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Comment Re:Soft sore porn vs a tome (Score 4, Insightful) 120

31 pages. Far from 200. It's practically ending before you realize it. If this is coming from an "eat-all-you-can" monthly subscription ebook store, I would guess more people would go for lighter works to get more out of their money. So the data they tell us is practically useless to predict what is really wanted in a book.

Comment Re:Please explain (Score 2, Informative) 87

A practical application of this is at http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/ (with a plugin for a few common AIM application, most usefully for pidgin née gaim).

This one has an implementation called the "Socialist Millionaires Problem", which sounds the same, although I recall it being used only to tell if two secret values are the same on both side, thus augmenting the key exchange protocol with man-in-the-middle detection capabilities, provided the parties has shared knowledge about something (and something reasonably private).

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