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Monday, January 30th, 2017

The Invention of Wireless Cryptography—The Appendix

A marvellous story of early twentieth century espionage over the airwaves.

In one proposal, hidden instructions were interspersed within regular, ordinary-looking messages by slightly lengthening the spaces between dots and dashes.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Dot-dash-diss: The gentleman hacker’s 1903 lulz - tech - 27 December 2011 - New Scientist

Before there was phone phreaking there was …radio interception hacking?

A century ago, one of the world’s first hackers used Morse code insults to disrupt a public demo of Marconi’s wireless telegraph

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Inspecting Morse

Does anyone reading this know Morse Code? If so, please let me know what this audio message means (I got as far as figuring out that the subject is “hello”).

I was trying to work out how to solve this conundrum when Brian suggested using Mechanical Turk. Of course! It’s the ideal task for for it. But when I tried to create a request I discovered that I needed an American bank account.

If anyone out there with the necessary connections wants to create a HIT for me, that would me much appreciated.

Go on… decode the message that some smartarse has left for me and earn yourself some .

Update: It’s been cracked! Matthew Somerville and Stuart Langridge earn super geek points for doing this. The message reads:

HI. TOM ANTHONY HERE. ON THE PODCAST YOU SOUNDED LIKE YOU REALLY WANTED A MORSE MESSAGE, OR ANY MESSAGE FOR THAT MATTER. WELL, HERE YOU GO. BTW I AM SO WINNING THE GOLF.