RE: [rp-ml] brain

From: Delft Spline Systems <>
Date: Thu Oct 12 2006 - 19:01:45 EEST

Hi David,

Thanks for sharing this file.
Unfortunately I was not able to read it: it came in as some coded file called Winmail.dat which we could not read as STL file. Opening in a plain text editor shows a header saying "Microsoft mail note", however as it is a binary file it is not possible to just remove the headers.
We have had that same problem before with a PDF file

Some googling showed that this is indeed some non-standard file, that is generated by MS Outlook, and can be read ONLY by other Outlook users. This is the wellknown Microsoft trick to discourage using software from their competitors.

Anyway: in case someone else had the same problem: I just downloaded the freeware tool "Winmail Opener" from
This program allows you to see the contents of the file, in this case the original email, a jpg, a gif and the promised file brain.stl

So at least now I was able to see the brains of Dennis Franchione :-)

Best Regards,

Lex Lennings.

At 09:07 12-10-2006, David K. Leigh wrote:
>Researchers at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX have been working
>on this very thing. They recently performed a CAT scan on their renowned
>Coach Dennis Franchione. The resultant .STL file is attached.
>David K. Leigh (254)933-1000
>Harvest Technologies fax(254)298-0125
>Rapid Prototyping Services

>Attached: <file://N:\Admin\Emails\Attach\winmail.dat>winmail.<file://N:\Admin\Emails\Attach\winmail.dat>dat

Delft Spline Systems, The Netherlands.
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Received on Thu Oct 12 17:51:43 2006

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