Mr. Welsh of the Mathematical Institute put in his book "Codes and Cryptography" a section about "the redundancy of a language"; and at the end thereof he set a little "exercise" for his readers:
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I found the beginning relatively easy but got stuck towards the end. Then after half an hour or so I went back to it and suddenly and unsystematically the translation simply sprang out from the page. How do the membership get on with it?
I am no good at this stuff, good job K is on the team.
Code breaking is important, as the battle of midway showed, but human intel is still very important, for example, if during the battle of britain, the germans had someone on the inside at the raf, that would have been very handy, knowing where the command and control rooms were situated etc.
oh yes, never forget, a nod and a wink in a direction so special forces and fire off some heavy weapons
Welcome to 'The Third' today, sojat and soufianelescroc! Mathematics is, arguably, the perfect science, but how do we communicate complex emotions using numbers alone, Alistair? And which languages are you particularly concerned about, Uncle Henry?
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