The number of symbols used in the Codex is about 10 times higher than any known alphabet, but some letters are used rarely, so they might represent pictograms, instead of letters. The justification of the right margin would seem to imply the symbols were transcribed from right to left.
The study of the paper on which it is written shows that it is probably a Venetian paper made in the 1530s. However, it may be simply transcribed from an earlier source.
Reminds me of the Voynich Manuscript.
Google Video of a Philip K. Dick robot at the AAAI 2005 conference in Pittsburgh.
I have no recollection of the Star Wars holiday special which is odd since at the time everything I owned was Star Wars related, but I must not have seen it because there is no way I would have forgotten this:
A quick google search shows that there is an entire website dedicated to the Star Wars Holiday Special.
There is now a website dedicated to a potential class action suit against Wikipedia.
Alternatively, if you are aware of postings on Wikipedia that are either untrue and or potentially libellous to another, please contact them and make them aware of the offending content and this website so that they may file a complaint with our group.
Our intention and the purpose of this website is multi-fold. Specifically, we seek to achieve the following:
* Expose the inherent faults and flaws of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia
* Force Wikimedia Foundation Inc., through legal action, to change its current practices that permit anyone to post content to their website, without formal attribution and without recourse back to Wikimedia Foundation and or the author of the content
* Recover substantial monetary damages, on behalf of those who have suffered as a direct result of Wikimedia’s flawed business model
* Establish a precedent that will ensure similar websites are held responsible for their content
Sigh, I guess this was inevitable at some point. Wikipedia’s strength in allowing anybody to edit their content is also its biggest weakness. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
BTW, I am and have always been a huge fan of Wikipedia. It is by far the best general knowledge encyclopedia that you can find online. I never take any of the information that I get from Wikipedia as gospel, although I don’t even take the gospels as gospel.
Anybody apply for any of these?
The Kor Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Klingon Language Institute to recognize and encourage scholarship in the field of language study. Familiarity with Klingon or other constructed languages is not required, but creativity is preferred. The $500 award is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Nominations must be submitted by academic department chairs and/or deans. Only one undergraduate student and one graduate student may be nominated by each department chair or dean. The deadline is June 1. For more information, write to:
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