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  • NSA: Crypto Cat teaches your kids about the secret world of cryptology

    http://www.nsa.gov/kids/intro.htm

    *laugh*

    Apologies if everyone has seen this a million times
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  • #2
    Originally posted by bascule
    I think having this kind of stuff for kids is pretty cool. If I were a kid and had access to the Internet and that site, I would have played there instead of magazines like GAMES.

    Apologies if everyone has seen this a million times
    It came up on channel a few months back, but I don't remember it having been posted here before your post.
    Last edited by TheCotMan; June 6, 2005, 15:37. Reason: fixed phrase.

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    • #3
      Kids love this stuff (well boys at least) Looks like a great site for them to play around with.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Wesson357
        Kids love this stuff
        What are you on about "kids"?
        Bah...I'm loving it too.
        Twigman

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        • #5
          Heh, "As you go thru the web site, Crypto Cat will keep a watchful eye on you..."

          I bet he will!

          Al
          "Are my pants...threatening you?"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by alklloyd
            Heh, "As you go thru the web site, Crypto Cat will keep a watchful eye on you..."

            I bet he will!

            Al
            Haha.. Big Brother Cat is watching...
            Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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            • #7
              As an aside, anyone read Alvin Fernald as a kid? Good books, one covered substitution cyphers and simple code...kept me busy the summer after 1st grade.
              Did a google and amazon is selling them still.

              Al K. Lloyd

              Che: Ready for Sushicon? More octapus for me...
              "Are my pants...threatening you?"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by alklloyd
                Che: Ready for Sushicon? More octapus for me...
                Damn skippy! I gotta get with GM1 so we can get things planned..
                Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wesson357
                  Kids love this stuff (well boys at least) Looks like a great site for them to play around with.
                  Yeah, cause math is just to darn hard for girls. I was too busy making cupcakes for the boys and looking pretty.

                  Dumbass.
                  "There are no failed experiments, only more data"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Abby_Normal
                    Yeah, cause math is just to darn hard for girls. I was too busy making cupcakes for the boys and looking pretty.

                    Dumbass.
                    Girls are just as capable, blah, blah, blah

                    The truth is that there does exist a gender bias in many cultures today. While I personally believe this is primarily the effect of "nurture" and not a "nature" (simply based on my personal observations), I don't think the solution is to simply ignore the "problem".

                    (As a side note, I don't think the solution is to treat women differently, either ... stupid Women in Computer Science groups.)

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                    • #11
                      this thread switched topics real fast. The reason Wesson357 probobly thinks that is he's never been around a real girl, all of his knowledge of the opposite sex comes from TV.
                      "Fundamentalism: It's how you get all the mysteries of the universe to fit on a bumper sticker"

                      --Howard The Duck

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Voltage Spike
                        Girls are just as capable, blah, blah, blah

                        The truth is that there does exist a gender bias in many cultures today. While I personally believe this is primarily the effect of "nurture" and not a "nature" (simply based on my personal observations), I don't think the solution is to simply ignore the "problem".

                        (As a side note, I don't think the solution is to treat women differently, either ... stupid Women in Computer Science groups.)
                        I think you are right, besides, how can facts and logic be made more friendly to one gender or another?

                        I have noticed the the women I have met who attended "women in computer science" classes, or worse still womens college are often a little to uptight and thin-skinned to cut it in the real world.

                        "Grow a fucking pair" needs to be worked in to the program.
                        "There are no failed experiments, only more data"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Abby_Normal
                          "Grow a fucking pair" needs to be worked in to the program.
                          You're offering a session on this a DC this year, right?
                          justazero -
                          "Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily."
                          - George Santayana

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by zero
                            You're offering a session on this a DC this year, right?
                            The potential outcome generates quite a mental image. Thank God years of far, far worse things on the intarweb have more or less inured me to such things.

                            On another note, I wonder if they sell stuffed Crypto Cat toys; my cat could use something to tear apart other than the couches.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by skroo
                              <snip> mental image.<snip>

                              On another note, I wonder if they sell stuffed Crypto Cat toys; my cat could use something to tear apart other than the couches.
                              If they do, it would be here...

                              http://www.nsa.gov/museum/museu00006.cfm

                              but, no online orders.

                              Al
                              "Are my pants...threatening you?"

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