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Offline Starlee

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Voynich (likely) cracked by a Canadian :)
« on: January 24, 2018, 08:57:41 PM »
Before tonight, I had not heard of the Voynich mansucript, a novel carbon-dated to the 1400's with intriguing letterforms I haven't seen before and the strangest botanical drawings. It's kind of fascinating.

Archive.org has the pdf online here: https://archive.org/details/TheVoynichManuscript

The book has attracted the attention of decoders of all levels. Not even Enigma's famous decoders could crack it. And as of today, apparently its code has been cracked...for the 9th time...but this time it sounds like the Canadian ( ;D) computer scientist might have actually got it right. Time will tell. I have no doubt other scholars will voice their criticisms if they haven't already. But such is the nature of science.

Here is a link to Huffington Post's article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/01/24/voynich-manuscript-code-cracked-by-alberta-computer-scientist_a_23342675/
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Re: Voynich (likely) cracked by a Canadian :)
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 07:18:02 AM »
@Starlee That's very interesting!

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Re: Voynich (likely) cracked by a Canadian :)
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 08:45:49 PM »
That is *really* cool! I want to create something with a secret code!  ;D
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Re: Voynich (likely) cracked by a Canadian :)
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 05:40:47 AM »
@Erica McPhee ...an idea for an exchange next year? ;)
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Re: Voynich (likely) cracked by a Canadian :)
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 01:41:55 PM »
How interesting. I love a mystery like this. This is a perfect little self-indulgent research I can do on these cold, rainy days.

Thanks for sharing this Star. This will be a entertaining respite from lettering practice  ;)
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Re: Voynich (likely) cracked by a Canadian :)
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 11:53:24 AM »
It seems as it is not cracked: https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/1/16959454/voynich-manuscript-mystery-ai-decoded-debunked

I had no idea this existed but now I am sad it is not cracked, I really want to know what is behind :)

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Re: Voynich (likely) cracked by a Canadian :)
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 06:34:00 AM »
The story of this manuscript is fascinating. You're right though, they have much to still figure out. But this work still seems to be helping move the decoding along
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Re: Voynich (likely) cracked by a Canadian :)
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 10:34:09 AM »
@Starlee I wish I had seen this before! (For some reason I didn't see the notification until another one showed up today.) Anyway, this is a great idea! Maybe we can sneak in another exchange late spring/early summer!
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Re: Voynich (likely) cracked by a Canadian :)
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2018, 11:43:13 AM »
@Erica McPhee how you keep track of all the posts at all among everything else you do is a wonder to begin with!
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Re: Voynich (likely) cracked by a Canadian :)
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2018, 06:26:40 AM »
@Erica McPhee ...an idea for an exchange next year? ;)

I second that!!

Maybe we can sneak in another exchange late spring/early summer!

And I really really second that!!!
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