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Comment: Re:It was on the rise... (Score 0) 125

by Festeron (#46048595) Attached to: New Supernova Seen In Nearby Galaxy M82
<quote><p>On the other hand, we now know the complete value of Pi to enough digits that we can encircle the entire Universe and be accurate to the NANOSECOND. How accurate is enough?</p></quote>

You probably mean nanometre here. Nevertheless, I remember an Asimov essay saying that given the radius and even just a few dozen digits of pi, we could calculate the circumference of the universe to a small fraction of an electron. I think he said 70 digits would do.

Comment: Re:Why is EC more secure than RSA? (Score 1) 366

by Festeron (#44832227) Attached to: Are the NIST Standard Elliptic Curves Back-doored?
I don't think your keyboard is connected correctly.

Honestly, it's hard to take you seriously - even if what you say is correct and pertinent - when you consistently misspell simple words. It's "lengTH", which ends in a "TH" sound as in "THis" or "THat", not an "HT" sound as in "unenligHTened". Not to mention "yields", "remember", "numbers", "though", and "polynomially" [although I just did].

Sheesh.
 

Comment: Seasonal Wallpaper Solution? (Score -1, Flamebait) 418

by Festeron (#43096331) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Best To Set Up a Parent's PC?
You've endured mockery because of this requirement, but here's what I use: http://www.wallpaperdownloader.com/ is a free utility that downloads daily Bing images and rotates them as wallpaper. Come the holidays they will show up as wallpapers also. It's completely automatic, and you can choose to keep the images to build up a nice collection of pretty pictures, as I have.

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