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scramble

Brit a motorcycle rally in which competitors race across rough open ground

scramble

[′skram·bəl]
(aerospace engineering)
To take off as quickly as possible (usually followed by course and altitude instructions).
(communications)
To mix, in cryptography, in random or quasi-random fashion.

scramble

i. To encrypt any plain-language message during the transmission process so as to make it unintelligible to a third party.
ii. The whole action involved in getting interceptors into the air in the shortest time possible, sometimes without adequate warm-up. For an air defense mission, aircraft ordered to scramble are given the initial vector; the course to roll out and the height to climb to are also indicated in the scramble call and follow the word scramble (e.g., “Mission 70 scramble, scramble, initial vector 070°, angels 10”). Angels 10 means 10,000 ft altitude.

scramble

To make data indecipherable. The term stems from the early days of cryptography, which camouflaged analog transmissions by combining them with secret frequency patterns. Restoring the original frequencies is called "descrambling." Today, cryptography is mostly digital, and the 0 and 1 bits of digital data are rearranged into a different sequence. See cryptography.
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The MoD said an RAF quick reaction alert Typhoon fighter aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth, with an RAF Voyager from RAF Brize Norton, to monitor two Russian Bear maritime patrol aircraft approaching UK airspace.
We were scrambled to intercept a Russian TU-142 aircraft, routing west close to Estonian airspace.
The scrambled conditions operated as controls to compare brain activity when scrambled stimuli were presented with activity when real-face and face-pareidolia (Fig.1) stimuli were shown.
The original image is read pixel by pixel, row by row and each pixel will assume a new position in the scrambled image.
And Luke Selby, chef at the much-lauded Hide restaurant in London, agreed: "Putting milk in your scrambled eggs is a cardinal sin!
The defense ministry-linked Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper reported that Russian jets were scrambled at one point to chase a foreign plane away.
The Planet Bakery & Cafe in Hoora has renamed its egg bread the 'Scrambled Bun' following reader Chloe Gould's suggestion in a fun competition highlighted in print, online and on social media last week.
complexity algorithm in [11], only a portion of the pixels in the non-square plain image are scrambled by 2D-SLMM in this paper.
There are many ways to cook it, across cultures - poached, boiled, sunny-side up and or in this case, scrambled. The meal keeps us energised throughout the day, and that being said, it has to be a heavy meal.
Keep in mind that the healthiest way to prepare your morning egg is by hard-boiling, poaching, or scrambling it (if you're having scrambled eggs, add some mixed frozen vegetables or spinach).
A photo, uploaded on Friday, showed the former presidential candidate cooking scrambled eggs and wearing his 'pambahay,' seeming to have just gotten out of bed.