real4 October 5, 2007 5:45 PM

Some are quite pretty really. It would have been nice to see translations of the Japanese; your squid has transliterated into roman characters word, which I’m sure means “squid”. (or “Good to eat!”?)

budapest October 5, 2007 6:07 PM

It looks like the hiragana would be transliterated as “osui”, which would be sewage. Hakodate is a city in Hokkaido, probably known for their squid.

Anonymous October 7, 2007 12:08 AM

Nice picture.

I’m not a sigcrap member, and with no apparent way to register, so I couldn’t post a comment on your site. You have an amusing typo in your Koblitz item. In the 3rd paragraph, you wrote “probably secure” (in quotes), yet elsewhere in the article you wrote “provably secure”. What a difference a single displaced keypress makes (B beside V on QWERTY keyboards).

The squid conspiracy. October 8, 2007 3:13 AM

I know what is going on here. Bruce is trying to prepare the world for the return of the great old ones.

By getting us used to the sight of squid he is hoping that we won’t be alarmed when Cthulhu rises from the deep and starts eating our brains.

I’m on to you laddie!

ia ia cthulhu ptaghn!

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