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Developer at Simulation Curriculum Canada Corp. Producers of Starry Night and The Layered Earth.


Feb
12
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jan
30
asked Kryptos : K2. What is the origin of the “abscissa” keyword?
Jan
22
comment Kryptos : K1. What is the origin of the “palimpsest” keyword?
Right, the discoverer of this (Nick LaMey, I believe) "Padded" them. An alternate algorithm is to just take the first character of some words and the sixth of others, with the exception of "DIGETAL" and you remove the need for the "E"s altogether. It's not obvious which words to use where and in what order however.
Jan
21
comment Kryptos : K1. What is the origin of the “palimpsest” keyword?
I can't seem to get linebreaks to work. Look at the 6th character in each group: EEEEEPOSITION VIRTUALLY EEEEELUCID INVISIBLE EEEEEMEMORY INTERPRETATI EEEEESHADOW EEDIGETAL FORCES EEEEETISYOUR
Jan
21
comment Kryptos : K1. What is the origin of the “palimpsest” keyword?
One theory that I came across recently on the Yahoo! group is that it's possible to derive PALIMPSEST from the Morse by "padding" with the extra "e"s (and a tiny bit of hand-waving): ` EEEEEPOSITION VIRTUALLY EEEEELUCID INVISIBLE EEEEEMEMORY INTERPRETATI EEEEESHADOW EEDIGETAL FORCES EEEEETISYOUR`
Jan
21
comment Kryptos : K1. What is the origin of the “palimpsest” keyword?
I'm not concerned that it has any "meaning" just whether or not there is any other way to derive the keyword other than brute-force, from e.g. the Morse code.
Jan
17
awarded  Student
Jan
11
asked Kryptos : K1. What is the origin of the “palimpsest” keyword?
Jan
11
awarded  Autobiographer