I give up

ARC Terminal Controller
ARC Node

No transmissions after the second day at the ARC. The more I think about it, the more I can’t believe I’m actually doing this. I’m out in the middle of Antarctica, in the freezing cold, trying to lasso an alien signal 650 million light years away… in English. This is ridiculous. There’s nothing out there but pulsars, black holes, and supernovas. I’m going follow the rope back to the station and Fdisk the server to kill whatever Trojan or virus has been injecting these messages into the stream, then get back to work.