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  Reverse Speech
Oates (1991) claimed that backward messages are encoded in normal speech and that this constitutes a second, covert mode of communication in addition to the overt mode of forward speech.
Although college students could reliably distinguish backward messages they had heard from those they had not heard, their truth ratings of the messages they had heard were not different from messages they had not heard.
It is unlikely that the lack of a backward message priming effect was because of low power or to poor sensitivity of the research method, as the same method, using the same stimuli, produced a clear priming effect with forward messages.
www.reversespeech.com /skeptic.htm   (8460 words)

 Backward message - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A backward message (also known as backward masking or backmasking) is a supposed subliminal message hidden in an audio recording that is only fully apparent when played backwards.
Several musicians have deliberately recorded backward messages into their songs, as a way of making an artistic statement, and also to have fun at the expense of their critics.
Boards of Canada's albums contain many hidden messages, including an audio palindrome in "A is to B as B is to C" and the reversed phrase 'A God with horns' in "You Could Feel the Sky".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Backward_message   (2626 words)

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Backward messages, barely audible messages, and messages on one stereo track only have been alleged.
Unless the message was at one of the standard speeds (say, 45 rpm on a 33 1/3 rpm record), it could not be played normally on home equipment.
The backward message controversy is usually traced to the 1960s and John Lennon's avant-garde sound mixing on such tracks as "Revolution 9" on the Beatles' WHITE ALBUM.
www.textfiles.com /music/backmask.txt   (3968 words)

 Talk:Backward message - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first line of the article states that "backmasking" is not a correct term for backwards messages, but the term is then used throughout the rest of the article.
This section of empty spaces is actually clearly audible, as he recorded it backwards, and just placed it in the song, but at a lower volume.
I propose starting a new article "List of examples of backwards messages" and moving all of the examples there, broken up into the same categories as here (alleged, deliberate, parody), and sorted neatly by some criteria (either date or artist).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Backward_message   (1917 words)

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As these backward messages are requested to deliver in low delay, a new RTCP profile of low delay is defined.
Introduction For real-time video transmission, using the backward messaging functionality from the receiver to the transmitter is very effective for the error recovery or the error resilience.
Backward Message Payload: variable The syntax and semantics of the backward messages are usually defined in each standard.
quimby.gnus.org /internet-drafts/draft-fukunaga-low-delay-rtcp-00.txt   (1445 words)

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As these backward messages are requested to deliver in low delay, a new RTCP profile of low delay is defined.
Introduction For real-time video transmission, using the backward messaging functionality from the receiver to the transmitter is very effective for the error recovery or the error resilience.
Backward Message Payload: variable The syntax and semantics of the backward messages are usually defined in each standard.
www3.ietf.org /proceedings/00jul/I-D/draft-fukunaga-low-delay-rtcp-00.txt   (1445 words)

 Reverse Speech - Voices From The Unconscious
Backward messages in music (commonly known as Backward Masking) have been a controversy ever since the late 60s, when messages were found backwards on some Beatles' albums that hinted Paul McCartney had died.
Backward Masking: First of all, some examples of Backward Masking - a recording studio technique where backward messages are deliberately superimposed on the soundtrack.
The term Backward Masking has been mistakenly given to all forms of backward messages in music whereas in fact there are 2 types - (1) Backward Masking, which is the deliberate insertion of backward messages (2) Reverse Speech, the naturally occurring form of backwards messages, or phonetic reversals.
www.reversespeech.com /music_reversals.htm   (1271 words)

 SS7 Telephony Tutorial - MTP
Message priority is considered only under congestion conditions, not to control the order in which messages are transmitted.
When the destination point code in a message indicates the receiving signaling point, the message is distributed to the appropriate user part (e.g., ISUP or SCCP) indicated by the service indicator in the SIO.
Messages destined for other signaling points are transferred provided that the receiving signaling point has message transfer capabilities (like an STP).
www.pt.com /tutorials/ss7/mtp.html   (1700 words)

 BackwardMessages.Com - Prepare To Enter A Bold New World
These backward messages will usually talk about the same subject that is being talked about in the forward speech.
The Beatles said they had nothing to do with it when backward messages were found on their albums.
After a while backward messages were found in regular speech and the mystery only deepened.
www.backwardmessages.com /home.html   (312 words)

 The Iron Maiden Commentary
In general, a backward message is some message in a song which is heard backward when the song is played normally.
Some psychologists believe that it is possible for the human subconscious to decode and understand backward messages, and that such messages are particularly suggestive.
But in any case, this type of message is never intended by the artists – it would take a huge amount of time and energy to identify suitable phrases that worked in both directions, and I cannot believe that the musicians actually do this.
www.maidenfans.com /imc/?url=backward&lang=eng&link=features   (1050 words)

