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Posted 08/03/2022   8:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

DIFFERENCE




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Posted 08/04/2022   5:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many thanks Rod for the educational materials!! - well, interesting to know that Morse code and also originally manually punched tape system had advantage to be turned into 1 and 0, and electrically executed. I found a little code reading example from Wilipedia below, hole is 1 and space is 0.


And I found some depiction of recording tapes in weather related stamps. This is one of them with punched tape, for the Meteorology education.

Cuba
1971
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Edited by tomonakaazu - 08/04/2022 5:03 pm
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Posted 08/04/2022   11:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You have left me behind Tomoko,
cannot make head nor tail with that code
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Posted 08/05/2022   06:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rod - I haven't sorted anything yet. Missing b, c, d, f and a loooot more, and then realise that Wikipedia code has 7 dots on a line, but Creed system and the weather education stamp has 5 dots on each line.

More to search to know what the stamps are really saying - maybe some stamp designer of those can help us!!?

Here is another weather related one, has 6 dots on each line!

Venezuela
1978

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Posted 08/12/2022   07:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If my understanding is correct (I hope so..), the first machine named Colossus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus_computer), is called "the first computer" later, was developed to read encoded punched tape which is depicted in the middle of this stamp (5 bits). If so, it is quite normal that we cannot read the tape itself that easy. Is this right!!?

British post office was involved in the beginning of Colossus and they are very proud of it, it sounds. http://www.collectgbstamps.co.uk/ex...tgbstamps-13

Great Britain
9 February 2015 / Inventive Britain / Colossus / design: GBH

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Posted 08/12/2022   7:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Alert! your Venezuelan stamp image is missing


Quote:
cannot read the tape itself that easy. Is this right!!?


Of course Tomoko,
depends on the language of the computer, and how it interprets the punches.

For over 40 years, I have used a telegraphic code, to secrete my Passwords and bank accounts details.

MULTUM IN PARVO

As early as 1881 businesses were tasked with the reduction of the HUGE cost
of sending telegraphs / telegrams.

A code was set up where a story of 85 words, is sent as a code of 17 Words

As kids I recall using similar simple code, and letters written in lemon juice
as secret codes in our gang.

"Cumberland" is a simple example
There exists 35,000 ten letter words, apart from a ten letter sequence
of a personal known sentence.



Not unlike the Entire Planet Earth, has an address for every 9 square meters
of its surface, coded in 3 words
https://www.smh.com.au/world/mappin...-gpuu5h.html

Example, my home is on top of ///prices.slippery.traps

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Edited by rod222 - 08/12/2022 11:48 pm
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Posted 08/13/2022   06:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Alert! your Venezuelan stamp image is missing

Thanks Rod! I wasn't aware as my Mac/Safari shows the image there, but not on Firefox nor iPhone/Safari. I am posting it again here.

Here is one more weather related one, has 6 bits on each line!

Venezuela
1978
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Edited by tomonakaazu - 08/13/2022 06:41 am
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Posted 08/13/2022   06:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
MULTUM IN PARVO


??? ???
I am completely puzzled and hoping that you are not revealing your 40 years of secret here...
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Posted 08/13/2022   12:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Tomoko,
sorry, that was just Latin, it means "Much in Little" or, "A great deal in a small space."

I cannot read Latin, but often an English speaker can get the gist of the meaning.
We oft see Latin on our Coats of Arms.

Tomoko, here is a simple trick, using your computer to find just about anything
you do not understand.

Using your mouse, HIGHLIGHT what you do not understand (hold down left mouse button and drag) (turns blue) RIGHT click the highlight, and you are given the Google search
Takes a fraction of a second

Post back if you have problems
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Quote:
a simple trick

Wow!! Thank you Rod!!! Yes, it works and this is much much quicker than copy a word and paste to my desktop dictionary. As my laptop is dual language, some word opens English-Japanese dictionary as well. Aaaamazinggg!! My husband (English/Mac user) does not know this either, so we are now both benefitted by this "simple trick". I have been instructed by an IT wizard at work for years and years, but he didn't teach me this. I am soooooo glad to start writing on SCF, really.
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Posted 08/22/2022   08:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Today
150th Anniversry of Australia's Overland Telegraph.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08...ry/101359394

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Edited by rod222 - 08/22/2022 08:11 am
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Posted 08/23/2022   2:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, Rod! for this interesting article - and also here is the latest stamp issued for this anniversary.
https://australiapostcollectables.c...legraph.html Timely topic for this thread!! I read the "related articles" on the same page by Rod's link, about "Back to Mores Week"! And below is related to it, but it says "Telegraph Centenary", and the year doesn't match to the latest issue... Maybe it took 18 years to make the line across Australia, from 1854 to 1872?

Australia
1954 / Telegraph Centenary
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Posted 08/23/2022   3:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great link Tomoko ! Thank you.

Regarding the telegraph stamp
A Guess

I think that shews the telegraph line Australia West to East

Whereas the 2022 stamp is the 150th South to North

Hope I am not embarassingly incorrect
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Edited by rod222 - 08/23/2022 3:45 pm
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Posted 08/24/2022   03:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would support your guess, Rod.
Nations and Post offices are genius to create anniversaries anyway.
Another early one celebrating their development - earliest stamp featuring Morse key from my collection (so far).

Austria
1947 / Centenary of Telecommunication / design: H. Strohofer, engrave: H. T. Schimek
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The 1954 stamps celebrates the centenary of Australia's first telegraph line, erected between Melbourne and Williamstown (in Victoria).

"Australia's first telegraph line, sponsored by the Victorian Government, was erected between Melbourne and Williamstown in 1853 and 1854 by Samuel McGowan, a recently immigrated Canadian telegrapher. The line covered a distance of 17 kilometres (11 mi) and went into operation in March 1854, less than 10 years after the opening of the first public telegraph line (1 May 1844) in the world (linking Baltimore and Washington DC). "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histo...in_Australia

The 2022 stamp celebrates the 150th anniversary of completion of the Overland telegraph line between Adelaide and Darwin, on August 22nd 1872. An earlier 7c stamp was issued in 1972 to celebrate the centenary of completion of the Overland telegraph line.

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