> Actually, I don't think the Ubuntu SSL error was that bad.
> I very much doubt if anyone broke anybody's code.
> As far as I can see, most System Administrators suffer from paranoia.
> I'm amazed at the number of people who are convinced they have
> something of supreme value on the hard disk of their laptop.
>> "Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice;
> nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity."
> Lord Acton
Well, there I was all set to continue picking pedantic holes in the
various posts to this thread and you had to go and ruin it.
Hidden variable interpretation, "cosmic rays ate my Poisson
distribution", Fourier transforms of functions which don't meet the
Dirichlet conditions, scholastic arguments about whether von Neumann
could take Knuth in a fight... there were a lot of minor mistakes
which I could blow out of all proportion. I was really looking forward
to a good few one-sided rants.
I had Luby's "Pseudorandomness with Cryptographic Applications", lined
up right beside Bell's "Speakables and Unspeakables in Quantum
Mechanics" and had settled in for a weekend of unimpeachably
self-righteous trolling. And now it's ruined.You spoilsport. You're
worse than that guy who brought out his copy of Schneier and tried to
bring the thread to a close by talking sense.
This 1337 Lord Acton guy is the obviously new h4x0r king. I mean
seriously, when you think about it, who actually breaks into computers
any more? That's, like, so 1980s. The information just leaks out of
it's own accord these days, mutated into little leggy things by
incessant stochastic plumbing noises.
Please don't tell my boss any of this, OK? He likes to think his datas
are important for some reason and so I keep pretending our codes are
strengthful and potent.
"They are like rhinos, man, frickin giant frickin rhinos" i says, "not
endangered at all, dude"
You know what, screw you computer nerds. I'm going to drink overpriced
wine and go dancing with ladies of questionable character instead.You
will read all about it in the Register tomorrow.
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