reverser's REALITY CRACKING LAB
(Created: October 1998 ~ Last update: May 1999)
TEXT CRACKING SECTION
The web is text. All images and sounds notwithstanding, the web is text. It was
created in order to exchange and store texts. Email are texts, and the whole
Usenet is almost exclusively text... even
Perl, the web-programming language that's now all the rage, is an acronym of "Practical Extraction Report Language" and was created to extract information from text files and prepare
It is evident: because of the web the 'written expression'
has re-acquired an importance it did seem to have in part lost during the now obsolete radio, telephone and
television aera (also known as "age of the frill-morons" :-)
Yes: the web
is text, an ocean of text, of messages and information
that we must reverse.
So we need means and tools to crack all this text. But we don't have them any
more. So we go back to the text-crackers, the great rethorical
wizards of ancient Greece,
the masters of the evangelische text-exegesis, the incredible German crackers
of the 'Quellenkunde' of the beginning of this
now closing century.
Since we can search,
we find. The old lore. Since we can reverse we will learn how to crack - in spades -
the pathetical 'protection schemes'
used by magazines, newspapers, politicians, any deceiving writer
email spammer, advertiser enemy.
We are reversers, a new race... and
a very old one. Beware.
Text cracking (rethorical reversing)
history of an almost forgotten lore
An 'exegesis' is applied 'reverse engineering' work on any written text. An almost
forgotten Art as I said. The best reversers of this kind where a bunch of German history
professors of the late XIX and of the beginning of this century, like Georg Waitz,
Harry Bresslau, Ernst Dümmler,
Oswald Holder-Egger and many more... These professors had not only exceptional brains and
capacities but also, for a lucky historical coincidence, almost unlimited resources at
their disposal. Since Germany was young and wanted to 'prove' its historical 'right'
to be one of the great european nations,
the exegesis of medieval text-sources "Quellenforschung", reached
highs that afterwards noone never obtained again. That's the reason most
sources originally published (and 'cracked') between 1820 and 1915 are
still being re-published and used nowadays (by the degenerated historians of
to-day, who -mostly- don't know neither greek nor latin and tend to read
(and publish) sources in their
translated and non-collated versions... a truly barbarical degeneration when
you think that most HIGH SCHOOL professors -not to mention the university teachers-
could around 1900 read latin, greek... and often enough Sanskrit as well!) in fact,
text-cracking and text-exegesis, and all rethorical lores, are sciences
in DECADENCE! Yet maybe the web effect will now change this.
Stupid Germans went militarist twice and all their reversing cleverness
notwithstanding all the German reversers went conquering their neighbours!
The greatest text-crackers scene of this planet was almost completely destroyed!
In fact all the students of the
great exegesis wizards
were not killed during the first World War did die during the Second World War, and the whole
'text-crackers' scene went down with them (hence the appearence and predominance of the completely
useless and 'frill oriented' french school of the "Bloch and Duby sort" in the fifties and sixties :-)
all great text-crackers disappeared... there have been some rare exceptions, the most
significant of them
being represented by Adolf Hofmeister, a student of the great Alexander Cartellieri,
and himself last great wizard in text-cracking. Hofmeister survived in
the small German university of Greifswald, and did even impart his teachings to
a couple of younger students, Frithjof Sielaff being the most able one... but that is another (very interesting)
In the reality cracking section of my site
you'll already find some outstanding essays that cover, at least in part, this same argument
Martine Joly's Rhetoric of advertisement, a "Marlboro Classic" Advertisement analyzed, yet
they are, like most anti-advertisement essays, mostly 'visual' oriented.
for now: Knwoledge of the lost exegesis techniques and of rhetoric will be enough (at least I hope)
to reverse any text black and blue, at least compared with to-days almost absolute ignorance
of these matters (and yet I believe that our reversing techniques are
something that would be really worth teaching in the
Here you go... as you can imagine this all is FAR from
being correctly systemathized...
Gossip's Sexual tendencies and practices of necrophiliacs...
an introduction and exegesis by reverser+
14 October 1998
Landlord vs Tenant: a "text-exegesis" crack
a small exegesis addition by reverser+
21 October 1998
23 December 1998
('NATO-Serbia wars: April/May 1999)
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