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HelloKitty
13-02-2006, 02:20:58
Proof the NSA is up to no good.

http://www.nsa.gov/kids/

Funko
13-02-2006, 09:02:58
Cryptology is making and breaking codes. Itís so cool. We make codes so we can send secret messages to our friends. And we try to figure out what other people are writing about by breaking their codes. Itís a lot of fun.

That is certainly true. At most schools that the Cryptology club is pretty much the coolest group in the school. The best code breakers get all the most attractive girlfriends/boyfriends.

Now all we need is a Cryptology based teen movie. You know, uncool poor kid from the bad part of town, probably a one parent family (the parent is hard working so rarely around but a really great parent none the less) wants to join the Cryptography club but the rich snobby cool kids won't let him. Yada yada yada, training etc. eventually beats the rich kids in the final competition probably at the actual prom, gets the girl.

ps Why isn't it Cryptography?! An americanism?

King_Ghidra
13-02-2006, 09:11:57
Originally posted by Funko
ps Why isn't it Cryptography?! An americanism?

???! i don't see the connection? surely the -graphy thing implies some visual component or activity

e.g. pornography, filmography, etc.

for a mental pursuit, surely -ology is fine.

Nills Lagerbaak
13-02-2006, 09:12:59
Dan Brown made Cryptology cool. Fact.

Cryptology is the new forensic science. Fact.

Funko
13-02-2006, 09:19:14
I've just looked it up on a few dictionary sites. They are apparently synonymous.

I think it being called cryptography comes from ciphers having been known as cryprographs. So it's "to do with cryptographs".

King_Ghidra
13-02-2006, 09:23:15
ah ok

Immortal Wombat
13-02-2006, 10:10:33
Cryptology was the study of crypts for centuries before those damn maths nerds came along and stole the word.

Funko
13-02-2006, 10:20:19
Probably the same root - cryptos greek for hidden.

Immortal Wombat
13-02-2006, 10:43:36
:gasmaske:

Scabrous Birdseed
13-02-2006, 13:45:44
-graphy implies writing, not pictures. Calligraphy, etc. "Pornography" literally means writing about harlots.

JM^3
13-02-2006, 13:50:21
Originally posted by Funko
Yada yada yada, training etc. eventually beats the rich kids in the final competition probably at the actual prom, gets the girl.

I read this as porn.

JM

Funko
13-02-2006, 13:51:11
In what way?

Japher
13-02-2006, 13:53:07
a biblical way

JM^3
13-02-2006, 14:01:17
....eventually beats teh rush kids in the final competition, probably at actual porn, gets the girl...

JM

Funko
13-02-2006, 14:03:54
Ah! ok. :D

King_Ghidra
13-02-2006, 14:13:55
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
-graphy implies writing, not pictures. Calligraphy, etc. "Pornography" literally means writing about harlots.

doh, knew i was on shaky ground with that comment but thought i'd just charge in without checking it. monday morning and all that :o