Originally posted by Gazrok
I can make anything out from this image, such as Tony the Tiger, an alien Gray, Mickey Mouse, a Cylon (old series), etc. Failing to see the connection here....
Originally posted by yampa
reply to post by Meekbot2000
Plot is another word for 'draw a graph'. Sorry, it's a pun These are binary graphs.
I'm not saying that the vague resemblance of the 13th figure to a 'Grey' (in my perception) means anything in particular. I just thought it was a nice eyecatching coincidence. I find the higher rows much more visually interesting. But Gazrok is right, anyone could say anything looks like anything (and people regularly do, without any proper justification).
The simple explanation for where the pixelated 'alien' comes from: any number can be converted to binary. For instance, number 828 in binary (also called base-2) is: 1100111100.
If you want to learn how to convert one of the numbers into binary - you might have to look that up if would like to do it manually. A simple way to do it is to to open the calculator on your desktop - most modern systems will include the option to turn it into a 'programmers calculator'. In windows 7 it's under the 'view' menu in the calculator. Type a number like 22751720004 into it:
You will see the binary number below the input line. The exact sequence of 1's and 0's here include the 'alien's' nose and mouth. The face is in the mathematics, it is not invented by a human!
Ancient humans could easily plot those 'pixels' with pebbles in the dirt, using a not particularly sophisticated knowledge of numbers. Any intelligent race since the beginning of time could see those same figures.
As to what this means, if anything at all, I don't know.
Originally posted by curious7
As the OP said, the plot is a mathematics pun, no overarching story to tell.
OP, I really suck at maths but I have to hand it to you for this thread. In the one picture next to Anubis I saw a clown but even so, S&F anyway because it's a fascinating piece to read. Thanks for posting.