the original spritz is a little smarter than most clones, sadly. But it didn't feel like they piped in the 10k most often used words or something yet. (they will make up like 97% of any text, so if you have 3% at a slower speed you loose little)
sciencehabit writes "Researchers have found that between 1 and 3% of people don't like music of any kind. These people aren't tone deaf or incapable of grasping the emotional meaning of a song—their brains simply didn’t find listening to music rewarding. While some psychiatric disorders are associated with the loss of the ability to feel pleasure, called anhedonia, the music-haters represent the first evidence for not feeling pleasure from only one specific pleasing stimulant, a condition that has been dubbed music-specific anhedonia. Curious where you fall on the music reward spectrum? The researchers have an online quiz." I know I actively prefer silence to most music, but what I like, I like intensely. Update: 03/06 21:48 GMT by T : Sorry for the garbled submission; now fixed.
It's not just upgradeable, it's a custom build, even if it never changes after the initial choices.
The manuscript has a lot of unique properties consistent throughout the text. Properties that don't happen by accident while writing gibberish. If anyone can build a bogus-generator putting out voynich like text, it might be accepted as a 'solution' to this puzzle.
also: if it wasn't encoded / plain text and even borrowing from known or even latin languages, I'd guess you could identify words with heuristics...
sorry for the typo
:) is there an edit function on slashdot?
their testing rig (they say the need to calibrate for each sensor): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebpscjKRCqo&list=TLLo4ClqO-MR1qNLMR2pmVUlNWJ9vHPa3f here is how it looks in a camera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsG6JsMAJ_Q&list=TLfAlmzrsJfvVS3vQYz9U_rXt_tnYi_Igk&feature=player_detailpage
here is an app from 2011 doing exactly that: video (there are a few): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAWQ-YT8BvE android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rdklein.radioactivity&hl=en iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/radioactivitycounter/id464004677?mt=8
here is an app from 2012 doing exactly that: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rdklein.radioactivity&hl=en