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> "America’s leading code-breaker", thanks for the giggles, babe!
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post Sun 25th April 2010, 9:23pm
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Stumbled across Elonka's old Memestreams blog today. Recently updated, after months of drifting rudderless.

Apparently no one saw the December 29, 2009 entry, with its link to a PRWeb press release.

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Elonka Dunin, America’s leading code-breaker, who “appeared” in The Lost Symbol as Nola Kaye, teases readers with a puzzle that helps drive the plot: "Is the secret to the infamous and as-yet-unsolved Kryptos sculpture at the CIA truly 'buried out there somewhere'?"

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She has been editing WP regularly this year, though not with the manic style of past years. Currently on break for a few weeks.

I'm wondering if Simutronics finally ditched her or not?......given that they nearly went under last year...... dry.gif
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post Sun 25th April 2010, 9:53pm
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 25th April 2010, 9:23pm) *

Stumbled across Elonka's old Memestreams blog today. Recently updated, after months of drifting rudderless.

Apparently no one saw the December 29, 2009 entry, with its link to a PRWeb press release.

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Elonka Dunin, America’s leading code-breaker, who “appeared” in The Lost Symbol as Nola Kaye, teases readers with a puzzle that helps drive the plot: "Is the secret to the infamous and as-yet-unsolved Kryptos sculpture at the CIA truly 'buried out there somewhere'?"

biggrin.gif yecch.gif

She has been editing WP regularly this year, though not with the manic style of past years. Currently on break for a few weeks.

I'm wondering if Simutronics finally ditched her or not?......given that they nearly went under last year...... dry.gif


Waitaminute, she's saying that she was the inspiration behind a Dan Brown character? blink.gif
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post Sun 25th April 2010, 10:59pm
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QUOTE(BelovedFox @ Sun 25th April 2010, 9:53pm) *

Waitaminute, she's saying that she was the inspiration behind a Dan Brown character? blink.gif


I like Elonka but there is a great joke to be had here:

Does it really surprise you that she would inspire a smelly turd like that? (I hate Dan Brown smile.gif )
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post Sun 25th April 2010, 11:57pm
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QUOTE(Ottava @ Sun 25th April 2010, 5:59pm) *
Does it really surprise you that she would inspire a smelly turd like that? (I hate Dan Brown smile.gif )
Didn't realize you were Catholic.
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post Mon 26th April 2010, 12:02am
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QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Sun 25th April 2010, 11:57pm) *

QUOTE(Ottava @ Sun 25th April 2010, 5:59pm) *
Does it really surprise you that she would inspire a smelly turd like that? (I hate Dan Brown smile.gif )
Didn't realize you were Catholic.


Lolwut? Where were you during mid to the end of 2008?
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post Mon 26th April 2010, 12:46am
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QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Sun 25th April 2010, 11:57pm) *

QUOTE(Ottava @ Sun 25th April 2010, 5:59pm) *
Does it really surprise you that she would inspire a smelly turd like that? (I hate Dan Brown smile.gif )
Didn't realize you were Catholic.


Well, I hate Dan Brown and I'm... okay, well I'm also Catholic, but it has more to do with the indulgent characterizations and the fact that most of his plots are the exact same with different character names.

I really don't get all this "Papist" business. There happen to be free-thinking people this side of the fence, too dry.gif
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post Mon 26th April 2010, 1:16am
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QUOTE(BelovedFox @ Mon 26th April 2010, 12:46am) *

QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Sun 25th April 2010, 11:57pm) *

QUOTE(Ottava @ Sun 25th April 2010, 5:59pm) *
Does it really surprise you that she would inspire a smelly turd like that? (I hate Dan Brown smile.gif )
Didn't realize you were Catholic.


Well, I hate Dan Brown and I'm... okay, well I'm also Catholic, but it has more to do with the indulgent characterizations and the fact that most of his plots are the exact same with different character names.

I really don't get all this "Papist" business. There happen to be free-thinking people this side of the fence, too dry.gif

I'm a not-a-Catholic. His books are credulous crap, poorly written, with cardboard characters.
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post Mon 26th April 2010, 1:53am
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QUOTE(Zoloft @ Sun 25th April 2010, 6:16pm) *

QUOTE(BelovedFox @ Mon 26th April 2010, 12:46am) *

QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Sun 25th April 2010, 11:57pm) *

QUOTE(Ottava @ Sun 25th April 2010, 5:59pm) *
Does it really surprise you that she would inspire a smelly turd like that? (I hate Dan Brown smile.gif )
Didn't realize you were Catholic.


Well, I hate Dan Brown and I'm... okay, well I'm also Catholic, but it has more to do with the indulgent characterizations and the fact that most of his plots are the exact same with different character names.

I really don't get all this "Papist" business. There happen to be free-thinking people this side of the fence, too dry.gif

I'm a not-a-Catholic. His books are credulous crap, poorly written, with cardboard characters.

I haven't read him. Are they actually pop-up books? Or are you being, like, metaphorical?
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post Mon 26th April 2010, 1:55am
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QUOTE(Zoloft @ Sun 25th April 2010, 6:16pm) *
His books are credulous crap, poorly written, with cardboard characters.

You could say that about most of the paperbacks in any drugstore.
Writing bad page-turners is a business decision. Besides, Brown correctly
gauged the anti-Vatican paranoid tendencies of Americans.

