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  • Man Says He's Cracked Code to Multiply Any 2 Numbers in Your Head-He'll share it for a Price

    08/11/2009 7:48:27 AM PDT · by rawhide · 30 replies · 1,797+ views ^ | 08-11-09
    A North Carolina man who allegedly cracked the code to mentally calculate any multiplication problem is now offering to reveal his secret - for the bargain price of $33. Albert Clay said he came up with his system as a high school junior, but never showed anyone aside from a high school math teacher who shrugged off the achievement, the News & Observer reported. Now 75 years old, the retired pharmacist has copyrighted the formula, "How to Multiply Any Number by Any Number in Your Head," and hopes to demonstrate it in schools, books or even personal mailings to anyone...
  • Bonnie Henry : Exhibit showcases Code Talkers' story (Saluting Navajo contribution to WWII victory)

    07/20/2009 7:10:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 464+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Bonnie Henry
    Detractors called it "Indian gibberish." But not for long. During World War II, more than 400 Navajos serving with the U.S. Marine Corps transmitted vital communications throughout the Pacific theater, using a code known only to them. Developed by the Navajos themselves, the code completely stymied the Japanese and was never broken. After the battle for Iwo Jima, Maj. Howard Connor, a signal officer from the 5th Marine Division, was widely quoted as saying: "Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima." "They were used at every level, from reconnaissance to the battlefield, to...
  • Code-cracking and computers ( WWII and German Codes )

    05/31/2009 9:41:54 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies · 1,375+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 6 November 2008 | Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News
    By the end of WWII, 11 Colossus machines were in use Bletchley Park is best known for the work done on cracking the German codes and helping to bring World War II to a close far sooner than might have happened without those code breakers. But many believe Bletchley should be celebrated not just for what it ended but also for what it started - namely the computer age. The pioneering machines at Bletchley were created to help codebreakers cope with the enormous volume of enciphered material the Allies managed to intercept. The machine that arguably had the greatest influence...
  • Ali Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda

    04/30/2009 5:10:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1,627+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | April 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Ali Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, 43, a dual national of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda. Al-Marri entered his guilty plea at a hearing this afternoon before Judge Michael M. Mihm in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. In so doing, al-Marri admitted that he agreed with others to provide material support or resources to al-Qaeda in the form of personnel, including himself, to work under al-Qaeda’s...
  • Whose Land Is Israel?

    04/04/2009 7:41:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies · 1,588+ views
    While getting a new clutch installed on our Ford pick-up in Petach Tiqvah, the garage accountant, wearing a kippa, noticed the B'nai No'ach bumper sticker and asked, "What is B'nai No'ach?" "You are a religious Jew and you have to ask me 'what is B'nai No'ach?'" "I know what is B'nai No'ach, but I want to know what B'nai No'ach is to you." In a few words I gave him an answer that satisfied him. Then, he asked, "Who do you think this Land of Israel belongs to, the Jews or the Arabs?" "This Land belongs neither to the Jews...
  • In the Beginning Was Information: Information in Living Organisms (Ch 6)

    04/02/2009 7:05:41 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 229 replies · 2,518+ views
    AiG ^ | April 2, 2009 | Dr. Werner Gitt
    Information in Living Organisms Theorem 28: There is no known law of nature, no known process, and no known sequence of events which can cause information to originate by itself in matter... (for remainder, click link below)
  • CAN YOU CRACK A CODE? Try Your Hand at Cryptanalysis

    12/30/2008 10:38:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 65 replies · 1,438+ views
    FBI.GOV ^ | 12/29/08 | n/a
    CAN YOU CRACK A CODE? Try Your Hand at Cryptanalysis Last year, we challenged you to crack a code created by the “cryptanalysts” in our FBI Laboratory, who are experts in breaking ciphers of all kinds. Tens of thousands of you did so. Are you ready for round two? We hope so. But bear in mind, this year's code is slightly more difficult. Once again: if you want a primer on basic cipher systems and how to break them, see the article "Analysis of Criminal Codes and Ciphers." And if you’re a youngster, we suggest you start with the code...
  • America’s passage of nuclear power (the nuclear "football" passes to Mr. Obama)

