Court Ruling Code Decrypted

The Smith Code has been cracked! It came out this week that the judge in the plagiarism case against Dan Brown and his Da Vinci Code had encrypted a code of his own in his ruling. A London lawyer figured out that High Court Justice Peter Smith had used a mathematical progression found in the novel to embed the name of the British Admiral. The judge — obviously — is a navy buff.

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The Smith Code has been cracked! It came out this week that the judge in the plagiarism case against Dan Brown and The DaVinci Code had encrypted a code of his own in his ruling. A London lawyer figured out that High Court Justice Peter Smith had used a mathematical progression found in the novel to embed the name of a British Admiral who came up with the giant battleship. The judge obviously is a navy buff.

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