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« on: 17/09/2008 12:07:57 »
Hi people,


Decipher this easy code. If you can we can try a more difficult problem

Can you decipher the following quotes by Winston Churchill?

D srolwlfldq qhhgv wkh delolwb wr iruhwhoo zkdw lv jrlqj wr kdsshq wrpruurz, qhaw zhhn, qhaw prqwk, dqg qhaw bhdu. Dqg wr kdyh wkh delolwb diwhuzdugv wr hasodlq zkb lw glgq'w kdsshq.

D sulvrqhu ri zdu lv d pdq zkr wulhv wr nloo brx dqg idlov, dqg wkhq dvnv brx qrw wr nloo klp.


Answer.............................?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 17/09/2008 13:33:00 »
Hi people,


Decipher this easy code. If you can we can try a more difficult problem

Can you decipher the following quotes by Winston Churchill?

D srolwlfldq qhhgv wkh delolwb wr iruhwhoo zkdw lv jrlqj wr kdsshq wrpruurz, qhaw zhhn, qhaw prqwk, dqg qhaw bhdu. Dqg wr kdyh wkh delolwb diwhuzdugv wr hasodlq zkb lw glgq'w kdsshq.

D sulvrqhu ri zdu lv d pdq zkr wulhv wr nloo brx dqg idlov, dqg wkhq dvnv brx qrw wr nloo klp.


Answer.............................?

I will borrow the Colossus machine to decode it  too big
 

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« Reply #2 on: 17/09/2008 13:51:16 »
I think the first letter must be "a" in both and the first quote has a double letter in the third word so looking at a page of Churchill quotes I think the first is:

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

That gives me lots of letters to translate the second, but I don't have time. Using a couple of letters at the begining of words etc I think it's probably:

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

I haven't checked them letter by letter, but am I right?

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/winston_churchill.html
 

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« Reply #3 on: 17/09/2008 14:19:26 »
rosy,

Very good Rosy correct I will come back with a little more difficult problem
Decipher this easy code Crytography)

Can you decipher the following quotes by Winston Churchill? Both use the same cipher.

D srolwlfldq qhhgv wkh delolwb wr iruhwhoo zkdw lv jrlqj wr kdsshq wrpruurz, qhaw zhhn, qhaw prqwk, dqg qhaw bhdu. Dqg wr kdyh wkh delolwb diwhuzdugv wr hasodlq zkb lw glgq'w kdsshq.

D sulvrqhu ri zdu lv d pdq zkr wulhv wr nloo brx dqg idlov, dqg wkhq dvnv brx qrw wr nloo klp.


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A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

(Quotes by Winston Churchill)

A = D
B = E
C = F
D = G
E = H
F = I
G = J
H = K
I = L
J = M
K = N
L = O
M = P
N = Q
O = R
P = S
Q = T
R = U
S = V
T = W
U = X
V = Y
W = Z
X = A
Y = B
Z = C

 
 

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« Reply #4 on: 17/09/2008 15:18:38 »
Hermes

Here is another one

The following quote is from Gautama Buddha, who was believed to have lived from 563 BCE to 483 BCE.
He was a spiritual teacher from ancient India and the founder of Buddhism.

Can you decode it?

* The hint contains three vowels.

V=T

"R OBX JU CBV PBCUJOZTZO R XBBO OBX QZPRKUZ WZ JU R XBBO QRTHZT. R DRC JU CBV PBCUJOZTZO R XBBO DRC QZPRKUZ WZ JU R XBBO VRGHZT."
 

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« Reply #5 on: 17/09/2008 15:52:32 »
R OBX JU CBV PBCUJOZTZO R XBBO OBX QZPRKUZ WZ JU R XBBO QRTHZT.
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker


R DRC JU CBV PBCUJOZTZO R XBBO DRC QZPRKUZ WZ JU R XBBO VRGHZT."
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 17/09/2008 17:42:22 »
Don_1

Correct again , you have a real talent for this. Alan Turing would have liked to have had you on the team that deciphered the German secred Enigma code during the second world war

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« Reply #7 on: 17/09/2008 18:03:35 »
Here is another a little more difficult I think

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U el Ecer yw dni regit msuirdumd wyhol ert tyr um la ybyrird ur dni keli yw syti mycfurk
 

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« Reply #8 on: 17/09/2008 20:07:17 »
Um...I think I got it.

U el Ecer yw dni regit msuirdumd wyhol ert tyr um la ybyrird ur dni keli yw syti mycfurk
I am Alan of the naked scientist forum and don is my oponent in the game of code solving

Though oponent should be opponent.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 18/09/2008 11:38:35 »
I had a quick look at this one last night before settling down for the evening. BBC2 was showing a repeat of Life in Cold Blood which I wanted to watch again. Fantastic prog. Well done Sir David.

It took a while to sink in...... I was convinced that it began 'I AM' but that was giving me problems with the 3rd word until I noted it began with a capital. Ah! A name, thought I, as I trundled off for some dindins.

The trouble with this type of code is repetition. It makes the vowels too obvious.

Try this one, it is a simple stepped code, but it still eliminates repetition.

B  DLVI  OU BQO SMAR  XI  NGKNC  RTM  HN  BJH  FZYO (Proverb)
 

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« Reply #10 on: 18/09/2008 15:50:14 »
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?

There are the correct number of letters in each word.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 18/09/2008 16:03:44 »
Correct.

Did I give it away with the clue, or did you fathom out the code?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 18/09/2008 16:25:48 »
It just sort-of clicked with me.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 18/09/2008 16:29:27 »
Fair enough.

Based on the identical code, try this one, no clues this time.

UJH  SWONQW  YQ  FUS  HFVUBYN  YEYQLFU  GEWCPV
 

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« Reply #14 on: 18/09/2008 16:36:13 »
erm... The bottom of Mrs Higgins terribly smells?  :P
 

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« Reply #15 on: 18/09/2008 17:21:17 »
That may or may not be the case, since I do not wish to cast any dispersions upon Mrs Higgins I shall not offer my opinion.

No completely and utterly wrong, wrong and thrice wrong.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 18/09/2008 17:41:47 »
Oh darn. I thought I'd sussed it there  :(
 

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