A Brief History of Cryptological Systems

Below is a brief description of ten different crytological systems used between 650 B.C.E and the present. This is by no means an exhaustive list, notably absent is the work of Ahmad al-Qalqashandi (1355–1418 C.E.), the work of Charles Babbage (1791-1871 C.E.), the Japanese Uesugi and Angōki B-gata (暗号機B型), or Purple, systems from circa 1500 C.E. and 1937 C.E. respectively, and the work of Navajo code-talkers during World War II. However, the concepts presented here are inclusive of the methods employed by these systems. This text appears in The Secret of Chimera Labs, a point-and-click adventure game from Aircamp Games,
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3D Model of Tombstones

3D Model: Tombstones

Geometry: Polygonal Polygons: 1487 Vertices: 1462 Textures: Yes Materials: No Rigged: No Animated: No UV Mapped: Yes Unwrapped UVs: Yes, non-overlapping 3D Model of Gravestones. Diffuse and Normal Texture Maps. OBJ, FBX, and Blend file formats. Textures taken from photo reference shot at Stowe Vermont Village Cemetery. grave cemetery gravestone graveyard tomb Halloween horror old stone funeral tombstone crypt dead spooky scary church skeleton undead vampire zombie architecture > urban > design > graveyard > grave Keywords: grave cemetery gravestone graveyard tomb Halloween horror old stone funeral tombstone crypt dead spooky scary church skeleton undead vampire zombie

etymology of Chinese Characters

Oracle Bones to Modern Script

An Etymology of Chinese Characters: Oracle Bones to Modern Script. Adventure Beyond Time features several puzzles that utilized actual historical facts and iconography, including one that focused on the the etymology of Chinese written characters, know today as hanzi (simplified: 汉字, traditional: 漢字). The earliest form of Chinese writing appeared on what today are referred to as ‘oracle bones’. Oracle bones (Chinese: 甲骨; pinyin: jiǎgǔ) are pieces of turtle shell or bone, normally from ox scapulae or turtle plastrons, which were used for pyromancy – a form of divination – in ancient China, mainly during the late Shang dynasty. The
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Illustration: 'Eye of Horus'

Illustration: The Eye of Horus

Cover Illustration and Title-Text Mock-up for “The Princess & Thief: The Tears of Hathor,” a Young Adult Fantasy Novel set in the Middle East during the early 16th Century. Previous black and white renders were borrowed to rapidly attempt a visualization. Several other concepts have been tested up to a rough color mock-up. The mystery created by the enigmatic symbol ultimately driving design direction toward this composition. The final render utilizes a combination of 3D render, photographic montage (‘photo-bashing’), and painted strokes. The square composition was chosen to enable excess crop and bleed in layout process. Expected target format is
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A history of consumer portable networked computing

A History of Portable Networked Computing

1966 – Tricorder science fiction, multipurpose portable networked computing and sensory device 1968 – Xerox PARC GUI & TCP/IP Alan Kay : a “personal, portable information manipulator” was imagined Xerox PARC in 1968, and described in his 1972 paper as the “Dynabook”. 1969 – ARPAnet started (Advanced Research Projects Agency network). It was opened to public users in the late 1970s and many universities and large businesses went on-line. 1975 – IBM 5100 $8,975 (BASIC with 16KB) to $19,975 (BASIC+APL with 64KB) Discontinued: 1978, CPU IBM PALM processor clocked at 1.9MHz. Small professional market place. 1977 – Apple II 1977
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