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This all pure coincidence, but is fun nonetheless:
Dupont Circle in Georgetown is near where James Sanborn lives.
Between streets R and Q is a street named after WW Corcoran, a prolific art collector.
There is R Street and Q Street?
Goddamn imaginative municipal planning. I think the town planners perhaps needed some inspiration.
The letters WW might refer to “West Wind”, which is the English translation of the Italian “zefiro”, which comes from the Arabic root word “sifr”, from which we get both “zero” and “cipher”…
All from Wikipedo!
Okay, after two years, countless hours, some of them enjoyable, some not, and countless sheets of paper, my Kryptos adventure comes to an end.
If this website is still around when he isn’t, I might give you some pointers, but I can’t
spend any more time on it, and it’s no longer enjoyable.
I leave you with a Kryptos-themed playlist, enjoy…
“It’s Tricky” – Run DMC
“Between A Rock And A Hard Place” – The Rolling Stones
“My Lovin’ (Never Gonna Get It)” – En Vogue
“Wishful Thinking” – China Crisis
“King Of Wishful Thinking” – Go West
“Enter Sanborn” – Metallica
“Metal On Metal” – Kraftwerk
“Beat It” – Michael Jackson
“You Were Always On My Mind” – Elvis Presley
“Let It Be” – The Beatles
PS. Give it up, there are better ways to spend your time. The moment has passed.
My previous post got cut off, maybe because I included links. I’ll try this again.
Who knows the exact location? Only WW.
Sanborn’s companion piece, Antipodes, is located in the Corcoran.
There was a group in the 1980s called SOS, Save our Statues, that was committed to restoring the statues in Georgetown.
The area around Dupont Circle is famous for being a palimpsest. There’s a good website with pictures of the former trolley peaking through layers of pavement and brick:
The undergruund entrance used to have a rather unique doorway that might remind some of something in particular:
There was a big push to open the former station and one could imagine what one might find by make a tiny hole in the upper left hand corner and peering in.
There’s also a famous fountain with a round bowl of water falling around four goddesses. You could imagine it being buried out there beneath kryptos, with only the swirling water visible.
Is it anything? I don’t think so. I visited the place a few years ago and scoped it out. It’s all just a bunch of coincidences.
Something rather interesting, goes with Berlin Clock.
“Slowly, desparatly slowly, the remains of passage debris that encumbered the lower part of the doorway was removed. With trembling hands I made a tiny breach in the upper left-hand corner. And then, widening the hole a little, I inserted the candle and peered in. The hot air escaping from the chamber caused the flame to flicker, but presently details of the room within emerged from the mist. x Can you see anything? q”
Though “Kryptos” has long been famous in code-busting circles, it gained wider notoriety when Mr. Brown slyly referred to it on the dust jacket of his best-selling novel “The DaVinci Code” and incorporated it into the plot of “The Lost Symbol.”
While many artists might be thrilled with such publicity, Mr. Sanborn was deeply irked by the way his work was portrayed as a possible key to “ancient Masonic secrets” in “The Lost Symbol.”
“As far as I’m concerned, he did me no favors,” Mr. Sanborn groused about Mr. Brown.
The message of his artwork, and its relevance to the C.I.A., is more nuanced than a plot point in a potboiler novel, he said.
“Anybody holding a secret has a position of power, even if it’s a trivial secret,” Mr. Sanborn said.
To code breakers, Mr. Sanborn, not the C.I.A., is in the real position of power. They e-mail him. They call him. Some have produced papers of 100 pages or more explaining their theories on the final 97 characters. “In their world, a complete tour de force,” said Mr. Sanborn, save for one thing: “It doesn’t have anything to do with ‘Kryptos.’ ”
He likes and respects many of the fans. But some others? “Certifiable,” he said.
Recently, one even showed up in the front yard of his home on an island in the Chesapeake Bay, brandishing a three-ring binder that she was convinced contained the answer. It did not.
He has asked a friend — Mr. Sanborn has given him some of the answers, but not all — to handle inquiries from those who say they have solved the puzzle.
“My friend says, ‘What do you have in letter-position 27?’ ” Mr. Sanborn explained. “If that’s not the same letter, ‘Game over, and you didn’t crack the code.’ ” (He recently set up a Web site to take submissions automatically.)
