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Wed May 30, 2018, 11:55 AM

Interesting tidbit: Gov expects to produce "contents of a shredding machine" to special master

From the Cohen hearing this morning:

I've watched people piece together shredded docs. It's amazing. This is not going to end well for the defense.




AUSA Maimin says that the government expects to produce "the contents of a shredding machine" to the special master within three weeks.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2018, 11:57 AM

1. As a mildly obsessive-compulsive person,

I would volunteer for that job in a heartbeat.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #1)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:09 PM

4. It's an incredibly challenging puzzle.

A commentator on CNN just said the FBI is extremely good at piecing shredded documents together.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:32 PM

9. I wonder what percentage of the people who reconstruct shredded documents

are women? I think many women, including me, have an inborn desire to bring order to chaos. This does not mean house-cleaning; it means puzzle-solving.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:04 PM

2. Didn't Iranian students famously do this when they took over our embassy in Tehran? Scotch tape?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:06 PM

3. What? Can that really be done? A shredded up mess be put back together?


If true...

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #3)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:10 PM

5. A guy on CNN said the FBI is really good at this.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #3)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:11 PM

6. Yes, the FBI has been doing it for years

It's really quite tedious as you might imagine, but they've gotten a lot of useful information that way.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #3)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:12 PM

7. I have always thought this should be possible using scanners and specialized ocr software

The most tedious part would be scanning the pieces but there may be a way to automate that somewhat.

Anyway I believe it is doable.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #3)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:13 PM

8. Yup, I Bet Cohen Had No Idea Because he's a fucking moron

Shred away dummies. LOL!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2018, 12:37 PM

10. We have AI that can detect cancer more reliably than the best dermatologists combined...

We have computers that can simulate all the physics of colliding galaxies...

I'm willing to bet the FBI or CIA have very advanced AI that can easily piece together shredded paper images. Cake walk.

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