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Old 12-17-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default The Helsinki Code (kinda spooky)

I was searching the net today and ran across this, dont know if it is true or not but if anybody can find anymore info about it please PM the link

http://www.warphead.com/modules/newb...13a57e9b80cd5e

In 1974, Gustav Larsson*, a young programmer from Helsinki,
Finland, stumbled upon an amazing discovery. While working
with a PDP-8 mainframe computer, Gustav suddenly because
bored. He decided to attempt to compile a single byte
program. For what reasons we cannot know.

Nevertheless, Gustav was already familiar with RTPS FORTRAN
and thus picked a single character to represent the
contents of the program: "@". Once compiled, he expected
nothing to happen.

He was wrong. To his absolute amazement, it compiled
successfully!

Using an ARS-33 Teletype, Gustav printed out the 1 byte program followed by its output. It appeared to contain a message from God. A devout Catholic, Gustav showed it to his immediate supervisor, who ordered both the print out and the program itself destroyed. Although Gustav complied with his wishes, it is rumored that he kept a copy of the printout in a small shoe box in his apartment in Helsinki.

He also kept a brown diary which included various small
passages from the "Helsinki Code" (as he described it years
later). According to Gustav, the Helsinki Code came directly from the 'Mind of God.'

The Helsinki Code read (in part):

"...[M]y presence in your world is unalterable for I am the sanctuary of both the cosmos and the one soul inside you. I could awaken each of you in this very moment to [my] unity, but there is a larger design - a more comprehensive vision - that places you in the boundaries of time and the spatial dimensions of separateness...[T]he design requires a progression into my wholeness that reacquaints you with [my] unity through the experience of separation. Your awakening, while slow and sometimes painful, is assured, and this you must trust above all else..."

(Page 26 of Gustav's Journal - Dated February 10th, 1975)

Gustav passed away in 1996. Although his diary has since
turned up missing, the above fragment from the 'Helsinki
Code' remains. Perhaps, just perhaps, we can learn to
be better people simply by reading it.
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never heard of that before.
but yeah, kinda spooky
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Helsinki_Code

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The Helsinki Code is a classic computing urban legend. It began circulating in a slightly modified form in the late-1970s. The origin of the urban legend is unknown.
apparently its an urban legend... according to this site...
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Can Anybody Find Anymore Info On The Internet Besides This?
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How about somebody tries compiling "@" and see what happens.. :P


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Why doesn't he post the code for everyone to see so they can see its not a fake
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hmm i tried compiling in c++ but it just said stray @ in program... someone else try in sumtin else.
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