# Initials, we are

Can you tell me what this sequence represents? (something very well-known)

• @Smartest1here Thanks! Keep going, I'll add a hint later today :) Commented Dec 22, 2020 at 9:42
• I think I have 3 of these already. Commented Dec 22, 2020 at 9:44
• @AntsPiano, please do not make guesses in comments. That's not how the answering system works. If you think that you have made progress, post it as an answer. Commented Dec 23, 2020 at 1:52

Rebus explanation:

1.

1111101101 (binary) converts to 1005 (decimal), which in Roman numerals is MV

EMU but the U got to go --> EM

1. (thanks to Stiv!)

The word "unlucky" refers to the number 13. Using ROT13 cipher (in which A = N and N = A) the W will become a J.

SUNGLASSES, MINUS (electrons are negatively charged and often represented with a - sign), GLASSES --> SUN

Together they form

MVEMJSUN, aka the initials of our Solar System's eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. Which is indeed something very well-known, and also explains the puzzle title.

• Welcome to Puzzling (and Merry Christmas)! You're on a roll today! Your missing one is a trick you'll come to know about if you hang around on Puzzling - we often use a cipher called rot13 to hide spoilers and the like on this site, which simply moves a letter 13 spaces on (or back) through the alphabet. The 'unlucky' in the image is a hint to use this (link with 13) - and if you do this to the 'W' you get 'J'. Congrats on some good answering and I hope you stick around :)
– Stiv
Commented Dec 25, 2020 at 8:40
• Thank you @Stiv! I should have noticed that, will edit my answer now :) Commented Dec 25, 2020 at 8:42

Could have something to do with

a Smart Device Application Emulator

1111101101 - computer language 1's and 0's
(Initially thought 10-bit)

EMU + (you got to go)response: LATER! = EMULATOR

ROT13 + Wordpress = ENCRYPTION and COMPRESSION

Polarized + glass + electricity = Cellphone screen or Monitor
(Initially thought smart glass - electronically tinting glass)

So,

Perhaps as a sequence,
the code is input
into the emulator
where it is encrypted and compressed
and then displayed onto the screen

Title

Possibly types of cellphone OS, but a stretch:
Initials (IOS),
We (Windows)
Are (Android)

Thoughts

This is kind of partial, but if it helps someone else, go with it.

• I think 2 is correct. But how will you explain the title with this? Commented Dec 23, 2020 at 15:27
• Personally I think 2 is more likely to be just rot13(RZ - RZH bapr 'lbh' (H) unf tbar. Guvf pbhyq nyfb znxr frafr bs ybbxvat sbe vavgvnyf gbb...)
– Stiv
Commented Dec 23, 2020 at 16:52
• @Stiv, That's very possible and I like your thinking as always. I am unable to work that in though. Since that's the basis for my entire answer. LOL. Commented Dec 23, 2020 at 17:03

I can't tell you what it represents as I suspect it's a pop-culture reference...

possibly Star-Wars related as the title is very Yoda-esque,

... but I'm unfamiliar with it, so here's where I've got to with each item:

1.

Binary, BIN, the number 1005, or 10-bits. Also a character code for ϭ which looks like a Russian 'b' but is actually Coptic Small Letter Shima in unicode.

The Australian Emu War of 1932: a nuisance wildlife management military operation undertaken in Australia over the latter part of 1932 according to Wikipedia ( hence 'you got to go' ). The initials here must be EW.

Rot13 of WP (WordPress) gives initials JC (Jesus Christ?)

Seeing electrons in glass $$\rightarrow$$ TV or CRT screen? Maybe this also refers to JJ Thomson who discovered the electron?