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dab cypher[edit]

Given the debate at Wikipedia:WikiProject Cryptography/Cipher vs Cypher, I only dab'ed "cypher" by changing the target of the link without changing the article text. Patrick Bernier 08:48, 2004 Nov 4 (UTC)

What Is[edit]

What is the significe of "enigma" in WII, or am I spelling it wrong —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 64.33.155.101 (talk) 15:49, 18 December 2006 (UTC).

See ULTRA. A common evaluation in books on the subject is that the decryption of messages from the Enigma machine, and other high-grade cipher systems, hastened the defeat of Germany by a couple of years or so. — Matt Crypto 16:25, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Whar does Enigma from Salvador Dalis painting The Endless Enigma mean.

Moved from Enigma[edit]

Moved from Enigma

Enigma is also a song performed by the band "Man". It was composed November of 2007.

12:28, 29 November 2007 (UTC)74.13.60.237 (talk) 12:28, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Clean-up[edit]

Tagged becuase of Disorganized categories. Multiple spellings and forms. Multiple redlinks. The redlinks remaining are OK, but I haven't dealt with the other issues. Boleyn (talk) 07:59, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Tooth Disease Entry[edit]

In a book I read a few years ago that discussed obscure origins of words we use today, "enigma" was explained to originate from the name of a then mysterious tooth disease found in dogs that we now have the cure for. It didn't mention penicillin in there, since it wasn't invented at the time, but I thought I'd add that for modern readers. It also mentions that although enigma's meaning has changed somewhat, the "mystery" part remains although it has long lost the meaning of a tooth disease in dogs (and it only had that meaning for roughly 300 years). However, it also mentions stuff like "rule of thumb" referring to how wide of an object you can beat your wife with, "garbage" originally being a Norman French derrived word for offal from birds, explaining why beef and pork are names for the flesh but the animals are still called cows and pigs, and so on. I can understand if you want to remove the additional usage, because it's not cited, but I will look for that book and attempt to cite it for all of you. MVillani1985 (talk) 02:42, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Removed entry[edit]

Checking out the history I found a removed entry, it was discussing a game/travel thing hosted in Warsaw, Poland. But, it looks like it might be put on by a company. And I'm not sure if linking it is just advertising? They have a website (which doesn't display for me), but some details can be found in this xml file: [1]
~ender 2012-02-25 11:46:AM MST