 Definition of Backward message
A backward message (otherwise, but incorrectly, known as Backmasking) is a supposed message hidden in an audio recording that is revealed by playing it backwards.
Critics of rock and roll songs have occasionally claimed that rock musicians have recorded backward messages about sex, drugs, death, and blasphemy into their songs, in order to disseminate a message to dedicated fans that might not otherwise be transmittable.
The most famous alleged backward message in a rock and roll song is based on a lyric from the song Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Backward_message   (1937 words)

 Manage message contract changes with versioning
Messages often do not act alone, but are part of a larger combination of messages to form a transaction.
The request message is partially parsed by the content-based router to determine which version translator to use for parsing the message.
This additional information includes the requested version of the response message, the destination queue or address where the response message should be sent, and the correlation ID that the client uses to ensure it received the desired response message.
www.ibm.com /developerworks/web/library/wa-msgvers/index.html?ca=drs-tp3205   (2782 words)

 Music Played Backward
After this, a new slide was shown that had the word "Backward" along with the evil message that was supposed to be heard.
The song was then played backward not once, but three times.
When the song was played backward the first time, I read the words on the screen and tried to follow with the sound.
home.att.net /~arendtj/backward_music_h_01.html   (1513 words)

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Listeners were also unable to tell if backward messages were statements or questions, if backward messages had the same or different meanings, or even if the backward messages made sense.
The “message” was more in the mind of the listener than in the music.
Backward “conversations” in Oates’ book have listeners responding to utterances that are as much as eight words long.
www.mtsu.edu /~wlangsto/LangstonSPSPS01.doc   (1354 words)

 The Kubrick-Floyd Site
The message is on the third track - Perfect Sense Part I. The lyrics then go on in what seems to be a reference to the Dawn of Man episode in 2001.
Though the book deals mostly with the medium of television, the essential message can be extrapolated to other popular mass-mediated modes of entertainment as well, such as movies and music.
The message of Amused to Death, it can be seen, is not that far remote from the message of The Wall or even The Division Bell perhaps.
www.angelfire.com /co/1x137/waters.html   (459 words)

 Call Control
The outgoing side sends a Continuity message with a successful indication after a correct check of the transmission path (a loop is required on the incoming side, a tone is sent from the outgoing side and is returned in time).
message is issued to the calling side and the call returns to the incoming answered state.
message may be used in case of operator calls, in order to generate re-ringing of a subscriber who has just gone on-hook.
docs.hp.com /en/5971-3502/apbs09.html   (4083 words)

 Heavy Metal Poisoning
If this is, in fact, the second backwards message (the words are nearly unintelligible), it may also be a reference to Satan's role in convincing Adam and Eve to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge in disobedience of God's commands, causing humanities fall from grace (Genesis, Chapter 3).
The first backward message, "Novus Ordo Seclorum," has been repeatedly acknowledged by Styx as having been intentionally placed there in response to the false allegations about backmasking on the song Snowblind.
However, the second backward message has not been acknowledged by the band except in a Rockline interview when JY and Dennis indicated only that there is another message.
www.styxnet.com /styxlyrics/hmp.htm   (724 words)

 SELinux Mailing List: by thread
The concern is that the backward compatibility code is becoming increasingly cumbersome, and providing safe behavior for compatibility isn't always straightforward.
Even for the netlink class partitioning, you don't want to compile a newer policy.conf that has the fine-grained netlink classes with an older checkpolicy, as the best it could do would be to map them all to the old netlink class, possibly opening up unintended access.
I also suggest that the backwards compatibility should be retained in the same way as it is now for checkpolicy.
www.nsa.gov /SELinux/list-archive/0404/thread_body38.cfm   (2653 words)

 Keeping in Touch: Meridian Voice Mail Services for U-M Faculty & Staff -- file 3 of 7
If you have a message waiting light on your phone, it will light up to indicate you have a new message; if you don't have a message waiting light, you will hear an interrupted dial tone to indicate you have a new message when you pick up the receiver.
You will still receive new messages when your mailbox is full, but you will not be able to send, forward, or otherwise work with your messages until you free up some storage space.
You can forward (transfer) the message exactly as it is, or you can record an introduction or comment to precede the forwarded message.
www.itd.umich.edu /itcsdocs/r1092/r1092B.html   (1015 words)

