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Comment Re:Nukes (Score 1) 247

And what was the actual impact of most of those? Even the dreaded Three Mile Island didn't expose most people to more than a chest x-ray's worth of radiation. And how many of these accidents were caused by old reactor designs that have no relevance to modern reactors?

Comment Re:One time pad (Score 1) 128

The problem is that your OTP needs to be random and text is far from random. A lot of things are known about the data in text, such as the range of possible byte values and the frequency with which different characters are used. These sorts of problems will make your encrypted text extremely vulnerable to statistical analysis.

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