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  1. Bob Egan 1 min video summery, very oustanding The Only English Renaissance Building in North America, Robert Egan (1 minute)
  2. In contradiction to the fascinating quote from Laurence Gardiner, the Newport Tower had three floors , though perhaps in British English, Two Storeys... The name Newport blandly says it all. "New York" indicates the finest deepwater port facility in the Word, "don't even think of crossing the Tudor Dynasty". But "Newport" is even broader, the originally envisaged capital anchor-point of the lands we now call the United States (minus Florida, already Spanish) called then (seen on royal decrees) Virginia, not Canada, not America. Naval power was worldy power, and until the 1970's the headquarters of the US Navy was at Newport; its War College is still there. It only became obsolete when an even deeper port was needed for modern ships. There is still a well-concealed submarine fabricating facility there.
  3. There is so much food for thought here, it is rather daunting. Thanks to both. I referred repeatedly to the book by Robert Egan, Elizabethan America. Perhaps that can title be of interested to the erudite contributors to this discussion? My copy is an e-book which is unfortunately not sharable. But you would have to read it to begin to validly attack its assertions, something I haven't been seeing here. The architectural features of the tower are unique and bizarre. A contemporary engineering report from an expert in restoration of historic buildings lists the skill sets and materials needed to construct it back then: two master stonemasons, one master carpenter, dozens of lower skill workers...a million gallons of fresh water to create the smooth white outer coating made from Naragensett Bay mollusk shells...and at least a year. Someone was setting up a colony there. It has many architectural features which are unique in the world. Dee single-handedly revivified interest in Euclidian Geometry in Europe, he taught the first university class in it in the Niedarland (Brittanine being too backward, apparently). He was the first to invent navigational instrument which work correctly at Arctic latitudes, enabling the quixotic Northwest Passage efforts. His inventions were unique, they can't lightly dismissed as being something other than that. Egan points out how he got interested in the first place: he stumbled upon an ancient map which clearly indicated the name of current Narragansett Bay, it was then John Dee River and Bay. While the Queen never knighted or ennobled him, she did grant him lands in North America greater in extent than all the British Isles. Read his book, or watch his 48 minute Youtube. Or visit him at the museum he created directly across the street from the tower on the Newport village green. And notice that he hired a Latin scholcar to produce the first English-language version of some of John Dee's works.
  4. Elizabethan America: The John Dee Tower of 1583 Paperback – November 20, 2011 by James Alan Egan (Author) 4.3 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 ratings See all formats and editions Clues in the historical record and a close study of the design of the Newport Tower in Touro Park, Newport, R.I. have led me to conclude it was built to be the city-center of the first Elizabethan colony in the New World in 1583. The colonizing effort ultimately failed, but the solidly-built structure remained. The architect of the Tower, the polymath John Dee, even provided an “Owner’s Manual” containing cryptic clues about how the Tower functioned, as well as a “hidden blueprint” of its dimensions. The Elizabethan State Papers reveal that in 1583, Narragansett Bay was called the Dee River, so-named this by Dee himself. It was the destination of Sir Humphrey Gilbert's expedition with 5 ships and 280 men John Dee was the legal, navigational and cartographical mastermind behind the the mastermind of the colonization effort. And it was John Dee who coined the term, "The British Empire," which later grew to be the largest empire the world has ever known. The Works of John Dee: Modernizations of his Main Mathematical Masterpieces Paperback – April 9, 2012 by James Alan Egan (Author) 5.0 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 ratings See all formats and editions Modernizations of his Main Mathematical Masterpieces 1558 (and 1568) Propaedeumata Aphoristica (in Latin) Propaedeumata Aphoristica (translated into English) 1564 Monas Hieroglyphica (in Latin) Monas Hieroglyphica (translated into