So far, no one has had more than two letters right, though some dispute this. “They say, of course I cracked the code — who are you to say I didn’t crack the code?” Mr. Sanborn said. Some of them even suggest that he does not know the answer himself.
He hopes others will hurry up and solve it.
“I can’t do this for many more decades, O.K.?” Mr. Sanborn said. “I’m 65 now. They might get some more clues at 75. But 85?”
the 27th letter of k4 is Q!!!!!!!!
How did you get q as letter 27? What is the reasoning? And the q comes before the question mark in K3
o b k r u o x o g h u l b s o l i f
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
b b w f l r v q q p r n g k s s o t
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
w t q s j q s s e k z z w a t j k l
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54
u d i a w i n f b n y p v t t m z f
55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
p k w g d k z x t j c d i g k u h u
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90
a u e k c a r
91 92 93 94 95 96 97
k4 from elonka’s transcript
He means the Plaintext letter 27.
Sent from my iPhone
Well, now i learn not to reply through email.
(27th letter is G
decrypt is A
No, plaintext letter of k4
So the 27th letter of k4 is q
No, the plaintext letter is when k4 is deciphered. After it is deciphered, they want to know the 27th letter of the plaintext, not the ciphertext.
KRYPTOS goes with CYRILLIC as a codex also shown with ANTIPODIES. Л TO L crypto key lock between them. For Kryptos the final format is the top half becomes the bottom half and the bottom moves to the top to match up with the key side 1X1 overlay. CYRILLIC is slightly different, you will need to take out medusa and a 4 letter word above it and a 6 letter word below it to make the refit to the key side for the right format. C from the end of the first decrypt line lines up with L key. If you overlay the 2 you end up with the Cyrillic bordering the kryptos with 2 rows of letters in Cyrillic on every side. Palimpsest is instructions on what to do with the cypher and key sides. Abscissa another step for set theory. But remember in the end part 1 & 2 become parts 3 & 4. So what everyone is trying to solve is part 2 ATM. U goes to the U line in berlin and yes the berlin clock was there at first. It and the berlin nuseus museum Egyptian section got bombed hard during WWII. When you read the Egyptian part again look at the damage and description of the museum then. 😉 Illusion relates to Russia and America and UK maintaining a illusion they did not know about traffic in operation stopwatch or operation gold.
You seem pretty sure of your method without providing a decryption
I’m still standing by my original assertion that berlin is not in the final decryption and that berlin and clock do not appear together. Please challenge me on this someone. This blog is getting too quiet. Let’s get some discussion going.
The only way I can see berlinclock is with digraphs from the text of the earlier parts, broken into ?B, ER, LI, NC, LO, CK, in the respective words:
deBris, encumBered, tremBling, Breach, chamBer
thERemains, encumbERed, lowER, uppERleft, insERted, peERed, chambER…
…flickER, thERoom, emERged
trembLIng, LIttle, fLIcker
Note that in this scenerio, we would get YBERLINCLOCK, EBERLINCLOCK, or MBERLINCLOCK.
27th letter is Q
From Just Helpings article: Mr. Sanborn admitted to introducing misspellings to add a degree of difficulty.
So apparently, the misspellings have nothing to do with K4.
K5 is the morse code?
how do we know?
Because it does not need the solutions to k1-4 to solve.
I think it is safe to say that the letters UAUEKCAR mean LAYERONE, if there is a palimpsest. This is probably the reason k2 has the XLAYERTWO message. This would make two palimpsests, separated by an abscissa. This is why K5 needs solved on the CIA grounds. The sculpture needs separated by plates, and then a light is at night where letters appear and you can see them standing at 38.57065 degrees North and 77.0844 degrees West. Then the message would be complete, and K5 would be revealed.
The method I used was rather complicated, if you would wish for me two show the process, i will email as it would take up too much room.
Hey check out my new blog at kryptosfreak.wordpress.com for my attempts at solving k4
What blog?????? I think, and correct me if I am wrong, to have a blog you need to actually write something.
Has anybody tried a rotational cipher on kryptos yet? Perhaps it could be a rotation combined with a transpositional code?
I wonder if Sanborn put the red granite by the screen because cracking K4 is like getting blood from a stone!
