In The Myth of the Machine, the historian Lewis Mumford warned that computers were sucking away our freedom and destroying “life-enhancing values.” An injunction on punch cards of the period—“Do not fold, spindle or mutilate”—became an ironic phrase of the antiwar Left. – Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs This phrase “Do not fold, spindle or mutilate” […]
I’m working on a command-line tool and library for searching and analyzing the Voynich Manuscript in VoynichJS. As of right now, it only supports search via a simple Regex, but I’m working on making it more advanced!
As I write this right now, California is in the midst of the worst drought in recorded history, and possibly even long before. As of April 1, our mountains have 5% of the snow they normally have. A NASA scientist recently estimated that we have one year of water left in our reservoirs. A city has […]
In my last post, I explored the possibility that the Voynich Manuscript was written by witches. There’s one part of the book I’ve been tiptoeing around, and that’s the so-called “Biological” section. It’s called that because some people have purported that it demonstrates biological processes using unclothed nymph females. Another name is the “Balneological” section, and I […]
The Voynich manuscript is quite possibly the greatest cryptological puzzle of all time. It is written in a script that nobody has ever seen before. It contains many images of plants which we have yet to identify. It contains recipes to make God knows what. And what the hell is this? We have yet to […]