Monthly Archives: August 2014

Meine Kinderzeit in Wisconsin

Für manche Leute ist das Konzept der Heimat nicht so klar, aber es ist einfach für mich meine Heimat zu nennen. Seit zwangzigen Jahre wohne ich in der kleinen Stadt, Brookfield, in dem Bundesstaat,Wisconsin. Ich beschreibe Wisconsin als meine Heimat, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Kill Me Later

By A.A. BENJAMIN   Braid seems like it was made by some guy who was slighted by love and needed a place to vent. And…I like that. The idea of a forgiving game creates a zone of warmth and comfort that propels game exploration. Braid is an escape and an innovative game style that has the […] Continue reading

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A Peek into Cryptography

It’s confession time. I did not know much, if anything, about cryptography when enrolling in this class. With this lack of a background, what we read in Singh and the content that we later discussed in class were extremely fascinating … Continue reading Continue reading

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Securing Codes

As I read the first chapter of The Code Book by Simon Singh, I found that the ways to protect yourself while making encryptions is what resonated with me most deeply. Obviously, Mary Queen of Scots was not able to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog Assignment #1

The evolution of cryptography and the methods of both hiding and revealing information has had an interesting path. In the early usage transposition ciphers such as the scytale were used, although transposition ciphers seem much less secure (especially for shorter … Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog Post #1

I can honestly say that going into this class I had very little knowledge of what cryptology is or its implications. I had most likely heard the word in passing but never fully tried to comprehend the true meaning. The … Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog Assignment 1: New Revelations on the Potential Weaknesses of Cryptography

Before this course, when I thought of cryptography I primarily thought of advanced groups and organizations who made unbreakable codes so that nobody else would ever know the information they were communicating except for the people they were communicating to. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog Post #1

What surprised me most in the first chapter of this text was just how old cryptography is. I guess I had never really thought about it’s origins before the reading. I thought it was really interesting to learn of the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Cryptography in History

After our discussion in class on chapter 1 of The Code Book, I was able to look at the history of cryptography with a new perspective. It was interesting to read about how a society would not be able to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog Assignment #1: Security and Civilization

In Chapter 1 of The Code Book Singh discusses the overarching issues that Mary Queen of Scots faced during and leading up to the trial for her execution. What I found most interesting, and enlightening, about the chapter were the circumstances … Continue reading Continue reading

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