Pocket Enigma Machine in a CD jewel case

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15 Responses to “Pocket Enigma Machine in a CD jewel case”

  1. Anonymous says:

    WOT, No stecker?

  2. Alan says:

    Nova on PBS had a whole episode about Engima, and you can even use an online version at their site:
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/decoding/virtwave.html

  3. hhype says:

    You are such a geek for buying this, but I cannot point fingers as I purchased one myself when I was there a few years ago. After playing with it awhile I decided I liked this flash version since the computer turns the wheels for you.

  4. NefariousWheel says:

    The jewel-case Enigma would sell very well on thinkgeek, i’reckons. Suggest it to them perhaps?

  5. GregLondon says:

    OK, that’s pretty cool.

  6. planettom says:

    I built an Enigma Machine simulator in Flash:

    http://planettom.home.mindspring.com/enigma/

  7. asfi says:

    Neato! Glad to see that Bletchley is getting their merchandising ducks in a row.

    When I visited the Park in 2000, all the gift shop seemed to carry were postcards, books, and….tea-towels. And definitely no t-shirts, though presumably the industrious tourist could buy a bunch of tea-towels and sew them together.

  8. insect_hooves says:

    An enigma wrapped in a jewel case wrapped in your pocket.

  9. mdhatter says:

    #7 NICE.

    It’s also a good DRM joke.

  10. Takuan says:

    is there some way to make that sound dirtier?

  11. buddy66 says:

    I read a book about Enigma back in the 80s. I forget which one, but I do remember (as an example of how that rotting sponge I have for a brain works) a ditty the Bletchley Park ”girls” reportedly sang, to the tune of the ‘Colonel Bogey March’:

    ”Hitler’s got only one left ball,
    Goering has two, though very small,
    Himmler has two that are similar,
    And Dr. Goebbels has no balls at all.”

    Those ”girls” won the war.

  12. Takuan says:

    many variants
    Hitler, he only had one ball,
    Goering, he had two but very small,
    Himmler had something simmler,
    But poor old Goebbels had no balls at all.
    Whistle Chorus:

    Frankfurt has only one beer hall,
    Stuttgart, die München all on call,
    Munich, vee lift our tunich,
    To show vee ‘Cherman’ have no balls at all.
    Whistle Chorus:

    Hans Otto is very short, not tall,
    And blotto, for drinking Singhai and Skol.
    A ‘Cherman’, unlike Bruce Erwin,
    Because Hans Otto has no balls at all.
    Whistle Chorus:

    Hitler has only got one ball,
    The other is in the Albert Hall.
    His mother, the dirty bugger,
    Cut it off when he was small.
    Whistle Chorus:

  13. LSK says:

    The triple exclamation point really makes this what it is.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Is this little thing working?????? How does ti simulate Enigma??

    Where are the 5 rotors? Where is the place for the 3 selected rotors???

    I can’t undestand!!

  15. JackCastile says:

    Looks like a birthcontrol pill case.

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