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Michael Ovies
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A fascinating read on a current cryptographic standard.

An elliptic curve cryptosystem can be defined by picking a prime number as a maximum, a curve equation, and a public point on the curve. A private key is a number priv, and a public key is the public point dotted with itself priv times.
Everything you wanted to know about the next generation of public key crypto.
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So priv times is the manner we dhouls look at
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Electric guitar protip
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That's how I made mine 
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This is wildly esoteric, but worth a read for any fresh programmers out there; especially those operating within the .NET framework.
What is Separation of Concerns? Development today is not what it used to be. Applications are often far too large for any one person to maintain. Most large applications now require fairly large development teams just to keep them running. As these shops and the applications they develop get ...
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Oh. Burn.

This is obviously a rather profound escalation of their attacks on the news-gathering process and journalism. It's bad enough to prosecute and imprison sources. It's worse still to imprison journalists who report the truth. But to start detaining the family members and loved ones of journalists is simply despotic. Even the Mafia had ethical rules against targeting the family members of people they feel threatened by. But the UK puppets and their owners in the US national security state obviously are unconstrained by even those minimal scruples.
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Fucking unreal. What the hell goes through these peoples minds. Hurpaderpderp cuuuuuufffs.
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We're so fucked.

But without disclosing details, he suggested that the order he received more recently was markedly different, requiring him to cooperate in broadly based surveillance that would scoop up information about all the users of his service. He likened the demands to a requirement to install a tap on his telephone.
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It's crazy we can capture an image like this.

In the Cassini images Earth and the moon appear as mere dots -- Earth a pale blue and the moon a stark white, visible between Saturn's rings. It was the first time Cassini's highest-resolution camera captured Earth and its moon as two distinct objects.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/whycassini/cassini20130722.html#.Uf73Q2SY6G9
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Yes, anger at massive bonuses paid out for colossal fuck ups is totally akin to brutal, violent scare tactics aimed towards oppressed minorities. Totally.

The uproar over bonuses “was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitch forks and their hangman nooses, and all that–sort of like what we did in the Deep South [decades ago]. And I think it was just as bad and just as wrong.
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Imagine if they bugged hangouts. Google's too smrt for that though.

In the summer of 2012, NSA experts succeeded in getting into the U.N. video conferencing system and cracking its coding system, according one of the documents cited by Der Spiegel.

"The data traffic gives us internal video teleconferences of the United Nations (yay!)," Der Spiegel quoted one document as saying, adding that within three weeks the number of decoded communications rose to 458 from 12.
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I don't worry aBout whether they're listening, I just intrOduce enough aMbiguous threats in all my messages that they don't Bother tryIng to figure out my sheNanigans.  All You have tO do is make sUre you'Re Being carefUl To disguise your messages in a way thaT they make sense.
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Snowden spent over a month waiting in limbo in a Moscow airport, trying to figure out what countries would grant him asylum and how he could get there. The intelligence community looked at him like this the whole time:

Yeah, that sounds about right,
http://www.buzzfeed.com/bennyjohnson/the-nsa-scandal-as-told-by-the-big-lebowski
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+Michael Silk He's in Russia.
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I can't get enough of this meme.
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It's my favorite meme right now. Though I just saw a happy Ramsey one yesterday. 
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Yo dawg, I heard you like secrecy...

America’s surveillance programs are secret, as are the court proceedings that enable them and the legal rationales that justify them; informed dissents, like those by Levison or Senator Ron Wyden, must be kept secret. The reasons for all this secrecy are also secret. That some of the secrets are out has not deterred the Obama Administration from prosecuting leakers under the Espionage Act for disclosure of classified information. Call it meta-secrecy.
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But the chocolate rations have been increased...
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I find this app far more amusing than I should.
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Great
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