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2013-06-17 02:25:51 PM
And she looks like such a nice, sweet girl too. I think she wins at yearbooks for sure.
 
2013-06-17 02:34:07 PM
I posted this in a TFD thread the other day about "what did you put as your quote in your yearbook?"  Totally stole it from this chick.
 
2013-06-17 02:45:25 PM
We were not allowed to have a quote page because someone from the year before used the following line

'If the river runs red then take the dirt road'
 
2013-06-17 02:48:30 PM
Is it just me, or is she missing the M in money?  Should have used Molybdenum and not Oxygen as the third last reference.
 
2013-06-17 02:52:31 PM
It's sad that no one was able to simply observe at the message and instantly realize that it's substitution for something else. Are people really so dull and unreactive?

The truly clever hide in plain sight.
 
2013-06-17 02:52:46 PM

unyon: Is it just me, or is she missing the M in money?  Should have used Molybdenum and not Oxygen as the third last reference.


Germanium Thulium Oxygen Neon Yttirum

Ge Tm O Ne Y
 
2013-06-17 02:53:22 PM

James F. Campbell: It's sad that no one was able to simply observe at the message and instantly realize that it's substitution for something else. Are people really so dull and unreactive?

The truly clever hide in plain sight.


Or the yearbook staff thought it was awesome and left it there
 
2013-06-17 02:54:59 PM

unyon: Is it just me, or is she missing the M in money?  Should have used Molybdenum and not Oxygen as the third last reference.


Thulium is Tm.
 
2013-06-17 02:56:00 PM

Principal Clarinet: unyon: Is it just me, or is she missing the M in money?  Should have used Molybdenum and not Oxygen as the third last reference.

Thulium is Tm.


Geez, is there  anything the USPTO won't let you trademark?!
 
2013-06-17 02:56:47 PM

unyon: Is it just me, or is she missing the M in money?  Should have used Molybdenum and not Oxygen as the third last reference.


It's you (see the others).
 
2013-06-17 03:03:12 PM
An interesting use of the null cipher, but *TOO* obvious.  Something like this would have been better:

For understanding, collect knowledge, but information that can help everyone.  Some get everything they might otherwise need except you.
 
2013-06-17 03:05:34 PM
yeah, real clever
 
2013-06-17 03:07:11 PM
www.lmntology.com
 
2013-06-17 03:08:41 PM
Also works...

www.lmntology.com
 
2013-06-17 03:08:49 PM

dletter: [www.lmntology.com image 850x64]


You forgot Uranium.
 
2013-06-17 03:11:04 PM

dittybopper: dletter: [www.lmntology.com image 850x64]

You forgot Uranium.


He was probably trying to avoid the dredded "deleted post because you tried to skirt the word filter with pictures' action.

I have that happen from time to time when I post the Patrick Stewart "What the Fark is this Shiat" picture.
 
2013-06-17 03:12:15 PM
I'm trying so hard not to fap.
 
2013-06-17 03:14:29 PM
...and she is just a foul mouthed girl with nothing to say.
 
2013-06-17 03:14:32 PM
My son was scratching his head for a good quote for his yearbook.  I don't know if I'm glad or sad that he didn't see this beforehand.  The girl may be taking AP Chem her senior year.... hmmm  I may have to give her an idea.

/Ditty's is quite good too
 
2013-06-17 03:14:43 PM

scottydoesntknow: dittybopper: dletter: [www.lmntology.com image 850x64]

You forgot Uranium.

He was probably trying to avoid the dredded "deleted post because you tried to skirt the word filter with pictures' action.

I have that happen from time to time when I post the Patrick Stewart "What the Fark is this Shiat" picture.


Ah, yes.  Thulium Yttrium Potassium.
 
2013-06-17 03:26:33 PM
Nice.
 
2013-06-17 03:32:59 PM

Recoil Therapy: My son was scratching his head for a good quote for his yearbook.  I don't know if I'm glad or sad that he didn't see this beforehand.  The girl may be taking AP Chem her senior year.... hmmm  I may have to give her an idea.

/Ditty's is quite good too


The hardest part of a null cipher is making it sound "natural".  Generally, the more "nulls" you use, the easier it is, but it lengthens the message.  So using the first letter of every word sounds a bit 'forced', as in my example, and someone with the correct bent would pick up on that immediately.  A classic example of the genre, though is the letter that was sent to Sir John Trevanion, right before he was due to be executed.
 
2013-06-17 03:40:01 PM

show me: And she looks like such a nice, sweet girl too. I think she wins at yearbooks for sure.


Bet she has an 11 inch carbon rod too.
 
2013-06-17 03:40:08 PM
This is what passes for "clever" nowadays? Christ, that's depressing.
 
2013-06-17 03:41:53 PM
memeshare.net
 
2013-06-17 03:42:20 PM
What year-book editors might look like soon:
i149.photobucket.com
I knew it! This formula is actually a fart joke!
 
2013-06-17 03:43:13 PM

dittybopper: Recoil Therapy: My son was scratching his head for a good quote for his yearbook.  I don't know if I'm glad or sad that he didn't see this beforehand.  The girl may be taking AP Chem her senior year.... hmmm  I may have to give her an idea.

