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by lybrary
May 5th, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

In this latest case the photo analysis does not rule out a large number of the male population of the United States at the time the picture was taken. Yes, it does rule out a large number of the male population in the US at that time. The starting pool isn't all males. The starting pool are operato...
by lybrary
May 5th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

Please guys, what do most of you understand about neural networks? I have programmed, developed and used neural networks when it wasn't called deep learning and fashionable to use them. My illustration with the red lines is there so that it can be intuitively understood by everybody at least those w...
by lybrary
May 4th, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

For numerical validation, look at my post of earlier today: using a face image only 60 degrees off straight-on and holding all other variables constant reduces the ability to match faces significantly. That is your petty attempt to discredit face recognition. Of course, using a system that has been...
by lybrary
May 4th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

I'm saying that when you can't use normal intuition ... I don't know what you mean with 'normal intuition'. Is that different to just 'intuition'? What about common sense? Or what about two photos where it is for a six year old visible that all the features line up? My photo comparison requires no ...
by lybrary
May 4th, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

That is funny, Bob, that you from all the people here are the first who requires quantification. You have argued vehemently against quantification of your own list of text examples. It is your double standard on display for everybody to see. Once you provide rigorous quantification and validation of...
by lybrary
May 4th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

The facial comparison I did is much more detailed than all the characteristics Smith mentioned about Erdnase combined. Candidates have been eliminated simply because they were too tall. That is only one measure and it is imprecise because we only have Smith's recollections to compare against. Nevert...
by lybrary
May 3rd, 2018, 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

hey i just used a sports metaphor. must be proof that i’m a tremendous athlete. Not proof that you are a tremendous athlete, but you are probably interested in sports to some degree. But sports is a bad analogy because it is too prevalent. Sports metaphors have become ubiquitous and therefore don't...
by lybrary
May 3rd, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

perspective shifts look it up on the book you have but whose information you want to ignore. Joe Crist writes "perception distortion". Don't know if that is what you meant. If you did, then going from "perception distortion" to "perspective shifts" is quite an accompli...
by lybrary
May 3rd, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

so, does smith mention getting a stack of photos from him? how were those paid for if smith received check number 1? how does someone who ‘needs the money’ have the funds to hire a photographer to do likely hundreds of shots, develop them, evaluate which work, re shoot . . . Just because there are ...
by lybrary
May 3rd, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

smith never mentioned photos. you would think he would have mentioned the photographer who was in the room when he had his meeting. If he were handed photos then he wouldn’t have been paid with check number 1. you’re grasping at straws - or more literally - your argument rests on a pile of fly [cen...
by lybrary
May 3rd, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

the photographers are telling you those images could not have been traced from a photograph. With "the photographers" (plural) you mean ONE photographer, Rosa Polin. I have no idea who she is, how good she is, how knowledgeable she is, but I know a thing or two about photography myself. F...
by lybrary
May 3rd, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

i was just curious what you would pick up on - i see no comment about the issue with the perspective on the drawings. this suggests that you knew that there is evidence to prove that these could not have been tracings- and as you have admitted to reading his intro - you still stick by your fraudule...
by lybrary
May 3rd, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

I spent last evening going over Joe Crist’s new edition of Expert and his very interesting introduction. He claims his teacher played with Erdnase on at least one occasion. Really? Then your reading comprehension is beyond bad. His teacher was Joe Artanis. The incidence he is describing from 1903 w...
by lybrary
May 3rd, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

We have proof he played cards. We have proof that some guy, who probably wasn't Gallaway, referred to playing cards. We have more proof than any reasonable person needs that Gallaway wrote this book: unattributed re-use, linguistic fingerprint, facial recognition via photographic evidence. We have ...
by lybrary
May 2nd, 2018, 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

Your interpretation would be plausible if it were written in our era, but in 1902, such a construction would be considered poor grammar at best. Wouldn't be the first time Bill draws his interpretations from today's cultural norms rather than from the time of Erdnase. One of the big errors he and o...
by lybrary
May 2nd, 2018, 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

Are you willing to correct your repeated statements that Gallaway had "magic books" (plural) in his library? No? Then close your pie hole and go back to your corner. Uhh, are we cranky today. I have corrected it, but will repeat it for you: Gallaway had magic and gambling books in his lib...
by lybrary
May 2nd, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

Bob Coyne wrote:Bill obviously meant to say that "total" (vs "sum") is not included in the quote.
In other words, nothing unusual. Bill saying one thing but meaning actually the opposite.
by lybrary
May 2nd, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

Just to be pedantic, the word "sum" does not appear in the quote. Interesting. So we have "sum total", Mullins says only "total" and in the copy I am looking at it has only "sum": ...the sum of our present knowledge is proffered in this volume,... Who has a f...
by lybrary
April 30th, 2018, 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

Bill Mullins wrote:But if I was serious, I would point out that I have an actual Monotype article with an actual byline, which is real evidence, and not speculation.
Evidence of what? That Mr. Hays could write?
by lybrary
April 30th, 2018, 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

I've decided that all of the Monotype/Copyfitting literature was written by Joseph Hays, the typographical and advertising manager for Lanston, who died in May of 1920. Hays wrote the section on Monotype in Typecasting and Composing Machines , edited by A. W. Finlay, which was published by the Unit...
by lybrary
April 30th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