    12/26/2008 12:55:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 1,977+ views
    It is a simple transfer of immense power. On Jan. 20, an unobtrusive military officer carrying a small leather-bound metal briefcase will follow President George W. Bush up to Capitol Hill. After the inauguration ceremony, he will accompany President Barack Obama back to the White House. Inside the attache, known as “the football,” are the codes to identify and authenticate a presidential order that could launch nuclear weapons and ignite a global holocaust. Routine to most Americans, perhaps astonishing to much of the world, this peaceful passing of “the football” will propel Obama into a maelstrom. What awaits the new...
  • Secret Service Code Names for the Obamas

    11/11/2008 6:19:25 PM PST · by The Big Feed · 27 replies · 550+ views ^ | 11/11/08 | The Big Feed
    I reckon this is safe to print. It was on the internet. I would have gone with Remus for Obama. It seems like a natural fit. Remus was a black man who was always spinning the obvious. The Secret Service code names for the First Family-elect are another odd assortment of seemingly random words, all starting with the letter R. John McCain may have been a self styled Maverick, but Barack Obama's Secret Service code name is Renegade. Michelle Obama, a woman of wide interests, is Renaissance (which sounds like the beginning of a perfume campaign). Malia Obama did not...
  • IPhone software developers stifled under Apple's gag order

    08/25/2008 10:51:21 AM PDT · by ken21 · 39 replies · 155+ views
    the lost angeles times ^ | 08.25.08 | Michelle Quinn
    The software development kit that Apple Inc. distributed to programmers bound them to not discuss the process of creating programs for the iPhone. Companies typically waive such legal restrictions once the product in question launches, but Apple didn't. And it won't say why.
  • RNC Accuses Obama Bundler of Supporting Iraq Insurgency

    08/19/2008 8:13:06 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies · 839+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) published an update at its website yesterday that accuses Barack Obama presidential campaign bundler Jodie Evans of supporting the insurgency in Iraq. Evans is co-founder of the so-called antiwar group Code Pink. The RNC quoted a January 15, 2006 column by Robert Novak that said, "Code Pink, At A Mock War Crimes Tribunal In Istanbul June 27, Signed A Declaration That The Iraqi Insurgency 'Deserved The Support Of People Everywhere Who Care For Justice And Freedom.'" Evans represented Code Pink at the mock war crimes tribunal. In addition to expressing Code Pink's support...
  • Bug-free software, possible?

    07/19/2008 3:01:10 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 88 replies · 1,927+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 20 Jul 2008, 0056 hrs IST | IANS
    LONDON: European researchers are working on mathematical foundations of programming to create fault free software in the future. People are remarkably tolerant of software that goes wrong, but when it comes to faulty cars or TV sets, they would insist that they be set right without much ado, the researchers said. "The software industry is still very immature compared to other branches of engineering," says Bengt Nordström, computer scientist at Chalmers University, Göteborg. "We want to see programming as an engineering discipline but it's not there yet. It's not based on good theory and we don't have good design methods...
  • New initiative aims to stop ‘hate speech’

    03/21/2008 4:26:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies · 972+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | March 21, 2008 | Karen Lee Ziner
    PROVIDENCE — A new initiative borne of a recent incident between a Providence storeowner and two Spanish-speaking customers is asking all Rhode Islanders to help stop hate speech and violence directed at “immigrants and communities of color.” The “We Can Stop the Hate” campaign was announced at the University of Rhode Island’s downtown campus, a week after published reports about a March 1 encounter between two Dominican natives who are also U.S. citizens, and David C. Richardson, owner of Rhode Island Refrigeration. The incident provoked accusations against Richardson of racial profiling and committing a hate crime. The “stop the hate”...
  • After 38 years, Israeli solves math code[Road Coloring Problem]

    03/20/2008 8:22:05 PM PDT · by BGHater · 59 replies · 3,638+ views
    AP ^ | 20 Mar 2008 | ARON HELLER
    JERUSALEM - A mathematical puzzle that baffled the top minds in the esoteric field of symbolic dynamics for nearly four decades has been cracked — by a 63-year-old immigrant who once had to work as a security guard. Avraham Trahtman, a mathematician who also toiled as a laborer after moving to Israel from Russia, succeeded where dozens failed, solving the elusive "Road Coloring Problem." The conjecture essentially assumed it's possible to create a "universal map" that can direct people to arrive at a certain destination, at the same time, regardless of starting point. Experts say the proposition could have real-life...
  • Berkeley council tells Marines to leave

    02/01/2008 5:41:49 PM PST · by KTM rider · 64 replies · 586+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 01/30/2008 | Doug
    Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go. That's the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 6-3 Tuesday night to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders." In addition, the council voted to explore enforcing its law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation against the Marines because of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. And it officially encouraged the women's peace group Code Pink to impede the work of the...

