Monthly Archives: January 2010

Geeky comic

Found another geeky comic called Abstruse Goose. Bad drawing, mathy, geeky, subversive not unlike xkcd. How to not like one who likes Abba and Star Wars? Saw this via Juan de Mairena.

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linux to windows

Every now and then I bump into some obstacles that made me glad that I spent the first two years of my undergraduate days in the now defunct computational science program, learning programming on linux machines. Add to that some … Continue reading

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RSA 768 factored!

Announcement here https://documents.epfl.ch/users/l/le/lenstra/public/papers/rsa768.txt. It was done on 12 Dec 2009 using NFS. If you visit the webpage of Laboratory for Crytologic Algorithms, part of the team that accomplished this feat, you’ll see that they actually test algorithms on a PS3 … Continue reading

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