Following the advice in the rant email I received, I searched for keywords, and found not the website Ryan and Jacob intended me to find, but I did find other websites that shed some light on the rant itself, including one that gives an earlier rant.
If you are not looking for someone who thinks like yourself, there
is no need to read further because it means that people who think
just like you already surround you. There is something very wrong
about the way people think, and I don't mean wrong in the ethical
sense (I don't assume ethics or anything else, it's just that the
language I'm forced to use makes it seem like it sometimes).
They come to conclusions way too quickly. They have all these
opinions and philosophies that don't make any sense to me. I don't
understand how everyone can so readily accept ideas simply because
they are repeated so often or because everyone else believes in them.
In particular, I have a problem with how children often start out
dreaming about omniscience, immortality, perfect relationships,
and perfect worlds. Yet eventually, they give in to the notion
that their passions are unrealistic, that they must give in to
what is flawed and imperfect. I have a problem with this because
it denies that there is an alternative to letting the world be
controlled by random evolution.
It's not so much that everybody is indoctrinated with pointless
beliefs that bothers me. It's their lack of a passion for seeking
an alternative that I can't stand. Their philosophy is not one
that envisions us collaborating toward a greater goal, but one of
each of us pursuing personal wants. You can tell by looking at
how people see nothing wrong with spending their time with
irrelevant work, hobbies, and pastimes.
The act of acceptance of society occurs when an individual begins
to try to find contentment or happiness within the existing
society, or when he begins to engage in activities just for the
experience. Once this occurs, any potential higher goal or purpose
that society could strive towards is denied. If all I believe I
exist for is to pursue some meaningless wants and feelings that I
have been programmed to perceive as pleasurable and hence good,
there is no true disagreement I can have with the way society
functions now. I will have accepted society, and all its stupidity
and senselessness along with it. Everywhere we look, people have
accepted society. I sometimes doubt whether as many as one
individual in every one billion will avoid acceptance.
It's been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember to find
someone who hasn't yet accepted society. I used to think that if I
am really right about this, then there must be people who agree
with me. But since no one did, maybe it meant that my thinking is
flawed because how could all these intelligent people in the world
have missed what I had not? But whenever that thought occurred to
me, I would think of how stupid this society is and I would
realize that there is no way that their acceptance could be reasonable.
To this date, I have found one other individual who hasn't
accepted society (over the internet). The two of us have vowed to
use whatever means necessary to change this society, to create a
society based on reason, to devote ourselves 100% to this goal,
and to never give up. We may only be two, but we have the
determination to succeed and we don't have any irrelevant goals or
preferences to distract us.
To tell you more about us, we've posted some personal information
about ourselves on a website. You'll also find past responses to
us on that webpage.
If you reply to us we're open to anything you say that makes
logical sense. However, we'll be judging you based on what
indications you give that you have accepted and/or rejected
society. We will ask you some questions to test how resistant you
are to thinking like everyone else.
If you already have an essay or a web site that shows your way of
thinking better than answering these questions would, just send us
(1) What is your view of religion and how did you derive it? What
limitations do you see in a strictly scientific view of the world,
and what is necessary to overcome those limitations?
(2) How do the things that you do in your day to day life differ
from the things that you'd like to be doing in your day to day
life in the future?
(3) What values, morals, principles, and codes of conduct are most
important to you? What if someone is in your way, or somehow
interfering in the goal you are pursuing, would you consider
killing them, given there were no consequences?
(4) Do you prefer to follow your heart or your mind - why? Can you
describe a time that you did something that went against your
reason because of your heart? Did you regret doing it?
(5) Imagine that you are given the opportunity to live on an
isolated island for five years with up to three people of your
choice. Survival will be extremely easy on this island because you
will be given plenty of food, shelter, and other necessities for
life. The only difference is that you are isolated from the rest
of humanity and have no technology. Would you go? Who would you
take with you and how many would you take with you?
(6) Who or what is so important to you that you can't live without
it? What things or people truly matter to you in your life? Why?
(7) How do you justify doing something for fun or enjoyment?
(8) Do you see that there is anything wrong with the way people
act, or with the way our society exists? What exactly? Can you
imagine how it could be changed?
Feel free to tell me or ask me anything at anytime. If you didn't
like this message for some reason, you can always show me how to
do it right by sending me a better one.
Do not simply reply to this email, if you do, we will likely not
read your reply. If you do wish to communicate, first demonstrate
your interest by solving a puzzle to obtain our website address
and our second e-mail address. Only if you write to that address
are we going to read your letter. Since there is the possibility
that either the website or the corresponding e-mail address
doesn't work, we have a third e-mail address for you to use. To
find the third e-mail address, solve the puzzle given below. For
this third e-mail address, you'll find a Java applet on our
website that allows you to check whether or not you have solved
the puzzle correctly.
When you send me e-mail to my second or my third e-mail address,
mention that you solved "puzzle 5" in the subject of your e-mail,
that will immediately get my attention, and make it impossible to
mistake your e-mail for junk mail.
The solution to the puzzle is a string. When you solve the
puzzle, take the resulting string and add "@yahoo.com" and that
will be my email address. So the resulting email will look like
"email@example.com". The solution string is ten characters
long, three English letters followed by seven digits. There are
ten parts to the puzzle that you must solve, one for each character.
In the five lines of text below, find the least frequently
occurring letter. This is the first character of the solution string.
In the five lines of text below, find the most frequently
occurring letter. This is the second character of the solution string.
The third character of the solution string is "n".
The fourth character of the solution string is "3".
The fifth character of the solution string is "6".
The sixth character of the solution string is "2".
Subtract one from the least significant digit of Albert Einstein's
year of birth. (For example, if Albert Einstein was born in 1842,
then the least significant digit is "2", and one less would be "1".)
Subtract 17 from the number of prime numbers between 1 and 100.
What is the least significant digit of the sum of all the prime
numbers between 1 and 100 (2+3+5+7+...89+97)?
The tenth character of the solution string is "0".
The second e-mail address is the preferred e-mail address to write
to. Solving this puzzle will give you both our URL and our second
e-mail address. When you solve the puzzle, take the resulting
string and add ".freeservers.com" and that will be our website
address. So the resulting URL will look like
The second e-mail address is
a-d = 1-4
e-h = 5-8
i-l = 9-12
m-p = 13-16
q-t = 17-20
u-x = 21-24
y-z = 25-26
start string = fedcba21
12abcdef [read backwards]
23bcdefg [add one to all]
32cbedgf [switch two at a time]
3 c e g [discard every other character]
33cceegg [duplicate every character]
cc335577 [translate every character]
ee557799 [add two to every character]
e 5 7 9 [discard every other character]
j 101418 [double all characters]
j j n r [translate the numbers; leaves letters the same]
k l q v [+1 +2 +3 +4]
k l q 22 [translate the last letter]
k l q 44 [double the numbers; leave letters the same]
kkllqq44 [duplicate letters; leave numbers the same]
qkrlwq44 [add six to every other letter; leave numbers the same]
qwlrkq44 [read letters backwards; leave numbers the same]
qwl 44 [discard last three letters; leave numbers the same]
qqwwll44 [duplicate all letters; leave numbers the same]
hqnwcl44 [subtract nine from every other letter; leave numbers the same]
hq w l44 [discard third and fifth letter; leave numbers the same]
hqwl44 [all done]
To find the solution string, repeat the above procedure for
start string = abcdef12
When you are done, you should obtain four letters followed by two digits.
Ryan and Jacob
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