Author Archives: Malakm

The Onetime Pad

In “The Castle,” Lawrence Waterhouse arrives at the Castle in Outer Qwghlm, serving as the advance party to Detachment 2702. He is responsible for surveying the Castle and setting up appropriate accommodation away from the prying eyes of the servants. He … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Lucifer Controversy

My Calculus professor always says, “If you’re trying to dig a small hole in your backyard, you don’t bring in a bulldozer. It’s costly and it’s inefficient. You just take out a shovel and get the job done.” What she … Continue reading Continue reading

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Defining Moments

There are moments that last forever; moments that completely change your life and define who you become. In the second chapter of Cory Doctorow’s book, Little Brother, Doctorow cleverly depicts an everlasting and defining moment in Marcus Yallow’s life. Just … 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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Layer Up

You know how people say you should layer up to keep the cold out in the winter? That’s exactly what the Rossignols did with their cipher to protect it from the prying eyes of enemy spies. Because they had been … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Appreciation of Scholarship

In chapter one of The Code Book, author Simon Singh argues that it requires a “sufficiently sophisticated level of scholarship in several disciplines,” such as Linguistics, Statistics and Mathematics, to arrive at the Frequency Analysis method in decrypting substitution ciphers. … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Appreciation of Scholarship

In chapter one of The Code Book, author Simon Singh argues that it requires a “sufficiently sophisticated level of scholarship in several disciplines,” such as Linguistics, Statistics and Mathematics, to arrive at the Frequency Analysis method in decrypting substitution ciphers. … Continue reading Continue reading

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