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I'm sure some people around here are. I personally never developed a rigorous interest in cryptography, however when I was in highschool my favorite novel for awhile was Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon. It's a sprawling piece of historical fiction about codebreaking in WWII, and a fictional 1990's internet conspiracy. The plot is just too wild to neatly summarize and is sprinkled with a lot of technical detail on cryptography. It is a long book and very hard to put down(I remember reading it in like two all-nighters). Cryptonomicon is an extremely popular book in America. If anybody is interested in Crypotgraphy it is worth your time to check it out.

Some of us are going to be taking Harvard's intro CS class and talking about it on Brilliant. I saw that cryptography is on the syllabus, so there will likely be people who want to talk about it with you.

The interest towards cryptography and cryptology sprung within me when I got introduced to Morse code, and when I tried to figure out the old English runes in one of my favorite books, The Hobbit!

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TopNewestHey Rahul,

I'm sure some people around here are. I personally never developed a rigorous interest in cryptography, however when I was in highschool my favorite novel for awhile was Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon. It's a sprawling piece of historical fiction about codebreaking in WWII, and a fictional 1990's internet conspiracy. The plot is just too wild to neatly summarize and is sprinkled with a lot of technical detail on cryptography. It is a long book and very hard to put down(I remember reading it in like two all-nighters). Cryptonomicon is an extremely popular book in America. If anybody is interested in Crypotgraphy it is worth your time to check it out.

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Thanks for the information Peter.. I just bought it online.. After reading it I may become interested in Cryptography.. :)

Rahul needs to wait till I finish reading.. ;)

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I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :) If anyone else needs more convincing, the New York Times did a nice review of it 15 years ago.

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Thanks. Would definitely read it!!

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d owp Olu fei+

(and no, this is not spam, this is a relatively hard cipher, so see if you can decrypt it)

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Am I correct that the spaces are also a part of the cipher?

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Take the characters of the dvorak keyboard and shift them right by one. It should give: i am. Are you?

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Also,

Some of us are going to be taking Harvard's intro CS class and talking about it on Brilliant. I saw that cryptography is on the syllabus, so there will likely be people who want to talk about it with you.

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The interest towards cryptography and cryptology sprung within me when I got introduced to Morse code, and when I tried to figure out the old English runes in one of my favorite books, The Hobbit!

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A good online game to learn cryptology a little bit : http://codebreakers.eu/ I enjoyed it a lot.... Worth playing!!!

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Yes brother , I am interested

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