Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote:
> The other possibility, I guess, given that it's is 
> to make it relate to buffy in some way.... :)

That reminds me of an idea I had this morning on the way to work -- encode
text using "Buffy" with uppercase and lowercase letters: uppercase letters
stand for "0" bits and lowercase letters for "1" bits. (Or, if you prefer,
bit 5 / 2**5 / 32 of each character represents the bit to be encoded.) Then
you just have to chop the message into 5-bit chunks (adding 0 bits at the
end if needed to pad to a 5-bit boundary) and translate.

""[1], in this method, turns into "BuFFy bUFFy bUffy bUffY bufFY
buFFy BUFfy Buffy BufFy buFFY bUffy BUffy BUFFY buFfy BuFFY". See? Bears no
resemblance to "" at all; all spies' attempts at figuring out the
true meaning will be thwarted!

Alernatively, there's the "beer" code, which has the advantage of mapping 4
bits handily to one nybble; "" then turns into "BeER beER BeeR beer
BeeR beeR BeeR BeER BeeR beer BeeR beeR BEeR beeR Beer BEER BeeR beEr".


[1] "" = 4c 6f 6e 64 6f 6e 2e 70 6d hex, or 01001100 01101111
01101110 01100100 01101111 01101110 00101110 01110000 01101101 binary, or
01001 10001 10111 10110 11100 11001 00011 01111 01101 11000 10111 00111
00000 11011 01+000 in 5-bit groups
Philip Newton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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