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Building a DIY Enigma machine wristwatch

Maker creates a fully-functioning, self-contained Enigma machine that you can wear on your wrist.

Though the jury may still be out when it comes to widespread smartwatch adoption, you can’t help but want to adorn your wrist with this DIY project. 360 more words

Makers Movement

Enigma Machine Wristwatch

We don’t find smartwatches to be supremely usable yet. This one sets a definition for usefulness. The Enigma machine is of course the cipher process used by the Germans during World War II. 196 more words

Arduino Hacks

Old Alan Turing Codebreaking Papers Used as Insulation

Apparently these are the only papers that survived since war protocol required all the others be destroyed.

Other Ramblings

The Imitation Game

Are machines capable of thinking? In this day and age it would be hard to suggest against that notion, as computers become such an integral part of our daily lives, Alan Turing’s question may well have been answered. 969 more words


My favourite film of 2014

The Imitation Game. By far. And that’s saying a lot, in a year that saw the release of Gone Girl, Nightcrawler, Interstellar, Whiplash, Guardians of the Galaxy and so many other fantastic films, some of which I haven’t even gotten round to seeing yet. 342 more words

Andrew Shaw

Benedict Cumberbatch And Stephen Fry Among Supporters Of Request For LGBT Pardon

An open letter, calling on the British Government to pardon 49,000 individuals, of which 15,000 are still living today, who were convicted of homosexual acts, has been signed by such luminaries as Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch, along with Alan Turing’s niece, Rachel Barnes, and the director of the Imitation Games, Morten Tyldum. 166 more words


W.S.Churchill Saint or Sinner?

Was Churchill really the villain?

The general consensus amongst Australians and Americans alike seems to indicate that Winston Spencer Churchill was a selfish, arrogant, lying, deceitful Pommy/Limey who didn’t give a damn about the War in the Pacific or the threat from the Japanese and was quite content to leave it to the Americans to sort out, who if we are to believe this would not  have been the least bit concerned had the Japanese invaded and taken Australia and was  quite prepared to lose this colony for the sake of the war raging throughout Europe. 1,225 more words