preserving / ressurecting old docs?

From: Davison, Lee <>
Date: Fri Jun 29 23:57:40 2001

> > My OCR does fine at 150 dpi on nearly everything
> That's what counts.
Which, I think, is where I came in ...

> A good context sensitive OCR program should be able to operate
> at well BELOW the source resolution -- it needs to differentiate
> the characters, not necessarily see all features. (for example:
> serifs) And with good enough context sensitivity, a lot of them
> can be interpolated even if not recognizable.
150 dpi scan, red filtered, greyscale and contrast enhanced makes for
good text and line drawing reproduction. Printed out on a halfway good
printer, an HP Laserjet, interpolated to 600 dpi, and it looks better than
the original.

> > This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet

> Is Outlook, etc. so incredibly porous that it's necessary to scan plain
> text messages??
It's corporate parano^h^h^h^h^h^h policy, but I didn't know it was on
outgoing mail as well. Must remember to encrypt outgoing viru^h^h^h^h
e-mails in future.

> Are you the one whose system sends an automated response every
> time somebody sends an infected attachment to the list?
I don't know. I do know I get sent a "Someone has tried to send you
unauthorised code" warning e-mail instead of the original message.
Then, if I want to see the message, I have to e-mail Star and they
e-mail me back a disclaimer form which I have to print out, sign and
fax it back. Then go to a web page and use an id number and
password, which is only e-mailed to me after they get the fax, to
retrieve the message. They won't even Cc the text of the message
to me without all this hoop jumping.


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