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Thread #59418   Message #3561035
Posted By: Rapparee
24-Sep-13 - 10:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Amos won't understand this, but this is how Fargo's 2-bit encryption system works:

Take your normal alphabet, A to Z and the number 0 to 9. Put 'em in a continuous line, then do it again under the first line but offset the characters one notch, with 9 under the A of the original line. Then do the same thing again but with 9 under the B of the top line. Or you can just skip the middle step and put 9 under B. Anyway, it ends up looking something like this:

ABCDE...
89ABC...

You can see how confusing this would be to anyone trying to crack the 2-bit encryption. The word "bad" would come out looking like "98B". But the real beauty of the thing is that you can use it either way: "98B" could be entered as "bad". You even write, "He is a 98B bad man" and nobody would know what you said!

This is all pretty easy with a supercomputer, though.