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Postby dream_017 » Mon May 04, 2009 2:34 pm

I found this story pretty cool. I really like things that are tough to decode or there is some mystery to solving it.


wired.com wrote:The Code Even the CIA Can't Crack

The most celebrated inscription at the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia, used to be the biblical phrase chiseled into marble in the main lobby: "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." But in recent years, another text has been the subject of intense scrutiny inside the Company and out: 865 characters of seeming gibberish, punched out of half-inch-thick copper in a courtyard.

It's part of a sculpture called Kryptos, created by DC artist James Sanborn. He got the commission in 1988, when the CIA was constructing a new building behind its original headquarters. The agency wanted an outdoor installation for the area between the two buildings, so a solicitation went out for a piece of public art that the general public would never see. Sanborn named his proposal after the Greek word for hidden. The work is a meditation on the nature of secrecy and the elusiveness of truth, its message written entirely in code.

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Re: Mission Impossible

Postby scottaa1 » Mon May 04, 2009 2:40 pm

I cracked it. It says "Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine." :-)
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Re: Mission Impossible

Postby knapplc » Mon May 04, 2009 2:50 pm

Scott, maybe you're cracked. It clearly says, "Gunnar is a total babe."
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Re: Mission Impossible

Postby Metroid » Mon May 04, 2009 2:55 pm

scottaa1 wrote:I cracked it. It says "Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine." :-)

You're fast. I actually Googled to find out that exact quote because I couldn't remember it correctly. :-B

knapplc wrote:Scott, maybe you're cracked. It clearly says, "Gunnar is a total babe."

Yeah she is....I wish she had bigger hooters though. :-t
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Re: Mission Impossible

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Mon May 04, 2009 3:00 pm

I just saw this and have it cued to post. Knapp threw a bolo punch at me and distracted me from posting it. :-D

I thought it was a pretty cool story.
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