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[PRESS] Hilen Tukoss neural tissue sample analysis; other releases

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Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#1 - 2015-06-15 21:55:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Makoto Priano
Since release of the Tukoss analysis, continued discussion of methodology and findings can be found further along the thread. Further, a travelogue by Mark726 and a call for information by Uriel Paradisi Anteovnucci have been made, and should be referenced by interested parties.

Pilots,

The expeditionary group composed of pilots from CAIN, FCORD, IKAME, JLAB, SFRIM, and other independent explorers, has completed its penetration of all five Drifter Hives over the span of roughly a week-and-a-half of operations. Following the discovery of the remains of Dr. Hilen Tukoss and the completion of our investigation, we are declassifying and publishing pertinent materials. Foremost among these is the study of Tukoss’s remains.

Enclosed is a summary of neural tissue analysis based on a sample provided by pilot Lucas Raholan, whose Stratios was the sole combat vessel to survive the first encounter with the Hikanta Tyrannos vessel guarding the Redoubt Hive. Raholan, as you all know by this point, was unable to retrieve the corpse during the operation, but did pass closely enough to retrieve a sample of his cerebral cortex before retreating. Raholan, further, agreed to share this sample with the Zainou Biotech research group in Isseras. Dr. Celes Tenebrae’s report is linked here. Dr. Scherezad assisted in the analysis, and provided additional commentary.

Tenebrae wrote:
... This tissue has a great many characteristics in common with capsuleer neural tissues recovered from hard vacuum, and the pattern of tissue damage indicates the subject underwent at least an attempted neural burning at the time of death.

This neural burning appears to have been non-standard when judged by the extent of damage to the tissue.

Augmetic debris present in the remains bears partially legible nano-engravings that indicate at least three separate implanted systems were comprised of technologies known to be developed by the Sisters of Eve corporation.

DNA testing was certainly not standard in this case due to the near total cellular damage to the sample tissue. Of the sequences that were present, a very significant match rating was attained on their comparison to Zainou's records of Dr. Tukoss.


Please note that what follows is from analysis of a small sample, and more data may be provided if we are ever able to locate and retrieve the remains of Tukoss. Similarly, it may be that Zainou Biotech or CONCORD authorities declare the data confidential. In this case, further releases will likely come from a duly appointed authority.

In light of these findings, Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries believes that there is a high likelihood that Hilen Tukoss’s capsule triggered its transneural burning scanner. The apparent failure of Tukoss’s medical clone to activate indicates negligence or malfeasance on the part of Eifyr & Co., or intervention via unknown means by the Vigilant Tyrannos.

IKAME petitions the Directive Enforcement Division to audit Eifyr & Co. clone facility records, with the objective of identifying anomalous activity during the suspected periods of Hilen Tukoss’s broadcast, and identifying the status of Tukoss’s medical clone contracts with Eifyr & Co. Our counterparts at Zainou Biotech will gladly assist with the medical element of this investigation.

On behalf of the expeditionary group,
Makoto Priano
CEO, Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries, Ltd.

Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries: exploring the edge of the known, advancing the state of the art. Would you like to know more?

Lucas Raholan
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
#2 - 2015-06-15 22:03:28 UTC
I begin by wishing to commend the investigations carried out by Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries, Ltd. into the fate of the late Dr Hilen Tukoss; his loss is unfortunate for the cluster as the growing Drifter menace grows seemingly larger every day. Had Eifyr chosen not to selfishly conceal his warning for their own benefit at the wider cost of the clusters security, we may have been better prepared to face such a threat.

With the release of this report and the analysis into Hilen's cerebral cortex, I have taken the remains back into my possession for safe archiving and storage befitting the late doctor. In regards to CONCORDS ‘request’ for it to be handed over to them, I must refuse such a request from an organisation that clearly makes no attempt to even respond to the threat posed by the Vigilant Tyrannos, an organisation so incompetent they failed to stop even the Minmatar terrorists they called ‘Elders’ from running rampage and whose edicts have lead to a state of forever war between empires causing untold numbers of deaths, all while still purporting to stand for the protection of peace. Such a group is not one I care to trust or even believe can stand against a foe with clear technological superiority.

They are welcome to our published results from our own investigation of which they observed taking place; however, Hilen’s remains won’t be ending up in one of their classified vaults to never be seen again.

May God guide us,
Lucas Raholan

Shitposts so bad CONCORD gave me a 50 billion ISK bounty

Corraidhin Farsaidh
Singularity Expedition Services
Singularity Syndicate
#3 - 2015-06-15 22:07:45 UTC
Is it possible that Hilen had arranged another med clone in an unknown location in case of such an eventuality?
Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#4 - 2015-06-15 22:09:45 UTC
Certainly an option that warrants investigation. I would assume we'd need to retrieve debris from Tukoss's craft for that analysis, and I'm not sure how much remained by the time we revisited the Redoubt and learned that Tukoss's corpse was missing.

Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries: exploring the edge of the known, advancing the state of the art. Would you like to know more?

Sahriah BloodStone
State War Academy
Caldari State
#5 - 2015-06-15 22:21:20 UTC
Lucas Raholan wrote:


With the release of this report and the analysis into Hilen's cerebral cortex, I have taken the remains back into my possession for safe archiving and storage befitting the late doctor. In regards to CONCORDS ‘request’ for it to be handed over to them, I must refuse such a request from an organisation that clearly makes no attempt to even respond to the threat posed by the Vigilant Tyrannos, an organisation so incompetent they failed to stop even the Minmatar terrorists they called ‘Elders’ from running rampage and whose edicts have lead to a state of forever war between empires causing untold numbers of deaths, all while still purporting to stand for the protection of peace. Such a group is not one I care to trust or even believe can stand against a foe with clear technological superiority.



I applaud you for your stance on this. CONCORD has proven itself to be a ineffective and potentially corrupt entity and I am glad that the remains will be kept safe in your hands. I do hold a concern that they may not be satisfied with your lack of compliance however. If you find yourself requiring firepower for defensive purposes, my blasters will be yours.

To IKAME and all related entities that assisted on this mission - Thank you for your dedication in this en devour, and your will to seek the truth.

Let us hope that an investigation into Eifyr & Co will turn up more answers.

Sahriah Bloodstone

No.Mercy // Triumvirate

"Never underestimate your enemy or disrespect its abilities. If you do, you shall become the hunted "

Hiram Alexander
State Reprisal
#6 - 2015-06-15 22:24:56 UTC
Makoto Priano wrote:
In light of these findings, Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries believes that there is a high likelihood that Hilen Tukoss’s capsule triggered its transneural burning scanner. The apparent failure of Tukoss’s medical clone to activate indicates negligence or malfeasance on the part of Eifyr & Co., or intervention via unknown means by the Vigilant Tyrannos.

IKAME petitions the Directive Enforcement Division to audit Eifyr & Co. clone facility records, with the objective of identifying anomalous activity during the suspected periods of Hilen Tukoss’s broadcast, and identifying the status of Tukoss’s medical clone contracts with Eifyr & Co. Our counterparts at Zainou Biotech will gladly assist with the medical element of this investigation.

On behalf of the expeditionary group,
Makoto Priano
CEO, Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries, Ltd.

And yet there remains a more sinister alternative - that Dr Tukoss' capsule had been compromised from the outset; that the burning, when it came, would be his last. How simple it would be to lay the blame at the feet of Eifyr & Co.
Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#7 - 2015-06-15 22:25:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Makoto Priano
Hm. On the matter of Lord Raholan's response to CONCORD, I'll simply say this: the remains, retrieved by Raholan, are his to dispose of as he desires. While he did not comply with the letter of CONCORD's wishes, he has certainly allowed analysis by a foremost biotech firm with unique ability to identify the remains of Tukoss. CONCORD will hopefully be satisfied with having a witness present, and having the verification they desired.

Quote:
And yet there remains a more sinister alternative - that Dr Tukoss' capsule had been compromised from the outset; that the burning, when it came, would be his last. How simple it would be to lay the blame at the feet of Eifyr & Co.


You seem to be proposing that Zainou Biotech or the Ishukone Corporation tampered with his capsule, despite his being a capsuleer who would surely be able to identify sabotage well before such equipment fires, and despite his operating from Eifyr & Co. facilities.

You, sir, may be watching too many low-budget holoreels.

Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries: exploring the edge of the known, advancing the state of the art. Would you like to know more?

Hiram Alexander
State Reprisal
#8 - 2015-06-15 23:10:21 UTC
Makoto Priano wrote:

Quote:
And yet there remains a more sinister alternative - that Dr Tukoss' capsule had been compromised from the outset; that the burning, when it came, would be his last. How simple it would be to lay the blame at the feet of Eifyr & Co.


You seem to be proposing that Zainou Biotech or the Ishukone Corporation tampered with his capsule, despite his being a capsuleer who would surely be able to identify sabotage well before such equipment fires, and despite his operating from Eifyr & Co. facilities.

You, sir, may be watching too many low-budget holoreels.

'Reels be damned; you're playing games Makoto, if you think sabotage can be discounted so easily.

I would like to believe that Zainou's hands were clean in this, I'm sure we all would.
Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#9 - 2015-06-15 23:18:39 UTC
Hiram Alexander wrote:

'Reels be damned; you're playing games Makoto, if you think sabotage can be discounted so easily.

I would like to believe that Zainou's hands were clean in this, I'm sure we all would.


