August 27th, 2006

Neko (lofulah)

SHA1 hash function "considered as cracked in principle"

Essentially, they can now create different messages where at least one portion (a quarter... I think) can be freely selected. Previously, both were complete gibberish.

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Neko (lofulah)

Focus on the Family

Via porsupah, and uh... just gonna quote what he said, 'cause I'm in the middle of something else and lazy.

Want free stuff, at the expense of a major gay-bashing organisation? Look here for a healthy source of pocket money. ^_^ (Amongst other items offered is The Chronicles of Narnia on DVD)

Yeah, I kinda felt bad at first, but then wandered over to their homosexuality section. And was not happy. I'm getting a Narnia DVD.

Other than that, there's a lot of Veggie Tales, Adventures In Odyssey... :: shrugs::

But yeah... Homosexuality:
...A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality
...Coming Out of Homosexuality: New Freedom for Men & Women
...Helping People Step Out of Homosexuality
...Teaching Captivity? (Homosexuality is a lifestyle of imprisonment. In public schools, kids are being taught that it's normal. Here's what you can do to keep them free! )
Neko (lofulah)

Ya know....

...The level of my carelessness scares me.

I don't know why, or what's wrong. Maybe I'm too used to being allowed to make mistakes, as a compiler will check my work after I'm done, but... that doesn't help at all when it comes to doing absurdly simple math problems.

I just did (A x B) • C, where A, B, and C are all vectors. And each time, I came up with a different answer, the last one actually matching the correct answer.


Or maybe it's just 'cause I really don't do enough practice problems - so.. somehow.. I don't think carefully enough, when I do things on paper? I don't know. Mistakes included switching signs and... mmm, that's it, actually. =.=;;

This is stupid. So, so stupid. Yargh. No wonder I fail exams. And it's not... something that can be fixed by going to some speed study/study habits class as Burnnet (double n?) advised.

Speaking of which, she... annoys me, a bit. She's all... feeling-based.
Me: "So, should I try to retake such-and-such class?"
Her: "Well, how do you _feel_ about it?"
Me: *internal facepalm, 'i'm asking you because i want _advice_. not a mirror who asks me how i feel. i do enough of that already!'* "Well, it's... I didn't like it"
Her: "Well, maybe you should take some other class that you enjoy with it, so you're not taking all classes that you hate."
Me: *...thank you for pointing out the rather obvious...* "Ah, yes, balance, I know."

::sighs:: Essentially, the entire meeting was just pretty useless to me. I guess it's for people who really don't know what their doing. As opposed to... people... who... know what they're doing, but... just aren't really doing it correctly, or completely. Right. Like _that_ made _any_ sense.

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For some odd reason, I'm really looking forward to skating. I want to wake up early and play around on the ice in the mornings, and get a credit hour doing it.
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