It was too much to write here. Idk what else to say really. Hope this helps even in the slightest:
I didn’t find anything that translated into berlin clock from the cipher letters themselves in K-4, and ran many different decryption types looking for it.
I did however have success by using berlin clock and Egypt as a clue to a new keyword. In Egypt, clocks used were known as “water clocks” where flowing water was deployed to count time using specially designed bowls.
Those Egyptian water clocks were called CLEPSYDRA.
I used the 9 variable keyword CLEPSYDRA with the 97 variables in a specific format and this is the message that I decrypted.
X SORTING AQUA IS ETERNAL UNKNSWN STRING WAITS TARGET CHANGT AS I MEET LEAD WE ATE FOOD ASKS COME WAS A MIST OSS ENTER TEST WMAGE POSTED TOWNS TO Q WW TASK TEAM IOE
What is amazing about this is that the last three letters match the misspelled words in the solved cipher. Those words are UNKNSWN, CHANGT, and WMAGE. They should be UNKNOWN, CHANGE and IMAGE, the letters replaced are IOE.
The variable length of this solution is 131 variables based upon the form of decryption used. I have a full solution written out if anyone is interested in MS Word table format that I can link to at my site upon request.
X SORTING AQUA STANDS ETERNAL UNKNOWN STRING WAITS TARGET CHANGE AS I MEET LEAD WE ATE FOOD ASKS COME WAS A MIST OSS ENTER TEST IMAGE POSTED TOWNS TO Q WW TASK TEAM
I think that every submission of the Kryptos K-3 solution is incorrect at the end. It is not X CAN YOU SEE ANYTHING Q?
It should be X CAN YOU SEE ANYTHING AQUA?
The answer to that riddle is: STANDS ETERNAL
The hidden solution is the Statue of Liberty.
Whereas to all Americans the Statue of Liberty stands eternal as the symbol of the freedom which has been made a living reality in the United States for men of all races, creeds, and national origins who have united in allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and to the imperishable ideals of our free society.
DIGETAL INTERPRETATION HAS OUR CIA TEST X ART X
That is the solution to the Statue of Liberty crypto string.
This is my favorite post on this site. This idea was pursued quite extensively about 11 years ago.
BTW, I think I know what YR in the Morse Code is, if anyone is interested.
I’m interested. Please spill the beans.
I think “YR” is an incomplete “KYR” as seen in K1 – not unlike “interpretation” in the Morse Code, which is also incomplete. KYR decrypts to “QLU” – a clue. Knowing this is very useful for what to expect, and it creates a sudden shift in perspective of what k4 is. Also this is *not* my favorite post on this site. I commented on the wrong one. oops
I’ll take this a step further. I think QLU is useful for how k4 is masked. First, if QLU is CLUE, could DIGETAL be DIG (whitespace) TALE INTERPRETATION (K3)? Could DETAILS EMERGED FROM THE MIST X be both “MISSED X” revealing LAYER TWO and MISTAKES? QLU – clue. MISTX – mistakes. My hunch is K4 is going to be an enunciation- not pure English. So the BREACH in the upper right hand corner of the doorway is QLU, and LAYER TWO is instructions just as K1-K3 (especially K3) is, what’s next? I think the Morse Code in its physical representation refers to both layered text and parallel passages (multiple meanings). The next step in K4, if you’re following me, is DECRYPT CLUES. However it’s spelled DKRYP QLUS- not unlike DSEASTMAN from this blog is DECEASED MAN. *shrug*
How about a udi o klu ?
It’s funny but you can spell two songs with CIA in it
Yellow Brick Road and Orange Blossom Special
Johnny Cash in his bio, said he was a Morse code interceptor as his job in Germany in the military.
I wish this blog would start again. I love this website. It’s the authority on all things Kryptos. Maybe some collaboration is in order…
So I’m using these weird masks – finding positions. One of them is the H in between YA and R- the raised letters. It’s RAY. The candle caused the flame to flicker. Also the A in desparatly is a position. I wasn’t sure what to do with the missing E in that word- whether to use the T or L it should be next to. But then I remembered the morse code “T is your position.”
I think I guessed the solution without knowing how he encrypted it.” T is your position”
I think that is your start position, which by luck matches mine.
