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Originally posted by kudegras
You might try the Voynich manuscript, it was apparently written in the middle ages and scholars have never been able to decipher it. It is either a load of rubbish or some unknown language, I am not saying it is Alien but if it cant be deciphered from known languages then who knows where it is from.
Maybe it is not of this world.
reply to post by Grimpachi
Sure the specific tech used to communicate may employ zeros and one (i.e. binary code) to convey a message, but this is hardly writing in any meaningful way. Binary code does allow for a message to be communicated, but the actual interpretation of the binary code - what all the ones and zeros mean - is highly dependent upon the client receiving the transmission.
Without a key (such as an operating system pre-set to interpret such language form as communicated - for instance, a certain understanding of what a specific and precise sequence of binary code means) to interpret the binary code the client is unable to make any meaningful interpretation of the communication.
The result is total failure to establish a "protocol" for dialogue. Just like computers, unless the client knows what it should expect from a communication, it is useless. The binary code is simply a data representation of writing and symbols (such as MS-Vista source code). When received by a client PC the binary code (as transmitted by the initializer) gets re-interpreted by the PC operating system and its sub-routines (i.e. programs). Those programs recognize the ones and zeros and decode their meaning: look at what is received and you see programming language, NOT binary code.
So, simply put, without a key the use of binary code is useless, despite being efficient in transmission.
Just my two cents worth.edit on 12-3-2013 by Blister because: (no reason given)