Originally posted by Zarniwoop
...I think there is some correlation between the fist image and the circle diagram image, as they are almost exactly the same size. Although
super-imposing one on the other yeilded nothing.
Also, if you open the fist pic up in Paint, you can see different layers (for some odd reason)
...SO likes to use images in puzzles. So rather than focusing on descrambling the text, I think it might be prudent for someone good with good
graphics skills to try and figure out how these images work with each other.
[edit on 16-10-2007 by Zarniwoop]
back on the previous page of this thread I said that there is “...something very odd about that “fist of the revolution” image that SO posted.
It's not the image itself, but what some of the image actually conceals and how it conceals it.”
To explain, the image as it is on this site looks like a "clenched fist" with a suggestion of a human face behind it. Even if saved out it still
looks the same as a thumbnail, but when I put it up on a viewer (I use both Windows' and AlSee's viewers) the digital fist is gone and only the
plain image you posted is there. I find that interesting, because the "typical" image is JPEG format and what you see is what you get, but this one
is different -- not a JPEG. Getting this "layer effect" took a bit of thought and careful work, in other words.
I tried overlaying the face on the diagram (using "layering" and with 60% opacity for the face image), and it doesn't produce much of use as I see
it. I think the images as the same size because they load and display equally well that way. However, I'll play with them more just in case.
Symbolically, this "revealed face" image says to me that much of what we see in the "cyber world" is only a representation of the codes that the
computer "sees", but if we can strip away the codes then we realize that the "reality" is staring us in the face all the time -- only we can't
see it plainly because of the overlay of computer codes (that were created by humans in the first place)!
I think that maybe the same applies to the "message" we have been given to solve. (This "message" also saves weirdly.) It could be that the real
answer is staring at us plainly but we need to uncover the code -- and that code may be digital. It could be a matter of re-arranging the ASCII binary
code for each of the letters displayed (and doing this according to a key) and then the text will be plain to see. Reversed, maybe, or even with
individual words scrambled, but otherwise easy to see... In other words, there may be an anagram below the anagram, but it could be an anagram of the
binary codes, rather than of the letters that we see and which are produced by those codes.
I have tried a few variations and had some interesting results. e.g. One I used changed "evo" to "fuo" (ufo??) and also produced an "N" (yes as
a capital letter) in the following word. The anagram formula in that case was binary number position 1234567 became 5134276. This was based upon a
variant of a possible key word given in a mod's post. However, this particular formula doesn't seem to resolve the entire "message" so it's
likely a bad guess... Interesting fact: using an "anagram" on the binary codes does not give identical results to using a Caesar code. You might
think it would but that's not the case: the code can be "scrambled" to produce characters outside the range of our 26-letter language system.(See
my notes in next post.)
BTW that red face image you've posted is identical to the one in white that is flashed on screen in the ATS NOV 5th promo video just before the
My feeling is that this face is reminiscent of Che Guevara. Last week marked the 40th anniversary of his death and he certainly is symbolic of
revolution. So...strip away the digital facade and you will see the "real" image of revolution.
Thanks for posting those pics.
I must learn how to do that!
[edit on 16-10-2007 by JustMike]