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Old 27 July 2003, 22:21   #41
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Hell, the real point about the ENIGMA machine, was that it had been cracked by the British, long before the British got hold of an actual machine.

Hollywood can't even re-tell recent history accurately...
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Old 27 July 2003, 22:40   #42
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Hell, the real point about the ENIGMA machine, was that it had been cracked by the British, long before the British got hold of an actual machine.

Hollywood can't even re-tell recent history accurately...
Actually I think the poles stole one and gave the british the information about how it worked.

Without some knowledge of the physical machine the english would never have been able to crack it. Even with the complete knowledge of the unit and a sample working piece when the germans added another wheel during the war it took quite a while for the english to re-crack the code.
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Old 29 July 2003, 14:45   #43
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True, they did get info on the wheels, even so, it was still an outstanding feat of cryptography.
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Old 29 July 2003, 14:51   #44
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Crazy decryption stuff that enigma machine.

I found this cool site with a bit of info on it

http://www.ugrad.cs.jhu.edu/~russell...ma/enigma.html

the coolest part is that it has a java applet of an enigma machine. I can see a wave of encrytped AEB posts sometime soon.
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I can see a wave of encrytped AEB posts sometime soon.
Qfsibqt zpv nfbo FBC?
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Old 29 July 2003, 14:59   #46
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Qfsibqt zpv nfbo FBC?
You slag.

You'r supposed to let us know what letters have been mapped, what reels you are using and what position the reels start in.

You are evil.
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Old 29 July 2003, 15:14   #47
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So, starting the English ENIGMA Board?
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Old 29 July 2003, 15:17   #48
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Sometimes I wish that we could decrypt and understand Fred's posts.
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Old 29 July 2003, 15:58   #49
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It'd probably send us as mad as he is, if we did!
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If Hollywood version of history was accepted as official... the British would probably never have existed, other than cockneys and upper class toffs (usually villains). In fact, the only place in the world that would exist is... erm... America!
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America's top secret agent at the box office is still james bond and he is English!

Hollywood likes to make some wierd patriotic movies from time to time and of course the hero's are always americans. I am sure there are movies in the UK that always have a fat and lazy american in them, or fat and stupid, whatever.
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fat and lazy american in them, or fat and stupid, whatever.
Surely the word american was sufficient.

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Waits for the patriotic bombardment and onslaught of flame!
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Lets unplug US


Wonder what our friend in NY did with no electricity...

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Surely the word american was sufficient.

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This post has been forworded to GW Bush who will forward it to his lacky Blair, your ass is in trouble!
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Well I give up. You got me there.

Seems like I've failed to come back against that one.

And as I always say "If I don't succeed, I run the risk of failure"
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<- moving in erratic patterns, 'cos a moving target is harder to hit. Dons kevlar jacket just in case ->

Good old G W Bush... friend to you, friend to me, friend to everyone. As long as you do as he tells you. Otherwise you become the next 'State' of the USA. Disneyland Iraq anybody?

<- hide under heavy table ->

Hey Dastardly... do you actually have an ass? I didn't know you even liked donkeys!

<- prays that god is on my side and not American ->

Ok, sorry. We're all friends here irrespective of race, creed or colour. Can I take this kevlar vest off yet Mr Bush?

Why is there a Navy Seal in my living room? Is that an M16? Put that gun away. Don't you know blood will never come out of this carpet. Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!




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and I thought I was whacked

I've always like Bush anyway. Just don't like that president bloke.
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Dont like clinton either....



think I have to thank peter for borrowing his picture http://peter-a-andrews.com/peter_fun.html
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I'm partial to a bit of shrubbery myself... erm... horticulturally speaking of course!
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