Fable: The Modest Accelerator

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A Post Office engineer who became involved in building a decoder for the Bletchley Park Bombe machine used to decrypt messages from the German Enigma machine went on to co-invent the Heath Robinson – a machine to automate the cryptanalysis of Enigma’s successor, the more sophisticated 12-rotor Lorenz SZ-40/42 cipher machine. To speed up the …

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