    02/03/2005 10:36:21 AM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 728+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 03 2005 | KATI CORNELL SMITH
    February 3, 2005 -- Brooklyn jurors on the terror-financing case of a Yemeni sheik yesterday viewed secret tapes of him huddling with an assistant — allegedly to create code words for weapons and ammunition. Not knowing his German hotel room was wired, Sheik Mohammed Ali Hasan al-Moayad allegedly suggested to his assistant that instead of referring to a shortage of ammunition, they could say, "The corn is running low." "A person must be clever," al-Moayad, 56, tells Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed, 31, on the tape. "For example, if you wish to buy ammunition . . . 'By God, Sheik Mohammed,...
  • A Moral Core for U.S. Foreign Policy

    01/24/2008 12:28:52 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 69+ views
    Policy Review ^ | January 2008 | Derek Chollet and Tod Lindberg
    Is idealism dead? Should the promotion of American values of liberalism, democracy, human rights, and rule of law be a core element of U.S. foreign policy? Where to strike the balance between principles and interests is one of the most enduring debates about America ’s role in the world. But since September 11, this question has become intensely contested and deeply controversial. It has emerged as one of the central divides between the political right and left — in large part because of the history of the past seven years, the Bush administration ’s rhetoric, its strong association with the...
  • DNA Translation Has Codes Upon Codes

    12/18/2007 11:11:23 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 165 replies · 562+ views
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | December 17, 2007
    The DNA code is protected by another code, and is read with a machine that reads a third code. This is an emerging picture from ongoing research into DNA translation, as reported in Science...
  • Writer who sued over Da Vinci Code dies

    11/30/2007 2:45:21 PM PST · by Barney Gumble · 31 replies · 188+ views
    AP ^ | 12/1/07 | JILL LAWLESS
    ONDON - Richard Leigh, a writer of alternative history who unsuccessfully sued for plagiarism over themes in Dan Brown's blockbuster novel "The Da Vinci Code," has died, his agent said Friday. He was 64. U.S.-born Leigh, who had lived in Britain for three decades, died in London on Nov. 21 of causes related to a heart condition, the Jonathan Clowes Agency said. Leigh was co-author of "The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail," a work of speculative nonfiction that claimed Jesus Christ fathered a child with Mary Magdalene and that the bloodline continues to this day. A best-seller on its...
  • Reconstructed WW II Code Cracker Colossus Defeated

    11/16/2007 8:27:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies · 72+ views ^ | 11/16/2007 | Mary Anne Simpson
    A monumental achievment in reconstructing Colossus the first code cracker computer used by Allied forces in World War II. In a timed contest between Colossus and the modern PC Colossus was defeated by a modern program and a 1.4 GHz PC. A fourteen year project to reconstruct the World War II Allied forces Colossus the first code cracking computer ended in a match defeat against a modern 1.4 Ghz PC. The cipher event was instigated by The British National Museum of Computing and Cryptography at Betchley Park home of the newly reconstructed Colossus Mark II. The event challenged all interested...
  • Protest Code Pink (wait a minute...)

    11/01/2007 8:05:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 94+ views
    Code Pink ^ | 11/01/07
    DC Actions Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, there are no up-and-coming actions or events scheduled yet. Be sure to check back soon.
  • Source-Code Theft Suspect Caught at Border

    08/22/2007 9:41:07 PM PDT · by familyop · 6 replies · 706+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 22AUG07 | RIVA RICHMOND
    The defendant is accused of stealing source code for Alibre Design, three-dimensional solid-modeling software for creating virtual prototypes of products. Alibre Design competes with products by SolidWorks Corp. and Autodesk Inc.. Mr. Voznyuk allegedly offered it under the name RaceCAD Design Professional for download on the Internet.
  • World War II Navajo Code Talkers Visit Pentagon, Meet With Pace

