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WP:ENGVAR[edit]

I have stamped out numerous non-GB spellings in Industrialisation per WP:ENGVAR. Did I miss any? Edison (talk) 00:46, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Featured article review of Caesar cipher[edit]

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  • I've responded to the discussion on that page. Thanks, Cumulus Clouds (talk) 06:10, 12 June 2008 (UTC)


Discussion regarding Early computers task force[edit]

Discussion regarding Early computers task force can be found here -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 08:57, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

User:Maurog[edit]

Please either unblock or ask for review of this block. Calling it trolling in your edit summary doesn't automatically make it so, and I don't see that they received any warnings on their talk page. --OnoremDil 18:18, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

It's been reviewed by another admin, and I'm perfectly happy with the block. The guy is evidently not editing in good faith, right? He's claiming he has faith in, um, a flying spaghetti monster... — Matt Crypto 19:22, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
And? Yeah, it's silly, but it's not blatantly offensive or anything...and while the "faith" part of his comment may have been trolling, other parts were relevant to the conversation. A warning or at least a block notice would have been appropriate. --OnoremDil 19:24, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm quite happy with people being silly, but there's a difference between making a joke, and acting out a parody in a context where it's just disruptive and a waste of other people's time. I think it's appropriate to send a message that it's not going to be tolerated indefinitely (whether the message will get through or not is unclear, given that he's now claiming "religious persecution"...) — Matt Crypto 19:32, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
I think a message to that effect on the user's talk page, along with a note that you would block if the behavior continued, would have done the same job. I strongly disagree with blocking without warning except in cases of blatant disruption, but I don't care enough to argue about it, and like you said, it's been reviewed by another admin now. --OnoremDil 19:39, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for reminding me once again that Wikipedia admins think the rules are written for everyone but themselves. If I thought you people have any shame, I'd tell you that you should be ashamed of yourself. Maurog 23:06, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. — Matt Crypto 09:08, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Salaam[edit]

Salam nyingi kutoka Dar es Salaam! Jamani Matt, hujambo? Nafurahia kuona umerudi tena katika Wikipedia, ingawaje umetutupa sie Waswahili! Je,basi huna hata dakika mbili - moja za kuweza kututembelea na sisi Waswahili katika Wikipedia kwa Kiswahili? Zilikuwa salam za kukutakia kheri na maisha mema!!!--Muddyb Blast Producer (talk) 15:50, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Ajtai-Dwork cryptosystem[edit]

A request. Zahd (talk) 04:31, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

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Skull of Mkwawa[edit]

Hi, Matt. I have an notice. Today, I uploaded image:Skull of Mkwawa.jpg to Commons. Because I translated Chief Mkwawa to Japanese and I'd like to use that image on jawp.
Thank you for your uploading and sorry for my broken English. Regards.--Backblow (talk) 09:31, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

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Unblockrequest[edit]

Dear Matt,

I'm an academic and 'real name user' who has been blocked as a 'sockpuppet' of Wikigiraffes who uses the same computer as me. I have made all the usual requests to be unblocked, plus had long email exchanges about it with SlimVirgin and Jimbo, both of whom have been 'evasive', always promising to 'look into it' ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=block&user=&page=User%3AWikigiraffes&year=&month=-1

It really is very suspicious!

Wikigiraffes is accused of many terrible things but in fact, was blocked for posting a critique from a blog of a journalist as part of a userpage debate over whether or not that journalists's page (started by SlimVirgin) should contain any critical content.

I would like to ask you to review the vindictive block applied by SlimVirgin to my friend Wikigiraffes, and then perhaps review my one too as Wikigiraffes ' sockpuppet'.

Please email if you like to know any more. 90.62.148.67 (talk) 11:16, 9 September 2008 (UTC) (doc=martin=cohen)

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Reward for African country editing[edit]

Hi, I was wondering as a part of the reward board offering if you could please copyedit Burundi. I am trying to get this article to GA status. Any extra advice will help. Thanks. miranda 06:04, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Virgil Exner[edit]

Hi, as a previous contributor, pls check out my enquiry at Talk:Virgil Exner#Design work. Cheers, Bjenks (talk) 05:37, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Domestic discipline[edit]

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Enigma links[edit]

Hi Matt,

It's been a while, everything ok? I recently visited the Enigma page and saw that many of the External links were removed. Not only these of my (non-commercial non-advertising non-selling) website , but alse great links to pages as Paul Reuver's RISC Enigma sims, or Frode Weieruds pages on breaking Wehrmacht Ciphers and the CSG simulators. They have replaced the links with some external list, i don't know what it is. It seems that they have 'trown away the baby with the water' as they say in our region. Of course, there were some commercial links or links to really bad software, but did all have to go???

