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drowsy maggie played backwards contains satanic messages [Sep. 10th, 2002|01:48 pm]
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We've been learning about the playfair cipher in my security class... It's a relatively simple method for encoding a message into an unreadable string that can only be derived if you know the system used and
and I did some homework using it last night...
It was the most popular cryptographic cipher for a very long time, and used heavily in WW I and still some in WW II.

ANYHOW....

I just went online to find out more about it...
and read a little bit of history... :

"In 1854, Sir Charles Wheatstone invented the cipher known as "Playfair," named for his friend..." blah blah blah, etc, etc...

except that it's CHARLES WHEATSTONE.

the... get this...
inventor of the concertina.
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[User Picture]From: rainaraina
2002-09-10 01:25 pm (UTC)

ah ha

..its all starting to come together!
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[User Picture]From: vyvyanbasterd
2002-09-10 01:38 pm (UTC)
1854...1+8+5+4 = 18, adding in the requisite Law of Fives gets us to 23.

'nuff said.
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[User Picture]From: maigera
2002-09-10 01:59 pm (UTC)
I suppose you think Drowsy Maggie played properly is all innocent. You just haven't been practicing it enough! Muahahahaha! Back to your cipheriffic instrument of doom!
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