    08/10/2007 5:04:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 268+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2007 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today met here with a group of Marine veterans who used their native Navajo language to baffle the Japanese during World War II. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, meets with five Navajo Code Talkers and their family members at the Pentagon, Aug. 10, 2007. The Navajos served as U.S. Marines in World War II and helped develop a communications code based on their language. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen  (Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • FBI agent describes Padilla code

    06/07/2007 6:37:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 524+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/07 | Curt Anderson - ap
    MIAMI - An FBI agent testified Thursday in the trial of suspected al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla that members of an alleged Islamic extremist support network talked in code, substituting words like "tourism" and "football" for "jihad." The agent, John T. Kavanaugh, said participants suspected they were being overheard by government officials and urged one another not to openly discuss sensitive matters over the phone. "They believed they were not the only people listening to the telephone calls. It was said explicitly," Kavanaugh said. Among the most common code words, he said, was "tourism" in place of "jihad" — an Arabic...
  • School Sued Over Socks ( ACLU Allegra Alert)

    05/16/2007 6:57:42 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 12 replies · 1,371+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 21-Mar-2007 | News Staff
    In 2005, Toni Kay Scott, a student at Redwood Middle School in California, arrived at school wearing socks with a picture of the Winnie-the-Pooh character, Tigger. She was escorted by a police officer to the principal’s office and placed in in-school suspension because the socks violated her school’s dress code, which restricts students to solid-color clothing, free of logos, in only cotton, chino or corduroy fabrics. After efforts to resolve the dispute proved unsuccessful, Scott, along with five fellow students and the ACLU, is fighting back against the school and challenging the dress code. Sharon O’Grady, a litigator in the...
  • The 'Grave Slab Code' Baffles Experts

    04/12/2007 3:08:53 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 1,155+ views
    IC Newcastle ^ | 4-12-2007 | Tony Henderson
    The 'grave slab code' baffles expertsApr 12 2007 By Tony Henderson Environment Editor, The Journal What could be a 900-year-old code is baffling archaeologist Peter Ryder. Over the last 30 years Northumberland-based Peter has recorded 700 ancient grave slab covers in the county, plus another 500 each in County Durham and Cumbria. But the carvings found on one 12th-Century slab, which had been recycled and used 300 years later in a church tower, have set Peter a puzzle. Three 12th-Century grave slabs were incorporated into the tower of St Michael and All Angels Church in Newburn, Newcastle. They have been...
  • Humans Show Big DNA Differences

    11/23/2006 7:09:00 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies · 1,762+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-23-2006
    Humans show big DNA differences DNA comparisons: Gains (green), losses (red), the same (yellow) Scientists have shown that our genetic code varies between individuals far more than was previously thought. A UK-led team made a detailed analysis of the DNA found in 270 people and identified vast stretches in their codes to be duplicated or even missing. A great many of these variations are in areas of the genome that would not damage our health, Matthew Hurles and colleagues told the journal Nature. But others are - and can be shown to play a role in a number of disorders....
  • THE 296-LETTER-LONG SHIMON PERES CODE [No skeptics can begin to match it from unencoded text]

    11/22/2006 11:47:18 AM PST · by Quix · 19 replies · 521+ views
    The 296-Letter-Long Shimon Peres Code By Moshe Aharon (Morris) Shak Copyright © January 2006 In the November/December 2005 Bible Code Digest issue, the location of Shimon Peres in the Bible code was established. The key term that described the former Prime Minister of Israel best was --will not be elected. The extension of the two-word term in both directions at the same low skip of eight sheds much light on Peres' long political career. In total, the extended will not be elected term is 296 letters long! A. The 296-Letter Code in Hebrew In numerous articles in English and...
  • Bible Scholars Perform Calculations Which Point To The UN Being Hit By A Nuclear Attack This Month

    09/04/2006 8:33:37 PM PDT · by Scarchin · 146 replies · 4,140+ views
    Bible scholars claim to have fixed the bug in their decoding that caused their earlier mistaken predictions. As a result they have so many different scriptural calculations leading to the same month for the UN bomb, that "coincidence is no longer an option" for their research team.
  • FBI Called In To Crack Mafia Boss's Code (Italy)

