, I told you about the Discordian
code, and you complain that it is not unbreakable, nay, that it is ambiguous
, and it does not have a key, and it does not solve all problems, and it does not bring world peace
or a cure for cancer
Sure, and neither does a little hot-dog bun, and nonetheless we cherish it greatly, especially on Friday.
Now, if I were one of those cheap Zen masters I would leave it at that, or maybe just swat you with a flywhisk, since I am a pope and you are just a little insect (I called you grasshopper, you did not flinch: QED).
But as a pope I feel the need to pound some sense into that granitic box you call your head.
- Maybe the fact that the Discordian code sucks means that there is not much point in using heavy-duty cryptography on a lot of information.
- Maybe it means that a lot of information is ultimately bullshit, and you can confuse your enemies by leaving it in clear and hoping that they believe it.
- Maybe, if you have really important information, you should not even be considering any crypt but real, quality, crypt like RSA with a long key.
- And maybe, 5 tons of flax.
As for the apparently pointless conversion to numbers, I will simply point out that in there there will be many 5 (that's to say E, the most common letter in English), and we all know that 5
is a good number, our best friend in fact.