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Forum: Math 2020-05-28, 07:22
Replies: 31
Views: 2,359
Posted By retina
I don't have a library suggestion. But since it...

I don't have a library suggestion. But since it is the hash function as chosen by the gods at NIST I have just assumed it would be widely available. Sorry if that isn't so. There are certainly a...
Forum: Math 2020-05-28, 04:07
Replies: 31
Views: 2,359
Posted By retina
I would be more comfortable with a more commonly...

I would be more comfortable with a more commonly used hash. Like SHA3. That would make it more accessible. All hashes are fast anyway so saying that blake2 is fast isn't really an advantage IMO.
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Forum: Lounge 2020-05-26, 13:23
Replies: 893
Views: 29,724
Posted By retina
The usage of the word "designed" is misleading. ...

The usage of the word "designed" is misleading.

There are millions (?) of mutations occurring in viruses all the time. Many of those mutations either have no effect or render it inert. But...
Forum: CADO-NFS 2020-05-26, 08:15
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By retina
Pity it wasn't 4004BCE...

Pity it wasn't 4004BCE (https://www.wired.com/2010/10/1022creation-4004bc-ussher/)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-25, 12:25
Replies: 283
Views: 13,664
Posted By retina
If you don't want to be on the list just tell us. It's easy as 1, 2, phi, e, pi, rho, tau.

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage (https://themargins.substack.com/p/doordash-and-pizza-arbitrage)

In the comments:
Forum: Homework Help 2020-05-25, 10:58
Replies: 36
Views: 90,054
Posted By retina
Note that this is a fifteen year old thread.

Note that this is a fifteen year old thread.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-05-23, 11:41
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By retina
The first step is to post your number for...

The first step is to post your number for verification.

You won't get anything unless you show us your number is both large enough and is prime.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-21, 12:28
Replies: 3,882
Views: 228,001
Posted By retina
The final animation shows the corner cutting into...

The final animation shows the corner cutting into the road surface. So I don't think the ride will be as comfortable as they suggest.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-19, 11:22
Replies: 3,882
Views: 228,001
Posted By retina
He wants the country to be just a facade. It's...

He wants the country to be just a facade. It's only the look and feel that matters. What's inside doesn't matter.

That kind of charade can be held for a while, until the rotten core starts to eat...
Forum: PrimeNet 2020-05-19, 08:15
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By retina
Beyond reasonable doubt. Indeed. But...

Beyond reasonable doubt. Indeed.

But mathematicians aren't reasonable minded when it comes to proofs. There is no room for doubt.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-17, 12:26
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By retina
I must have missed something. What "damage" is...

I must have missed something. What "damage" is being done here?
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 10:52
Replies: 38
Views: 993
Posted By retina
Good. Finally someone is getting to some actual...

Good. Finally someone is getting to some actual specific reasons to upgrade.
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 09:50
Replies: 38
Views: 993
Posted By retina
That's great. But doesn't address the problem. It...

That's great. But doesn't address the problem. It is still a vague response. "There will be some bugs identified, and they will be fixed." No specific bugs mentioned at all. Vague.

No one has said...
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 08:32
Replies: 38
Views: 993
Posted By retina
I disagree with your conclusion. Yes we can...

I disagree with your conclusion. Yes we can review the source code. But no we can't spot the security problems. If it really was so easy to spot problems by checking the source code then we shouldn't...
Forum: Alberico Lepore 2020-05-17, 03:28
Replies: 23
Views: 2,362
Posted By retina
Good. We are getting somewhere. Now apply...

Good. We are getting somewhere.

Now apply this to a larger number, say 15 digits long. And report back how much "little bruteforce from -1 to ....." you needed to do.
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 03:20
Replies: 38
Views: 993
Posted By retina
So based upon the responses above. 1. We...

So based upon the responses above.

1. We upgrade our OS because of a vague promise that newer stuff is "more secure" than older stuff.

2. We upgrade our OS because of an application's new...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-17, 02:51
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By retina
If there is money to be made then they (whoever...

If there is money to be made then they (whoever "they" are) will do it.

So if you (the collective you) don't like it then don't pay for the crap they churn out. Just ignore it. Then it will soon...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-16, 13:52
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By retina
The water/liquid rendering is still awful, and...

The water/liquid rendering is still awful, and the camera movement isn't smooth.

Haha, I had to find something not good about it. :devil:
Forum: Alberico Lepore 2020-05-15, 16:11
Replies: 23
Views: 2,362
Posted By retina
There is no best solution. You're posting stuff...

There is no best solution. You're posting stuff that doesn't work on anything except your cherry picked values like 65 and 187.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-15, 16:01
Replies: 39
Views: 914
Posted By retina
If only it were really that easy. People still...

If only it were really that easy. People still believe these options actually work, but they don't.
Forum: Alberico Lepore 2020-05-15, 15:59
Replies: 23
Views: 2,362
Posted By retina
I gave it. I don't think any of the options you...

I gave it. I don't think any of the options you suggest will be better.
Forum: Alberico Lepore 2020-05-15, 15:25
Replies: 23
Views: 2,362
Posted By retina
No.

No.
Forum: Software 2020-05-15, 07:59
Replies: 38
Views: 993
Posted By retina
You are just describing a situation where the...

You are just describing a situation where the thing isn't working, or a portion of it isn't working. Then it needs some change.

So my questions still stand unanswered: So I wonder what is 20.04...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-15, 03:31
Replies: 39
Views: 914
Posted By retina
There is no knowing what it might do. With...

There is no knowing what it might do. With DNS-over-HTTPS capability you might never see the DNS requests.This sounds rather trite, but the only real advice is not to play the game at all. MS doesn't...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-14, 23:23
Replies: 39
Views: 914
Posted By retina
Telemetry was backported to W7 also, as a...

Telemetry was backported to W7 also, as a "security" update. So unless you have blocked all updates for the last three or four years then W7 users are also sending their private info to MS.
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