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Old 02-06-2019, 09:53 PM
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Based upon the XKCD "Up Goer Five" comic:

https://xkcd.com/1133/

It's "THE UP-GOER FIVE TEXT EDITOR"

Try to explain something using the 1,000 (or, as they put it, ten hundred) most commonly used English words.

http://splasho.com/upgoer5/
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Based upon the XKCD "Up Goer Five" comic:

https://xkcd.com/1133/
Looking at the drawing, the "Ring holding most of the computers" is the part my office worked on when I worked for NASA during my university days. I was in a co-op engineering program.
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Oh it would need a particularly skilled and adept knowledge of language to this..so not many people would be able to do it... This calls for a cunning linguist






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This calls for a cunning linguist
Jokes like this can fill a show.
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Someone pointed out to me that this was, in fact, one of the goals of "Newspeak" in 1984. To reduce the number of words in the language itself. I didn't consider that perspective until he mentioned it.
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