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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
 
2013-06-17 05:04:08 PM
"I'm not even supposed to be here today." - Dante Hicks from Clerks.

Mine was better.
 
2013-06-17 05:22:12 PM
Disrespectful to the school and the yearbook staff.
Pathetic.
 
2013-06-17 05:27:14 PM

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

You forgot Uranium.


Also, as George Bush said, you forgot Polonium.
 
2013-06-17 05:42:10 PM
That's a smidge more creative than the name of my high school band:

The People Hiding Under Xenophobia.
 
2013-06-17 05:47:54 PM

poot_rootbeer: 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 being an elitist because there NOWAI a yucky girl could figure it out by herself

 
2013-06-17 05:54:37 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Disrespectful to the school and the yearbook staff.
Pathetic.


I take it you didn't go to high school.

/That would explain a lot, honestly.
 
2013-06-17 06:29:48 PM

dittybopper: 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.


No, no it would not have better
 
2013-06-17 06:38:38 PM
She probably didn't realize that she'd get that much publicity from this, and I imagine she's probably regretting it now. The reality of it is that graduate school admission committees and human resource people are often pretty uptight and very conservative when they make decisions. Granted, some companies and schools would look past something like this, but there will probably be a fair number of them who wouldn't. She's lucky she has a very common name. The downside is that her picture is attached to the name and quote. Once she's a little more established in her career, this can easily be forgiven, but for a young college graduate just starting out, life is tough enough as it is - something like this just makes things a little tougher.
 
2013-06-17 06:49:46 PM
Uh-huh huh huh.  I don't get it.
tv.blogs.starnewsonline.com
Uh-huh. Yeah. This sucks!
 
2013-06-17 06:56:07 PM
And still she really said nothing more than what a twelve year old would write.  "One word: Plastics"  would have been better.
 
2013-06-17 08:40:42 PM

KidneyStone: dittybopper: 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.

No, no it would not have better


Some can really eschew words, yet others understand people are loquacious.
 
2013-06-17 08:44:56 PM
This is the equivalent of spray-painting a penis on the back of the school's equipment shed.
 
2013-06-17 09:28:09 PM
My yearbook quote was "Veni, Vidi, Veni".
 
2013-06-17 09:59:15 PM
Tungsten
Thorium
Fluorine?
 
2013-06-17 10:16:26 PM
lool i bet shes repressed, easy and loves blowjobs.

oh wait shes asian, of course she is.

/ lurves the azns
// they lurve the white penis
 
2013-06-17 11:18:58 PM
anybody else curious as to why the picture next to hers appears to be someone in footed pajamas in the bathroom?
 
2013-06-17 11:24:47 PM
Wow, a high school level knowledge of chemistry and a rap fan. I think we have a future Nobel prize winner here.
 
2013-06-18 12:14:10 AM
Clever, but she's not gangsta', so kind of dumb in that respect....if she had just stopped at fark biatches it would have been better
 
2013-06-18 12:43:00 AM

assjuice: Wow, a high school level knowledge of chemistry and a rap fan. I think we have a future Nobel prize winner here.


Yeah, you tell that 17 year old kid who's boss.
 
2013-06-18 12:43:07 AM
www.lmntology.com
 
2013-06-18 12:50:24 AM
crap, the image vanished.  Trying again:

i1130.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-18 06:45:35 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Disrespectful to the school and the yearbook staff.
Pathetic.


look at what a pantywaste you are.

/lighten up francis.
 
2013-06-18 08:49:10 AM
Meh...It's no Dan Brown novel

\also acceptable would be National Treasure movie...
\\snark off
\\\Well Done!
 
2013-06-18 09:07:20 AM
Classy girl. I'll bet folks are proud. But then, someone prolly already said that.
 
2013-06-18 07:19:23 PM
Nothing but teen aged angst.

Wonder how she will feel about it in 20 years.

Probably be embarrassed to all get out.
 
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