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Mount Diablo code – hint

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In his little list letter, Z mentioned

"The Mt. Diablo Code concerns Radians + #inches along the radians".

I wonder if Z meant that literally?

Imagine a number, e.g. 3,467 (‘threethousandfourhundredandsixtyseven’) which is actualy 3.467 RAD or 198.6 degrees.

It is one thing to choose this direction, based on Mag. North, which would moreless be somewhat to the West (in this example). But if you then draw a circle and continue to ‘walk’ that arc for e.g. 3.467 inches, too, you will get to some very detailled spot on such map. Based on the diameter you choose for your ‘circle’, it might well be possible to describe any spot on such map by just giving the RAD value (equalling inches to follow the arc).

Like being able to give a detailled description but with unknown diameter (to us) of the navigation rose? Or the diameter being the size of the map he used?

Pretty certain that by giving a RAD value as well as a size/diameter (distance) navigation to any specific spot on the map is possible. Following this thought, the RAD value is actually chosen to describe both, the distance as well as the rad that is needed to get to that specific spot? Is that correct? As RAD not only shows a direction, but an ‘arc’ ending somewhere on the map?

"A railroad curve forms a circular arc of 9 degrees 36.7 minutes, the radius to the center line of the track being 2100 feet. If the gauge is 5 feet, find the difference in length of the two rails to the nearest half-inch."

..along the Radians…


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Posted : March 13, 2020 12:15 am
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Potential solutions based on the idea of milirads (matching the cipher structure):



At a first glance, these values are all going as far as Concord/Martinez, with its direction still not found out..[corrected].

Map says one inch is approximately 6.4 miles, Z might have taken precisely that value. Thus e.g.: 2.246 RAD x 6.4 miles = 14.37 miles..and if going ‘along the radians’ with that same distance, alpha is exactly one RAD or 57,29578° degree to be added/subtracted, depending on the cardinal direction (here given e.g. as NW).



Posted : March 13, 2020 1:25 am
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As far as the Z32 code, whatever he meant by the "bomb", its going to be confined to the parameters of the map he presented; i.e. the Phillips 66 map. No solution that takes one beyond the scope of the map will be a valid solution in my opinion because he provided this portion of the map and this portion of the map only. The crosshair he drew on the map is the same size as the maps miles legend; the 6.4 miles equals 1 inch (taking your assessment of the 6.4 miles as I am not looking at the map). So I do believe the legend plays a key in the solving of the cipher per say. I understand what everyone claims about the cipher being too short for solving but I don’t believe the cipher is meant to be solved in that way. I think its a series of "do this/do that" to reach the answer. I don’t know if you have read it but I wrote up a post some time back that pertains to longitude and latitude, the map legend, magnetic north and the like. I came to the conclusion that trilateration used in navigation was needed to find this so called "bomb" which I actually don’t believe ever existed. Its an unfinished piece of work and have recently thought about taking it back up again. I would be interested in your input. Here is a link to the post if you or anyone else is interested: http://zodiackillersite.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=2515&p=36063&hilit=trilateration#p36063


Posted : March 16, 2020 8:05 pm
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Just wanted to add this:


"Mils are used in adjustment of firearm sights by adjusting the angle of the sight compared to the barrel (up, down, left or right). Mils are also used for comparing shot groupings, or to compare the difficulty of hitting different sized shooting targets at different distances. When using a scope with both mil adjustment and a reticle with mil markings (called a mil/mil scope), the shooter can use the reticle as a "ruler" to count the number of mils a shot was off target, which directly translates to the sight adjustment needed to hit the target with a follow up shot.

[emphasis mine]

“Murder will out, this my conclusion.”
– Geoffrey Chaucer

Posted : March 16, 2020 8:20 pm