For the list of seven, I think this is totally bullshit to give some thrills to viewers.
During season five, Jane burned every time all the files while he was tracking down Red John identity to minimize the risk of being spy/stolen.
The names spelled by Lorelei match perfectly with those on little pictures, except last and first names are reverse (Bob Kirkland, Kirkland Bob, etc).
We saw only Lisbon watched it.
During the video reading :
Lorelei says quite a few names as if the number weren't exactly known.
She gives some time to the viewer to grab the names...ok guys, Don't you think jane and his memory palace(my ass) couldn't memories seven little names ?
My first thought was this is impossible while almost everyone else thought it was kirkland (-_-).
Then the most logical way I could think of was about a computer trick hidden in the cd. As a young developer, myself, I think it could be possible to do it even if it would require very high skills, time, and luck.
- high skills : a client trojan virus cross-platform placed in the disk infecting the laptot which could hack cam, microphone, real-time internet sniffing, installing a picture to text analyst software.
- time : Red John needed time to hold Lorelei and make her record several samples of her voice, and then patch the all thing together whenever he needed to, then uploading it to the laptop throught the trojan's help.
- luck : yeah luck, all this plan needed luck, the presence of the pictures during the video reading. the fact that they didn't give the disk to scientific to extract some finger prints or data-mining analysis throught Van Pelt.
I know I sound crazy, but we are in a show, they do everytime a lot of IT stuff quickly while pressing keyboard randomly which could take several hours to the greatest hacker of the planet. Using IP addresses like 3526.784.0.1 and 555 - XXX phone numbers ...
So we could explain the list of seven merging these two elements (improbable high skill + show environment) and the fact He has twice hacked into the CBI computers without being detected and sets up phony companies and bank accounts to keep his identity a secret.
This is my creepy way, and it is better than the psychic explanation. If Red John was truly psychic he would have bring a Goshawk with him and registered the 911 number in his phone...