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January 7, 2008

Guvf vf n uvag

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Identify 1 and Connect to 2,3.
Hint: 1 named his most-popular “product” on a “store” in 2.

Cracked by: udupendra , bs , jayanth , nishansolo , Dibyo , teju , madhur , bobo , shashank and nishas thambi.

Answer:

Phil Zimmerman, PGP, BassOmatic.

PGP named after Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery in Lake Wobegon.

BassOmatic named after famous SNL skit featuring Dan Aykroyd.


11 Responses to “Guvf vf n uvag”

  1. udupendra
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    Phil Zimmerman, PGP, BassOmatic.

    PGP named after Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery in Lake Wobegon.

    BassOmatic named after famous SNL skit featuring Dan Aykroyd.


  2. bs

    Phil Zimmermann (1) named Pretty Good Privacy after Ralph’s grocery store by that name in Lake Wobegon (2). The encryption algorithm in rev 1 of PGP was called BassOMatic (3)


  3. Phil Zimmermann(pic 1) creator of the first version of PGP encryption in 1991. The name, “Pretty Good Privacy”, is humorously ironic and was inspired by the name of a grocery store, “Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery,” featured in radio host Garrison Keillor’s fictional town, Lake Wobegon(pic 2).
    This first version included a symmetric-key algorithm that Zimmermann had designed himself, named BassOmatic after a Saturday Night Live skit(pic 3).


  4. Guvf vf n uvag —> “this is a hint”!!
    (shift cypher, key=13)

    man, i need to get out of the house more often.


  5. nishansolo

    1. Phil Zimmermann, creator of Pretty Good Privacy.

    pic 2 is the cover of Garrison Keillor’s book Pontoon. Pretty Good Privacy is named after the Lake Wobegon fictional grocery store named Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery.

    pic 3 is the ad for Ralph’s Grocery Company, a major supermarket chain in the Southern California area.


  6. Dibyo
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    Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP.

    “In the very first version of PGP, an encryption algorithm was given the humorous name BassOmatic (after a skit on Saturday Night Live) and Pretty Good Privacy itself is named after a Lake Wobegon fictional grocery store named Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery”


  7. teju
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    1. Phil Zimmermann – a software engineer and an anti-nuclear activist wrote an encryption system that he believed would be free from the snooping eyes of
    governments or other third parties. Calling it ‘Pretty Good Privacy’ in reference to “Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery” in radio host Garrison Keillor’s fictional town of Lake Wobegon.

    2.The ad refers to a Bass-o-matic.
    BassOmatic was the symmetric-key cipher designed by Phil Zimmermann as part of his email encryption software, PGP.


  8. madhur
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    1. Philip R. “Phil” Zimmermann Jr. is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption software

    2. Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor

    3. “Super Bass-O-Matic ’76” sketch, a fake commercial in which a garish, hyper pitchman touts a food blender that turns an entire bass into liquid pulp

    Connect: In the very first version of PGP, an encryption algorithm was given the humorous name BassOmatic and Pretty Good Privacy itself is named after a Lake Wobegon grocery store named Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery.


  9. phil zimmermann
    pretty good privacy
    bassOmatic


  10. shashank
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    PGP

    1. Phil Zimmermann
    2. Cover of “Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon” by Ronald M. Popeil
    3. Super Bass-O-Matic ’76 – a spoof of Veg-O-Matic ( invented by Ronald M. Popeil )

    The store in question was called Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery


  11. nishas thambi

    phil zimmermann, pgp, bass-o-matic


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