English) 1570 Preface to Euclid (in Elizabethan English) Preface to Euclid (in Modern English) 1573 A Certain Essence of Parallax 1577 General and Rare Memorials pertaining to the Art of Navigation 1580 Map of North America 1583 Calendar Treatise Calendar Treatise (in Modern English) 1592 Compendious Rehearsal 1594 Discourse Apologetical Discourse Apologetical (in Modern English) --------------------- Robert Egan Videos --------------------- Have these captivating works been discussed here before? I've been fascinated with mysterious ancient stone structures since childhood, and I consider the John Dee tower in Newport, Rhode Island to be the most fascinating one in North America not in Mexico or Central America. Egan is a multi-dimensional creative genius whose works are pitifully under-appreciated. He discovered an old map which named Naragansett Bay as John Dee Bay and River...Dee was awarded vast lands in North America, a much larger area than the British Isles. The original intended capital of the English colony was going to be Newport rather than New York. But it had to remain a secret owing to the very dangerous Spanish presence, already they were established in Florida. The Tower was already there in the village green of Newport when it was established in 1639,, the cows would routinely graze around the most fascinating ancient stone structure in the US. The great weight of the upper storeys of the tower are borne on 8 Romanesque arches, it is open at the bottom, it never could have served a military purpose. It was a masterpiece created by an unknown master stone mason. It originally had a smooth white coating made from harbor mollusc shells. There are astronomical alignments which reflect the foremost knowledge of the day. Perhaps only Dee could have designed it: he single-handedly revivified interest in Euclidian geometry in Europe and invented navigational instruments...he submitted a proposal to the Queen which resulted in the establishment of the Royal Navy. Anyone who finds an interest in the Oak Island excavation might find this equally compellimg.
  5. 1. While Sir Francis Bacon not only invented the Binary Code, he was also the first to envision what we now call Telecommunications. Is there evidence that he built a working prototype? 2. Which page from the 1623 First Folio (incomprehensively) decodes from typical Elizabethan English into flawless Modern-day English, exactly 400 years later? 3. Why is no facsimile publicly available of the first edition of the most influential book in modern World History? 4. Are the Watermarks on the paper of Fra Bacon's first editions an unexplored branch of his Cryptographic Labyrinth? 5. Why is the 1623 First Folio famously, absurdly, and repeatedly riddled with bizarre word repititions? 6. What was Fra Bacon's contribution to the creation of the "Deep State" of "intelligence agencies" which now secretly, and despotically, rule the World? 7. Was Fra Bacon a co-designer (along with John Dee) of the mysterious, wondrous stone tower of Newport, Rhode Island (USA)? 8. Quantitative Tabular numerical data resulting from attempted Machine Reading and Decoding of the 1623 First Folio 9. The seemingly-impossible rank of the Shakespearean works in the results of the semi-quantitative study by Prof. Reginald Meeks into identifying which was the most influential book, and author, in the history of the English language 10. Regarding Fra Bacon's most famous epigram, "Knowledge is Power": Why Doesn't the US Government manage the US Patent Office? Who does instead? 11. Introducing 'Discovered Valid Indicators' (DVI's): Illustrating Fra Bacon's hand on a few relevant samples. 12. Can the chronology of the 36 plays of the First Folio be decisively clarified using extant physical evidence? 13. What do then-contemporary documents tell us about the census (in Elizabethan times) of decapitated heads mounted on poles? 14. In 1623 was Fra Bacon introducing into Anglo-American Civilization the then-shocking and subversive concept of Human Rights? 15. The deeply counter-intuitive World Map of Baconian Scholars 16. The ongoing disgraceful hatchet-job on Delia Bacon, using unscrupulous exploitation of (World Wide Web) Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 17. Which two Englishmen had the distinction of having re-branded their own nation? Does it matter? 18. A simple machine for digitally scanning the 1890's Orville Owen document, with parts list and up-to-date prices in $US, already data-entered into the online shopping cart of the Billings, Montana Home Depot.
