Hi, I'm hoping to learn the essential facts about a disconcerting incident of remote screenwatching, which occured about a year ago. I realize that, especially as a freshly registered forum member, this may too easily come across as some kind of lame trolling attempt. It isn't; I don't do that; my question is sincere, and you're welcome to have a laugh at me if that's how you figure this one.
Q: Is it possible to, from a remote location and via the internet only, view a screen which is connected only to a PC (WinXP) with no "screenbeam" or any other such network software installed on it?
To explaining why I wish to know this -- here's the background:
1) I posted an "extrasensory perception" challenge* at an "anything goes" forum.
2) Of course, no one was particularly close to getting anything right; except one guy who nigh on nailed everything. The estimated likelihood of that happening by chance is in the ballpark of not going to happen, or 1/billion to infinite.
3 I hadn't installed any "beamscreen" software or such, and I asked that guy whether he was using some means of viewing my screen via the internet. I hadn't even considered that, and still have no idea if that's even possible. My PC was firewalled (Norman) at the time of this incident, and still is.
He said 'no', no computer skills at all involved. His explanation was powers of extrasensory perception; in this particular case, he claimed to have viewed my screen wallpaper through my eyes. This, by the way, is the part where you can laugh all you want at me, if you haven't already.
*) The challenge asked anyone who so wished to try, to correctly name, and/or explain/draw five different items on a jpeg which I used as a wallpaper on the screen:
1 What number is written on the first?
2 The name of which historical figure is on the second?
3 What English word is on the third?
4 What geometrical figure is drawn on the fourth? Answer by drawing it.
5 What object or organism is drawn on the fifth? Answer by drawing it.