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VMs: Re: The barrel mechanism
Did I correctly understand your reasoning?
If the VMS was written by one person than there is no need for second
cylinder to decipher what he wrote.
This suggest that the VMS is not gibberish writing but some sort of secret
communications between governments, religious or other group of people.
Hence the method of enciphering and deciphering were learned and well known
among these groups. By the same token also the language.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 9:28 PM
Subject: VMs: The barrel mechanism
> Imagine the cylinder can be turned round one notch at a time and the glyph
> bar can be slid left or right. The vellum or whatever in the bar could be
> a loop so that missing decipher characters can be moved in when needed.
> EVA f could mean line up to a pre determined glyph in the bar an also the
> reason for it being a paragraph start character. The ch and sh
> mean roll the cylinder one or more notches, the sh being 2 I think. Other
> forms might signify other amounts. The gallows mean shift the decipher bar
> left or right. Certain other combinations might mean keep moving the bar
> until another gallows is found ie, cht.
> This might all be rubbish but it sprang to mind whilst thinking about
> Steve's method. It would be very easy to use, with one cylinder to
> and one to decipher.
> If anyone can pick holes in it I'd be glad to here it now.
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