 Sleuths use software to find messages in lyrical backspin
BP Fallon, who worked as Led Zeppelin's publicist during its 1970s heyday, added in an e-mail message: "Play anything backwards, and you'll find something." He suggested that the mysterious backward lyric might actually be: "Oh, here's to my sweaty satin," a reference to guitarist Jimmy Page's trousers.
The search for hidden messages in music first gained popularity decades ago after Michigan disc jockey Russ Gibb, prompted by a caller, put a Beatles song, "Revolution 9," on his turntable and spun it backward.
McCartney eventually turned up very much alive, but that didn't stop music fans from finding all sorts of alleged backward messages when they spun their other records in reverse.
www.azcentral.com /ent/front/articles/0109wsj-backwards-lyrics09-ON.html   (1072 words)

 backward satanic messages - Skeptic's Dictionary
Since most people do not listen to their music backward, the belief in such messages seems to be predicated upon one or two false notions.
The belief in the existence and efficacy of backward satanic messages probably derives from the ancient practice of mocking Christianity by saying prayers backward at the witch's Sabbath.
The Beatles used tapes played backward for musical effect in some of their recordings, though they allegedly put in backward or subliminal messages announcing Paul McCartney's death when he was much alive.
www.skepdic.com /backward.html   (345 words)

 AskMen.com - Subliminal
In addition to advertising, subliminal messaging can be found in numerous forms of popular entertainment ranging from "backward messaging" in songs to hidden commands or suggestions in movies.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is said to have placed the backward message "Here's to my sweet Satan" into the song "Stairway to Heaven." The Beatles have also been known to use tapes played backward for musical effect and have purportedly used subliminal messages announcing Paul McCartney's death when he was still alive.
Subliminal messaging frequently slips off the public radar, but interest in its history is quickly revived with every fresh alleged instance of its use.
www.askmen.com /toys/special_feature_60/80c_special_feature.html   (379 words)

 Gaffaweb - Kate Bush - DREAMING - A. The Albums - The Ninth Wave - "Watching You Without Me"
Three new clues have been given which should make the solution a simple matter: first, the message begins with the word "Don't"; second, the message is twelve words in length; and third, the message is "repeated" three times (by which IED assumes it is meant that the message is uttered three times in all, i.e.
Exactly what sort of weirdness Kate perpetrated to create the message's unique sound has never been explained by her or anyone else, but there is more or less unanimity among fans now that whatever the method was, the solution was decidedly anti-climactic.
(Both forwards and backwards messages were included in the lyrics as posted the other day by IED.) This remarkable fact led IED to suppose that Kate actually synchronized the chopped-up slivers of silence in the forward-directional track with the chopped-up slivers of *vocals* in a second, similar-but-not-identical *backward*-directional track.
gaffa.org /dreaming/tnw_wywm.html   (9740 words)

 HDF5 backward compatibility   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
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Hi, I finally got to start exploring Swarm's archiver capabilities which seem to be pretty nice.
For list administration needs (esp. [un]subscribing), please send a message to with "help" in the body of the message.
www.swarm.org /pipermail/support/1999-April/005853.html   (140 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Prefix arg COUNT causes the current message to be moved COUNT messages forward.
A negative COUNT causes movement to be backward instead of forward.
If vm-move-messages-physically is non-nil, the physical copy of the message in the folder is moved.
www.rpi.edu /dept/acm/arch/rs_aix43/bin/lib/xemacs/xemacs-packages/lisp/vm/vm-sort.el   (194 words)

 The Fool On The Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
A backward message is a supposed message hidden in an audio recording that is only fully apparent when played backwards.
First of all, I ruled out backward messages on any of the recording on the 'Magical Mystery Tour' album.
In fact, the message I discovered was very clear and not hidden.
www.liberalunderground.ca /mystery_tour_070805.php   (378 words)

 Stairway to Heaven Backwards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
It is not my opinion that Led Zeppelin and the other artists here were given some kind of evil power to make these backwards sounds have a satanic message.
For example I took my copy of Stairway to Heaven (I tried it once with a live version but I couldn't hear the message clearly) then opened it in a sound editing program (I used Windows Sound Recorder - but that was with a.wav file), and reverse it.
Some dude commented that he thought the Stairway to Heaven clip was fake, so if you've listened to the sample above and are still skeptical, here is the clip in MP3 format.
www3.telus.net /jefmil/stairwaybackwards.htm   (225 words)

The technique of "backmasking," or backward masking falls into the category of subliminal persuasion which is as close to being mind controlled as people can be without becoming consciously aware that they are being directed by an outside force.
After listening to the backward message there needs to be found an innocuous message that sounds similar to the backward message to be played forward.
Subliminal messages, for the purpose of advertising, are against the law.
members.fortunecity.co.uk /wonkdrug/godchap4.html   (1166 words)

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