It started easy enough, I noticed "Haiko" and "Gates" both had five letters. So I looked further into it and couldn't believe what I found:
Bill Gates is widely considered the wealthiest man on the planet.
Has anybody ever heard Haiko deny, even once that he was the wealthiest man on the planet?
Why would Haiko so carefully gloss over that with us?
Nobody has ever seen Haiko and Bill Gates together. Only two possibilities here:
1. They feel a need to hide their relationship, or
2. They're the same person.
Look at the ascii codes: "HAIKO" adds up to 364 - "GATES" adds up to 372.
I know what you're thinking. "It's off by 8, but if I were on the jury it's close enough to have me screaming 'GUILTY! HANG HIM!'". Where's the missing 8? It could be the number of unique letters in 'Microsoft'. But it's even more inciminating than that. Look at the letter arrangements of the names:
H to G = - 1
A to A = 0
I to T = +11
K to E = - 6
O to S = + 4
What do you get when you add (-1)+0+11+(-6)+4?
Yep. You guessed it, the missing 8. Which just 'happens' to be a byte.
I have more proof but I have to get this off to the papers and get to work on my "Is Haiko also Bill Clinton" research.
[ 04-01-2002: Message edited by: jaybat ]