“T is your position” is, according to Jim, the visible part of the phrase “What is your position?” It could serve several purposes – and I’m speculating on some of this: T in the ciphertext that shows what those misspellings are for, What is your position/orientation in regard to the physical sculpture (the tableau and ct are reversed from each other), what is your position regarding coordinates in k2 (they’re off because the lodestone tricked someone), and, perhaps, What is your position to a philosophical question that may emerge from these riddles.
Two corrections I’d like to make: I meant I think k4 is a pronunciation cipher – not an enunciation cipher. Secondly RAY, which is YAhR is “upper left hand corner” like the text says. Not right as I commented earlier. My bad. I’m still onto this. The QLU in iqlusion is a result of spelling PALIMPSEST PALIMPCEST as seen in Jim’s decoding charts from the New York Times article revealing BERLIN in 2010. This is why eeedigetaleeee is “digital interpretation of dig tale” in the morse code. They’re simple clues. This is also why Ed Schedit said the stego could be a communication where the words have multiple meanings (Nova ScienceNow interview). Jim said, “The greatest chart we have for decoding is the Rosetta Stone. Cracking that code gave us the ability to understand an ancient language. What the CIA does now, as far as encoding and decoding, is a very similar kind of sleuthing: word sleuthing as opposed to physical sleuthing.” And he reiterated, ““I’ve made a statement which is straightforward, but that leads to something else. There’s another deeper mystery. As you peel off a layer of an onion, the MYST– you get closer to the heart of what it is. And so y’know I just wanted to make it… you had to go deeper and decipher something else. It’s in English, it’s in plain English, it’s in text, and you can read it, but that isn’t necessarily the whole story.” There you go again: MISTX.
“SLOWLY DESPARATLY SLOWLY THE REMAINS OF PASSAGE DEBRIS THAT ENCUMBERED THE LOWER PART OF THE DOORWAY WAS REMOVED WITH TREMBLING HANDS I MADE A TINY BREACH IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER AND THEN WIDENING THE HOLE A LITTLE I INSERTED THE CANDLE AND PEERED IN THE HOT AIR ESCAPING FROM THE CHAMBER CAUSED THE FLAME TO FLICKER BUT PRESENTLY DETAILS OF THE ROOM WITHIN EMERGED FROM THE MIST X CAN YOU SEE ANYTHING Q ?”
That’s what’s going on here IMHO.
I found a link that might be of interest:
It needs translating but there’s a video on there of some Kryptos gathering.
I know who most of those people are. Lovely video.
I think I figured out why I was able to get words on my solution. There is a clue in “Berlin” that I missed.
Two even letters added together get an even letter
Two odd letters added together get an even letter
One odd and one even get a vowel only
This means that if it is “Berlin Clock” since you can’t get a c or a k , they have to be plain text, so the stego involves switching them with other letters.
Since “K” is the most plentiful letter it might be spelled “Klock”
That’s an intelligent observation, but there hasn’t been any history of switching letters thus far in the decryptions? Why start now with all the other observations available to us. I’m not the kind of person who requires plain text to agree you’re onto something, but patterns are everywhere, and most of them are a product of hope and the need for resolution.
In a round about way I’m thinking it don’t say Berlin Clock
is a better explanation.
I think BERLINCLOCK is in there but I don’t think it’s NYPVTT… I have been saying for quite some time that I think the crib was inferred by the reporter, mislead by Jim.
I’ve been saying this for awhile. BERLIN is the 64th to 69th positions of the stego, and does not equate to NYPVTT. He makes a distinction between what he considers to be K4 and what others refer to as K4.
“So now, after 20 years, Mr. Sanborn is nudging the process along. He has provided The New York Times with the answers to six letters in the sculpture’s final passage. The characters that are the 64th through 69th in the final series on the sculpture read NYPVTT. When deciphered, they read BERLIN.”
Look at his comments from The New York Times about the CLOCK clue:
“Since then, the fans, many of whom keep up a lively online conversation, have come up empty-handed. And so Mr. Sanborn has decided to open the door a bit more with five additional letters, those in the 70th through 74th position.”
He never says that CLOCK has anything to do with K4 or that the letters MZFZK decode to CLOCK.
Sanborn loves people making assumptions and filling in KRYPTOS holes with their own wrong ideas.
