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[Geek] The Return of Colossus

A reconstructed Colossus computer -- familiar to students of WWII cryptography -- will be cracking codes at Bletchley Park once more, as part of a Cipher Competition meant to raise publicity and funding for the new museum of computing and cryptography that Bletchley Park is to host.

A bit of a geek-squee moment for anyone interested in classic cryptography. (And a good read for anyone who isn't that familiar with how important Bletchley Park and the Colossus computers were to Allied military forces in WWII.)
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A mischievious thought

Colossus can probably crack codes faster than a modern PC running Vista ;-)

Re: A mischievious thought

"You are attempting to decrypt an Enigma transmission. Cancel or Allow?"

Re: A mischievious thought

"You are attempting to degfatr f Jtegvq flpotamdithu. Snerkl yt Ypres?" ;-)