[LMB] OT: Sources

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 07:41:55 BST 2021

I had a chance to closely examine a Enigma machine.  Fascinating device.

On Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 7:43 PM Fred <fred.fredex at gmail.com> wrote:

> Speaking of Poles vs Germany, early in the war the Polish did some good
> work toward understanding the German Enigma encryption machine, which was
> helpful to the people at Bletchley Park in breaking its encryption. Or so I
> remember it...
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 3:14 PM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
> > Don't get this wrong from the beginning. I am not talking about
> conspiracy
> > theories or erroneous history texts. I'm talking about the things we
> > encounter in daily life that give us new information or can lead us to do
> > research.
> > For example, I recently streamed the movie "Hugo" and got a lot of
> > information. No I don't think that there was an orphan boy living in a
> > Paris train station maintaining the clock but one of the characters was
> > Georges Melies (Sorry I don't know how to properly enter the accent
> marks.)
> > and I knew very little about him. I only knew about his film "Trip to the
> > Moon". Even more than an early film maker he was a stage illusionist who
> > invented and/or popularized many of the first special effects. Without
> the
> > movie I wouldn't have looked him up from other sources. One thing I
> > learned, straight from the movie was that in filming, when the film was
> > hand cranked, they used a metronome to keep the film speed smooth.
> > Another example is the things you can learn from simple YouTube videos if
> > you can keep your selection positive. I've been watching, "How to ADHD"
> > have learned some things that I found surprising but make sense. First,
> > there is no difference between ADD and ADHD. Different people have
> > challenges in different areas and not all are hyperactive. Hazel is ADHD.
> > Brian is ADD. Although I'm too old to have been diagnosed as a child, I
> > expect that I'm ADD as well. I'm certainly easily distracted and I am
> prone
> > to hyper focusing. One thing I saw recently was about the calming bottle
> or
> > glitter bottle to help come out of a meltdown. I was told to count to ten
> > (or 100) in as many languages as I could. This might work better, I need
> to
> > check with Hazel's parents to see if it has been tried.
> > From one of the historical videos I learned that the Poles were not the
> > complete pushovers to the Germans in WWII that a lot of textbooks would
> > lead us to believe. They destroyed about 25% of the tanks the Germans
> > deployed against them.
> > You can learn thing anywhere. Just check them for reasonableness and get
> > multiple sources of information.
> >
> > William A Wenrich
> > God bless you.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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