This is the stuff of code cracking legend: cracking the San Jose semaphore

As a boy scout I was proud of my ability to signal morse code at a speed faster than I could type. But nothing prepared me for the excitement I felt reading about this example of code-cracking geekery.

This stuff so excites the code itch in me.

Its an article that I saw first on the wired blog called “Sleuths Break Adobe’s San Jose Puzzle, Find Pynchon Inside”.
The associated pdf description runs into 18 pages and makes a great read. Check it out and learn how two brilliant individuals cracked what the spinning orange disks conceived by artist Ben rubin were transmitting from atop the Adobe building in San Jose.


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