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Old 03-21-2004, 06:37 PM   #31
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I believe it is a "not so simple" simple trans-subtitution/diversion code format...invented by some insane japanese cypher experts during ww2...the code was so uncrackable that messages using that format were unable to be read even by members of their own side...thus it fell into disuse.
Kudos to Ze for resurecting that bit of Cypher history trivia in his brilliant latest blog post.

Hint...Just swap words around randomly till it makes sense...or subtitute words that are related in concept but read more sensibly, as appropriate...then it will make sense.

It is obviously a love sonnet to a woman he met at a laundrymat...they shared a dinner of shellfish...followed by a breakfast of Capt crunch cereal. Root beer and the darkness certainly needs no explaination...sigh.
Ahhh...springtime.
Oookaaay.... but..... "bathed in ping"?
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:39 PM   #32
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ping, hmmmm, nope, no idea. other than a kind of noise like 'pinggg' when you hit a triangle.
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:49 PM   #33
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ping [1]
The "ping" command is built into both Windows and UNIX machines as a universal way of testing network response time and performance. The name is really based off the similarity to sonar pings, though many people have create a post hoc acronym "Packet INternet Groper".

Example: The ping-of-death attack used IP fragmentation to crash systems. It was so named because the ping program built-in to Windows could be easily told to fragment packets this way.

Key point: Even though the ping program is simple, it can be abused. Some versions can be commanded to send packets as fast as possible, which is often done to flood networks. Most versions allow the packet size to be set to a large size, forcing fragmentation. When used with the flood above, it can overload machines since fragmentation reassembly is so slow.

Contrast: There is an IRC command called "PING" that is unrelated to the ICMP ping. It is simply the text string "PING", where the target replies with "PONG".
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:50 PM   #34
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oh, yeah, right, i knew that... ahem.
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:52 PM   #35
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:54 PM   #36
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:55 PM   #38
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ping [1]
The "ping" command is built into both Windows and UNIX machines as a universal way of testing network response time and performance. The name is really based off the similarity to sonar pings, though many people have create a post hoc acronym "Packet INternet Groper".

So... are you saying that Ze's saying that he's been groped all over via the Internet?
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:57 PM   #39
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well, that's completely up to him.

One man's grope is another man's grape.

...or something like that.
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:59 PM   #40
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well we could be getting to the bottom of things here! so what have we figured out so far?
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The internet was groping his GRAPES?!?
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Old 03-21-2004, 07:03 PM   #42
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bathing in grapes? or am i wandering from the original idea, like a chinese whisper.
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At the mention of chinese whispers, grape groping and bathing, I will now plead the 5th.

Thank you and good night.
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G' morning all,

Dev got it right (excellent! you got my letter.)... I'm doing alright, I've just been on the move a little. Right now I'm living among squid fishermen, harbor seals and burly nordic bear hunters, but unfortunately no internet (not even a phone line). I will change that as soon as I can.

But you are all missed. (yes, even you.)

Be good or be tasty.
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Now I am totally confused.. Is "dalang" Amanda??

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Old 03-22-2004, 06:16 PM   #45
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yes, dalang =amanda, and she is probably one of the most interesting people on the board.

Amanda, where the hell are you now?!?!!?
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