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The Voynich Manuscript May Have Been Decoded

PopeOptimusPrime Hypothesis testing (320 comments)

Hypothesis: The manuscript is anagrammatic Italian.
Corollary 1: The manuscript should contain appropriate letter frequencies for said language.
Corollary 2: The manuscript should contain all relevant letters.
Conclusion: Neither Corollary 1 nor 2 are true, thus hypothesis is rejected.
Add to the annals of the internet.

more than 5 years ago

After 35 Years, Another Message Sent From Arecibo

PopeOptimusPrime Re:Wishful thinking (249 comments)

If this transmission stimulates even one young person to do that calculation for themselves, or to otherwise conclude that it's a foolish waste of money, it will have been money well spent.

more than 5 years ago

Closed Captioning In Web Video?

PopeOptimusPrime The market (164 comments)

As a social libertarian, you should know that the market drives companies to produce closed captioning, so as to expand their viewing audience. If you're referring to free content on the web, you don't have very much leverage to convince them to spend the extra resources.

more than 7 years ago


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