Judge puts own Code into Da Vinci Code ruling...

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  1. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4949488.stm

    It probably reads, 'haha, got you suckers'
     
  2. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    I think Peter should be paying more attention to the case before him and les time trying to be clever.
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    And part II

    LONDON (Reuters) - Mystery solved. It was the admiral.

    A secret code embedded in the text of a court ruling in the case of Dan Brown's bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" has been cracked, but far from revealing an ancient conspiracy it is simply an obscure reference to a Royal Navy admiral.

    British High Court Justice Peter Smith, who handed down a ruling that Brown had not plagiarized his book, had embedded his own secret message in his judgment by italicizing letters scattered throughout the 71-page document.


    In Brown's book, a secret code reveals an ancient conspiracy to hide facts about Jesus Christ.

    The judge's own code briefly caused a wave of amused speculation when it was discovered by a lawyer this week, nearly a month after the ruling was handed down.

    But the lawyer, Dan Tench, cracked it after a day of puzzling. The judge's code was based on the Fibonacci sequence, a mathematical progression discussed in the book.

    "After much trial and error, we found a formula which fitted," wrote Tench, who had nothing to do with the Brown case but discovered the italicized letters when studying the ruling.

    The judge's secret message was: "Jackie Fisher, who are you? Dreadnought," Tench wrote in the Guardian newspaper.
     
  4. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Should have said, "You have too much fucking time on your hands."
     
  5. butz

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    I haven't followed this at all; what book was he alleged of having plagiarized? And it sounds like maybe the judge shouldn't quit his day job.
     
  6. butz

    butz slippery when wet

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    Nevermind. re-reading the article does wonders.

     
  7. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    I applaud him. The case was a joke anyway.

    Everybody in that courtroom knew the thing was a damn publicity stunt. The only reason he wasn't making paper darts and trying to peg the prosecuting attorney in the head with them the entire time was because he'd have been disrobed.
     

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