Friday, April 28, 2006

The Smithy Code: Cracked

All those hoping to see their name in lights as the first to crack the Smithy Code must now be disappointed. UK Lawyer Dan Tench has cracked the code, which was, apparently, based upon the Fibonnaci Sequence. Deciphered, it spells out the somewhat anti-climactic message "JACKIEFISHERWHOAREYOUDREADNOUGHT".

Disappointing, perhaps, to those not interested in the study of early twentieth century British Naval History - although many more people than before, myself included, will now know that Admiral Jackie Fisher, one of the Judge's favourite topics of study, was the first to come up with the idea for the battleship the HMS Dreadnought. An innovative means of drawing public attention to a slightly esoteric matter. And all in good fun.

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