Could you visit the Enigma discussion page (topic adding/removing links) Apparently a guy called Chris Cunningham has removed the links and replaced them by some sort of list. Like to get your opinion at the discussion page. Regards, Dirk Rijmenants Dirk (talk) 00:17, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi Matt, never mind, links can be changed and added. Has been resolved. Regards,Dirk (talk) 16:25, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Whitecross[edit]

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Reference Desk cypher question[edit]

This ref desk question Wikipedia:Reference desk/Miscellaneous#Which Cypher is This? seems particularly suited to your interests and capabilities. Is there any hope for a solution? The sample text seems too short, unless "Death" were a setting for some known cypher. Thanks. Edison (talk) 05:16, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

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I'd be interested in your opinion on my proposal to remove all crypto navboxes, here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Cryptography#Proposal: remove all crypto navboxes -- ciphergoth (talk) 14:08, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

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Cast-128 Image[edit]

Hello,

i am writing about an image you created for the article about the Cast-128 crypto algorithm. As i studied the specific algorithm, i realized that there is a slight difference between the image and the Request For Comments 2144 where the algorithm is presented. Copying form the RFC:

      Type 1:  I = ((Kmi + D) <<< Kri)
               f = ((S1[Ia] ^ S2[Ib]) - S3[Ic]) + S4[Id]
      Type 2:  I = ((Kmi ^ D) <<< Kri)
               f = ((S1[Ia] - S2[Ib]) + S3[Ic]) ^ S4[Id]
      Type 3:  I = ((Kmi - D) <<< Kri)
               f = ((S1[Ia] + S2[Ib]) ^ S3[Ic]) - S4[Id]

The RFC also states:

  "CAST-128 uses a pair of subkeys per round:  a 32-bit quantity Km is
  used as a "masking" key and a 5-bit quantity Kr is used as a
  "rotation" key."

So i believe that the two sub-keys (Kmi and Kri) should be switched in place in the image. I believe that now the image depicts the opposite argument.

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James Crosby[edit]

You correctly removed the word disgraced from this BLP. Are you happy about the comment in the talk page? Baron Myners is another such. Kittybrewster 13:22, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Clarification on a block[edit]

You blocked User talk:Garygateaux for abusing mutliple accounts, but failed to name those accounts which are his multiples. These people always request an unblock and always profess their innocence, and it would be easier if you linked to the obvious evidence which I am sure exists to tie him to some other accounts. Please advise so that I can decline his latest unblock request. --Jayron32.talk.contribs 21:51, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

In all probability User:Babylon93 (see Category:Suspected Wikipedia sockpuppets of Babylon93). — Matt Crypto 17:13, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
Request that you unblock User:Garygateaux on the basis of his last edit. Kittybrewster 11:55, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

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Fravia[edit]

Hello, could you please unprotect the article Fravia so that a rewrite can be done? I know it was given an AfD which resulted in a redirect, but the reason for that AfD was that the article was poorly written, which can be solved by a rewrite. Thanks! Ooseaway (talk) 15:21, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

I came here for the same reason, but Ooseaway has been quicker than me. Zorbid (talk) 15:24, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Sure, it's already been unprotected by User:Evercat. — Matt Crypto 16:33, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Fravia[edit]

It was rightfully redirected after AfD. Now the same IPs and disruptive users are back and putting garbage into the article. What am I supposed to do? Enigmamsg 00:45, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Source of disruption. Currently, the article contains a giant image, two out of five references being fravia.com and "that friend was me" and trash such as

"Over the many years of his internet presence, Fravia was able to build a notable community of really smart people. He guided them, provided information, collected their works. He was always available for help and critical comments.

