Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ciphers

ci·pher also cy·pher
n.
1. The mathematical symbol (0) denoting absence of quantity; zero.
2. An Arabic numeral or figure; a number.
3. One having no value; a nonentity.
4.
a. A cryptographic system in which units of plain text of regular length, usually letters, are arbitrarily transposed or substituted according to a predetermined code.
b. The key to such a system.
c. A message written or transmitted in such a system.
5. A design combining or interweaving letters or initials; a monogram.
v. ci·phered also cy·phered, ci·pher·ing also cy·pher·ing, ci·phers also cy·phers
v.intr.
To solve problems in arithmetic; calculate.
v.tr.
1. To put in secret writing; encode.
2. To solve by means of arithmetic.
3. A secret message
4. A person or thing of no importance; nonentity
From: Old French cifre  zero, from Medieval Latin cifra,  from Arabic sifr zero, empty]

From The Blessed by Tonya Hurley:

"Ciphers are the leaders. They don't hide. They manipulate, they persuade, they seduce and pursue their agenda right under our noses...[as well as] many faceless others who do their dirty work but are just as dangerous. Vandals, some have called [the faceless others]. Destroyers of bodies and corrupters of souls. They are threatened by our very existence."

"What are they so afraid of?"

"Of the power inside you...to be a wake-up call. To be living examples that things can be better."

4 comments:

  1. Leaders? What does that say about their followers?

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    1. Their followers are the Vandals - the "Faceless Others" who do all their dirty work. They're all a dark lot of people, controlled by the Masterminds, all wreaking havoc on the world around them. They love to create chaos.

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    2. I've always been a bad follower.

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