Hi there! : ) I posted this a while ago on a Norwegian forum, but didn't get far and gave it up. Now, however, there's a new school year closing up on me and I figured I might as well try and complete what I've started, so I went here - to a way more active forum.
On to the topic: I've set myself a goal - a goal for which to accomplish, I need to be an almost straight A student. I can do math, physics, chemistry etc. fine, but when it comes to history, social sciences etc. I might as well spend my time smoking to kill myself with cancer rather than actually reading, because I never do good enough on those tests.
Last spring, however, I read a book on cryptography. It was an amazing book, and furthermore it gave me what may be (provided I get it to work) THE most excellent idea I've ever had! I discovered that letters very efficiently can be converted to numbers and vice versa by hand, so I figured: If I can find a way to efficiently compress a long string of numbers (or even better, the letters themselves) I would be able to bring a "note" to tests without actually cheating!
So does anyone know how this can be done? Discuss!