  6. I receive her publications via academia.org: https://www.academia.edu/121767812/Michael_Blanding_The_North_Delusion_and_his_Ignorance_about_the_Life_and_Writings_of_Francis_Bacon_and_his_Authorship_of_the_Shakespeare_Works?email_work_card=title No one else writes like this, each paper a flawless gem, the overpowering persuasion, the Intellectual Steel. I don't understand how anyone could keep up this pace of iconoclastic Quality and Quantity, combined. I submitted a request to have my research published on academia.org and they rather brusquely refused me.
  7. Not understanding: Bacon's toil or yours? Not able to unpack following sentences.
  8. I have updated the page https://gorhambury.org/public/tune-in-psychically/ to clarify this. I have been remiss in signing my own work, a Paragon Of Virtue like me is so forgetful about these trifling matters...
  9. Oops, I finally saw what you were actually asking. You asked about: Soliloquy to a Decipherer Chapter Ten of M.B.G’s book consists of cherry-picked snippets from E.W.G’s magisterial data dump, The Biliteral Cipher of Sir Francis Bacon, converted to elegant modern English, and illustrates one of the recurring, burning themes identified by MBG. There, the “Secret Letter” of Fr.B exhorts the future person attempting to extract the hidden messages (“My Decipherer”) to keep working on it, despite the hard toil, and overcome the many security features he had himself built into it, in order to make this task extremely difficult. There is a desperate urgency he expresses again and again. He bares his soul, and reveals his motivation for planting this cryptographic hedge-maze of his. ----------------- I wrote that.
  10. Thanks for being the first person to notice this. At the bottom of the Recent page is a link to the download page for Margaret Barsi-Greene's book, apparently the only point of availability for this. With your prior career in Programming, you may be able to understand the tables in the Appendix which might allow you to fathom whether the quote you mention came originally from Elizabeth Wells Gallup or Dr. Owen. It could have been either. See "Most Relevant Chapters" at https://gorhambury.org/public/exhibits/i-prince-tudor-wrote-shakespeare/
  11. After now more than a year of research, it's clear that there are three intrinsic complications with using computer-aided methods to decode Fra Bacon's Biliteral Cipher ("Binary Code with Biformed Alphabet"): 1. The font styles in use during the period include overlapping glyphs, unlike all modern font styles. Some upper-case letters overlap both the letter previous and the one after. Machine reading of the hidden embedded text requires some approach to untangling the glyphs. 2. Most of the undecoded text is rendered in italickes. Therefore the bounding-boxes of individual letters would need to be rhombi/rhombuses, not normal rectangles. There are apparently no image processing libraries which offer this option. 3. All modern Deep Learning setups depend on a large set of sample images to "train" on, the larger the better, sometimes as millions of valid example images. The "ground truth" data available in this application is exceedingly small, only a set 96 letters from the Riverbank Publications monographs to start with: the "correct" decoded values are known for sure there, each letter is of either the A or B form, yielding a binary value of zero or one for each. A bootstrapping process may exist to allow incorporating the entire text of a work such as the plays of the First Folio into the image set, but experiments with familiar Image Processing libraries such as OpenCV haven't been made to overcome the limitations just mentioned. All day Friday (it's Sunday now) I felt very discouraged as an entire year of toil has gone into this perhaps-quixotic venture. Then on Saturday I was given new inspiration from out-of-the-blue: There is a technique of Deep (but not-too-deep) Learning called Siamese Twin Networks (see https://pyimagesearch.com/2020/11/23/building-image-pairs-for-siamese-networks-with-python/). This has many practical applications, including Signature Verification. A very unusual feature is that the training set of images is expected to be very small, maybe even only one exemplar, in this case, one certain match to each letter of the alphabet (both upper and lower case, both A and B form); but we have had that all along. So I am charging ahead with this. The referenced Python program worked the first time on Google Colab, what a joy, this is not the norm. I am compelled to wonder, where did the inspiration come from? As for the parallel work on the Baconian Word Cipher, no advanced technology is needed, that has been simmering on the Back Burner, I should finish writing it up and turning it over to this apparently-disinterested World, it's at the point where it might be conquered by someone better with word-puzzles than me, and I am pretty good with them...
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