|They'll Never Catch 'Em All
||[May. 2nd, 2007|05:06 pm]
After watching the hilarity at Slashdot and Digg in recent days, I have to wonder what it is exactly that the MAFIAA is trying to accomplish. Do they really think they're going to un-ring the bell and get that key off the net? There are just too many places for it to hide.|
On an unrelated note, consider the first 256 Pokemon. Each has a canonical number in the Pokedex. There isn't a number 0, but if Pokemon #256 (Combusken) uses its special "modular arithmetic" power, it becomes trivial to encode two hex digits in the name of a Pokemon. Thus, if someone wrote a simple story about 16 Pokemon, it would have the same information content as 32 hex digits. It would therefore be hypothetically possible to encode a decryption key within a story about how Blastoise, Lugia, Pidgeotto, and Ivysaur met Typhlosia, Horsea, Skarmory, and Cloyster in the enchanted forest and then traveled to Cerulean City with Teddiursa, Alakazam, Seel, and Umbreon, where Kingler, Seel, Moltres, and Sunflora had a tea party.