Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by BIV, Nov 23, 2012.
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is it enigma code?
I mean all the words are five letters so that should make things a bit easier.
It probably says : "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine"
I hope they don't translate it.
anonymous should get on this and crack it...it would be a nice little bit of publicity...of course the one who cracks it might end up a Starfighter or something...
ask this guy
I find it hard to believe they can't run it thru
a few programs and crack it. Considering it was
done in the 40's I'm sure it will get solved.
some 12 year old kid with an i pad will knock it out in 10 mins
Why would there be a code we don't have the key for in a vault somewhere? Obviously whoever sent it expected it to be decoded.
I don't think there's enough code there to develop a meaningful pattern to help crack it.
It probably says something like "We'll show those round-eyes when we bomb their Navy base back to the stone age on December 7. Hopefully no one cracks this in time and prepares for our arrival".
Maybe it's the combination to Joey's safe.
It says, "It's just as you prophesied! The planets of our solar system, incinerating. Like flaming globes, Sigmund. Like flaming globes. Ah, ha, ha, ha..."
Just ran it through my Hex-1 decompiler. It says "All your base are belong to us."
enigma was cracked.
Most likely a one-time pad. During WWII, women would sit around all day pulling random letters out of lottery-style rotators and writing them down in groups of 5. You would use that as the key to encrypt and decrypt the message. It is basically impossible to crack a message like that without the one-time pad.
If this stuff (and sci-fi) fascinates you, by all means pick up Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. I learned a fuckton about cryptography from that book. Super fascinating.
"But don't take my word for it..." Thanks LeVar Burton.
The cracking of Enigma (and of the subsequent "Shark" derivative) is one of the greatest unsung achievements of WWII.
19 .......8.... 1....... 6...... 20..... 15........ 5
I don't get what either of you wonder twins is talking about.
The power of a combined KK and FBF is stupefying.
No, the way to crack the code is in the safe.
What, you never watched Reading Rainbow? Oh right, the Israel thing....
I made a fun little code for you to break. It is an easy one.
I retract my previous comment and replace it with clappy hands. I wasn't even thinking in that direction.