Can you pass this supervillian test?
Came across this brainteaser on BoingBoing from [wu:riddles] —
You’re a super-villain and you want to prepare a
transparency (the kind that goes on an overhead projector) with the key
points of your plan for world domination so you can present them to the
hero/superagent before you attempt to kill him in some ridiculously
novel way. You don’t want this information to fall into the wrong hands
before you’re ready. Smart villain that you are, you know you can share
the information across several slides so that if the enemy agents
capture any two of your slides, they won’t learn even the tiniest bit of
information about your plan. How?
Give us your answers in comments. Note that your plan should be strong enough to thwart the accursed Richards.
The brute force method is to create x number of slides with different letters on each one, say for the word "Kill", the K on slide one, I on slide two, etc. You could offset them so they line up on a spot on the transparencies and not just by lining them up by the edge. Heck, even parts of letters on each slide would be harder to suss out.I expect they're looking for something more sublime than that tho.
I'd simply lie on all transparancies… and would have ALREADY executed my plan, ala Watchmen.
Slide 1: I have a gun.Slide 2: Look behind youSlide 3 (printed on sign small enough to be easily held in right hand, leaving left hand free*): Goodby, Mr Bond.(Of course the supervillain is left-handed. All true great paranoid-magalomaniac geniuses** are!)(**Like me.)