Be Anonymous on the Web:Kiteman's Unique Pixellation Indication Device.




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Previously, when people needed anonymity in photos, you have to pixellate their faces. Now, with Kiteman's Unique Pixellation Indication Device (K.U.P.I.D.) you don't need to.


Step 1: Background.

Computer-based pixellation lowers the resolution of digital images, merging details and averaging tonal data to render individual features unrecognisable.

But haven't you ever suspected that some clever bugger somewhere could undo it? We've all seen those spy films where they keep enhancing passport-sized photos until they can see the faces of people reflected in the subject's pupils...

Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but K.U.P.I.D. is a guaranteed barrier to such processes.

Step 2: Materials and Equipment.

Construction of K.U.P.I.D. you require:

> Access to a PC and printer (which you already have, or you wouldn't be reading this, would you?)

> Sticky stuff.

> A sharp thing.

> A head-sized box.

Step 3: The Secret.

The secret to the process is to present the camera with pixels that cannot be resolved into finer detail, by printing your own.

Use the graphic software of your choice to produce a pattern of randomly-tinted blocks, and print it out several times.

Step 4: Construction.

Print several copies of your chosen pixellation, and glue them all over the box.

Now the trick:

Put the box on your head!

That's it, you're done. Nobody can tell who you are, no matter how sophisticated their software.

What do you mean, you can't see?

That's what the Sharp Thing is for - poke holes level with your eyes (but please, remember to take the box off before you start sticking Sharp Things into it at eye-level...



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    70 Discussions


    6 years ago on Step 4

    Of course, put the warning of the Sharp Things AFTER you tell me to poke holes!! Now one side of my box is all red and bloody...

    1 reply

    12 years ago

    I ran the image of the box through my software to depixelize it, and I came up with this. I guess it doesn't work as well you you might think. :)

    16 replies

    Reply 12 years ago

    It's you! You're one of THEM!!

    (panicked footsteps fade rapidly into distance, accompanied by the sound of kitchen foil being wrapped hurridly around a head...)


    Reply 12 years ago

    Wow, added to my list of favourite things to say when I'm stoned!

    Lithium RainKiteman

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    :D I distinctly remember this ible coming out new - I think I may in fact have signed up just to comment on it...

    Lithium RainKiteman

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I think I am...I was quite impressed and intimidated by you and your projects, and wished to know more. I read the site for months if not a year or more before joining. It's a bit hard to remember preibles, but I think you provided the impetus.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    *loads helicopter with heat lamps* *hovers over Kiteman* does that give a warm feeling?