Quantum Writing Generator


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naked lunch coder

naked lunch decoder

ticket that exploded

ticket that exploded

interzone coder

interzone decoder


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  • The Quantum Writing Generator was an idea proposed to the nova mob yahoo club by jakeroo42. Please visit that club for specific details. After reading his idea, I decided it was a brilliant thing to do, so I have been hell-bent on making a quicker method of the experiment for some time.
  • Based on his jakeroo's ideas, i have made a javascript encoding device with three separate coding systems, called "Naked Lunch," "The Ticket That Exploded," and "Interzone," respectively. To get each code, I read through each of the beginnings of these William Burroughs books, and associated a number with each letter of the alphabet as it appeared. E.g., the first line in Interzone, which happens to be "Twilight's Last Gleamings," is "PLEASE IMAGINE AN EXPLOSION ON A SHIP." I took the first word, "please," and associated a number with each character. (P=1, L=2, E=3, A=4, S=5, and "e" has already been accounted for, so it is skipped).
  • The original concept centered mostly on taking text, encoding it, and seeing if it says something else. If that is what you're after, you need not read any further. You can do that by feeding in any text to the machines, as many times as you like, and putting it through all or any combination of the codes. The more text you use, the more likely it will say any besides jumbled garbage. Happy coding.
  • However, the encoding procedure is a bit more (potentially) complicated:

  • First off, after encoding your message, you have to find a way to tell your recipient which code it's in. This could be accomplished in a number of ways. You could either blatantly spell out the code ("nakedlunch"), or each code could be assigned a number or symbol. (nakedlunch=code1). I am thinking of making the machine do this for you, but that's for another day.
  • Also, a number or symbol must be assigned for the language the code is in, in addition to the code system itself (nakedlunch:english) or (1:1).
  • Also, it is my proposal that you should assign a value to another variable, namely, the amount of times it it run through the machine. Since it is not done with paper and scissors, you can easily run a message through a code three or four times. To un-encode it, you would simply run it through the unencoder the same number of times. Example: to tell someone to unencode a message you've written in the "Interzone" code in English, run through the machine three times, you might write: (interzone:english:3).
  • It is also my suggestion that particular symbols would denote a paragraph break, such as the "/" sign. This character could be programmed to never change, so that paragraph breaks would never be lost in translation.
  • Anyone wishing to read a more detailed explantion of my coding proposal should click here.