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by proto57
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Theories, Hypothesese, Ideas
Topic: Forged miniatures, sold by WMV?
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Forged miniatures, sold by WMV?

To make it clear, I'm not suggesting that if these are forgeries, that Wilfrid made these, or had them made. But from what I have learned about forgeries, I do highly suspect the miniatures in this blog post are forgeries: Leaves from a Book of Hours Repurposed as an Armorial As you can see from the...
by proto57
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: List of 541 Books on Cryptography
Replies: 0
Views: 219

List of 541 Books on Cryptography

Klaus Schmeh has written a blog post about by Nils Kopal and Tobias Schrödel's Crypto Book list: http://scienceblogs.de/klausis-krypto-kolumne/2020/06/29/nils-and-tobiass-crypto-books-page Thank you, Klaus, I was unaware of this resource. And here is a direct link to their list: https://cryptobooks....
by proto57
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Voynich News
Topic: A New Voynich Translation Claim
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: A New Voynich Translation Claim

I've had a chance to look over this proposal, and have come to the opinion that it cannot be correct. I posted my comment at Klaus's site: http://scienceblogs.de/klausis-krypto-kolumne/2020/06/17/yet-another-voynich-manuscript-solution/#comment-1685988 But I copy it below, also: I do not speak Germa...
by proto57
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Codebreaking: A Practical Guide- Dunin/Schmeh
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Codebreaking: A Practical Guide- Dunin/Schmeh

The new book, Codebreaking: A Practical Guide, has been released for pre-order on some Amazon sites. The German one is here: https://www.amazon.de/Codebreaking-Cryptograms-Practical-Elonka-Dunin/dp/147214421X https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41f5ySUGm4L._SX325_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg It...
by proto57
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Voynich News
Topic: A New Voynich Translation Claim
Replies: 1
Views: 229

A New Voynich Translation Claim

My friend Klaus Schmeh has a new blog post about a translation claim by one Rainer Hannig: http://scienceblogs.de/klausis-krypto-kolumne/2020/06/17/yet-another-voynich-manuscript-solution/ The work is in German, so I cannot read it. But I've put parts of it through Google Translate to get an idea, a...
by proto57
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Forensics
Topic: Importance of Precision
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Importance of Precision

Thank you for the discussion, Richard, as usual.

Rich.
by proto57
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Theories, Hypothesese, Ideas
Topic: Another one Middle Ages history hypothesis
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: Another one Middle Ages history hypothesis

Hi Xchanger: You have many ideas here, and I admit I had trouble following all of them. I suppose you are not finished, and that when you post some conclusions, I will have a better idea as to what the "unifying theory" is, and how it has led you to some ideas on decryption. I hope you get around to...
by proto57
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Forensics
Topic: Importance of Precision
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Importance of Precision

Precision is the key, relatively speaking. C-14 tests are not that accurate, as seen by the data. Yet I believe it has been said that we are lucky to be where we are in the chronology because precision is worse elsewhere. And there is a certain commonality to the data results. What do you mean by "...
by proto57
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Forensics
Topic: Importance of Precision
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Importance of Precision

I recently watched the online Voynich documentary by the YouTube channel, "The Histocrat", and wrote about it in another forum post . In short, I found that it is well-produced for an amateur doc, and that like all secondary works, is based entirely on available information, and little or no origina...
by proto57
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Voynich News
Topic: "New" Voynich Documentary
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: "New" Voynich Documentary

Well it took me a couple of weeks after all, but I did watch this documentary. I have to say it was fairly well produced, but does not contain any information that one can't find on the internet or in various publications, such as the recent Yale book on the subject. It relies heavily on the Voynich...