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originally posted by: Bedlam
Your brain is designed to look for faces in random visual clutter. Any time you think you see Jesus in a potato chip or whatever, it's just a cue for you to discount it.
originally posted by: yampa
Are you trying to tell us, because those pixels are randomly odd or even (but are they really?), then I don't see dozens of nested triangles popping out of that picture?
originally posted by: VP740
a reply to: Bedlam
If you're trying to demonstrate that the human brain will overreach looking for faces, till it sees them without needing much resemblance; these photos don't help much.
originally posted by: BigBrotherDarkness
originally posted by: Wolfenz
That thing always reminded me of these things:
originally posted by: SargonThrall
originally posted by: Wolfenz
Keep in mind that if we can decipher it, we can create it. It may well have been an elaborate human message.
During the first night of the event, Sgt. James Penniston was among a small group of people from the military base who encountered a strange glowing object on the ground. Penniston approached the object and touched it with his hand, and when he did so, the object increased in brightness. Almost 30 years later, he revealed that he then experienced telepathic communication with the object. He learned that the object was from our future and was involved in a project to save future humanity from genetic degradation. He also received a download of information into his mind, and this information was encoded in a binary format. The information persisted in his mind until he wrote it down in his notebook after returning home.
The first image
In 2010, the first five pages of the notebook were released to the public via the Earthfiles site. The information consists of a long sequence of 1's and 0's. The transcribed data may be seen in this file. When the sequence is treated as a continuous stream of 8-bit ASCII character codes, the following characters are obtained. Of course, any unprintable characters would not be shown.
EXPLORATIONOGHUMANITY6lÙÁ‰��©‘�É¡‘©™’q‰™‰™‰‘±Êºzr¢INUOUSQ“Ô”S‘UT–PQ�S‡"BŒ�URTHCOODINATECONT INUOTUQS�Øª HH¨ÉêH²
Some embedded words are interpretable, but the text as a whole does not make much sense. Either there were errors in the transcriptions of the binary code, or it should be interpreted in a different way.
Perhaps the data can be interpreted as an image. An image decoding algorithm was discovered in the Wilton Windmill crop formation that appeared in May, 2010. As many as four recognizable images were successfully decoded from this formation. The algorithm was also applied to the 2002 Crabwood formation which yielded a single recognizable image.
The Wilton Windmill formation is best known for representing an almost correct form of the Euler formula, but it also contained a text string interpreted as the image decoding algorithm. The string was understood to mean "see the image decoded using 9x9 arrays of bytes with bits inverted". A sequence of bits from the formation that included the represention of the text strings was then decoded in different ways to produce four separate images. Two of these images were bipedal stick figures showing a friendly wave