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Morse Code Thread

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Now you can crochet in Shakespeare (or any other author). This is because some of his works have been translated into spools of thread that can be read in morse code. Small knots represent the dots; longer knots represent the dashes. Now all you need do is learn how to crochet a waistcoat, and you can wear the words of your favourite author. (after learning the morse code too of course)
xenzag, Oct 25 2011

badger badger badger ..... http://www.weebls-s....com/songs/badgers/
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       Wow, cool idea, though I would have probably titled it [In Stitches] :)
theircompetitor, Oct 25 2011
  

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xandram, Oct 25 2011
  

       .. .-.. --- ...- . .. - (.-. . -- .. -. -.. ... -- . --- ..-. .. -. -.-. --- -. ... .--. .. -.-. ..- --- ..- ... -... .-. .- .. .-.. .-.. . )
swimswim, Oct 25 2011
  

       .. .-.. .. -.- . - .... . .. -.. . .- --..-- -... ..- - .-- .... - -- - .... . ..-. ..- -.-. -.- -.- -. --- .-- ... -- --- .-. ... . -.-. --- -.. . .- -. -.-- -- --- .-. . ..--..
Klaatu, Oct 25 2011
  

       -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .. - / -.. .. - / -.. .- .... -.. .- .... / -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - / -..-. / -.. .. - -.. .- .... / -..-. / -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .- .... / -..-. / -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .- .... / -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .- .... / -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .- .... / -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - / -.. .. - / -.. .- .... -.. .- .... -.. .- .... / -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .- .... / -.. .- .... -.. .- .... -.. .- ....
zen_tom, Oct 25 2011
  

       sp //caweillaceouo//
shudderprose, Oct 25 2011
  

       You are quite right, that last one should have been // -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .- .... - .. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .- .... -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - // must have twitched on the old switcheroo.
zen_tom, Oct 25 2011
  

       ... .. --. ....
nineteenthly, Oct 25 2011
  

       Hmm, that didn't work out very well did it - a problem of hidden delimiters - "capillaceous" is where I was headed with that. The (accidental) point being, that once you lose track of where one letter starts and the next one finishes, it all gets pretty tricky to read. But then clothes aren't the best medium for storing messages, so it's probably not an important detail anyway.
zen_tom, Oct 25 2011
  

       Quite a few ancient cultures wove non-pictographic codes and messages into textiles, mostly blankets and rugs. What we now largely refer to as 'Oriental' rug patterns evolved from abstract interpretations of rituals and practices intended to ward off and/or confuse demons. Berber rugs were influenced by these patterns and the stories that surrunded them as examples were brought from the Far East by overland trade, and later adapted into Muslim culture. Some Navajo rugs and blankets also had a rudimentary form of 'written' language woven into them, something uncommon (but not quite 'rare') in early Native American cultures. This halfbake is a very cool modern take on an ancient practice, and it makes me wish my Morse wasn't so damn rusty.
Alterother, Oct 25 2011
  

       If you actually have independent symbols (knot sizes or single/double knots) for . and - , spaces indicate letters start stops, just like pauses in transmitted code.
MechE, Oct 25 2011
  

       -.. .- .... / -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - / -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .- .... / -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .- .... / -.. .- .... -.. .- .... -.. .. - / -.. .. - / -.. .- .... / -.. .- .... / -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .- .... -.. .. - / -.. .- .... -.. .- .... -.. .. - / -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .. - / -.. .. - -.. .- .... / -.. .- .... -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .. - / -.. .- .... -.. .. - -.. .- .... -.. .- ....
RayfordSteele, Oct 25 2011
  

       This is good [+]   

       But from the title I thought this was going to be threads dyed with long and short black markings. A spy could weave or knot the thread into an innocuous grey-looking item of clothing, which would only reveal its Moresy message when unravelled.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 25 2011
  

       Erm, is this the time to mention the cross-stitch code in book one of the Baroque cycle...or has Neal Stephenson personally written something about every possible subject by now?   

       Except badgers, but that's just a matter of time.
not_morrison_rm, Oct 26 2011
  

       //        Erm, is this the time to mention the cross-stitch code in book one of the Baroque cycle...or has Neal Stephenson personally written something about every possible subject by now?    //   

       We'd have to ask the man himself to be sure, but I think the answer is yes.   

       Oh, and I'm reasonably certain there is mention of a badger in Snow Crash.
Alterother, Oct 26 2011
  

       //I'm reasonably certain there is mention of a badger in Snow Crash/   

       I'm reasonably certain there is mention of snow in Badger Crash, the follow-up book. See entirely gratuitous badger link.
not_morrison_rm, Oct 27 2011
  

       Is it only me, or does everyone look at an old post, and think "who wrote that nonsense?" and then realise, I wrote that myself...
not_morrison_rm, Sep 09 2012
  


 

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