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In Case You Get Lost

Lots of posts this month about getting lost, or mazes, and things like that.  It seems like April is just that kind of month doesn’t it?

Did you know that there are giant concrete arrows all in a line across the country?

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In the early 1900s, air travel wasn’t what it is now (or even what it would become in 30 years).  It was dangerous, and primitive, and slow.  But it was still the fastest way to get mail from New York to San Francisco.  So after WW2, the surplus air planes that survived, and the pilots that flew them took up jobs with the US Postal Service flying mail across the country.  This was before the times of Google Maps, before every kid had a globe in their class room, or even a well detailed map of the state they were in.  It was hard, bordering on impossible to fly in an accurate route across the country.

So, the US government installed giant concrete arrows along with 5 story light house lookout towers along the main air mail routes.  The towers were visible for miles around, and helped guide the pilots along the thousands of miles of flying they had to do.

Air Mail Map

With the advent of radio in the 1940s, and then the jet age, and commercial planes flying more and more, these became less necessary.  Actually, most of the towers were dismantled and used for scrap for the WW2 War effort.  But the arrows themselves are still in the ground in some places, and you can follow them if you choose.

I wonder now, in 2,000 years if America is no more, what the future inhabitants of the land will think of these arrows.  They will be America’s Stonehenge, no one will know for sure, but lots of theories.

{Messynessy Chic}

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MS Paint Musical Theater

Soundcloud user R2Bl3nd imported the paint.exe program from Windows 7 x64 into some audio software and interpurted it as an audio file.  Apparently this is called PCM data.  I’ve just discovered what that is and what it means.  But I will boil it down to this.  It interprets the .exe file as audio data.  Digital audio, and then outputs it.  It’s pretty interesting, and all I want to do now is find the software the allows you do do that, and throw every .exe file I have into it.

I’m alittle sketchy on the whole process, and to be honest, I don’t really care that much.

I read some of stallio’s blog post about the process he uses.  Except, it’s far too confusing and complicated, and like I said above, I just don’t care that much.

I think it’s a pretty chill audio track, you should listen to it, then listen to the other ones.  Firefox reminds me of black helicopters. And Windows 7 x64 explorer.exe reminds me of The Imperial MarchiTunes is pretty boring.  I couldn’t find Chrome, or Trillian, or VLC, but I’d like to see/hear them, maybe I should look for how to use those programs.  Maybe someone can give me some better advice.

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Hitler and the Aliens

So, i decided that what better way to honor Adolf Hitler’s 118th birthday then to go into a giant conspiracy theory that says he’s still alive?!

That’s right, everyone’s favorite dictator could very well be alive and kicking somewhere under the sea, or in South America maybe?  How is this so you ask, well it’s a simple matter of taking advantage of Alien technology of course.

Add to this the fact that Hitler’s body was never recovered by the allies, and that Stalin publicly stated that Hitler was not dead, and you have on your hands a very awesome conspiracy theory.  Hit the link for more info…