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Friday, October 4, 2013

Anagrams on an NSA Cray Supercomputer

I know not just cryptomathemeticians, but cryptomathemeticians who know how to program Cray Supercomputers*. .A buddy of mine at Three Letter Intelligence Agency** wrote a program to solve anagrams.  I asked him how many it solved.
All of them, he said.
I'll bet Wolfgang*** could have kept them out of the newspapers:
Need health insurance? The Obama administration has you covered. Simply dial  1-800-FUCKYO to reach the next available health-care provider.
Far from being a mistype, that’s the official number that Health and Human Services wants Americans to dial when seeking health care. Obamacare’s national call center really did list its number as  1-800-318-2596, helpfully spelling out President Barack Obama’s tendency to blatantly flip the bird in plain view.
It's actually 1-800-F1U-CKYO.  dial it yourself to check it out.  It would be very nice to get some Adult Supervision for this administration.

* Yes, I know that Cray Supercomputers and vector processing was the crypto hotness in 1989, but work with me here.  1989 was plausibly the last year that I was, err, hot.  And get offa my lawn, punk.

** Not to be confused with the NSA.  Nosiree.  Nope.  Get offa my lawn, punk.

*** Not his real name, unless he fetches and sits on command.  Duh.  Get off, well, you know.

Via James via email.

2 comments:

aurictech said...

At that level, the portmanteau "cryptomathemagicians" might be more accurate....

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

Speaking of Obamacare screwups, here's a good one. Apparently, the website design effectively creates a DDOS attack against its own servers.