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(Uproxx)   Hidden message in girl's yearbook quote makes her the coolest science nerd of all time   ( divider line
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16489 clicks; posted to Geek » on 17 Jun 2013 at 3:30 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-17 03:40:08 PM  
2 votes:
This is what passes for "clever" nowadays? Christ, that's depressing.
2013-06-17 02:52:46 PM  
2 votes:

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 06:38:38 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:50:40 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:32:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:08:41 PM  
1 vote:
Also works...

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2013-06-17 03:07:11 PM  
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2013-06-17 03:03:12 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:52:31 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:25:51 PM  
1 vote:
And she looks like such a nice, sweet girl too. I think she wins at yearbooks for sure.
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