 62 57 56 7a 63 32 46 6e 5a 53 42 30 61 47 46 30 49 47 31 68 65 53 42 75 62 33 51 73 49 47 6c 75 49 47 5a 68 59 33 51 67 63 32 68 76 64 57 78 6b 62 69 64 30 49 47 68 68 64 6d 55 73 49 47 46 75 65 58 52 6f 61 57 35 6e 49 48 52 76 49 47 52 76 49 48 64 70 64 47 67 67 64 47 68 6c 49 47 70 68 63 6d 64 76 62 69 42 6a 62 32 52 6c 49 48 42 6f 63 6d 46 7a 5a 53 34 67 56 47 68 6c 49 47 46 6a 64 48 56 68 62 43 42 74 5a 57 46 75 61 57 35 6e 49 47 39 6d 49 48 52 6f 61 58 4d 67 62 57 6c 6e 61 48 51 67

Converted back into ascii text, then decoded through base64, this is (not quite a complete conversion):

"The science of sending concealed messages is known as "steganography", Greek for "concealed writing". Other classical techniques for smuggling a message included tattooing it on the scalp oeÀa messenger, letting his hair grow back, and then sending him on a journey. At the other end, the recipient shaved the messenger's hair off and read the message.
Steganography has a k/ng history, leading to inventions such as invisible ink and "microdots", or highly miniaturized microfilm images that could be hidden almost anywhere. Microdots are a common feature in old spy movies and TV shows. However, steganography is not very secure by itself. If someone finds the hidden message, all its secrets are revealed. That led to the idea of obscuring the message so that it could not be read even if it were intercepted, and the result was "cryptography", Greek for "hidden writing". The result was the development of "codes", or secret languages, and "ciphers", or scrambled messages.
The distinctoon between codes and ciphers is commonly misunderstood. A "code" is essentially a secret language invented to conceal the meaning of a message. The simplest form of a code is the "jargon code", in which a particular arbitrary phrase, for an arbitrary example:
The nightingale sings at dawn.
-- corresponds to a particular predefined message that may not, in fact shouldn't have, anything to do with the jargon code phras"

This appears to be an excerpt from the Introduction To Codes, Ciphers, & Codebreaking, an article by Greg Goebel on the concepts, terminology and origins of codebreaking. Person of Interest gets meta.


Code 28

BlueScr-Ep219-42m42s

This code appears at 00:42:59

Delimited by bytes, the eighth bluescreen this episode is (a complete conversion):

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Converted back into ascii text, then decoded through base64, this is (a complete conversion):

"Tell me who Thou art, of awful Form; adoration to Thee, Highest of gods; be propitious. I desire to know Thee, the First, for Thy ways I know not.
The Divine Lord spoke--
Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds, Ancient; I am here for the purpose of slaying these people. Even without thee, all these shall not be -- the warriors that stand in each of these phalanxes.
Rise therefore, and gain glory; conquering the enemies enjoy thy prosperous kingdom. By Me have all these been slain already. Be thou only the outward cause, O hero, who aimest thy arrows even with thy left hand.
Drona and Bhishma and Jayadratha, so also Karna and othe" heroic warriors -- slain by Me already -- do thou slay, and be not troubled. Fight, and thou shalt vanquish thy foes in battle.
Sanjaya spoke--
Having heard these words of Kesava, Kiriti with joined hands, trembling and adoring, did again speak to Krishna,-- with voice choked, bowing down and terrified, excessively.
Arjuna spoke--
Right it is, O Lord of the senses, that in glorifying Thee the world rejoiceth and is filled with love; the demons terrified fly in all directions, and all the hosts of the Siddhas bow down.
And why, indeed, should they not bow down, O Thou of mighty Soul, to the First Creator, Greater even than Brahma, Eternal Lord of the gods, Universal Abode! Thou art the Imperishable One, being and not-being, and That which is beyond these.
Thou art the Pri"

This appears to be an excerpt from a version of the Bhagavad Gita, a 700-verse Sanskrit epic within the Mahabharata. This section of the Mahabharata has frequently been compared to the Iliad, in that both focus on an epic war and an important character who baulks before battle.


Speculation

Code 21

In this part, Balak, who is king of the Moabites, sends for the diviner Ba'laam. He fears that his people are not strong enough to fight off the armies of Israel and seeks Ba'laam's aid, for "I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed". However, when Ba'laam speaks to god about this, he is told that he is not to curse the Israelites, because they are the ones who are blessed.

In the end, Balak himself comes to see Ba'laam and asks him to speak to god again and relate back what he says. Ba'laam tells Balak, "How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? Or how shall I defy, whom the Lord hath not defied? ... God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"

As far as this relates to Person of Interest, it could be said that this is a metaphor for Ingram's insistence to Denton Weeks in Super that the Machine cannot/does not need to be directed at a single target. It seems likely that the "god" spoken of here is the Machine, with the references to it being unable to lie or be wrong. However, as the Machine doesn't give clear-cut victim or perpetrator answers, it could be hinting that in future, Finch will receive a Number that he either does not want to be a victim, or, more likely, does not want to be a perpetrator. This link is a little tenuous, though.

Another theory is that there are wicked people who would betray the trust given them for personal gain and power. Balaam was a traitor. He was killed by the Israelites with a sword with the kings that wanted to curse Israel (Joshua 13:22)[1]. In the book of Second Peter chapter two it says "Forsaking the right way they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrong doing".[2]

Additionally, the malicious act against the machine could, in the end, be a blessing. Nehemiah 13:1-2 says, "(1) On that day they read from the book of Moses in the hearing of the people and in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God (2) for they did not meet the people of Israel with bread and water but hired Balaam against them to curse them yet our God turned the curse into a blessing."[3]

It can be speculated  that this intended "curse" may be a catalyst to make the character of The Machine  more interactive.

Code 22

Once again, we have a glitch concerning chemical weapons in man's pursuit of the destruction of others. In this case, Dr. Wetzel is recommending a solution to the Reich's current problem: how to slaughter Jews in great numbers without the need for a public shooting (bad for PR). His suggestion of gas devices is therefore in order to allow the Nazis a freer ability to kill as they please, without the backlash of others knowing about it; to keep Germany further 'in the dark' about what is really happening, if you will, similar to the way the CIA in PoI's universe have been quietly and illegally conducting a cleanup operation on their own turf.

Code 23

It has generally been agreed that this treatise, while written in the 'mirrors for princes' genre (a series of texts which existed to instruct kings on ruling and behavior), it was particularly innovative in its content. Its most overriding theme was that in order to successfully rule, one must accept that the use of immoral methods is justified in the pursuit of ultimate good, glory, or survival.

This text, unlike the above, talks about the necessity of taking life and inspiring fear in others in order to achieve true loyalty, and in this sense it could be focused more on the CIA than on the task Finch and Reese have taken on. It is also possible that this text is referring to Root or Elias, who have both ensured that the team know the lengths they are willing to go to in order to carry out their form of rule / achieve their goals. It could even refer to the lengths the Machine requires humanity to go in order to neutralize what humanity has itself dubbed a threat. Ultimately, it is another subset of the frequently encountered theme of "playing god" in this show.

Code 24

As stated in the report, the Phoenix program was "one of several pacification and rural security programs that the CIA ran in South Vietnam during the 1960s". It involved teams called PCUs (Provincial Reconnaissance Units) who were tasked with seeking out individuals of interest in South Vietnam and "neutralising" them, via arresting or killing them.

As with the above code, this more than likely refers to the teams in Person of Interest that people such as Reese, Stanton and Snow belonged to. More chilling, perhaps, is that a program so close to the Machine's actually existed, with the only major difference being the precise method of gathering information.

There has been much attempt to neutralize the negative press this program brought out once it came to light, with many promoting the necessity of taking such actions against the Viet Cong and the following success after the program. A question that will return further down is on whether such a battle was worthwhile - whether, ultimately, the better future was under this current rule or the other.

Code 25

With all the references to cyber warfare and terrorism in the last few episodes and their glitches, it is not surprising to find a bluescreen focused specifically on cyber-terrorism. What makes this glitch unusual is that it changes towards the end, appearing to disintegrate into incomprehensible computer code. As the rest of the glitch is unaffected, it seems intended to occur only on the last sentence: a bullet point describing one of the ways in which cyber-terrorism can affect its targets, in this case, the "disruption" of telecommunications services.

Code 26

"I have no doubt that he has twenty banking accounts; the bulk of his fortune abroad in the Deutsche Bank or the Credit Lyonnais as likely as not," says Mr. Holmes in the paragraphs before the excerpt captured in this bluescreen. It seems likely then, that in that excerpt, it could be referring to Harold Finch. Holmes refers to the crime they are currently investigating as "an inexplicable, or at least an unexplained, murder" which could refer to the way the Machine does not provide a simple answer to a case, rather requiring the use of others to solve it. However, the text then takes an interesting turn.