So. The Vigilant Tyrannos blows up Tukoss's Buzzard months or perhaps even years ago in unknown, inaccessible space, with his presumed death and final broadcast concealed by Eifyr & Co. for reasons unknown, and your first response is that this Zainou conspiracy is a plausible one and must be considered. Why would Eifyr & Co. conceal this supposed intransigence on Zainou's part?

Now, obviously, Tukoss was disassociated, and his desertion remains a point of some issue. However, beyond that, do you have the slightest bit of proof or cause for suspicion? Because I've had a 'law of logical parsimony' argument with another conspiracy theorist here, and it's a bit tiresome to have hacks crying that the most probable, simplest solutions must clearly be discounted in favor of their pet conspiracy.

Maker. I should be investing in tinfoil, at this rate.

Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries: exploring the edge of the known, advancing the state of the art. Would you like to know more?

Hiram Alexander
State Reprisal
#10 - 2015-06-15 23:37:21 UTC
Makoto Priano wrote:
Hiram Alexander wrote:

'Reels be damned; you're playing games Makoto, if you think sabotage can be discounted so easily.

I would like to believe that Zainou's hands were clean in this, I'm sure we all would.


So. The Vigilant Tyrannos blows up Tukoss's Buzzard months or perhaps even years ago in unknown, inaccessible space, with his presumed death and final broadcast concealed by Eifyr & Co. for reasons unknown, and your first response is that this Zainou conspiracy is a plausible one and must be considered. Why would Eifyr & Co. conceal this supposed intransigence on Zainou's part?

Now, obviously, Tukoss was disassociated, and his desertion remains a point of some issue. However, beyond that, do you have the slightest bit of proof or cause for suspicion? Because I've had a 'law of logical parsimony' argument with another conspiracy theorist here, and it's a bit tiresome to have hacks crying that the most probable, simplest solutions must clearly be discounted in favor of their pet conspiracy.

Maker. I should be investing in tinfoil, at this rate.

This is no mindclash arena, Makoto; so don't presume to read my thoughts so simply.

I applaud, and perhaps even envy your research, but I refuse to denounce Eifyr's silence.
Sahriah BloodStone
State War Academy
Caldari State
#11 - 2015-06-15 23:39:40 UTC
Hiram Alexander wrote:

And yet there remains a more sinister alternative - that Dr Tukoss' capsule had been compromised from the outset; that the burning, when it came, would be his last. How simple it would be to lay the blame at the feet of Eifyr & Co.


I think a more logical conspiracy theory would be that upon destruction of the buzzard, that the Drifters retrieved Dr. Tukoss's capsule and cloned him remotely, planting a corpse to create the appearance of his permanent demise so that we would stop searching. That would then open the subject to a host of more complex questions however, but its worth considering taking into account their current behaviors.

Sahriah Bloodstone

No.Mercy // Triumvirate

"Never underestimate your enemy or disrespect its abilities. If you do, you shall become the hunted "

Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#12 - 2015-06-15 23:42:12 UTC
Hiram Alexander wrote:

This is no mindclash arena, Makoto; so don't presume to read my thoughts so simply.

I applaud, and perhaps even envy your research, but I refuse to denounce Eifyr's silence.


And yet you impugn Zainou without evidence or provocation. Do not attempt to play the innocent.

Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries: exploring the edge of the known, advancing the state of the art. Would you like to know more?

Scherezad
Revenent Defence Corperation
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#13 - 2015-06-15 23:47:30 UTC
Is...

Dr. Priano-haani, is it normal for the initial response to a scientific publication on the IGS to be met with immediate suggestions of conspiracy? I am perfectly willing to field questions regarding my work here (I conducted around sixty non-destructive thin-slice tests for this publication) but I'm not really comfortable with replying to ... conspiracy theory.

Am I still proceeding with submitting this to the Journal of Intergalactic Neuroanatomy and Neuroanalytics?
Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#14 - 2015-06-15 23:56:41 UTC
Scherezad-haani, absolutely do continue with the submission. And you really oughtn't give me the honorific 'doctor,' as I'm not one; just a surveyor, once you get down to it.

As for conspiracy theories, well-- essentially, yes. Everyone wants to be the one to discover some new mystery, or all the better be the one to solve it. This often means you'll get a handful of Capsuleers engaging in wild speculation whenever something newsworthy happens.

Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries: exploring the edge of the known, advancing the state of the art. Would you like to know more?

Gorion Wassenar
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
#15 - 2015-06-16 00:00:12 UTC
CONCORD incompetence? Perish the thought!

