Colossus Strikes Again

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  1. Glider

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    This may be of interest. I am sure that most of you have heard of the Colossus computer that enabled the German codes to be decoded and read.

    I found this gem, apparently the machine has been rebuilt and will start decoding messages again. Its going to be run against modern desktop computers using German WW2 codes transmitted by rebuilt German machines.

    It will be interesting to see how well it does.

    BBC NEWS | Technology | Colossus cracks codes once more
     
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    For an in-depth (and in places tediously detailed) history, read:
    Colossus Bletchley Park's Greatest Secret by Paul Gannon
     
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    Good article gnomey
     
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