Agreed, Sanborn loves that. He does that to keep Kryptos an unsolved mystery, which keeps it more interesting than knowing what it says. I don’t think he enjoys lying for the trickery alone, but who knows.
Maybe WW does.
Oh, and BERLINCLOCK really is in k4. K4 isn’t THE stego Ed talks about, but it also isn’t exactly what it seems in several different ways.
BERLINCLOCK encrypts to PFZMTTVPYNB – so you can see in what ways Jim has been misleading…
Did Jim just say the 64th thru 69th equals Berlin and did the reporter look at the sculpture and see counting letters what they would be? If you think it starts with the ? it would make a difference!
The 64th -69th letters when decrypted spell Berlin. Jim is giving us a crib for that area of K4 as it is currently. He never said N=B. Y=E etc. And so starting with the question mark you count. The reporter probably counted and assumed NYPVTT when writing the story. Seriously, why pad k3 with a Q if the question mark could have been used there.
Just for argument , let’s say that’s right then you might get;
I completed the group of 7 and finished it with missing letters so that if you alphabetize the middle line you get
Which is more like what you’d expect to see (?)
That’s like what I’d expect, but I don’t think the technique is right. I don’t know what k4 says, but I wrote a program to give me all possible cribs for BERLINCLOCK based on a certain theory I have, which could obviously be completely wrong. So my program returned one, and only one spot. PFZMTTVPYNB.
I think you’re right. If I changed the K to a C in clock then the letter sequence would be
Maybe it’s an IQ clock instead of Cuckoo ?!
Lol – it’s definitely IQ, Mark.
check this out
Using the word cuckoo around the start of Berlin Clock gets IQIQIQ
Maybe cuckoobird cocoa puffs is the key haha
using that same idea to get Berlin clock
I would only ask why.
*start rant- deep breath*
There’s a fine line between totally cuckoo ideas and really intelligent pursuit, right? I think there has to be a verifiable reason to continue pursuing an attempt.
So lets just say you really wanted to figure out what those raised letters are all about, how would you go about it? The hardest part is we don’t know if we even CAN figure that out yet. Maybe they’re useful later on after we do some other sort of manipulation. There are a lot of “what if’s” in Kryptos, but that’s kinda the point of it. The fun part is to try anyway.
All kinds of things make sense when you’re guessing, but very little of what makes sense to one person is universally meaningful, intentional, or applicable. Red herrings are all over the place too- “a little twilight situation” as Jim called it. For example, I see the word HARD in plain text among the ciphertext, and this puzzle is hard, so that must mean something important, right? Wrong. It *could* be something important, but just because we recognize something doesn’t imply intent. That’s projecting, which is very hard to stay away from in these kinds of pursuits. The only way to gravitate toward what we *think* is correct is to verify. We can pick and choose what we use as verification as long as it justifiably comes from Kryptos. That makes things very difficult- but confined. Here. Let me show you.
YA R – is like a ray of light, but it’s backward. ABSENCE OF LIGHT
How can we turn that into light? Light is the key to peering in if we accept the general theme of Kryptos as a metaphor.
I INSERTED THE CANDLE
Flip the text around. All of it. That is the action associated with the metaphor, because now we have light.
CAN YOU SEE ANYTHING?
(verification) I see R AY as a flicker from the candle, which gives me confidence that this is what I’m supposed to do, but I was hoping to see a little more than that. Where do I look? How can I identify what I’m supposed to see?
And so this is the kind of thing we have to do. Get through the layers. I’m telling you things are re-used over and over in different ways, and it’s quite clever.
There are lots of small, deliberate, disparate puzzles in k4. That’s not a hunch or “feeling like I’m right.” Each step requires that verification. The ultimate verification will be plain text. That’s why when I see really complex, personal ideas about k4 without that verification, I cringe. I’ve done it myself before, and I know Kryptos causes this with it’s lure (k4 syndrome). The verifications are straightforward when you see them, and quite simple in hindsight, really. Finding them- the persistence is the hard part.
How do you like them cocoa puffs?
They’re magically delicious!
Seriously though, How many years did Jim work on this? ” Finnegans wake” took 20.
I think there is also a danger of going too far into it. Like you say, there is a fine line there.
This is going to sound cryptic, but that’s ok. I got a new map from william webster. Does anybody besides me know what that means?
