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07-17-2018, 05:36 AM   #52051
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I'm sure, Charlie, I'm sure. But we're talking about the dogs now.
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The High Banks Hall of Fame National Midget Racing Auto Museum in Belleville, Kansas.
The Missus will be super excited for this!!
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It won't be till 2021 but I will be sure and try to drop in on a few people during our North America trip; intestinal wind and all
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The Flint Hills.
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Thanks! I have just created a spreadsheet to track all these great ideas for our trip. This is the first entry :-)

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as I understand it

the secret to the Navajo Code Talkers was not that it used a language not known to many outside of the tribe but that it was a code within that language


knowing the word used was " turtle " in English did not reveal what was meant by " turtle "
Yes, there were a host of code words such as
atsah-besh-le-gai meaning colonel, literally "silver eagle", and
deba-de-nih meaning Spain, literally "sheep pain"

But also a simple code for the phonetic alphabet; three words could represent each letter of the alphabet. For A those would be "ant", "apple", and "axe, translated to "wol-la-chee", "be-la-sana", and "tse-nill". Not in itself a strong cipher but good enough that nobody managed to crack it - not even by the Navy's own codebreakers, I believe.

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I have heard that the hardest " code " to break is a " book " code where each party to the code needs the same book, the same printing of it and the knowledge of how to use it to decipher the message encoded

of course, my information is probably out dated
Could be if it is well implemented. The Japanese navy used book codes, but due to their poor implementation and routines they kept being broken.

U.S. in World War II: How the Navy broke Japanese codes before Midway.

Both these systems carry the risk that if you crack it you can read past messages as well. The best option, at least back then, would be to use a one-time pad. Impossible to crack, but each party must have pre-shared pads - which in itself is a security risk.

These days we simply wrap secret messages in bacon to confuse the enemy. Right, @CharLac?
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Puyallup: Pew-wallop.

And mount Sunflower in Kansas is just a pimple on the prairie.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CharLac Quote
I have just created a spreadsheet to track all these great ideas for our trip
OMG, this thread is rife with NERDS!
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Yes, there were a host of code words such as
atsah-besh-le-gai meaning colonel, literally "silver eagle", and
deba-de-nih meaning Spain, literally "sheep pain"

But also a simple code for the phonetic alphabet; three words could represent each letter of the alphabet. For A those would be "ant", "apple", and "axe, translated to "wol-la-chee", "be-la-sana", and "tse-nill". Not in itself a strong cipher but good enough that nobody managed to crack it - not even by the Navy's own codebreakers, I believe.



Could be if it is well implemented. The Japanese navy used book codes, but due to their poor implementation and routines they kept being broken.

U.S. in World War II: How the Navy broke Japanese codes before Midway.

Both these systems carry the risk that if you crack it you can read past messages as well. The best option, at least back then, would be to use a one-time pad. Impossible to crack, but each party must have pre-shared pads - which in itself is a security risk.

These days we simply wrap secret messages in bacon to confuse the enemy. Right, @CharLac?
The US had a Purple machine before the war but the variables were differing every day so lots of trial and error before decrypting any message. If you ever go to Laurel, Maryland, go to the National Security Agency Museum. Good stuff and all unclassified.

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like some of the dialogue in this movie:

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) - IMDb
Yep. And here's something to exercise your tongue with.


Isqoqodo is the Sindebele name for the Hamerkop bird, I believe.
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OMG, this thread is rife with NERDS!
What? Where?!
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I understood for those who don't speak Welsh, the pronouncing properly the names of places in that language can be somewhat

" challenging "

"Welsh place names are often based on words that describe a landmark or feature of the countryside. Therefore with a knowledge of modern Welsh you can often guess the location of a village, or the character of a mountain from its name. What you may see as a jumble of letters is often, in reality, vividly descriptive. There are some examples of local place-names and their meanings at the bottom of this page. . . .

WALES’S LONGEST PLACE NAME
The longest place name in Wales and the world’s longest railroad station name is:

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantisiliogogogoch

which translates as The Church of St Mary in the Hollow of the White Hazel Near the Fierce Whirlpool and the Church of Tysilio by the Red Cave. "

Welsh Place Names | Place Names in Wales | Wales Cottages
Sounds like a Pink Floyd song title

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SJUhlRoBL8MAlways look on the bright....
Great movie!
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How are the Flint Hills related to dogs eating musk melons?
I don't know, how are the Flint Hills related to dogs eating musk melons?
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OMG, this thread is rife with NERDS!
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What? Where?!
Lose your mirror?
Here's one:

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You don't know "flat" until you've lived in western or central Kansas. We lived several miles from the Arkansas River, but we were part of the flood plain so our mortgage holder required that we have flood insurance. Grain elevators are known as "prairie lighthouses" - you can see one miles away, and since the roads are largely a grid system, you can use one to drive to the town even if you don't have directions.
Flatest place I have ever seen was in Alberta. I cannot remember the exact spot, but in 360 degrees, all I ould see was wheat. There were no hills, no buildings, no fences....

This is a poor example but you get the idea. I believe it was along this highway on the way to Red Deer

Highway 12
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