Monthly Archives: May 2011

private key punchlines

Has anybody written about humor as a sign of a successful encryption strategy? I think that a good joke might be a lot like a sweet encryption, and I’d like to explore this notion: The sweet spot of jokes is … Continue reading

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Twitterlog for the week of 2011-05-08

BLOG. In which I complain about Baekdal's passphrase suggestions and draw some connections between LM and crypto http://wp.me/p1uO6s-B # OMG a spectacular eggcorn lode: http://shitmystudentswrite.tumblr.com/ (via @Iron_Spike) #also #iweepforouryouth #curmudgeon # Welcome to @docfreeride, my 500th follower, who probably doesn't … Continue reading

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broadsheets from the empirical underground

I’ve been corresponding with Zoltán Varjú, an enthusiastic proponent of what he describes as “rationalist” linguistics, and Melody Dye, who I would describe as a strongly “empirical” linguist — or rather, psychologist of language.  Also chiming in on that conversation … Continue reading

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sentence fragments will not save us

Thomas Baekdal’s post on using passphrases (from 2007) came up again two weeks back. In that post, Baekdal maintained the following thesis (I paraphrase): Passphrases are better than passwords, because they are easier to remember and (because they are longer) … Continue reading

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Twitterlog for the week of 2011-05-01

What Inception *should* have been & what Dark Knight *could* have been, but it's only in the mind of a mad fan: http://youtu.be/6RppxhOdby4 #

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