Post by zaphod73491 on Jul 12, 2017 12:48:30 GMT -5
Decall -- what I've shown above is not a code or a cipher. It is steganography. It is a technique used by almost every book-based treasure hunt of the last 30 years. In my opinion, if you are not open to this sort of information concealment, you will not solve Forrest's puzzle.
In his work Polygraphiae Johannes Trithemius developed his so-called "Ave-Maria-Cipher" that can hide information in a Latin praise of God. "Auctor Sapientissimus Conseruans Angelica Deferat Nobis Charitas Potentissimi Creatoris" for example contains the concealed word VICIPEDIA.
"Deciphering the code. Steganographia" (image caption, right panel)
Post by zaphod73491 on Jul 13, 2017 13:44:00 GMT -5
Astree: indeed. And Pete's latest FB video doesn't help his case. But to try to spark a little more interest in BT&B, let me toss out an idea for the nada line that I initially thought had promise, but I stalled on months ago. It was the idea that each nada was describing a particular bourbon:
nadatrace: Buffalo *Trace*, or possibly Maker's *Mark* nadasoda: Old Grand Dad (vs. Dad's old-fashioned root beer) nadacocoa: Baker's (same name for the bourbon as for the chocolate)
But I couldn't find good bourbon names to go with nadacurl or beenbitt.