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Author Topic: The Voynich Manuscript -- Serious Progress Decoding it  (Read 3998 times)

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The Voynich Manuscript -- Serious Progress Decoding it
« on: February 21, 2014, 04:23:13 PM »
Just finished watching the 47 minute video presentation.  Wonderful, dry, humble, relentless, dedication to science.  What a pleasure it is to watch something like this (as compared to those things like Ted talks which make me want to set off a suicide bomb in the audience).  Fascinating!  I can't wait until they can decode it all.

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The 600-year-old, strangely-illustrated Voynich Manuscript (which resides at Yale University) has been called the most mysterious manuscript in the world. Not a single word of the secret language has been decoded, at least not until now. Stephen Bax of the University of Bedfordshire says he has decoded ten words from the Voynich Manuscript.




from http://boingboing.ne...ipt-partially-d.html

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Re: The Voynich Manuscript -- Serious Progress Decoding it
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 11:13:40 AM »
@Mouser- Thx! Looks like I've got 48 mins of viewing time blocked out for this evening...

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Re: The Voynich Manuscript -- Serious Progress Decoding it
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 01:03:38 PM »
Enjoyed :up:
Pretty bizarre...


(sound unfortunately not great)
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Re: The Voynich Manuscript -- Serious Progress Decoding it
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 03:26:52 PM »
Has anybody successfully downloaded the Bax PDF here? I can only get to about 91% before the download hangs no matter how I try to pull it over.

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Re: The Voynich Manuscript -- Serious Progress Decoding it
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 04:05:12 PM »
Has anybody successfully downloaded the Bax PDF here? I can only get to about 91% before the download hangs no matter how I try to pull it over.

... that's a dc link (? get's a 404 at that :p)

edit - this must be the link:
http://stephenbax.ne...ial-decoding-BAX.pdf
(try clearing your cache or using a different browser, if that doesnt work I guess we could re-upload it here (?))
Tom
« Last Edit: February 25, 2014, 04:31:39 PM by tomos »

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Re: The Voynich Manuscript -- Serious Progress Decoding it
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 05:36:30 PM »
@tomos - Thx. Got it. Had to do a reset on my DSL or some odd reason. After that, all was well.

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Re: The Voynich Manuscript -- Serious Progress Decoding it
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 09:53:51 PM »
Dr. Bax is terrific, but someone has to show him how to record audio without distortion.