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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

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Nostradamus, remixed
nyah, tongueout, glasses, nerd
kistaro
For entertainment, I've been wandering around a web site of Nostradamus' prophecies. What Nostradamus wrote and what people are extrapolating from this in the present day seem entirely divorced from each other, which amuses me greatly.

I want to take the entire written works of Nostradamus and feed them into a Markov chain generator with three-word look-behind (but allowing novel groups of four or three words, although not of two), and commas and newlines as lexical elements. Then I want to see how reliably people can tell the difference between Markov-generated prophecies and Nostradamus-generated prophecies; I suspect the actual distinction rate will be very low except for people who have actually studied the source material...

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I'm stocking some water just in case. Now, to find some good food to stoch. ^'======'^

Oooh, that would be amusing. Let me know if you want hosting space for it. I'd be happy to stick it on Tlands.

Source material is probably best copied from
http://www.nostradamus101.com/prophecies/part5/
or, with a little more effort but also containing the original Latin,
http://www.sacred-texts.com/nos/oon/index.htm

Both will require a little copying and pasting.
Project Gutenburg doesn't seem to have anything relevant.

This sounds like the tiny seed of what could very well become the next Internet Phenomenon.

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