Now, will someone please tell me if Simutronics is still in business or not?
And why is the WP article still there? Would any admins care to go and
AFD it? After all, it's easy to prove that Elonka violated COI policies repeatedly.....

And don't forget her "anti-sock"..... evilgrin.gif

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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Mon 26th April 2010, 1:55am) *

QUOTE(Zoloft @ Sun 25th April 2010, 6:16pm) *
His books are credulous crap, poorly written, with cardboard characters.

You could say that about most of the paperbacks in any drugstore.
Writing bad page-turners is a business decision. <snip>

I would agree, except that a lot of the top-selling mystery authors are quite good.

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post Mon 26th April 2010, 2:49am
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QUOTE(Ottava @ Sun 25th April 2010, 7:02pm) *
Lolwut? Where were you during mid to the end of 2008?
You tend not to say anything worth reading. I'm more bored now than I was then, so I'm more likely to read your garbage. Back then I just didn't have time for you.
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QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Mon 26th April 2010, 2:49am) *

QUOTE(Ottava @ Sun 25th April 2010, 7:02pm) *
Lolwut? Where were you during mid to the end of 2008?
You tend not to say anything worth reading. I'm more bored now than I was then, so I'm more likely to read your garbage. Back then I just didn't have time for you.


You were long past anything relevant before I came around, so, I think the feeling is quite mutual. smile.gif
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QUOTE(BelovedFox @ Sun 25th April 2010, 8:46pm) *
Most of his plots are the exact same with different character names.

I've noticed the same thing with most of the recurring conflicts on WP. The basic plot is one of playing out dysfunctional relationships featuring mutual contempt.
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 25th April 2010, 10:23pm) *

Elonka

This is one of the best and most rapid examples of thread topic drift I've ever seen. Congratulations to all involved. applause.gif

Of course, if there's a WP:RS to support Elonka's claims, she's highly notable and we should start a WP article on her at once. biggrin.gif
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Of course, if there's a WP:RS to support Elonka's claims, she's highly notable and we should start a WP article on her at once. biggrin.gif

Elonka Dunin (T-H-L-K-D)
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QUOTE(MookieZ @ Mon 26th April 2010, 2:19pm) *

QUOTE(Gruntled @ Mon 26th April 2010, 7:36am) *

Of course, if there's a WP:RS to support Elonka's claims, she's highly notable and we should start a WP article on her at once. biggrin.gif

Elonka Dunin (T-H-L-K-D)


That second pic is kinda hot. Definitely a keep.
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QUOTE(Ottava @ Mon 26th April 2010, 9:13am) *

QUOTE(MookieZ @ Mon 26th April 2010, 2:19pm) *

QUOTE(Gruntled @ Mon 26th April 2010, 7:36am) *

Of course, if there's a WP:RS to support Elonka's claims, she's highly notable and we should start a WP article on her at once. biggrin.gif

Elonka Dunin (T-H-L-K-D)


That second pic is kinda hot. Definitely a keep.

Yeah, gimme that decodetage. wink.gif
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QUOTE(MookieZ @ Mon 26th April 2010, 2:19pm) *

QUOTE(Gruntled @ Mon 26th April 2010, 7:36am) *

Of course, if there's a WP:RS to support Elonka's claims, she's highly notable and we should start a WP article on her at once. biggrin.gif

Elonka Dunin (T-H-L-K-D)


Elonka likes to make sure her and her family are well-represented on wikipedia. Her Elonka account created articles on at least 4 of her relatives, Rodryg Dunin, Antoni Dunin, Ron Dunin and Stanley Dunin. She also created the disambiguation pages for Elonka and Dunin surname.

Elonka is a founding member and current chairperson of the IGDA's Online Games SIG. One of her alternate accounts, IGDA (T-C-L-K-R-D) , created the article on Piotr Dunin, and also edited Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski, Dunin (surname) and Elonka Dunin. That account was blocked because it was a "Spamusername".
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QUOTE(tarantino @ Mon 26th April 2010, 3:34pm) *

QUOTE(MookieZ @ Mon 26th April 2010, 2:19pm) *

QUOTE(Gruntled @ Mon 26th April 2010, 7:36am) *

Of course, if there's a WP:RS to support Elonka's claims, she's highly notable and we should start a WP article on her at once. biggrin.gif


Elonka Dunin (T-H-L-K-D)


Elonka likes to make sure her and her family are well-represented on wikipedia. Her Elonka account created articles on at least 4 of her relatives, Rodryg Dunin, Antoni Dunin, Ron Dunin and Stanley Dunin. She also created the disambiguation pages for Elonka and Dunin surname.

Elonka is a founding member and current chairperson of the IGDA's Online Games SIG. One of her alternate accounts, IGDA (T-C-L-K-R-D) , created the article on Piotr Dunin, and also edited Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski, Dunin (surname) and Elonka Dunin. That account was blocked because it was a "Spamusername".


Well, at least now we know what code she breaks most.

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QUOTE(Jon Awbrey @ Mon 26th April 2010, 7:46pm) *

Well, at least now we know what code she breaks most.

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That isn't really a "code" as a "tool", i.e. CoI is easy to use when you have an enemy you want to destroy, but obvious ones like William M Connelly pretty much dominated for a very long time. I, personally, have no problem with someone with a conflict as long as they are abiding by the other rules, as having strong reliable sources and put up in a neutral manner without any original research tends to be solid. However, CoI is an indicator that someone might not follow the other rules. But plenty of people without a CoI ignore the other rules.
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