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Pittzoid

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« on: 03-01-2003 22:28 »

I was wondering how many people, when they see the alien alphabet symbols in futurama, look it up and see what it meens.

Carbito

Starship Captain
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« Reply #1 on: 03-01-2003 23:15 »

I did for all of season 1 but I have not done it since then. Is there any really funny things I'm missing?
Oni Zyxer

Bending Unit
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« Reply #2 on: 03-01-2003 23:58 »

I scanned and enlarged the AL1 key from Futurama Comics #1, printed it, cut it out, and taped it to the side of my moniter. I then wrote down all the vowels and taped the to the other side of my moniter. With how much I watch Futurama, I'm on the verge of being able to read it without a key.
Bend-err

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« Reply #3 on: 03-02-2003 04:32 »

Is there any page I can look up al the translations of every episode?
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #4 on: 03-02-2003 05:17 »

Aliens Unlimited was pretty well versed in that area, until it closed.

But Bending Bender Rodriguez has taken up the reins. Try that one, it's updated to the current season.
Bend-err

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« Reply #5 on: 03-02-2003 05:29 »

thx teral, very helpfull
Carbito

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« Reply #6 on: 03-02-2003 23:09 »

Cool links! cool
I wounder how those people could read all that in the first place, some of it looks like it would be very hard to read.
Margarita

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« Reply #7 on: 03-02-2003 23:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Pittzoid:
I was wondering how many people, when they see the alien alphabet symbols in futurama, look it up and see what it meens.


I like Alien Alphabet and can read it  big grin
blahness

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« Reply #8 on: 03-02-2003 23:46 »

everyone see all the al on the back of the miracle cream? probably more than on the slurm ad... my screen capture made it look like crap so good luck to anyone trying to decypher it before a dvd copy comes out  smile
Grim

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« Reply #9 on: 03-03-2003 19:01 »

AL1 was direct letter substitution
but AL2 was different, u had to apply some mathematics to decode it did u?

as I remember... I could just be insane tho
Chump

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« Reply #10 on: 03-03-2003 20:29 »

In the good ol days of yore, I would look it up, slow stuff down, relook, decode and post everything.

Ah, AU. Heh heh.

Anyway, AL1 was direct, AL2 is more complex. The first number is decoded directly. Then you have to calculate the other numbers like this: Each number minus the last number. If the answer is less than zero, you have to add 26. Do this for the whole string. Then you take the new numbers and asign them to letters, 00=A, 01=B, 02=C, and so on.
 http://www.geocities.com/aliens_unlimited/2nd_section-al_keys.html

My old site.
Oni Zyxer

Bending Unit
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« Reply #11 on: 03-04-2003 03:48 »

I made a zero reply topic about this a while ago, what the hell does it say on the country's singer truck in AL2?

And Kryten, how fluently can you read it? Like normal text, or having to think about the characters for a moment?
Bones

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« Reply #12 on: 03-13-2003 10:38 »

I can read it but thats because i spent hours decoding it using the season 1 dvds you know when it flashes up for a second when you chose an option. And then i wrote it down and taught it to all my friends and we wrote messages to each other when we were bored in class (all the time). God I miss college! i'll have to teach my friends at uni all about it... nah, they think i'm weird wnough
Oni Zyxer

Bending Unit
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« Reply #13 on: 03-13-2003 11:01 »

I can now read AL1. Good for me.
Pittzoid

Bending Unit
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« Reply #14 on: 03-14-2003 01:58 »

i think AL1 looks really cool and quite nice, AL2 is less 'pretty' for lack of a better word (or a better vocabulary.

'i really like your building vocabulary column. Its really, really ..good' (rough quote from simpsons)
Oni Zyxer

Bending Unit
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« Reply #15 on: 03-14-2003 10:35 »

Yeah, I don't know why they did that arrow thing. Im starting to think someone just copied that out of some old 'Secret Codes' book.
Bender22

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« Reply #16 on: 03-17-2003 11:15 »

Oni Zyxer wrote: I made a zero reply topic about this a while ago, what the hell does it say on the country's singer truck in AL2?

It says: "A Venusian Corporation"
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #17 on: 03-17-2003 11:18 »

I like the Alien Writing, I just dont know how to put it on Documents. I do know How to Download!
Trekzilla3k

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« Reply #18 on: 04-01-2003 01:40 »

Thanks for the help everyone!!
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