+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Berlin Clock

  1. #1
    erexere's Avatar
    erexere is offline Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
    Emerald
    erexere is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Springfield, Oregon
    Posts
    1,964

    Default Berlin Clock

    This should be discussed. There are many clocks in Berlin. Which might be most applicable to this puzzle?

    Mengenlehreuhr? Maybe. Its an interesting clock.

    Taking a look at the puzzle, does the content of K3 have any cooperative links to previous points in the puzzle? Yes, it does. We know the Q in K1 may be related in terms of a calendar convention for the date Nov. 26th. If we knew all of K4, would we see some kind of evidence a priori? Are more calendar clues or dictionary clues to be had? Hard to say.

    Id like to think the next step is pursuing the topic of TIME. We learn K4 has something to do with a clock in Berlin. K2 has lat/long coordinates, which are perfectly synonymous with a clock time. I'm curious how it might be related positionally to Berlin or in the case of the Mengenlehreuhr's interesting grid system of 1-4-4-11-4 (second-hour-hour-minute-minute), could there be some alphabetic substitution and positional overlay on the sculpture itself or transcription of the K4 string to a construction similar to the Mengenleuhr design that produces a solve such that once decrypted we see it gives credit to that specific clock for its inspire code system? I think it might. I hope to prove it.
    ========================

  2. #2
    erexere's Avatar
    erexere is offline Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
    Emerald
    erexere is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Springfield, Oregon
    Posts
    1,964

    Default

    I quickly determined that the 26 letter alphabet could be represented in a way similar to how the Berlin represents time.

    This Letter device would need 8 lights set in two rows of 4. All lights off indicate the letter A. Only one light on, the first in the second row indicates B. The first light on in first row is multiplied by 5, and so would read as the letter E. All four lights on in the first row and the first light on in the second row is Z.
    ========================

  3. #3
    erexere's Avatar
    erexere is offline Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
    Emerald
    erexere is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Springfield, Oregon
    Posts
    1,964

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by erexere View Post
    I quickly determined that the 26 letter alphabet could be represented in a way similar to how the Berlin represents time.

    This Letter device would need 8 lights set in two rows of 4. All lights off indicate the letter A. Only one light on, the first in the second row indicates B. The first light on in first row is multiplied by 5, and so would read as the letter E. All four lights on in the first row and the first light on in the second row is Z.
    Caught my mistake. The way I was explaining it takes 5 lights on top and four lights in the following row.
    ========================

  4. #4
    erexere's Avatar
    erexere is offline Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
    Emerald
    erexere is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Springfield, Oregon
    Posts
    1,964

    Default

    Maybe something along those lines of representing each letter by a binary matrix system can be used as a method for fractionalization, which could allow for a double transposition. Does that conflict with the 1:1 correspondence of the crib and K4?
    ========================

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts