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WWII code 'may never be cracked'

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  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Story vid: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20458792
     
  2. Voodoo Ben

    Voodoo Ben You gotta wash your ass

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    is it enigma code?
     
  3. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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  4. mkrochmaln

    mkrochmaln Registered User

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    It probably says : "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine"
     
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  5. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    I hope they don't translate it.

     
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  6. TreeFortRichard

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    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...
     
  7. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    ask this guy

     
  8. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 Sailing into the Danger Zone...
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    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.
     
  9. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    some 12 year old kid with an i pad will knock it out in 10 mins
     
  10. Cunt Smasher

    Cunt Smasher Caligula Jr.

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    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.
     
  11. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    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".
     
  12. Jambi

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    Maybe it's the combination to Joey's safe.
     
  13. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    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..."
     
  14. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Just ran it through my Hex-1 decompiler. It says "All your base are belong to us."
     
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  15. tattered

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    enigma was cracked.
     
  16. Neon

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    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.
     
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  17. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    "But don't take my word for it..." Thanks LeVar Burton.

    wavey
     
  18. Neon

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    The cracking of Enigma (and of the subsequent "Shark" derivative) is one of the greatest unsung achievements of WWII.
     
  19. Jacuzzi Billy

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    19 .......8.... 1....... 6...... 20..... 15........ 5
     
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  20. Neon

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    I don't get what either of you wonder twins is talking about.
     
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  21. MTJonny

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    The power of a combined KK and FBF is stupefying.
     
  22. CM Mark

    CM Mark The East is Ours!

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    No, the way to crack the code is in the safe.
     
  23. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    What, you never watched Reading Rainbow? Oh right, the Israel thing....
     
  24. Jacuzzi Billy

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    I made a fun little code for you to break. It is an easy one.
     
  25. Neon

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    I retract my previous comment and replace it with clappy hands. I wasn't even thinking in that direction.
     

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