Monkey are rewriting Shakespeare

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    Maugrim
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    Monkey are rewriting Shakespeare

    Post  Maugrim on Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:28 pm

    William Shakespeare is often regarded as the world's preeminent writer, but so what? Most of his complete works are so elementary they could be written by monkeys. Don't think so? Just ask Jesse Anderson.

    NEWS: Monkeys Invent New Fishing Technique

    He's a software developer in Nevada and up to some serious monkey business. He recently developed a computer program that simulated a few million virtual monkeys randomly bashing away on virtual typewriters. Their assignment? Randomly re-create the complete works William Shakespeare.

    And the virtual simian wordsmiths are close to doing so. They are 99.99 percent finished with Will's entire catalog. The first work to be completed was the poem "A Lover's Complaint".

    Anderson used Hadoop, Amazon EC2 and Ubuntu Linux to create his virtual monkeys. The sequence he wrote is nine characters long and has 5.5 trillion possible sequential combinations.


    http://news.discovery.com/tech/shakespear-monkeys-110926.html
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    Re: Monkey are rewriting Shakespeare

    Post  Lysser on Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:11 pm

    These monkeys feel like maybe I could be a writer again.


    Or they make me wanna gouge my eyes out Gloucester-style.


    See what I did there?


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    Re: Monkey are rewriting Shakespeare

    Post  Tezcatlipoca on Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:52 am

    So disappointed this wasn't about actual monkeys typing away furiously with their furry little hands. Sad:


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