    09/07/2006 7:16:16 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 575+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-8-2006 | Malcolm Moore
    FBI called in to crack Mafia boss's Bible code By Malcolm Moore in Rome (Filed: 08/09/2006) Italy has handed a Bible belonging to the former Godfather of the Sicilian Mafia to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the hope that it may provide the key to a secret code he used to communicate with his henchmen. Bernardo Provenzano The Bible, full of notes marking particular sections, was one of five found in the Corleone lair of Bernardo Provenzano, 73, when he was arrested in April after 43 years on the run. After his arrest he pleaded to be allowed to...
  • Air Marshall Dress Code Changed

    08/24/2006 5:03:54 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 2,430+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-25-2006 | Leslie Miller
    Air Marshal Dress Code Changed Friday August 25, 2006 12:16 AM By LESLIE MILLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Air marshals were told Thursday they will be allowed to dress the way they want and choose their own hotels in order to protect their anonymity while on missions. Federal Air Marshal Service chief Dana Brown, who has been in the job for five months, said he was changing the rules, starting Sept. 1, after listening to air marshals' concerns. In a memo to the air marshals, Brown said the dress code was changed to ``allow you to blend in...
  • LENGTHY MEL GIBSON CODES [BIBLE CODE 2004] PRESAGE DUI INCIDENT [Fascinating examples in details]

    08/17/2006 6:56:14 PM PDT · by Quix · 66 replies · 1,202+ views
    [Quix note: The green bold emphases are in the original. But I'm too tired to code them here or even to pour it through Word to do it. Sorry. I did use some spacing, paragraphing for emphasis on the fly] = = = = = = Lengthy Mel Gibson Codes Presage DUI Incident The May 2004 issue of Bible Code Digest (BCD) featured an article [May 2004 original article] describing a 146-letter-long code about Mel Gibson. This astonishing code portrayed him as being guilty of something and of being "rotten." Interwoven codes further described him as hurrying and insulting...
  • Muslim Pakistan bans "The Da Vinci Code"

    06/04/2006 3:37:34 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies · 420+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04JUN06 | Reuters
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has banned "The Da Vinci Code" following calls from both minority Christians and majority Muslims, an official said on Sunday. The adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, the story of a Vatican cover-up involving Christ and his supposed offspring, has made hundreds of millions of dollars around the world since it opened last month. But the screening of the film in Pakistan, or possession of it on video cassettes or discs, was prohibited and unlawful, said Jalil Abbas, secretary of the Ministry of Culture. "The film is sacrilegious to all religions, that's why we did this,"...
  • The Portable Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code Alert)

    06/03/2006 4:18:41 PM PDT · by beyond the sea · 36 replies · 1,491+ views ^ | 6/1/06 | Mike Adams
    I used to think The Koran was the best book to read in the airport, simply because carrying it guarantees you’ll never get searched by airport security. Later, I decided that The Book of Mormon was better because it guarantees the person sitting next to you will never start a conversation during the flight. Now, I’ve decided – once and for all, I think – that The Da Vinci Code has both of them topped. Toting Dan Brown’s book is far better than toting the aforementioned works of fiction because it helps to identify my least favorite segment of American...
  • Interview: Standing behind the stormy campaign around the Da Vinci Code are Masons

    05/30/2006 8:13:52 AM PDT · by x5452 · 24 replies · 574+ views
    Interfax ^ | 29 May 2006, 18:24
    Standing behind the stormy campaign around the Da Vinci Code are Masons whose aim is to marginalize the Christian Church Deacon Andrey Kurayev, professor at Moscow Theological Academy and well-known Orthodox theologian, sought to dispel some of the myths underlying and referred to in the Da Vinci Code novel, in an interview to Interfax-Religion. - The stormy campaign around the Da Vinci Code, unexpected but also intriguing for many, has unwittingly put in one’s head the thought about its possible instigators. Simply speaking, qui prodest – who benefits from it? - The Da Vinci Code is a typical conspiracy work...
  • Caption Time! Code Pink & Dissent in a Democracy protest Hillary! (Mrs. Bill *Clinton)

    05/23/2006 5:34:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies · 3,435+ views
    YAHOO! ^ | 5/23/06
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., listens as she is introduced at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2006 prior to speaking about energy policy. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks about cutting U.S. dependence on foreign oil during a speech about energy policy Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., gestures during an energy policy address at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2006. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., answers questions after speaking about cutting U.S....
  • *_Book (and limited Movie) Review of The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown_*

