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Posts on 02/11/16

Polish Cryptologists and Enigma Code: Response from Poland

(Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 02/11/16 7:36 am) I took the liberty of sharing Edward Jajko's post on the Enigma story (10 February) with Dr. Bohdan Maruszewski, a Polish friend. His response was: "Thanks for your e-mail ...

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Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 02/11/16 4:27 am) Ric Mauricio writes: Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem called on young women who supported Bernie Sanders to essentially grow up and get with the program. Introducing Mrs. Clinton a ...

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Posts on 02/10/16

WAISers Molins and Black in Barcelona

(Randy Black, USA, 02/10/16 2:32 pm) (Barcelona:  February 10, 2016) At the trendy Monvínic Restaurant in the La Rambla dictrict of Barcelona, WAISers Jordi Molins and Randy Black shared tapas (Espatlla Ibèrica ...

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Hess and Hoss; Is Chivalry Dead?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 02/10/16 12:46 pm) I made a mistake in my post of 9 February, writing Rudolf Hess instead of Rudolf Hoss. They were quite different people. My apologies. I would also like to reflect on the realistic comments of ...

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Polish Cryptologists and Enigma Code

(Edward Jajko, USA, 02/10/16 4:15 am) Since we are discussing Alan Turing, I submit a few facts for consideration. Turing was a brilliant man and a pioneer beyond doubt. But the solution to the puzzle of the German Enigma cryptological ma ...

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Alan Turing, Jesus, Christ, and St Paul; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 02/10/16 3:51 am) Ric Mauricio responds to Francisco Wong-Díaz (9 February): Francisco's comment is an example of how a simple sentence can be misinterpreted, where a statement can be extrapol ...

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Posts on 02/09/16

Italian Researcher Killed in Egypt

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 02/09/16 6:49 pm) As reported in the US by the New York Times, relations between Italy and Egypt are rather strained. The cause is the horrible death of 28 year-old Giulio Regeni. He was in Cairo to write a th ...

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Hating Martin Shkreli

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 02/09/16 10:43 am) Since we are discussing "the man everyone hates," readers might be interested in this article on Martin Shkreli from The New Yorker. Everyone Hates Martin Shkreli. Ev ...

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Alan Turing

(Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 02/09/16 5:01 am) I too appreciate the greatness of Dr. Turing and enjoyed the Hollywood version of his life (The Imitation Game). On the other hand I dislike and reject Ric Mauricio's inane depiction of J ...

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Gerrymandering in Arizona

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 02/09/16 4:21 am) Please see the note below from my good friend, Peter Bourque, who was a schoolmate of mine years ago in Flint, Michigan, when we Flint residents had clean water and prospects for a good future. ...

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