I think that the yellow brick road that I posted actually solved it. I had to go backwards and figure out the clues but mine are drastically different then yours;
1 It’s not a tomb . its a reference to Poe’s Raven poem Forget the rubble. On the upper left side of the door where he broke through is the lintel see? the chamBer-lintel Berlin !
That’s where the Raven is perched on top of a bust of Pallas. The bust of Pallas signifys that the chamber is an Athenaeum AKA library
This means we are looking for books
Take the seven letters with the highest frequency and what does it spell?
Two buks, well ok two books we are looking for two books
Book one I accidently discovered The Wizard of Oz WW the Wizard knows.
The other is a book about Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio
Elton Johns song ‘Candle in the wind” was written in 73 for Marilyn
Digi DiMaggio of course
What’s your position ? left field?
I don’t know what book was written tho.
Poe’s mistress Lenore Mist-ress
desparatly disparagingly (?)Marrying someone below your station(?)
then these two clues point to the deeper mystery which I think is idiotic so why mention it?
Thanks for your patience
I think the writer Colin Dexter OBE might have been an inspiration. He wrote the Morse series.
You also can (kinda) get Berlin clock from his name
or at least Berlin Clox
Read the book” The way through the woods” 1992 by Colin Dexter. it was a lot of coincidences to help you solve this.
The public is invited to speculate on the meaning of a poem sent to the police.
one letter discribes how water reflects the word like into skylit
another talks of coordinates
The phrase optical illusion comes up in reference to different glasses hold more beer
they search Whytham Woods is the location
basically,you have to think Morses crossword clues to solve this
Over the river and through the woods? LOL!
watts the name of duh river, dumbass, huh?
Easy on the LSD everyone, kryptos is by jim Sanborn, not Salvador-bleeding-dali.
Hi KryptosFan, it would be so cool if you continued your excellent blog! 🙂
I second the motion to get his attention, even if we have to troll the hell out of his blog just to get him to intervene. COME BACK, KRYPTOSFAN! It’s time.
He hasn’t replied to my emails either, and all I asked was if he was still around. We used to talk daily years ago. With the effort he’s put into Kryptos, though, I totally get the hiatus.
What do you make of the bumped up letters in k-3?
You can spell “Way Through the Woods” crossward style, using one each of O,T W
I wonder if that was the clue?
Ipse dixit to me!
I’m not sure I understand what you mean by crossward style. Could you or someone who understands elaborate?
I think the bumped up letters in k3 are RAY backward, an indicator to flip the whole thing over to create “light.” This is at least consistent with the idea that a “nuance of illusion” is created by “the absence of light.” (ref. k1) We could work out the illusions by giving them light. Sound plausible?
With that ray of light and the clues that indicate where to look, we can see in plain English: GET A NEW MAP
I think k4 is at least partly a lesson in cartography that leads right back out to that compass rose and lodestone.
Does anyone know what happened to the artist’s homepage jimsanborn.net? When I try to go there, it keeps saying that the domain name has expired. Does Jim Sanborn have a new homepage, and if so, where can it be found?
Just checked the website and found out that jimsanborn.net is back online! Cool!
Can someone ask Jim Sanborn if he’s pissed at CIA for building an extension building to to the restaurant half over the courtyard and will this impact the solving of Kryptos, half the courtyard is now gone looool
thanks for taking the time to read this.
I’ve posted on k-group I believe the ENTIRE sculpture, courtyard, compass, flag, etc are the ENTIRE Colossus/Bletchley Park story. fyi
after the FLAG/copperplate, going from the pond towards the copperplate, then comes the BLOBSPOT…. how could this possibly correspond with the Colossus ERA story??
the BLOBSPOT, according to storymaster Sanborn (meant with Respect), is the stone was taken from the quarry and had a defect/blemish..
I disagree with his misdirective.
Colossus–Lorenz Cypher–German High Command, ULTRA and this allowed D-Day to continue forward, according to history (VERRRY brief here)
WWII-Japan was the Allies Other adversary. They utilized JADE, CORAL and RED as their encipherments.
December 07, Japan attacks Pearl Harbour. Remember the ensignia on the wings of the planes?
OF course, the RED ZERO.
