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Hi Moshe,mosher wrote:I just returned from a week's vacation with the family and read your posting now.
wrote:Up to now, we've tended to think that his machine is an instantiation of his principle, but perhaps the two are separate.
Hi cmdline,cmdline wrote:Hi osric,
Right, you're thinking that "principle" means the instructions on how to use the machine, which makes sense. I was thinking that maybe it's separate in some way. For example, that the "principle" is some sort of transposition procedure or something that masks the plaintext, which you apply before using the machine.
Maybe not, but you guys have made great progress in the analysis of the cipher. I've been trying to catch up on all the progress reports on Moshe's webpage!wrote:none of us has got anywhere near solving this one.