Sunday, February 22, 2015

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From the secret files unearthed in the long-ago episode 
"Beating a Vexing Enigma on a Beater Bike" -

With the Oscars tonight, the NY Times has published an
interesting paid ad from the Weinstein Company, the
Hollywood studio which produced "The Imitation Game".


What's interesting is the animation simulation of how the Enigma
machine, with its rotors, plug board, and reflector, operated. As a fun
example, copy/paste PBAC's scrambled/encrypted secret message:
   
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Unpaid ad by me:  a 1979 Polish film "Sekret Enigmy" tells the generally
unknown story of the 3 Polish mathematicians/cryptographers who worked
to crack the Enigma machine during the 1930's and smuggled their results to
the British and French secret services when war started. Click here to view
the entire film on YouTube. WW2 has many villains, but few solitary heroes.

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