Archive for date: January 23, 2003

Cryptography Potpourri

January 23, 2003 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve also maintained a bit of an amateur interest in cryptography. While I understand a bit about modern ciphers such as DES, IDEAL and RC4, I find it more fun to play with older cryptosystems. When Simon Singh published his book The Code Book, I decided to work through the Cipher Challenge at the back. […]

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Mantaining a Robotic Sense of Balance…

January 23, 2003 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve always been interested in robotics (particularly of the amateur variety) and in the past few days I’ve discovered some excellent links. Slashdot ran an article recently that highlighted the Legway, a lego version of the Segway, built using the RCX controller from a Lego Mindstorms kit. It’s an awesome achievement, and very, very spiffy. […]

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