    05/19/2006 6:04:31 PM PDT · by gww1210 · 3 replies · 436+ views
    The Register ^ | Friday, 19 May 2006 | Gordon Wayne Watts
    _______~~~Book/Movie Review of The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown~~~_______         Book Review of:         THE         DAVINCI        CODE         XX*X*X**               XXXX  Novel by: DAN BROWN Reviewed by: G. W. Watts   NEW: Book/Movie Review of Dan Brown's "The DaVinci Code" ; ; ; *_Book (and limited Movie) Review of The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown_* WELCOME, Visitor: Please Turn on your computer speakers & maximize 3-D Stereo Enhancement for best sound! The DaVinci Code is set to open in theatres nationwide Friday, 19 May 2006. (Film based on Dan Brown's book by the same name.) ** Register...
  • Da Vinci Code movie bombs before media audience

    05/18/2006 6:44:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 39 replies · 1,155+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 5-18-06 | Father B.F. Heffernan
    Cannes-Last night, Cannes Film Festival hosted the world premiere of The Da Vinci Code movie. Never was a debut so globally hyped. Never was a movie so awaited; never was excitement globally greater.
  • 'Da Vinci' undermines faith, survey claims

    05/16/2006 10:01:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 170 replies · 2,268+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 16, 2006
    “The Da Vinci Code” has undermined faith in the Roman Catholic Church and badly damaged its credibility, a survey of British readers revealed Tuesday as tensions over — and hype for — the forthcoming film reached a fever pitch. As its stars off headed to walk the red carpet at Cannes, where the film was set to debut Wednesday before a worldwide release Friday, at least two countries limited the film's release. The British survey, released by a group of prominent Catholics, revealed that readers of Dan Brown's blockbuster novel are twice as likely to believe Jesus Christ fathered children...
  • The Da Vinci Code Othercott

    04/30/2006 8:57:42 PM PDT · by GOP Jedi · 12 replies · 409+ views
    Church of the Masses ^ | March 16, 2006 | Barbara Nicolosi
    WHAT ARE YOU DOING MAY 19TH? May 19th is the date the Da Vinci Code movie opens. A movie based on a book that wears its heresy and blasphemy as a badge of honor. What can we as Christians do in response to the release of this movie? I'm going to offer you the usual choices -- and a new one. Here are the usual suspects: A) We can ignore the movie. ........ The problem with this option: The box office is a ballot box. The only people whose votes are counted are those who buy tickets. And the ballot...
  • Da Vinci judge's secret revealed

    04/28/2006 10:33:01 AM PDT · by 6ppc · 13 replies · 850+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | April 28, 2006 | Peter Graff
    By Peter Graff Fri Apr 28, 8:25 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - Mystery solved. It was the admiral. A secret code embedded in the text of a court ruling in the case of Dan Brown's bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" has been cracked, but far from revealing an ancient conspiracy it is simply an obscure reference to a Royal Navy admiral. British High Court Justice Peter Smith, who handed down a ruling that Brown had not plagiarized his book, had embedded his own secret message in his judgment by italicizing letters scattered throughout the 71-page document. In Brown's book, a...
  • Smithy's code: new twist in Da Vinci drama

    04/27/2006 7:26:09 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 13 replies · 810+ views
    Guardian ^ | Thursday April 27, 2006 | Sam Jones
    After remaining undetected for three weeks - admittedly not much to rival the two millennia of the cover-up at the heart of Brown's book - it has emerged that Mr Justice Peter Smith could not resist slipping a code of his own into his judgment on the case. For the past three weeks, lawyers on both sides of the Atlantic have been puzzling over a series of strange italicisations in Mr Justice Smith's 71-page judgment, which was handed down on April 7. The odd letters appeared to crop up randomly throughout the text and most people assumed they were typographical...

    03/24/2006 12:18:02 PM PST · by mukraker · 21 replies · 992+ views
    Have you ever noticed how all the network reporters tend to use the same words and phrases when covering a story? We finally have the code they are using to coordinate these phrases, revealed here in public for the first time. CODEWORDS For (Liberal) Journalists For 2006 use the New York Times.  Daily codewords can be determined as follows: Always use a left side (even numbered) page.  In odd numbered months, use the back of the page in question. Turn to the page number, or back of page number, corresponding to the month number for the day in question: Month...
  • Western Union and the Railroad Telegraphers

