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berliner
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The day JFK did NOT call himself a jam doughnut

 

On the (in)significance of the indefinite article Earlier this month, on 9 November, Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary…

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Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…

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Cryptology: the art and science of keeping words secure

 

As a cryptologist (alternatively cryptographer), what greater important responsibility could I possibly bear than that of…