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28-03-2015, 04:23 AM
Texting Cryptography
I've been amused by this subject for many years. Long before there was phone texting - there was a small group of people who did text --- over the air. Military radio operators as late as the 1990's used radioteletype - and the operators would occasionally use cryptic little things in transmission to indicate things to the other operators that weren't "official" traffic.

For instance -- the "smiley face" of a colon followed by a closed parenthesis was fairly common. The operators snuck this stuff in following the ending of a message -- and it was assumed by those who didn't know - that it was simply garbage --- which was commonplace on this sort of circuit.

Another favorite of mine was this

..!./

Crude, yes, in more ways than one. But it delivered the message.

With today's cellphone texting - space is at a premium - so sometimes innovative contractions, abbreviations and other methods are employed - sometime amusing.

I came up with one on spur of the moment - and sent it to my SO, so she could pick up stuff on the way home.

CAT GIGO

go it???

Got one of your own??

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28-03-2015, 04:46 AM
RE: Texting Cryptography
(28-03-2015 04:23 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  ...
CAT GIGO

go it???

Huh

Call A Taxi. Getting In Gimp Outfit.

Undecided

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28-03-2015, 08:11 AM
RE: Texting Cryptography
I don't say this enough: I love you DLJ.

Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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28-03-2015, 05:48 PM
RE: Texting Cryptography
(28-03-2015 04:46 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(28-03-2015 04:23 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  ...
CAT GIGO

go it???

Huh

Call A Taxi. Getting In Gimp Outfit.

Undecided

Nope..... That's "Pick up cat food and kitty litter"...

Cat GIGO = Cat (G)arbage (I)n (G)arbage (O)ut........

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