Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
How could a scanned drawing from a piece of paper, still have individually moving components in the new file? After being scanned from a paper?
That's what's got me stymied.
I guess I'll never know.
This is just a thought, but he said that he scanned the printed JPG file into "a Word program supplied by Anon" (or something very similar),
That raises the question -- what format was it in? Mac or PC? Bill's a Mac user. And if this is some proprietary software, does it have a name?
If not, who created the software and what exactly does it do?
Centrist's Crazy Scan Theory
When Victor first started posting Anon's (original recipe) material to his list, he would remind everyone to "think outside the box". Ok... lemme
do that for a sec...
Suppose this custom mac software that controlled the scanner did some sort of shape recognition?
Better yet, what if it didn't actually use the scan (but had to acquire the image to ensure the jpg print was present) and the program was, in fact,
just a dummy that contained the actual file? That would also explain 1) the appearing/disappearing line; 2) the solid black in the "scan"; and 3)
the shape recognition.
Is that too unrealistic? Or within the realm of a clever scheme to release information.. or an extraordinary hoax? Think about it -- there was the
JPG file AND the program. Quite an interesting protection scheme, huh?
To VIEW the actual
file, you would need to:
1 -- Have both files
. This means that two people could have been preparing this at once, using deception to avoid detection. The person with
the jpg (the apparent disclosure) didn't have the "real" material. The person with the program (not drawing attention to himself because he's
just a geek writing code) uses seemingly innocuous data to create the word files, after verifying that the use is in possession of the "scan" (i.e.,
this is the keycard to access the system).
2 -- Have instructions on how to put the two pieces of the puzzle together
. This about it? Who would have figured out how anything from
either pieces of the puzzle? Even if someone found them stored together, would they have thought go perform the steps Bill says he went through to
produce the GIF files? No.
So, we end up with three puzzle pieces -- the JPG, the Mac Software, and the instructions.
Is Anon's going to let us figure this one out for ourselves, or then is he going to send another "keycard" at a later date that unlocks what he
really wanted us to see? Who knows. Given the 4.6mb file size, we have a clue that there may be something inside them that's worth looking at too.
What other keycards will anon provide us with?
Hmmm.. Is sooooo crazy that it just might work? Or just some crazy idea that some spy novel writer is going to pilfer from ATS and use in some pulp
sci fi story? Or were the scans just meant to toss cold water on this whole thing? We'll never know if we don't think about it....
[edit on 8-2-2006 by Centrist]