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This is amazing geek porn. NSA recently declassified a letter from John Nash to the NSA in in 1955 (which they ignored) in which he essentially described modern cryptography methods some 20 years before they were rediscovered and implemented. http://agtb.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/john-nashs-letter-to-the-nsa/

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- +Ralf Haring, this is reminiscent of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem, which proves that any logical system based on rudimentary arithmetic will yield statements that can be neither proved nor disproved.Feb 24, 2012
- Also, +Molly Wood's mention of "geek porn" made me chuckle. Not heard that one before.Feb 24, 2012
- The same John Nash that was featured in
*A Beautiful Mind*? Fascinating!Feb 25, 2012 - The British have form for inventing new cryptography techniques, then waiting for somebody else to discover and publicise them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_J._WilliamsonFeb 25, 2012
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- Thank you +Ralf HaringFeb 25, 2012