eBayer offers a further Enigma
Brisk bidding for German code machine
Those of you who didn't have sufficiently deep pockets to bid for the Enigma machine which last year sold on eBay for a cool €55k might be interested in another example that's currently going for $16,200 (€11,700).
Should you be successful in getting your hands on this desirable piece of history, we might suggest sending a suitably provocative message to Bletchley Park, which last year unveiled a replica Turing Bombe - the revolutionary device which automated the process of cracking Enigma messages.
Bletchley Park also recently announced it will become home to a UK national museum of computing, featuring a rebuilt Colossus Mk2 - instrumental in deciphering the Lorenz codes used by German High Command. Other attractions will include mainframes, super computers and old personal computers restored with the help of the British Computer Society's Computer Conservation Society. ®
RE: How much?
Love the typing, the spelling, and the supposition that the person who posted "Sixteen thousand dollars, that's "how much"" was an American. Granted their flame was silly but so was your question.
All in all if you don't like the flames stay off of comment boards.
Re: the article... I find these machines fascinating. I think the people that own original working Enigmas should send some ciphertext to the chaps at Bletchley and let them try out that shiny new bombe! Something like "Free beers at the Old Swan on Friday, bring the drums for coasters"
Sorry, i'm a cryptohistory wonk....
RE: Sixteen thousand dollars, that's "how much"
In not one for flaming, but who the hell are you to call anyone a dumbass? El Reg is British and that is the point. We would like a British site to tell us equivelant prices in £. Im not evne going to comment on what you said about clicking on a .com and ending up at a .co.uk cos that was just a stupid thing to say.
I find it odd how Americans always seem very quick to insult people on here, and how often that results in them looking stupid. Like the fact that this person clearly dose not realise El Reg is Englis, or that EBay dose not only traid in Dollars. It gives the price in Dollars only when it is an American seller...
P.S. Sorry to everyone else but I have just got fed up with this American stupidity.