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    In last evening's reading of Max Hasting's "The Secret War" I read a reference to some Swedish chap called Arne Beurling who cracked the German teleprinter code in 1940.

    Google Translate

    Dunno if ^^^ will work but anyway.

    During the Second World War, in the summer of 1940, Beurling succeeded with his perhaps greatest achievement: breaking the German crypto machine G-printer . [ 9 ]

    This effort succeeded Beurling in two weeks with the help of pen and paper and only one day's collected messages.

    Germany during the World War lent Swedish telecommunications lines for teleprinter traffic to its troops in Norway and the Swedish military used this for interception and managed to collect several hundred thousand messages for several years.

    Through Beurling's efforts, they were able to produce their own crypto machines with the same function, which helped the Swedish government gain advance knowledge of many important events during the war, including Operation Barbarossa , Germany's attack on the Soviet Union .

    His collected writings (mathematical essays) were published posthumously in 1989.
    Well there's a thing.

    And no one knows how he did it.

    Codebreakers: Arne Beurling and the Swedish Crypto Program during World War II

    Looking back at Sweden'''s super-code-cracker | WIRED
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 30 April 2020, 10:25.
    When the fun stops, STOP.

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      Just been queuing in the road to get some cream from the shop.

      The local vicar was in the queue - but dropping off left over Lindt easter bunnies from the church, so he was his usual friendly and polite self - no idea how he remembers my name, he only sees me at births/deaths and the village fete.
      {emotionless greeting}

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        Originally posted by WTFH View Post
        Just been queuing in the road to get some cream from the shop.

        The local vicar was in the queue - but dropping off left over Lindt easter bunnies from the church, so he was his usual friendly and polite self - no idea how he remembers my name, he only sees me at births/deaths and the village fete.
        'cos the whole village knows you as 'jones the rifle'?

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          Don't forget everyone

          Trundle Day
          Married

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            Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
            In the M&S Food Hall queue
            Thirty-five minutes or more queuing, ten minutes or less spending. Onwards to Sainsbury’s!

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              Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
              Thirty-five minutes or more queuing, ten minutes or less spending. Onwards to Sainsbury’s!
              About forty people/ sets of people ahead of me. Maybe a third as many as two weeks ago, and moving quickly at the moment

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                Originally posted by AndyGarbs View Post
                Don't forget everyone

                Trundle Day
                no it isn't

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                  Originally posted by BR14 View Post
                  no it isn't
                  Oh yes it is!
                  I did a stroll around Windsor on 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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                    Lunch: Heinz tomato soup with a hint of Basil my little piranha fish ( won't be buying that again and there's at least one other can of it in the cupboard) with multiple slices of Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed bread (slightly stale but it was 22p per loaf), bramble jelly sandwich on same, fruit corner thing, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

                    Everything tasted a bit odd, I blame the basil.

                    Currently reading (since "Legacy of Ashes: the history of the CIA" was finished yesterday) is "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson, being the story of his stagger along the Appalachian Mountain Trail from Georgia to Maine.

                    Rather him than me.

                    And if there's bears, where was his mountain gun?

                    629 Mountain Gun Review: Cylinder & Slide Modifies a S&W Classic

                    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 30 April 2020, 11:35.
                    When the fun stops, STOP.

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                      Lunch is guinea fowl tagine with orzo pasta. A combo likely to have purists wailing.
                      I did a stroll around Windsor on 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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