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Comment: Re:in my opinion this guy is like Jenny McCarthy (Score -1, Troll) 314

by Guy From V (#49497991) Attached to: Columbia University Doctors Ask For Dr. Mehmet Oz's Dismissal

I assume you are implying Jenny McCarthy is ignorant for not trusting the holy word of the state priests of the CDC bearing their eldritch sacramental vaccines and refusing to be cowed by the faithful masses' scornful cries of "heretic" and/or "feed them to the Sharkticons"?

Comment: Re:Redundant measures (Score 1) 191

If you suddenly are in the position where you'll need to be transceiving on the radio spectrum because of a government implemented blackout of cell service, I doubt that whether or not you passed the 35-question Technician multiple-choice test is going to mean jack shit to you if you have to break the law to do it...good buddy.

Comment: Problem of Entropy+Computers (Score 1) 159

by Guy From V (#49348897) Attached to: Many Password Strength Meters Are Downright Weak, Researchers Say

1) Computers are, by design, a tool to lessen entropy. Computers sail through an Internet of chaos and disorder like icebreakers leaving a trail of ordered, aligned wreckage in their wake.

2) Any program or method employed by a computer to evaluate the "entropic value" of a string in the end means absolutely nothing except that it correlates to other virtual "entropic values" of other strings like it using purely ordered, metered and aligned correspondences of information bits.

3) Computers interacting or evaluating entropy in any way lessens the True Entropy of a system (or password or system of passwords).

Allowing a computer to determine entropy nessesarilly reduces it and using such a limited symbolic representation like a keyboard will soon not contain enough variables to adequately retain enough entropy to withstand faster, cooler processors. One method I see for future "password" usage uses the old Ars Memoria or Art of Memory, which I think is somewhat touched upon in xkcd's "correcthorsebatterystaple" method.

In short, letting PCs choose what is random or not is the exact opposite of how true randomness works. We wouldn't trust a randomness engine without knowing how that engine generated the seed of entropy injected to cascade information complexity but knowing how it is done obliterates it's entropic value. In real short, I'm really stoned and I don't know what I'm talking about anymore and this post is too long and boring...I'm hungry dammit.

Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.