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Lucas Raholan
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
#16 - 2015-06-16 00:15:49 UTC
Sahriah BloodStone wrote:
Lucas Raholan wrote:


With the release of this report and the analysis into Hilen's cerebral cortex, I have taken the remains back into my possession for safe archiving and storage befitting the late doctor. In regards to CONCORDS ‘request’ for it to be handed over to them, I must refuse such a request from an organisation that clearly makes no attempt to even respond to the threat posed by the Vigilant Tyrannos, an organisation so incompetent they failed to stop even the Minmatar terrorists they called ‘Elders’ from running rampage and whose edicts have lead to a state of forever war between empires causing untold numbers of deaths, all while still purporting to stand for the protection of peace. Such a group is not one I care to trust or even believe can stand against a foe with clear technological superiority.



I do hold a concern that they may not be satisfied with your lack of compliance however. If you find yourself requiring firepower for defensive purposes, my blasters will be yours.




whether they deem to declare it 'lack of compliance' is irrelevant, they failed to comply with their own edict when they completely and utterly failed to prevent the ransacking of our Empire by a bunch of Matari savages. I see no reason to place trust in a group that can't even back itself up, let alone defend the cluster. Your offer of assistance is most welcome though

Shitposts so bad CONCORD gave me a 50 billion ISK bounty

Malleus Karris
Karris Family
#17 - 2015-06-16 00:30:09 UTC
Scherezad wrote:
I am perfectly willing to field questions regarding my work here (I conducted around sixty non-destructive thin-slice tests for this publication)...

Could the altered physiology have led to a scanning error that would make application of the transneural scan data to a new clone fail?
Given the altered physiology of these samples, how likely is it that this is indeed the corpse of Hilen Tukoss?
Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#18 - 2015-06-16 00:42:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Makoto Priano
On the second question, Tenebrae summed it up as thus: "If it's not Tukoss, it's his brother," based on the genetic match. In all honesty, evidence indicates this is a corpse of Tukoss.

Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries: exploring the edge of the known, advancing the state of the art. Would you like to know more?

Sahriah BloodStone
State War Academy
Caldari State
#19 - 2015-06-16 01:32:49 UTC
Scherezad wrote:
Is...

Dr. Priano-haani, is it normal for the initial response to a scientific publication on the IGS to be met with immediate suggestions of conspiracy? I am perfectly willing to field questions regarding my work here (I conducted around sixty non-destructive thin-slice tests for this publication) but I'm not really comfortable with replying to ... conspiracy theory.

Am I still proceeding with submitting this to the Journal of Intergalactic Neuroanatomy and Neuroanalytics?


Do not be discouraged by alternate theories, and do not allow their presence to suppress any knowledge you have on the subject. Asking questions is part of human curiosity, and as long as we keep asking them, the truth will surface and disprove the ones that are wrong, regardless of how much tinfoil is fielded.

Sahriah Bloodstone

No.Mercy // Triumvirate

"Never underestimate your enemy or disrespect its abilities. If you do, you shall become the hunted "

Scherezad
Revenent Defence Corperation
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#20 - 2015-06-16 02:28:18 UTC
Malleus Karris wrote:
Scherezad wrote:
I am perfectly willing to field questions regarding my work here (I conducted around sixty non-destructive thin-slice tests for this publication)...

Could the altered physiology have led to a scanning error that would make application of the transneural scan data to a new clone fail?
Given the altered physiology of these samples, how likely is it that this is indeed the corpse of Hilen Tukoss?

I'm not an expert on the specifics of the neural burn process, but to my understanding it does a high-speed network walk from the implant stem into the midbrain, and then through to the neocortex via the hippocampus. From there the burn wave walks from inside to out, then back inwards, terminating near the various sensory bulbs. Neurotoxin concentration decreases roughly linearly along this path.

The neocortical structure of a typical humanlike brain is formed of a set of pattern-matching columns six layers deep, composed of several hundred neurons per column. Two layers tend to form strong intercolumnar connections, while the other layers remain within the column. This can be seen in the excessive neurotoxin concentrations on Plates 44 and 47 - they're comparisons of similar slices I've worked on from normal human brains that had undergone a burn process. Compare then to 12 and 34 to see the differences. As you can see, the plates from the normal samples have two layers which show heavier damage due to the increased communication of the burn wave through these areas, while the rest of the columns show relatively less. Our affected plates of the sample in question show widespread damage.

Would this disrupt the burn process? Yes, I'd have to suggest that it's not an unreasonable hypothesis to make, though experiments should be run to clarify whether this is actually the case or not. I'd suggest that the more chaotic burn wave transit through the neural structure would self-disrupt, especially along the corpus callosum. Again - that is only a guess.

Note, as well - the normal burn process is also not failsafe, and could easily be disrupted. I do think that this brain configuration would be somewhat more problem prone, but I have no idea on how much more so. With a research grant, this is well within the scope of our labs at LDRBC to investigate!

- Scherezad
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