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The Enigma was an electro-mechanical rotor cypher machine used for both encryption and decryption, widely used in various forms in Europe from the early 1920s on. It is most famous for having been adopted by most German military forces from about 1930 on. Ease of use and the supposedly unbreakable cypher were the main reasons for its widespread use. The cypher was in fact broken, and the reading of information in the messages it didn't protect is generally credited with ending World War II at least a year earlier than it would have otherwise.

The British encryption machine, Typex, and several American ones, eg the SIGABA or M-134-C, were similar in principle to Enigma, but far more secure. The first modern rotor cypher machine, by Edward Hebern, was considerably less secure, a fact noted by William F. Friedman when it was offered to the US Government.
by Gumba Gumba April 13, 2004
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A car that came ten years too late to have any lasting impact on the motoring world.
Auction on e-bay for enzo- $1 million

Auction in London for XJ220- £120,000 ($200,000)

Auction on Ebay for F40- £276,000 ($350,000 approx.)

The Jaguar is 1/5 of the price, better looking, faster and generally cooler. There isn't a substitute in the same price range (or many in higher ranges) for the SuperJag. The enzo barely manages to compete with the XJ220 despite being McLaren F1 price.
by Gumba Gumba April 4, 2004
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A ford motorcar, that despite being loathed has obtained something of a legacy. Usually cheap and easily modified. A nice birthday gift for someone under the age of 15 who wants to joyride arounf town
by Gumba Gumba February 22, 2004
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Mostly a typing error (See typo) For "Espionage", espionate is actually a real word. It is unlikely to appear in most dictionaries, but I'll be damned if I can't get it in this one (perhaps I'll send it to Oxford University press too?)


(v) To achieve one's goal without detection; to conquer all barriers attempting to prevent reachin one's goal without destroying them.

A proffesional approach to tackling a problem.
Proxies can espionate the ban filter at gametalk.com

James Bond epionated that gaurd post with the minimum of effort.
by Gumba Gumba April 12, 2004
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The Jaguar E-type, proclaimed to be the greatest car ever by anyone who has actually gone near one. Produced in the sixties and seventies as a road going version of super-racers the C-type, D-type and XKSS. A truly volouptous car that has a speedy engine, superb handling, perfect suspension, and one of the most enthralling rides you'll ever get, especially on convertables. Favoured by car fans such as Jay Leno, John Travolta and the Sultan of Brunei.
I really don't see how someone could think that the 'vette is the best car in the world. It looks like a box, drinks the fuel in 35 minutes of racing, has the handling of a rhino, the suspension of a horse-and-cart, it isn't even a good car!
by Gumba Gumba March 3, 2004
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British slang for leaders of the EU who make beaurocratic laws that affect people mostly not in favour of the European Union. Obviously, thew name is bourne of 'European Beaurocrat', and it means just that.
I hate the frogs, I hate the Krauts, I hate belgium.
by Gumba Gumba March 1, 2004
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