    03/04/2006 10:23:46 AM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 50 replies · 1,596+ views
    El Defensor Cheiftain ^ | March 4, 2006 | Paul Harden NA5N
    Last month, a briefly worded press release went nearly unnoticed. It simply read: "Effective January 27, 2006, Western Union will discontinue all Telegram and Commercial Messaging Services. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you for your loyal patronage." After 155 years, and millions of telegrams and Telex messages, a major part of American history quietly slipped into obscurity. For more than 100 years, Socorro was part of that history. With today's telephones, cell phones and e-mail, we can contact almost anyone we wish immediately and cheaply. This wasn't always the case. In Socorro's early days,...
  • Translation: Morse code fans sending out an SOS

    03/03/2006 6:42:12 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 64 replies · 1,735+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 2, 2006 | John McCormick
    A century-old hobby filled with dots and dashes is embroiled in a debate about its future and what level of training should be expected of those called on to help during local and national emergencies. Morse code, a slowly dying language, has become radio's equivalent of Latin: historically important, but increasingly irrelevant in a world of cell phones, computers and instant messaging. With mariners and the military having moved to other technologies long ago, ham radio operators are virtually the sole practitioners of a technique that made national and international communication possible with the telegraph.
  • Software Insecurity

    03/03/2006 7:14:31 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 7 replies · 433+ views
    Scientific American ^ | March 2, 2006 | Daniel G. Dupont
    Software Insecurity Outsourcing and defense fear of "foreign influence" By Daniel G. Dupont In February 2005 a group of Pentagon industry advisers warned that the "migration of critical microelectronics manufacturing" from the U.S. to other countries compromised national security. To ensure a steady supply of safe microchips, the Defense Science Board--which advises senior defense officials--recommended establishing "trusted foundries" to make critical hardware. But that is only part of the picture. According to the science board, any effort to improve the safety and supply of microchips would be of "limited utility" without a comparable focus on software--especially on what the Pentagon...
  • Idling computers crack Nazi Enigma codes (Remaining unbroken codes below)

    03/02/2006 11:14:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies · 2,646+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | Sam Knight
    An amateur cryptologist's internet project is using idling computers to help crack three Nazi codes that eluded the Enigma codebreakers of the Second World War. Launched in January, the project has already broken one of the three messages, from a U-Boat commander forced to dive during an attack on November 25, 1942. The computers of 2,500 strangers are now whirring away, trying to decode the remaining two. You can volunteer your computer here.Stefan Krah, a German-born cryptologist from Utrecht, in the Netherlands, started the network in January after writing a programme that combined the brute force of connected computers with...
  • Brown did not copy the Da Vinci Code, lawyer says

    03/01/2006 8:09:12 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 31 replies · 841+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 28, 2006 | Mike Collett-White
    LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown did not copy material from an earlier book when he wrote "The Da Vinci Code", his best-selling religious thriller at the center of a copyright case, a lawyer told London's High Court on Tuesday. With over 36 million copies of his novel in circulation and a major Hollywood adaptation due for release in May, the stakes are high in a case brought against Brown's British publishers by historians Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh. In opening arguments for the defense, publisher Random House said that much of the "central theme" of "The Holy Blood, and...
  • Distributed computing cracks Enigma code

    02/27/2006 3:51:57 PM PST · by SirTaurus · 56 replies · 1,907+ views
    cnet news ^ | 2/27/06 | Graeme Wearden
    The M4 Project began in early January, as an attempt to break three original Enigma messages that were intercepted in 1942 and are thought never to have been broken by the Allied forces. These messages were encrypted using a four-rotor Enigma. That version was considered by Germany to be completely unbreakable, as it could be set up in any one of a vast number of ways (2 times 10 to the 145th power), each of which would encrypt a plain text message differently.
  • Dems Ready Proposal on Code of Conduct (RATS Reid, Pelosi will announce on Wednesday)

    01/15/2006 6:33:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies · 1,102+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/14/06 | DAVID ESPO
    Dems Ready Proposal on Code of Conduct By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent Sat Jan 14, 8:23 PM ET Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., emerges from the French Cafe' restaurant in Omaha's Old Market, following a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006. Reid called for more ethics in Washington during a visit to Omaha, part of a tour that took him to rural, Republican-voting states this week. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) WASHINGTON - Democrats intend to unveil a sweeping plan this week to tighten Congress' code of conduct, officials said Saturday night, including a ban on lobbyists'...