Mind + computer > mind

Obviously, isn’t it?  Well, my brother posted this garbled piece of text, which is supposed to show you how awesome your mind is.

7H15 M3554G3 53RV35 7O PR0V3 H0W 0UR M1ND C4N D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5, 1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5! 1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG 17 WA5 H4RD BU7 N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3 Y0UR M1ND 1S R34D1NG 17 4U70M471C4LLY W17H0U7 3V3N 7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17, B3 PROUD! 0NLY C3R741N P30PL3 C4N R3AD 7H15.
R3-P057 1F U C4N R35D 7H15… !!!

And I agree, it is. But I think that mind with some extra computing power is even better. It took me just a few seconds to instruct my computer how to do a readable translation for me. Much less time than it takes me to read the garbled text.  For those of you with a Linux command line nearby:

$ cat message.txt | tr 715340 TISEAO

For those of you without a shell nearby and not an amazing mind, here is a “deciphered” version of the text:

THIS MESSAGE SERVES TO PROVE HOW OUR MIND CAN DO AMAZING THINGS, IMPRESSIVE THINGS! IN THE BEGINNING IT WAS HARD BUT NOW, ON THIS LINE YOUR MIND IS READING IT AUTOMATICALLY WITHOUT EVEN THINKING ABOUT IT, BE PROUD! ONLY CERTAIN PEOPLE CAN READ THIS.
RE-POST IF U CAN RESD THIS… !!!

2 thoughts on “Mind + computer > mind”


  1. It would have been even easier to read when you translate the whole alphabet from uppercase to lowercase letters. This is because your mind ‘parses’ lowercase faster than uppercase. Just saying (:


    1. Good point, Mario! Here are both the code and the result:

      cat message.txt | tr 715340 TISEAO | tr [:upper:] [:lower:]
      

      this message serves to prove how our mind can do amazing things, impressive things! in the beginning it was hard but now, on this line your mind is reading it automatically without even thinking about it, be proud! only certain people
      can read this.
      re-post if u can resd this… !!!

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