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Re: VMs: Link between Phaistos Disk & VMs...!?
Luis Velez wrote:
On Aug 2, 2005, at 5:48 AM, Marke Fincher wrote:
One nasty possibility that I'm sure none of us wants
to think about is that the VMS was generated USING a
plaintext as a source, but with a destructive or
non-reversible method, solely with the intention of
inheriting language-like properties and being
Could it have happened by accident (unintentionally)?
You mean, somebody wrote down more than a hundred pages with his own
self-invented cipher, and only afterwards finds out that his algorithm is
one-way only? That'd certainly be a bummer. I *do* hope the guy checked
restoration of his sources with his algorithm...
Do you think the odds
would be high of something like that happening?
IIUC, Marke's original assumpation was: Perhaps the many rules and
persistent peculiarities of the VM are really only an artifact of a very
limited amount of source text being used over and over.
For example, if "This is the true source that was used for the VM" was kind
of the "raw sequence" for a Fincher window, we'd find that almost all
instances of "t" in the obfuscated text would happen to be at word
beginnings, and if "t" was at a word end, it also be at the very word's
In other words, it wouldn't be "happening", but it'd be the result of
deliberately making up the VM from mumbo-jumbo.
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