A countless number of brilliant people have been involved over the years attracted by the great wealth of knowledge that was available on the fravia website. In the beginning, these people were mostly interested in software reversing and in software protection, but gradually he was able to expand the context to critical thinking, reality cracking and knowledge management.

Only a very small part of the people who was accessing his pages actively contributed to the website. Nevertheless, many were the contributions.(some info about contributors countries and web site statistics could fit nicely here. can you provide them DQ?)"

This does not belong on Wikipedia and there's an AfD to back that up. The current version is quite possibly worse than the version that existed when it was originally sent to AfD in the first place. Enigmamsg 00:54, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
it wasn't rightfully redirected; something like 4 ppl voted on that issue. It never occured to me that some one would delete the page, if it had I would have visited more often and explained the importance of the page and also done touch up work to make it more acceptable.
The source of the "disruption" is here, Fravia recently passed away; a lot of people are now coming to WP to read about his life in a single page only to find that there isn't any coverage of him. The reason WP members are having such a great difficulty in fixing the page is that they are new to the WP and unaccustomed to the way of things here, they are filled with emotion and POV given the fact that a very great man has died recently, and Fravia was a member of a scene that didn't get any media coverage due to misc. controvercies and the personal nature of the reversing scene. I can assure you, searchlores.org (Fravia.com) ironically, is one of the most credible places to find information on the topic of advanced internet searching and enlightened software concepts. If you know of a site with greater credibility in the field, PLZ make mention of this in the discussion section so we can contact them and request that they do a story on the man's life. You, I have to say, are not doing a very job of criticising the members of this site frequenting that page you're in contest with and it is exacerbating matters. This will not go away with mindless blanking of the page, it's just going to frustrate members and result in a waste of everyone's time.Xetxo (talk) 00:44, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Please familiarize yourself with Wikipedia's policies. Perhaps you are not aware of what AfDs are. Also, please assume good faith. If he's a "very great man", then there should be no trouble finding reliable sources discussing him. If he didn't get coverage, then perhaps he is not notable by Wikipedia's definition of the term. As for the site's credibility, I don't know or care. I was simply linking to where the troublesome edits originated from. Enigmamsg 05:03, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

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Ubuntu[edit]

You may want to be aware of Talk:Ubuntu#RFC: Where should the redirect point?. Better and quantified arguments are being made in support of the philosophy. Yworo (talk) 18:35, 4 August 2009 (UTC)


Shaun Wylie[edit]

I suggest you have a *pint* for him. Died Friday, according to the Bletchley Park twitter feed. (How's that for pushing the definition of "reliable source".) - David Gerard (talk) 22:00, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Andy McNab[edit]

Your recent edit comment does not really address the issue of why my edit is not acceptable in an article predominantly sourced from two websites of equal (or perhaps less) verifiability than my source. I'm not for a minute suggesting that the website in question is in the same league as print media, but it is certainly in the same league as www.greymansland.com or www.andmcnab.co.uk. What's the story? 121.219.155.85 (talk) 11:38, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

I have no comment on those other two websites, but the claim is about the identity of a living person for whom the revelation of his identity may (nor may not) have relevance to his personal security. The sources used, therefore, have to be beyond reproach. — Matt Crypto 12:36, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

www.andymcnab.co.uk is McNabs official (and therefor approved by author) website. Greymansland is a fansite with no links to McNab, hence not valid when it comes verifiability. Therealistbravotwozero website was created by an enthusiastic wiki contributor, who saw valid verifiability fail on wiki (hence his information was removed), so then created a website to make the same information verifiable. That would be the same as saying "Hitler was born as a woman" and then create a website saying that exact same thing and then say it must be real because it is on my website. I think not. So in my opinion: McNab's official website is a reliable source, Greymansland and The realist are not. 206.122.102.52 (talk) 12:14, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

As the anon says. See also Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons#Using_the_subject_as_a_self-published_source and WP:SELFPUB. — Matt Crypto 12:34, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
right, that is a much shorter way of saying what I meant to say ;-) 206.122.102.52 (talk) 13:10, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

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Data encryption standard FAR[edit]

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Hi Matt

I'm in the process of rewriting and extending the Dorabella Cipher article to include a deeper discussion of the cipher and related symbols (such as the probable visual mnemonics or "hairy footballs" that appear on the same page of the exercise book as the full symbol set and a mapping to a reduced alphabet) and the Liszt fragment. I'm also trying to address concerns about the article's lack of encyclopedic tone.

