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Comment: Re:They will break all the encryption (Score 1) 53

by TheTrueScotsman (#45443551) Attached to: Experts Hail Quantum Computer Memory Stability Breakthrough
Symmetric (shared-key) algorithms do have vulnerabilities to quantum computing: Grover's algorithm allows a brute-force search to be performed in square-root time of the key size (i.e. 256-bits -> 128-bits, 128-bits -> 64-bits). This isn't a big problem as long as you're using at least 256-bits.

Comment: Re:No. What's up with these PC video screens? (Score 1) 342

by TheTrueScotsman (#41378881) Attached to: Hardware Is Dead — At Least Most Expensive Hardware Is

There are loads of 1920x1200 monitors available. Looking at my local hardware shop's page, there about 30 different models with both TN and IPS screens from the usual suspects (Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, NEC, Samsung, etc).

I prefer that extra bit of height and use a 2560x1440 27-inch Dell.

Comment: Re:useless aspect ratio (Score 2) 341

by TheTrueScotsman (#41094345) Attached to: Sources Say ITU Has Approved Ultra-High Definition TV Standard

I don't agree. As long as you have sufficient vertical resolution (1080 isn't enough, 1200 is ok, 1440 is great for me at the moment), then horizontal resolution is fine at either 16:9 or 16:10. In fact, at (say) 1200 vertical, 16:9 would give you a more useful monitor (won't ever exist, of course).

1920x1080 is, of course, an abomination for work and I think this is where the hatred of 16:9 comes from. Whereas 2560x1440 looks great from where I'm sitting.

The world is not octal despite DEC.

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