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SCP-XXXX in containment. Click to enlarge.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be held within a specially designed containment chamber measuring 10 x 10 x 10 meters in size. Chamber is to be housed within the secure item vault of Site-69, guarded by no less than six security personnel. Chamber is to be constructed from Clobham no less than 10cm thick and surrounded by a Faraday cage to block any forms of electronic communication into and out of the chamber. No devices capable of sending or receiving electronic messages or data are to be brought into the containment chamber, and no flash drives or similar items are to be connected to the object without strict observation and monitoring by at least one staff member from the coding division of project Hotel Alpha X-Ray.

The chamber is to be locked behind five separate bulkheads, each with a different access code. These access codes are to be updated at least once per month. Access codes to both the object itself and the containment chamber’s bulkheads are to be held by at least three separate researchers or doctors, with relevant permissions, who are all part of project Hotel Alpha X-Ray. No one person is to know more than two relevant access codes.

SCP-XXXX is to be set upon a table, with a chair provided during testing of the object if requested. It must be left in its inactive state when testing is not scheduled. Testing using the object requires permission from either Dr. Hanz or O5-█, as well as backing from at least two additional researchers from the project with relevant access to codes. At least 2 researchers and 4 security personnel must be present during testing as a safety precaution. Unauthorized attempts to access or interact with the object are punishable by up to, and including, termination (punishments are currently at the discretion of Dr. Hanz.)

Location of the individual currently identified as the “Admin” of SCP-XXXX is a class A priority.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a “NeXTcube” computer, including screen, keyboard and mouse, manufactured by NeXT in Redwood City, California in the early 90’s. A damaged note on the tower reads:

“This machine is ase(Unintelligible due to damage)

The object has been the recipient of a number of seemingly random alterations which have resulted in damage to the object. These include the removal of all power cables, the haphazard addition of various access ports to the back of the screen and tower (including USB, SCART, ████, HDMI and other unidentified inputs and outputs), replacement of the floppy drive with [REDACTED], and severe burn damage to the internal components of the tower and monitor. The object can function in spite of these modifications, albeit with abnormal results.

Despite lacking a power source or connective cables between the tower and monitor, when the tower is activated, it will seemingly boot up without issue. After a few moments, the monitor will display a login screen for “E-Lite OS”, an operating system which has not been found to exist anywhere else and also seems far more modern and advanced than the antiquated machine should be able to handle.1

A password prompt will appear when first logging in, which if entered incorrectly, will cause the system to shut down and become inoperable for 24 hours. If entered correctly, the screen will load and display a sparse desktop, showing a number of text files containing either seemingly random gibberish or notes apparently made by the object’s original owner and (possibly) creator. In addition to these text files, there is also an executable application called “Lifehax-Ver0p9.EXE”.

When the application is run, a short musical jingle will sound from the object despite its lack of functioning speakers. This is shortly followed by a distorted, bitcrushed voice saying “Life Hacks!” at high volume.2 A display similar to a developer console will then appear on the screen, which includes a keyboard input. Other options and menus are present, but the text in them is distorted and shifts at random. Selecting anything other than the keyboard input will cause the application to crash and close.

When a line of information is typed into the input, and either the enter key is pressed or an arrow button next to the input is selected with the mouse, the most common response to be displayed is “ERROR, file not found.” However, when certain inputs or codes are entered into the object, it produces spontaneous anomalous effects which target the person entering the information or objects in their proximity.

Some of these effects have proven, or are theorized, to be extremely dangerous. Some of these inputs will prompt a “Are you sure you want to do this?” popup to appear, with "yes/no" selectable options. Selecting no will cancel the input, but selecting yes will activate the effect. In addition, there is a "Clear" command which, depending on the wording,3 will negate the last input, all of the same input type, or all inputs currently active. It should be noted, however, that some inputs cannot be cleared.

Acquisition: Object was discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Austin, Texas, alongside other anomalous objects (these later became classified as SCP-███, SCP-███ and SCP-████.) A series of messages and forums surfaced online referencing a "strange computer project" in the area, which were subsequently purged by external forces. Agents had also noted anomalous bank transactions taking place locally, as well as sightings of W█████ G████, a 23 year old male who was believed to have connections with GoI-5869 ("Gamers Against Weed"). Subsequent anomalous activity was traced back to the warehouse, but no signs of W█████ were found at the location. Whether or not W█████ is the "Admin" referenced in the text logs remains unknown.

SCP-XXXX was originally classified as an anomalous object, but due to the nature of the other objects found at the warehouse, as well as the password blocking entry to the object's data, it was decided that a testing group would be set up to attempt to unlock the object and examine any anomalous properties it possessed. Project "Hotel Alpha X-Ray" was set up for this purpose, and over the course of the next seven months, the members of the project made various attempts to access SCP-XXXX. Conventional hacking and password retrial options were hampered due to the anomalous nature of the object and its unique operating system, and attempts to brute-force the password were deemed to be too inefficient. Eventually, however, by using SCP-███, the password was discovered and access to the object was achieved.

Once its true nature was determined, SCP-XXXX was reclassified, and Project Hotel Alpha X-Ray is now in the process of documenting and cataloguing all valid inputs of SCP-XXXX.