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Comment Reading Comprehension Sucks (Score 3, Informative) 265

The OP wrote, "I'd think with all the Oompa Loompas at the Chocolate Factory that they could do a better job rejecting the obvious spam emails. If they did it would make checking for the occasional false positives in my spam folder a teeny bit easier." In other words, he's saying that he wants Google to reject the mail before it gets to his spam folder. He's not complaining about the efficacy of their spam filters, but is instead suggesting that Google should find a way to reject it before it even hits his spam folder.

Comment Re:SSL? (Score 2) 324

It's a quibble, but I'm pretty sure it's symmetric. You use DH to establish a shared secret (the same on both sides). The only assymetric part of ssl is the certificates that are used to prevent man in the middle... I'd hardly call X509 ssl, just a necessary evil (or is it, seems dead).

Comment Re:software repository (Score 1) 138

amen. Every time I use my windows machine a bunch of separate shitty updaters pops up a window about a new version. Man I wish I could go to windows update and update all my software in the background. I'm surprised Microsoft hasn't picked up on the repo thing yet. It's better for everyone.

Comment Re:Google announced this (Score 1) 233

A key is usually an integer, or a prime integer in some manifold or group. Asymmetric crypto depends on problems being easy one way and "hard" to reverse. elliptic curves are thought to be "harder" than the usual prime factoring. So yeah. It's how you use the bits. It takes a lot smaller number to provide a sufficiently ambiguous (in the reverse) operation.