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Within the Secrets of Area 51 Confetti
be found the tantalising snippets of
and phrases that add kudos to every
conspiracy theory that ever existed.
This is only one example of a range of
absolutely authentic documents that
been shredded and thoroughly mixed
Leave small packets of them indiscretely
odd places, to be found and pored over,
or just chuck them about at a suitable
Just added in the
The mystery of Donald Trump's hair.
Somewhat envisioned in Rainbow's End
Futuristic (but ultimately disappointing) novel by Vernor Vinge includes a machine that simultaneously shreds library books and reassembles them digitally. (Full text of novel here: http://vrinimi.org/rainbowsend.html) [land, Mar 12 2008]
||Then follows the web site where people can post scans of their "snippets" and attempt to re-create the document from which they came.
||//poured over// you'll just make them soggy.
||make them from the contents of the shredder.
||Yes, I think you are right [po] -
"preened" is the better word for which
I was looking. (edited)
||No, it was "pored over". Leave the preening to Mr Trump and his mystery hair
||Drat - that seems equally correct -
flicks head from side to side like
bemused cartoon character. It's the
Area 51 - just typing it in causes mental
aberrations. (re-re edits)
||This was done by Soviet agents in the 1960s, but the reconstructed documents were so unintelligible that they were sold to Hollywood studios as movie screenplays.
||The treasury dept. does it already by shredding $100 bills and stuffing them into clear pens. We buy their garbage from them....what a racket.
||Relating to the //web site where people
can post scans of their "snippets" and
attempt to re-create the document// I
presume there already exist machines
which will scan shreddings and then
analyse them to reconstruct the original
||Damn - a quick Google shows that there