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Help test the monkey Shakespeare theory with
The Monkey Shakespeare Simulator. The theory states:
"If you have enough monkeys banging randomly on typewriters, they will
eventually type the works of William Shakespeare." This project is just for
To participate in the project, display the project web page in your web browser. A Java applet runs in the web page while the page is displayed. The applet generates random pages of text and compares them to all of Shakespeare's plays, and displays any matches between the first X characters of a random page and a Shakespeare play. The web page displays the current record match: if you beat that record, you can press the Submit Record button in the applet to submit your new record, or you can follow instructions on the page to submit your new record manually. Note that the applet does not seem to be CPU-intensive, so you can run it at the same time as a CPU-intensive distributed application.
the first 23 letters of "Timon of Athens,"
after 12,514,200 billion billion billion monkey-years,
October 20, 2004
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