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Nov
27
comment Cracking WWII-era codes - code found on a pigeon's leg in Surrey
I'm agreeing with you. If you take the strict definition of one-time-pad then yes, but we don't know that it is a one time pad by that definition, that's essentially the thought train I'm following here. We don't know for sure that it's a random pad at all in fact - it's highly likely but not certain.
Nov
27
comment Cracking WWII-era codes - code found on a pigeon's leg in Surrey
Sure, I'll improve the wording accordingly. The point remains that a random pad, if repeated, may be breakable. Though in this case the message is very short, therefore it's very likely to have been covered by a single pad.