Re: steganography (and bin Laden)

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 22:07:55 MDT

From: "Harvey Newstrom" <>
> Only non-government experts that have no knowledge of these systems are
> guessing that it is impossible. Anybody with the remotest possibility of
> having any real knowledge cannot comment on whether these systems even exist
> or not.

That sounds reasonable to me, and since we can't talk about what we know about
these systems, we'll have to leave it there.

From: "Christian Weisgerber" <>
<<We have analyzed two million images downloaded from eBay auctions but have
not been able to find a single hidden message.>>

How many hidden messages must
"non-government experts that have no knowledge of these systems"
fail to detect...
before they call them all autistic?

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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