There are more than a few official and unofficial Lost sites out there vying for your attention concerning The Dharma Initiative. Here is my brief breakdown of a few of these sites.
For those of you searching for more clues to the Dharma Initiative login, found at Dharma Initiative (http://www.thedharmainitiative.info/) – also linked from Dharma Industries (http://www.dharmaindustries.com/) – I’ve got some clues.
First, Dennis in the comments section of another Lost post, points out this handy, dandy hotspot graphic (or this alternate graphic, which works better for me) for all you hopless clickers. I can never seem to get any of them to work, but others are reporting success.
There’s another unofficial Dharma Initiative site at The Dharma Initiative (http://thedharmainitiative.org/). Here there is an even more vexing login screen that appears, at last check, to be pretty unbreakable. All I know is that if you click the Swan you get the Orientation video. Help is welcome and encouraged.
As for official sites, if you try to go to the secure server of the Hanso Foundation (official Lost viral site), you get a text link to
http://www.bigspaceship1.com/. BigSpaceship1.com features a flash animation of two bears and some morse code in the page title:
… — — . – .. — . … / .- / .–. — .-.. .- .-. / -… . .- .-. / .. … / .— ..- … – / .- / .–. — .-.. .- .-. / .–. . .- .-.
Here’s the translation of that morse code:
Sometimes / A / Polar / Bear / Is / Just / A / Polar / Pear
“Sometimes a Polar Bear is just a Polar Pear”
Doesn’t make sense to me, but I’m not the producers of Lost. Maybe it works as a code on oceanicflight815.com?
No dice. I tried ‘sometimesapolarbearisjustapolarpear’ and ‘sometimesapolarbearisjustapolarbear’ – neither worked.
If you’ve got other clues about logging in to the official or unofficial fan sites, leave a comment.
Also, if you’re interested, I’m selling Dharma Initiative T-Shirts!
UPDATE: Hunter Maxim in the comments notes that Big Spaceship1.com has changed it’s cryptic message to the following morse code:
.. -. / –. .. .-. ..- — / .. — ..- … / -. — -.-. – . / . – / -.-. — -. … ..- — .. — ..- .-. / .. –. -. ..
He translates the message as the following: “In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni”
Information on this riddle of a Latin palindrome here.
“We go into the circle by night and we are consumed by fire.”
This famous maccaronic verse, called “the devil’s verse”, is a riddle in the form of a palindrome – literally a puzzle inside a puzzle… It means “we wander in the night, and are consumed by fire” or “we enter the circle after dark and are consumed by fire” and is said to describe the movement of months. Some others believe that it is about the ‘mayfly’, that insect that circles the fire only to be consumed by flame.
Perhaps instead of polar bears we should be concerned about mayflys or the 540-day stay for those in the hatch? Who knows at this point.
UPDATE II: Malakai, in the comments of another post, notes that the Flash file of Dharma Initiative (http://www.thedharmainitiative.info/), upon his inspection, only has 3 hotspots and never resolves. One site down, just the login/password of The Dharma Initiative (http://thedharmainitiative.org/) to go. If you’ve got clues, this would be the place to post them.
UPDATE III: If you keep mousing over the area around 7 o’clock at http://www.dharmaindustries.com/ you’ll eventually get to a screen that looks like the computer terminal inside the hatch. Enter the numbers and you’ll receive a prompt asking for a “Member ID”. I’m thinking it’s the name of the dude who “rescued” Desmond, but I don’t recall his name. Anyone?
UPDATE V: I’m closing the comments. Comment on the Hanso Foundation posts listed above. That’s an official site by the producers anyhow.