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International Journal of Proof-of-Concept or Get The Fuck Out (alchemistowl.org)
96 points by striking on Dec 8, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 13 comments



I enjoyed this comment in issue 0x00:

  I met a professor of arcane degree
  Who said: Two vast and handwritten parsers
  Live in the wild. Near them, in the dark
  Half sunk, a shattering exploit lies, whose frown,
  And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
  Tell that its sculptor well those papers read
  Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
  The hand that mocked them and the student that fed:
  And on the terminal these words appear:
  "My name is Turing, wrecker of proofs:
  Parse this unambigously, ye machine, and despair!"
  Nothing besides is possible. Round the decay
  Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
  The lone and level root shells fork away.
    -- Inspired by Edward Shelley
https://www.alchemistowl.org/pocorgtfo/pocorgtfo00.pdf (page 5)


Please don't be put off by the title - these are great little magazines. You may also want to try booting one or two in qemu...


You may also want to try interpreting the magazines as raw PCM audio and running them through a few demodulation schemes.


Seriously? That's very cool


Yep. See issue 0x03 for advice.




Reporting for worship: http://pocorgtfo.samdb.xyz/


Also, issue N-1 is included in issue N (recursively) if you unzip it.


The Gospel of Weird Machines? What excellent style the alchemist owls have! Simple website, strong language, and a careful selection of titles: "the right reverend preacher pastor." But why is a raven like a writing desk?


They both have inky quills.


Poe wrote on both.


They both stand on spindly legs




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