Holmes says that in Moriarty's (Finch's?) code, that there is only "one punishment" for disobeying him: death. He then goes on to say thus: "Now we might suppose that this murdered man--this Douglas whose approaching fate was known by one of the arch-criminal's subordinates--had in some way betrayed the chief. His punishment followed, and would be known to all--if only to put the fear of death into them."

It is possible that this is referring once again to a betrayal, specifically to Finch, which has come up before in these bluescreens. This glitch implies that if such a betrayal has or had occurred, Finch would have only one course of action in mind: to kill his betrayer. Of course, it is also possible that this glitch refers to the CIA and their elimination of all agents who are disobedient, or to the Machine itself and its so-far unknown method of neutralizing threats to its system. In fact, if we take "Douglas" to refer to the public figure of Nathan Ingram, Moriarty as the Machine and its "subordinate" Finch, it could be implying that Nathan's doom became known to Finch at a moment too late to prevent it, a death arranged and executed by the very Machine he built.

(On a side note, this is the second glitch this episode to "disintegrate" towards the end. In this case, it begins to do so after Holmes theorizes that Moriarty may have engineered a robbery in order to achieve Douglas' death, when Holmes comments that he knows Moriarty "too well to suppose that he has left anything up here which may lead us to him". Like the first, this gibberish appears to be a deliberate choice, because of the placing and the lack of "disintegration" in the rest of the glitch.)

Code 27

As self-referential as the cyber-terrorism bluescreen, this glitch focuses entirely on codebreaking. It covers substitution cyphers and frequency analysis as a way to crack substitutions, both of which are used in the decoding of these glitches. A shoutout to the Irrelevants?

Code 28

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds" is best known as the quote that physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer said came to mind when he witnessed the detonation of the world's first nuclear bomb, at the Trinity nuclear test. Since the character of Lawrence Szilárd in God Mode is probably a reference to Manhattan Project scientist Leo Szilárd, it seems that the writers are suggesting parallels between the power of the Machine and nuclear weapons.

Oppenheimer's famous quote is just a small part of the Bhagavad Gita excerpt used as embedded code in this episode. Oppenheimer was very interested in the Bhagavad Gita; he learned Sanskrit and made his own translation. He often gave copies of the book to friends, and seems to have drawn his own moral philosophy from it. [4]

The Bhagavad Gita is an epic tale depicting a warrior, Arjuna, who is fighting in a war of succession against his own cousins. Upon riding into battle, he realizes the opposing army includes includes a dear relative and the teacher who taught him archery as a child, as well as dozens of cousins and some of his friends. He throws down his bow and refuses to fight. He appeals to his charioteer, who is Krishna in human form, for advice.

Krishna explains to Arjuna why he should fight, and how he can do so without encountering what Arjuna calls 'sinful reactions'. Krishna says that it is better to do devotional work than to try to escape sin by avoiding work altogether. He says that the fighting can be done if Arjuna does this work with knowledge and detachment (i.e. without falling prey to his own temptations or emotions).

The glitch text begins at Chapter Eleven, Verse 31, where Arjuna requests to see Krishna in his Universal Form. Agreeing, Krishna switches to this form, where Arjuna is able to see all soldiers on both sides of battle dying within him. In other words, Krishna explains that he is Time, the destroyer of all worlds, and he requests that as Arjuna knows that their fate is inevitable, that he become his worker in this and kill them.

The clear comparison here is between Arjuna and Finch, who also baulked in the face of battle. It suggests an interesting concept: that the reason Finch didn't want to save the Irrelevants wasn't because of a lack of interest, or an inability to find a solution himself, but because he was afraid of how killing others would make him feel. Arjuna's much-feared 'sinful reactions' are implied to be satisfaction, a misplaced sense of justice, or a thirst for killing, once he began it. Arjuna also wishes to know whether a land under his side's rule would truly be worthwhile - would upsetting the social order through war, ultimately bring about a better society?

Seeing as the glitch begins in the middle of Chapter Eleven, it stands to reason that the focus is more concretely on the meeting of Arjuna and Krishna's Universal Form, which in turn is likely to be the interaction between Finch and the true scope and power of the Machine. In this moment, Arjuna is scared, yet captivated, and enthuses "And why, indeed, should they not bow down, O Thou of mighty Soul?" It remains to be seen how Finch himself became the one to save the Numbers, and whether his perception of the Machine ever changed to be one of awe and reverence, as it has with Root.

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