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Re: VMs: Re: RuggWatch

Nick Pelling wrote:

Why did you think that immediately? Have there ever been any other unreadable manuscript hoaxes of a comparable size?

Maybe the Codex Seraphinianus in modern times (but it may not be a hoax either!).

Have there been any other kinds of hoaxes (archeological, etc.) of comparable complexity?

(7) If the intention was to duplicate a simple Quattrocento monoalphabetic cipher, why make it so internally complex?

Too, if such was the intention, why not simply encipher a meaningful plaintext of innocuous content? As Trithemius did.

BTW, "gibberish" (according to http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=gibberish ) is possibly not the differentiator you're looking for, as it seems to be broad enough to include most VMs viewpoints, not just hoax theories:-

        1.  Unintelligible or nonsensical talk or writing.
        2.  a. Highly technical or esoteric language.
             b. Unnecessarily pretentious or vague language.

As I just said.

Maybe "michiton oladabas multos portas" does mean something - it means "Rudolf is just a big a sucker as Dee". ;-)


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