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  • Battlestations: Pacific demo available now

    Just a friendly reminder that the demo for Battlestations: Pacific from Eidos and WB is now available for download on the Xbox 360 and PC. You’ll find in-game tutorials and the Divine Winds of Leyte mission from the US campaign. Island Capture and Siege multiplayer modes can be played in Skirmish, which allows players to “tackle multiplayer maps against AI-controlled… Read More

  • Amatuer programmer breaks German code faster than dedicated Colossus machine


    Wiki image, dontcha know? Surely you’ve heard of the German Enigma machine and the Allied efforts to crack it during World War II. Well researchers, using a rebuilt Colossus machine (yup, that’s it right there), wanted to see how fast they could crack similar codes, only they made it into a contest. They invited amateur coders to see who could crack the code first: a giant… Read More

  • Original Enigma Machine For Sale

    Currently priced at a bit over $20,000, this real German Enigma machine is apparently in full working order and only needs “bulbs,” presumably for the internal display. The Enigma machine confounded the Allies for years and was essentially the precursor to the modern computer and the men and women of Project Ultra who finally cracked the code are proto-hackers to whom many of us… Read More