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I can see shapes, but I’m wary ..

Comment from Boris … aka пожалуйста

“I’ve never been able to reliably discern any numbers or letters in the areas indicated on the code page, inscription, etc.

I can see shapes. But they appear to me, using the simple screens I have access to, to be random. Some are more character-like than others. But I’m wary of assuming that they are anything more than printing or imaging artifacts because my attention has been drawn to them by little red boxes and arrows and I know I’m therefore almost automatically “pattern-seeking”. It’s a limitation of the human brain… a kind of vestigial Pleistocene heuristic that’s maybe outlived its usefulness. Certainly in this arena. Given the apparent volume and complex distribution of enciphered micro-writing across e.g. the code page, how was it intended to be coherently (e.g. sequentially) read?

It seems to be an incredibly complex system, involving a cipher (the code) with a steganographic and further enciphered text concealed within it. That’s not to dismiss it: perhaps some secrets are worth that kind of security. But it feels like quite a stretch. Until someone can come up with a comparable example or a coherent set of instructions of how it is to be read (not decrypted… just read).”

“But I’m wary of assuming that they are anything more than printing or imaging artifacts because my attention has been drawn to them by little red boxes and arrows and I know I’m therefore almost automatically “pattern-seeking”. It’s a limitation of the human brain.”

 

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