/Ditty's is quite good too

The hardest part of a null cipher is making it sound "natural".  Generally, the more "nulls" you use, the easier it is, but it lengthens the message.  So using the first letter of every word sounds a bit 'forced', as in my example, and someone with the correct bent would pick up on that immediately.  A classic example of the genre, though is the letter that was sent to Sir John Trevanion, right before he was due to be executed.


www.wired.com

Not so cryptic, but funny.
 
2013-06-17 03:46:12 PM

Glenford: Not so cryptic, but funny.


is that real?
 
2013-06-17 03:49:16 PM

FlashHarry: Glenford: Not so cryptic, but funny.

is that real?


It must be.  You read it on the internet.
 
2013-06-17 03:50:40 PM

Nogrhi: FlashHarry: Glenford: Not so cryptic, but funny.

is that real?

It must be.  You read it on the internet.


but abraham lincoln said that you can't believe everything you read on the internet!
 
2013-06-17 03:51:07 PM

Nogrhi: FlashHarry: Glenford: Not so cryptic, but funny.

is that real?

It must be.  You read it on the internet.


Bone-geeour.
 
2013-06-17 03:51:21 PM

FlashHarry: Glenford: Not so cryptic, but funny.

is that real?


Yup. He denies that it was intentional.
 
2013-06-17 03:53:17 PM

unyon: Is it just me, or is she missing the M in money?  Should have used Molybdenum and not Oxygen as the third last reference.


It's just you.
 
2013-06-17 03:53:18 PM

Glenford: Yup. He denies that it was intentional.


ok, that's kind of awesome.
 
2013-06-17 03:55:29 PM

dittybopper: The hardest part of a null cipher is making it sound "natural".  Generally, the more "nulls" you use, the easier it is, but it lengthens the message.  So using the first letter of every word sounds a bit 'forced', as in my example, and someone with the correct bent would pick up on that immediately.  A classic example of the genre, though is the letter that was sent to Sir John Trevanion, right before he was due to be executed.


"panel at east end of chapel slides".  Yes, I am bored at work.
 
2013-06-17 03:57:19 PM

FlashHarry: Glenford: Not so cryptic, but funny.

is that real?


I'm pretty sure it has been confirmed.
 
2013-06-17 04:00:51 PM
Exactly what about looking up elemental abbreviations from the inside cover of a Chemistry textbook qualifies this girl as a "science nerd"?

Or is it just because she's an Asian?

/being a nerd meant something in my day.
//namely, abuse and ostracization.
 
2013-06-17 04:01:06 PM
What I want to know is, how long did it take for the administration to figure it out? If she already had her diploma, then fark them. But if she didn't/doesn't, she's in for a world of petty, authoritarian hurt.
 
2013-06-17 04:02:09 PM

poot_rootbeer: Or is it just because she's an Asian?


that's waisis.
 
2013-06-17 04:03:17 PM

Frozboz: dittybopper: The hardest part of a null cipher is making it sound "natural".  Generally, the more "nulls" you use, the easier it is, but it lengthens the message.  So using the first letter of every word sounds a bit 'forced', as in my example, and someone with the correct bent would pick up on that immediately.  A classic example of the genre, though is the letter that was sent to Sir John Trevanion, right before he was due to be executed.

"panel at east end of chapel slides".  Yes, I am bored at work.


And the rest of the story:  Trevanion asked that he be allowed to pray in the chapel in his final hours, and he was afforded the chance to do so.  When his guards checked on him about an hour later, he was missing, having escaped.

The story may be apocryphal, however, but it does show how a larger and more irregular set of nulls between the ciphertext letters can afford greater security.
 
2013-06-17 04:03:44 PM

WhippingBoy: This is what passes for "clever" nowadays? Christ, that's depressing.


This. That was pretty well screaming, "Figure me out! It's easy!"
 
2013-06-17 04:17:37 PM

James F. Campbell: It's sad that no one was able to simply observe at the message and instantly realize that it's substitution for something else. Are people really so dull and unreactive?

The truly clever hide in plain sight.


KInda hard to miss when it starts F-U-C. At that point, you know you're onto something.
 
2013-06-17 04:18:51 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-17 04:34:25 PM
B.E.S.U.R.E.T.O.D.R.I.N.K.Y.O.U.R.P.U.R.P.L.E.D.R.A.N.K...?
 
2013-06-17 04:34:32 PM

Glenford: [www.wired.com image 474x295]

Not so cryptic, but funny.


fark yousa? Arnold is Jar Jar?
 
2013-06-17 04:40:43 PM
I remember my struggle to put a snarky quote into my high school yearbook. They did not accept "Respectability is the dickey on the bosom of civilization" (Elbert Hubbard) or "Whenever the Constitution comes between me and the virtue f the white women of South Carolina, I say to hell with the Constitution" (Gov. Coleman Blease). I forget what I did put in, but it wasn't as good.
 
2013-06-17 04:41:37 PM
I think the standard for "clever" has slipped.
 
2013-06-17 04:41:50 PM
Cute & cunning
 
2013-06-17 05:00:14 PM

rogue49: Cute & cunning


She IS a cunning linguist.
 
2013-06-17 05:02:40 PM
Approves

i236.photobucket.com
 
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