This work is being undertaken with the support of the director of the Eric Sams Study Centre in Italy (www.ericsams.org) since some of Eric's as yet unpublished work contains materials that are relevant.

Since this is going to be a slow process I have set up a sandbox under my user page and copied the current article there, and bit by bit I'm working on it (as and when I can). Once it's finished I'll replace the existing article wholesale.

To that end I created and uploaded to Wikimedia some stylized graphics of both the visual mnemonics and a table of one mapping of the cipher (as depicted by Elgar's own exercise book page) and attempted to categorize them, with some advice from the Help desk there.

I'm tripping over a problem with a couple of Wikipedia admins who don't know the cipher and who don't seem to be able to understand some of the issues (or rather, I don't seem to be able to find an explanation that works for them). The current discussion is here: the discussion page

I'm trying to replicate in Wikipedia the category hierarchy that I created in Wikimedia, for consistency.

I don't know whether you would feel disposed to support keeping the category Cipher-Related Symbols to cover the visual mnemonics (the hairy footballs that are not cipher symbols per se but are related to the cipher). I'd be grateful for your thoughts.

The category hierarchy is: History of cryptography | Uncracked codes and ciphers | Dorabella Cipher | Cipher-Related Symbols. The first three categories already exist on Wikipedia.

My argument is that the mnemonics belong in the Cipher-Related Symbols category, not the Dorabella Cipher category, since they are not part of the cipher but are related to it.

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Matt, I am updating the Lorenz cipher article and wonder whether you have a version of your Wikimedia Commons photo 'SZ42-6-wheels.jpg' that could be used to illustrate how the pins (cams) on the wheels work. When I look at your photo full-screen, I can see how the pins work on the wheels nearest to the camera. If you have a higher resolution version of this photo, would it be possible to 'zoom in' on the two wheels nearest but two to the camera (2 and 3) at the point where the light is reflecting, and put the resultant picture on Wikimedia Commons? --TedColes (talk) 15:30, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

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Matt, I see you made reference in Government Communications Headquarters to Kahn, 1991 [1] but the full refenence is missing. By analogy with your edits to Enigma machine [2] where you later added the full reference [3], I have done the same for the GCHQ article [4]. However, I do not have access to the book, which relates to WWII, and the GCHQ reference relates to GCCS in WWI so there might be a very slight doubt. Please correct me or revert me if need be. 2006 seems a long time ago! Thincat (talk) 10:49, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

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The Feistel's Scientific American article 1973 does not appear to describe the details of the cipher called Lucifer (cipher) that would allow to deduce the key length. The figures show 5 layers of 4-bit S-box pairs selected by one key bit each. For 128 bit cipher that would mean 160 key bits are needed to select the S-boxes. In Feistel's '359 patent the key bits used to select the S-boxes are generated from a 48-bit key using LFSR's and delivered by a device called bit effect router. It is very unlikely that the key in that system would have been 128-bits, but more like 48-bits. Lauri.pirttiaho (talk) 11:00, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

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The photograph taken by Eric Tischer in Budapest in 2005 with the above caption in the Enigma machine article, shows a rotor cipher machine, but are you sure that it really is an Enigma? It differs sunstantially from the other machines from the Enigma company and I can't see an Enigma label in the picture. --TedColes (talk) 06:49, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

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Please see Wikipedia:Reference desk/Science#How would the 8 rotor Enigma machine have changed WWII?. Would more rotors have increased the decryption time so much that useful intel would not have been obtained in time to have any effect? Regards. Edison (talk) 03:19, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

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Just to let you know (I am supposed to - this is what it says). Ottawahitech (talk) 22:52, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

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Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Swahili article requests[edit]

Matt,

Do you do article requests in Swahili for the Swahili Wikipedia?

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 03:46, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

adding public key[edit]

Many users will post there PGP public key to there user page so that people can securely contact them. Will you be adding one to your user page?

For example here is my PGP public key, and how it looks on my page.Thea10 (talk) 05:56, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:CryptographyReader[edit]

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