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  • Re: Secure webmail

    [quote user="Planar"]That's fine for symmetric crypto, but to make a good public/private key pair you need a lot of entropy. Your 128-byte example only provides 1024 bits, which is not considered secure these days. You'd need at least 2000 bits to be reasonably secure. Good luck getting that much entropy from a user-generated ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by dtech on 04-17-2014
  • Re: ALEX

    Does anyone know who this guy is? Not that I'm complaining, he is about as hilarious as specateswamp
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by dtech on 04-09-2014
  • Re: unstructured optimization

    [quote user="dtech"]Solution: write a benchmark demonstrating both "optimization" steps and see if they actually do anything.[/quote] here you go. Note: It's been years since I last touched C and I never had any real experience with it. In the few runs I did the differences were in the milliseconds (with 1 millions ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by dtech on 04-03-2014
  • Re: unstructured optimization

    Solution: write a benchmark demonstrating both "optimization" steps and see if they actually do anything.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by dtech on 04-03-2014
  • Re: O(n) logging?

    [quote user="Ben L."]Since you said the file took 0.5 to 1 second to show each log message when it was 6MB, and nearly 0 seconds to show each log message when it started empty, let's do some science. It could be O(n), but since you hadn't noticed it before, it could be something more like O(n2) or O(2n), or even O(n!n-k) if they ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by dtech on 02-28-2014
  • Re: I sense a mouse

    [quote user="Lorne Kates"]How did this get into the wild? How? HOW?  HOW? GIANT RED COMIC-SANS HOW THAT I AM TOO LAZY TO CHANGE THE HTML FOR?!??!?!?[/quote] FTFY. I can't believe that after 25 replies no-one took this most-important task up on himself
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by dtech on 02-25-2014
  • Re: Your AVG Protection.

    [quote user="DaveK"]I stopped using it because it turned to the dark side, i.e. became a constantly-self-advertising attention-seeking marketspeak-spewing bloated monster, like Norton or McAfee.[/quote] At least you don't have to pay 50/year to receive these advertisements. Is there a better free antivirus? Last I checked (1 ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by dtech on 02-25-2014
  • Re: Really folks?

    [quote user="Zylon"]The problem with Excel is that apparently, at the very core of its being, it was created with the notion that nobody would ever, EVER want to look at two unrelated spreadsheets at the same time. Hence why it can't manage the seemingly trivial task of having multiple windows active at the same time. Open two Excel ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by dtech on 02-19-2014
  • Re: Really folks?

    [quote user="blakeyrat"]It'd break VBA. Excel will NEVER introduce a change or fix that'll break VBA. Because something like 60% of the world's economy is reliant on VBA scripts embedded in Excel sheets and if they stopped working for any reason the shit would hit the fan. I'm barely ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by dtech on 02-18-2014
  • Re: Minor Windows WTFs

    [quote user="El_Heffe"]32 bit Windows puts DLLs in \Windows\system32. When Microsoft created 64 bit Windows they automatically (and correctly) assumed that there were lots of stupid, incompetent programmers who had hard-coded their programs to use \Windows\System32 (instead of using %SYSTEM% or whatever the correct system variable is) ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by dtech on 02-11-2014
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