posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:06 PM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Ok, I see where you're going with this now BH, but jeez, next time how about just present the document as the same and show the differences with the
What, you don't trust us to separate fact from fiction? I want to know the real truth behind this issue just as bad as the next guy- or gal, in your
But ok, here's my comments:
I think you have a valid point to the extent that you have shown what can happen with the same document image using two different cameras. But BH, I
hate to say it, but I think you have missed some problems that techdude points out with the kerning differences and the heat map image.
While I might almost agree that differences in compression might account for the font size differences, there is no way that it could account for the
kerning differences, imo. At least, not to the extent shown in his analysis.
The fonts were observed to not be in the same locations and they also did not share same kerning. The procedure was then used with the 2008
overlay on top of the KOS image. Once again when the 2008 overlay was placed on top of the image they did not immediately line up. After being matched
from corner to corner like the 2007 overlay again with some minor variations on the minute angle of the images the security border pattern obviously
did not match in pattern or in color. The fonts were observed to not be in the same locations on the page and they also did not share same
And then you also have the problem with the embossed seals and ink stamps:
The embossed seals and ink stamps in all of the pre-2006 images are clearly visible in the scans however none of the post-2006 seals or ink stamps
are visible without extensive manipulation to the digital images. Even when scanning the physical post-2006 certificate in my possession using
multiple resolutions and using multiple scanners I was also unable to produce an image which would allow the seal to show though the image. The ink
stamps on the rear side were also not visible in the front side scans without digital modifications to the scanned images. My scans of the physical
certificate also produced the same results using multiple resolutions and using multiple scanners.
Also note that he was careful to obtain real hard copy certificates to vet these differences.
Frankly, you bringing this back up now just reinforces my opinion that "Steve" is most definitely trying to hide something.
[edit on Wed Apr 21st 2010 by TrueAmerican]