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In a deleted scene of WALL-E, ("Secret Files"), when AUTO analyses the plant, a code appears on the screen before a pop up saying "ORIGIN-EARTH".

What does this code say, and what does it mean?

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    Is it possible for you to provide a screenshot of the code, or a link to the deleted scene in question?
    – F1Krazy
    Aug 6, 2021 at 19:04
  • If it's what @Valorum thinks, then its absolute gibberish
    – fez
    Aug 6, 2021 at 19:27
  • It looks like someone keyboard mashing. (Which is what you'd expect from what is essentially an animated storyboard.)
    – DavidW
    Aug 6, 2021 at 19:28
  • @F1Krazy - You can see the deleted scene that OP is referring to here; youtube.com/watch?t=701&v=rDzi--RV1tg&feature=youtu.be
    – Valorum
    Aug 6, 2021 at 20:28

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There appears to be no coherent pattern to the text, other than the final sentence on the code which states in plain (if poorly spelled) English;

POSITVE ID: AFFIRMATIVE

The remainder of the 'code' is a jumble of number and letter strings, roughly corresponding to text that's been generated by pressing keys (roughly alternating) from the right- and left-hand side of the keyboard.

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84826
76823774823

J\
82390892438

J\uwer__73737737
J\
hjfwfhj
673147237889/// 67631

and

gkopwK
MLMKAJOIRCJQIOJOICJRIIO
OPKMFQOIMKKOPKFO9OQICM

etc

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It means nothing,

This is the storyboarders simply indicating that the computer is processing data.

The trope is called, "Cool Code of Source" (warning, TVTropes link).

Especially during storyboarding, there is rarely if ever effort put into any further details.

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    It does appear to be writing though, with both words and numbers
    – Valorum
    Aug 6, 2021 at 19:50

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