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Comment: Re:They should mesure it in miles. (Score 1) 182

by pablo.cl (#41343303) Attached to: Astronomers Fix the Astronomical Unit

an object weighs 2.36x more on Jupiter than it does on Earth. The same object weighs 27x more on the Sun than it would on Earth. Its mass would be the same

I assume you'll be surprised that for many people, weigh means: to hold up or balance, as in the hand, in order to estimate the amount of mass;

Comment: Re:heresy (Score 1) 285

by pablo.cl (#40698763) Attached to: JavaScript For the Rest of Us
You are wrong. You can use French when programming. You want your variables and comments in French. But it's ridiculous to have your keywords also in French. It is debatable if it is a good idea to have libraries translated into another language. Here an example in PHP

$query = "SELECT ID, Parent, Nom FROM Animaux ORDER BY Nom ASC";
$result = mysql_query($query);

$categories = array();

while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
$categories[] = array(
'parent_id' => $row['Parent'],
'categorie_id' => $row['ID'],
'nom_categorie' => $row['Nom']
);

Comment: Re:Yes, but other than that, how did you like it? (Score 1) 453

by pablo.cl (#39812673) Attached to: Microsoft's Hotmail Challenge Backfires

In this case the second password needs more combinations to be cracked just because it's longer

That's the whole point of the comic, to calculate entropy. If passwords were fully random the short one has 72.1 bits of entropy and the long ones has 117.5. It doesn't matter that you can achieve 117.9 bits of entropy with only 18 characters and the wider character set. I think it is much easier to remember: "ihgfwljytcvkrpnfdakngtecj" than "jgEm,8(l]tT3FcVNw#".

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