Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Finish Line

So…after the congrats, and the relief, and the signed cover pages, and the Krispy Kreme bread pudding I rewarded myself with after my defense, I was left with several marked-up copies of my dissertation and a little less than a … Continue reading Continue reading

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Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier

Beatrice’s Goat (by Pat McBrier; illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter) is an inspiring story about a young girl in Uganda who uses the profits from the milk of her family’s new goat to attend school for the first time.  The book is based on a true story of a Ugandan family who received a goat through […] Continue reading

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Uncovering the Unknown

The main reason for the Beale ciphers being so incredibly enduring and tough to crack is because they require a unique keytext such as a book or letter. This allows the cryptographer to be limitlessly creative in the construction of … Continue reading Continue reading

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What is it all worth?

The Beale Ciphers have remained unsolved for over a hundred years, yet thousands of people have tried to interpret its hidden meaning.  The code has never been cracked due to a very complex number cipher as well as the possibility … Continue reading Continue reading

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Motivation Behind Cracking the Beale Ciphers

In my opinion, I think the main reason people are still trying to break the Beale Cipher is based on the 20 million dollars worth in gold that is supposedly buried. Money can make people do crazy things and people often … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Motivation of Mystery

The Beale Ciphers have challenged thousands of cryptanalysts for the past hundred years.  The Beale Ciphers consist of three ciphers and are seemingly unbreakable.  While most professionals would give up after several unsuccessful attempts, people still continue to try and … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Temptation of the Beale Ciphers

The $20 million treasure of the Beale ciphers immediately grabs the attention of any amateur or professional cryptanalyst. The sheer amount of money involved with the Beale ciphers serves as the main attraction for those who want to break the … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Motivation Behind Beale’s Mystery

Contradictory to the recurring theme of cryptography, it seems as though a certain cipher shall remain impervious to the demystifying test of time. After 100 years of collective effort from professional and amateur cryptanalysts alike, the enticing Beale cipher continues … Continue reading Continue reading

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Deciphering the Beale Ciphers

Although the Beale Ciphers have continually eluded cryptanalysts, they remain a hot topic of interest. There are two possible reasons for the persisting enthusiasm to decrypt the mysterious ciphers. The first is that cryptanalysts are, by nature, drawn to solving … Continue reading Continue reading

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Beale Cipher Continues to Confound Cryptographers

The Beale Cipher has, for many years, stumped the best and brightest cryptographers in their quest to not only decipher the text, but also discover the treasure behind it. Despite years of unsuccessful attempts to decipher the complex cryptography, many … Continue reading Continue reading

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