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Author Archives: kims46
During WWII, Germans sent out thousands of messages encrypted using the supposedly unbreakable Enigma machine. It was discovered after the war that German intelligence knew that these messages could be captured by the Allies, but they could not think anyone would have the time or resources to possibly decipher them. This strongly held idea that Enigma […] Continue reading
Trade-offs between decisions that secure immediate safety versus the “overall good” – whether that means a quicker end to war, more net lives saved, keeping the upper hand – are often made during wars. They’re made in our everyday lives as well, though, of course, the consequences of choosing between those two options are on […] Continue reading
In response to Allison Molo’s post, “Environments that promote or discourage confidence in codes,” from 2014, I agree and find interesting the push and pull of cryptographic use throughout history. She discusses the transition from Mary Queen of Scot’s complete faith in her cipher communication to the understanding that any cipher was bound to be […] Continue reading
Fundamental development in the disciplinary topics of mathematics, statistics, and linguistics was procured from a comparative ground-level hundreds of years ago as opposed to what we have unearthed today. The advantages and resources currently available to the vast public are, of course, the most they have ever been in history. This goes without saying. “Discovering” […] Continue reading