2. "His authorship . . . is wonderfully supported by . . . photographic evidence." But I thought you based the photo ID on the authorship. Which came first? the Chicken or the Egg? Circular reasoning, chasing your tail . . . Three independent pieces of evidence: 1) Unattributed re-use of ...
by lybrary
April 30th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

Would have never thought we would find that many photos of Gallaway's hands. You have exactly one known photograph of Gallaway's hands, and it is insufficiently detailed to measure anything. All these other pictures you are saying belong to Gallaway? Wishful thinking. There is no evidence to suppor...
by lybrary
April 30th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

I think I could make a good case for Gallaway, based on the anagram idea. Now, "S.W. Erdnase" works out to be "Reads news"--yes? And Gallaway had been a proof reader. Not only that, but according to Chris, he had some sort of connection with a German-language newspaper. Well? Yo...
by lybrary
April 30th, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

But that all ignores the issue that neither illustration (the Erdnase one certainly) is likely to be realistic/accurate in terms of sizes and proportions in the first place. So unless that was established, any comparison of the actual hands is meaningless. Two illustrators of magic books, Richard K...
by lybrary
April 30th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

...The new findings about Gallaway provide the first photo evidence that he is Erdnase, via the match of various characteristics of his hands..... Except your "new" findings don't do anything of the sort Chris, and simply repeating them ad nauseam doesn't change that rather obvious fact. ...
by lybrary
April 30th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

Look at this facial comparison I have just completed: You are aware, are you not, that phrenology has been widely discredited? I am not using phrenology which would require one to deduce character or mental ability from the shape of the head. I am using facial recognition, something your smart phon...
by lybrary
April 29th, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Uri Geller Museum
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Views: 448

Uri Geller Museum

Uri Geller is building a museum in Israel. https://goo.gl/photos/mtKdZeaiGtZW34T46
by lybrary
April 29th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

The fact that Gallaway re-uses material from these books without attribution was the probable cause that lead me to this discovery and adds to the case , but is not the sole linchpin on which it rests. Adds to what case? All that stuff happened in the 1920s, way after The Expert. The fact that Gall...
by lybrary
April 29th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

You explicitly do assume that the instances you had found of other unattributed copying means that the pre-existing work must also be by Gallaway (an assumption which was already dubious), but these new examples of unattributed copying show that you can't make that assumption at all. You are approa...
by lybrary
April 28th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

These are all trade customs, as the title clearly states, which were meant to be copied without attribution. That's what they were made for. As I have shown, several other authors copied them, too. The organizations who drafted them asked for copying and distribution. You need to find relevant examp...
by lybrary
April 28th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

Bill Mullins wrote:I see.
If they were the same, do you have any thoughts as to a volume which had been submitted for copyright on Jan 4 1923 was resubmitted for copyright on Jan 8 1924?
I am assuming the change in title from Printing Estimating to Printing Practice made them resubmit it.
by lybrary
April 27th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

But a year later, the Course in Printing Practice starts to be copyrighted . And while Part 2 Sec 1 of it appears (from the copyright registration) to duplicate the Course in Print Estimating volume by Gallaway above, and could reasonably be surmised to also be by him, later parts seem to include t...
by lybrary
April 27th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

It says, " A Course in Printing Estimating by Edward Gallaway of the Estimating Department furnishes the basis for adult training in the general subject of printing methods." And it includes a photograph of one volume, Part II: Composition (which does name Gallaway as the author). But you...
by lybrary
April 27th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Re: ERDNASE

I was talking about the case for Gallaway having written "The Monotype System" and "Copyfitting" books, not his case for Erdnase. The case for Gallaway writing The brain strain when working rapidly is much less than when working slowly; if you doubt this, try to keep track of the...
by lybrary
April 27th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

That's the issue, there isn't actually any evidence of him playing cards at all, let alone skilfully ... unless you have enough of an imagination (as you do) to make the dozen or more giant leaps of faith required in order to believe that the passage was written by Gallaway. Re-use practices, lingu...
by lybrary
April 27th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

That Gallaway played cards; that photos of Gallaway's hands match the drawings in Expert; and that you've discovered new examples of him using religious imagery and magic-related phrases in his writing. All of these are based on the premise that Gallaway wrote passages in Copyfitting. The magic phr...
by lybrary
April 26th, 2018, 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

That you can’t, or choose not to distinguish between, and understand the difference between “ yes, he also wrote EATCT”, and “I think it was written by” IS your problem Chris. (both quotes are yours) I can’t help you understand I’m afraid ... but your inability (or unwillingness) to parse the above...
by lybrary
April 26th, 2018, 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

... mixed in with the occasional outright lie. Could you please provide examples? There are dozens, if not hundreds of examples Chris ... but let's just use one from your most recent newsletter, where speaking of Gallaway you state: - And yes, he also wrote "Expert at the Card Table", ins...
by lybrary
April 26th, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

Roger M. wrote:... mixed in with the occasional outright lie.
Could you please provide examples?
by lybrary
April 26th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Views: 2026186

Re: ERDNASE

The authors copyrighted this Handbook. They did not put it into the public domain. It was not "explicitly meant to be copied without attribution". It looks like some of the text in the Handbook from 1922 did not originate with them. One sentence you said Gallaway is copying without attrib...

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