March 29, 2006 2:28 AM   Subscribe

Enigma machine + eBay = Nerdgasm
posted by loquacious (22 comments total)

bah, its only a 3-rotor.

Also, is MeFi really for advertising EBay auctions?
posted by b1tr0t at 2:42 AM on March 29, 2006

You got something against paying for pr0n?
posted by loquacious at 2:45 AM on March 29, 2006

I don't get the NSFWity. Shame, really.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:12 AM on March 29, 2006

No, it isn't anything.
posted by cillit bang at 3:25 AM on March 29, 2006

You know who else had Enigma?
- Hitler!
posted by lenny70 at 4:09 AM on March 29, 2006

If you look closely at the photos of the interior, you'll see a riddle wrapped in a mystery.

But it's the Smegma machine that's not safe for work.
posted by pracowity at 4:36 AM on March 29, 2006

....representing Deutschland... ja!
posted by bubblesonx at 5:16 AM on March 29, 2006

Is there a site for finding girls that dig this sort of decoration?
posted by VulcanMike at 5:34 AM on March 29, 2006

I haven't heard the term "nerdgasm" before. I am amused.
posted by ob at 7:01 AM on March 29, 2006


Now where did I put that spare $14K ??
posted by mystyk at 7:39 AM on March 29, 2006

this is amazing.
I'm not evena crypto buff or a wwii buff, but if I were independently wealthy I'd STILL buy this.
posted by shmegegge at 7:55 AM on March 29, 2006

cool post, thanks

I swear to God I had read Enigma machine + eBay = Erdogan

you know, the Turkish Prime Minister

posted by matteo at 9:04 AM on March 29, 2006

I saw this linked off of another site yesterday... and I wondered how hard it would be to manufacture a reasonable facsimile.. those clever former soviets, they'll do anything for a little hard currency.
posted by crunchland at 10:00 AM on March 29, 2006

drtssaftl? A, rtu rwy, rtovunr ity wassrtocs orwccza.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 10:36 AM on March 29, 2006

That nerd link is pretty cool. I hadn't seen that before.
posted by OmieWise at 10:55 AM on March 29, 2006

Oh...total nerdgasm here. Were I wealthy, this would be mine. My precious....
posted by dejah420 at 11:53 AM on March 29, 2006

Or get a Replica Kit.

And for the Starving Students.
posted by b1tr0t at 12:06 PM on March 29, 2006

Condition: Used

Bah. Screw that.
posted by brundlefly at 12:08 PM on March 29, 2006

Wow. Just... wow...

When I was in grade school, I wrote a story for my composition class about finding a lost Enigma machine at the bottom of the ocean. It was the sort of sci-fi adventure story you'd expect from an adolescent boy, complete with a hidden cabal of Nazis, bent on reconstructing the Third Reich. I think I fought them off with a laser gun.

Had I known that one day I'd be able to get one on Ebay... well, I just don't know if it would have been as inspiring.

Great post.
posted by rush at 12:20 PM on March 29, 2006

Neal Stephenson, is that you?
posted by OmieWise at 12:23 PM on March 29, 2006

see also, curta calculators, ala.
posted by crunchland at 12:50 PM on March 29, 2006

So when will eBay remove it for violating its offensive material policy?

Examples of items that will generally be removed:
Items that bear symbols of the Nazis, the SS, or the KKK, including authentic German WWII memorabilia that bear such marks

I know eBay probably won't remove it—and I hope they don't—but their policy is still stupid.
posted by armage at 2:15 PM on March 29, 2006

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