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Comment: Re:Bah (Score 2, Informative) 201

by LoneWolf (#45844571) Attached to: Dual_EC_DRBG Backdoor: a Proof of Concept

That "stolen credentials" story seems to be widely circulated but not much anchored in evidence. In fact, probably was originated from some NSA insider to discredit Snowden. A more detailed report to what happened comes from an article from Ars Technica. A very good read, by the way:

The National Security Agency’s oversharing problem
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/12/the-national-security-agencys-oversharing-problem/

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R In a Nutshell 91

Posted by samzenpus
from the read-all-about-it dept.
joel.neely writes "R is a statistical computing environment that is fully-compliant with state-of-the-art buzzwords: free, open-source, cross-platform, interactive, graphics, objects, closures, higher-order functions, and more. It is supported by an impressive collection of user-supplied modules through CRAN, the 'Comprehensive R Archive Network.' And now it has its own O'Reilly Nutshell book, R in a Nutshell, written by Joseph Adler. I am pleased to report that Adler has risen to the challenge of the highly-regarded 'Nutshell' franchise. As is traditional for the series, this title mixes introduction, tutorial, and reference material in a style that is well suited to a reader who already has a background in programming, but is a new or occasional user of R." Read on for the rest of Joel's review.

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