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Re: VMs: Spending lots of money...

Zitat von Nick Pelling <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> Hi Elmar,
> ...
> Actually, setting up in Florence or Milan wouldn't be a bad option either.
> :-)

I fully agree. Wherever the climate allows for an array of scantily clad 
secretaries and "personal assistants".

> >P.S.: A small question from a non-native speaker of English: What is the
> >difference between a "code" and a "cipher"? Is there a distinction?
> A code is a list of (typically numerical) indices into a code book (ie a 
> transformation at the word level) [4 5 3 7 2 6 1] - while transposition 
> ciphers reorder the sequence of letters [sa ni siht elpmaxe], while 

I see. Colloquial German at least doesn't make a distinction between "Code" 
und "Chiffre".

> substitution ciphers replace letters with one or more (typically imaginary) 
> ones. Nomenclators form a kind of hinterland between the two (ie "replace a 
> word with an imaginary letter").

"Hinterland"...? I sense we're getting OT here again, but wouldn't that be the 
rear, the "outback" of someplace? I feel you're meaning more like "no man's 
land", right?

> ...
> Cheers, .....Len Pickling.....  :-) 

"If you don't care where you are, you're never lost"... nice saying!



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