?What is the shape of the BLOBSPOT? A CIRCLE (from Physics, circles are almost IMPOSSIBLE in nature, Almost impossible) However Storymaster Sanborn has a Cirlce for his BLOBSPOT.
Colour of the BLOBSPOT. I purport if you take the RED stone (the story if READ as if written in STONE) and ADD JADE, CORAL, RED colours, you will
GET THE EXACT COLOURS OF THE BLOBSPOT.
ergo, the BLODSPOT is a tip of hat for the breaking of the Japanese side of the story by OUR American specialist.
I believe the BLOBSPOT is the rest of the story of WW ( WW is the original abbreviation for World War II –Who knows? ONLY WW)
AND if you do NOT believe we KNEW Pearl Harbour was to occur, the US/BRITISH opened CAMP-X on December 06, ONE DAY PRIOR TO PEARL HARBOUR?? oh, of course, Coincidence rears its head (Spend 5 minutes looking up CAMP-X, just fyi ffriends)
ITS BURIED OUT THERE SOMEWHERE
(Colossus/Bletchley Park was —-Information Technologies buried outh there somewhere.)
Colossus/Bletchley Park was BURIED IN HISTORY from circa 1945 till 1990’s.
Information Technologies buried in history.
Thanks for YOUR time on my drivel.
ONLY THE BEST TUYA
KRYPTOSFAN come on down, your friends
want to play and talk with ya buddy!
my family wanted RI DoT RI-1040NR earlier this week and was made aware of a web service that hosts lots of sample forms . If others require RI DoT RI-1040NR also , here’s a https://goo.gl/km2a2L.
Use the DRYAD system…
Hi, thanks for pointing this out! IMHO, a DRYAD-like system is certainly worth considering. It would nicely relate to the ENDYAR of K3, and it would also explain Jim Sanborn’s mentioning an ‘original matrix’, which could conceivably refer to the pad for the DRYAD system.
If a DRYAD variant is used, this seems to imply (if I’m not mistaken) that the ‘set letter’ is changed at least twice during encryption of BERLIN CLOCK. Question of course, would be how to derive the ‘original matrix’ in the first place, and where and how a change of the set letter is indicated. There are myriads (dryads?) of possibilities how Jim Sanborn could have adapted the DRYAD system in this respect.
Have you tried logarithms?
I glanced at the wiki clock cryptography section and noticed, Wheel Setting,,
‘it was transmitted underground” The GRU refers, IMWO, to the Pull Wheel on enigma.
The enigma messages were transmitted under GRU (pull wheel command)
who knows only ww ww refers, again imwo, to wetter wetter transmitted each 0630am by the Germans, this again helped with enigmas downfall.
I believe the berlin clock and the corresponding lie in the sculpture, ANTIPODES.
the bottom K2 section begins with END. (antipodic) I referred above and elsewhere about the entirety of the sculpture being the story of Colossus/Bletchley Park. Colossus broke the High German Command in REVERSE. The broken message initiated with the END of the message.
again, K3 refers to Tuttes 1+2 Break-in (Tuts breakin story is an excellent coverstory and Hint)
again, it has been queried/commented k4 might be a OTP (one time pad) some colossus were kept by the Brits to decrypt east European messages. This did not work on Russian messages as the Ruskies had stolen colossus info during WWII. Also, WW is how World War II was written in the press for many years. Colossus was “buried” datawise from circa 1945-1990.
If someone would run a Colossus emulator on k4, I think they would like the outcome.
Colossus ran at an approximated Clock speed of 55, as compared to todays computer ability.
I believe this is correct and this what I read in the Colossus Rebuild project contest won by the German gentleman. Colossus was utilized to break the German High command (Berlin)messages, and a German of the 2000’s won the Colossus rebuild contest. What goes around….
imwo, and I mention for an example WW having two separate utilizations above,
mr Scheidt coded all this well. Mr Sanborn imwo, did some and definitely worked up the visuals,
however mr Scheidt was known as the deep throat of encryption.
Thanks and congrats to all whom have made the journe this far!!
enjoi and ONLY THE BEST TUYA
I wrote a brute force Enigma cracker based on the “BERLIN” crib back before “CLOCK” was given. The “K” in “CLOCK” seems to eliminate Enigma, unless there’s some other process involved.
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