A bit about Code-Breaking… Encryption Theory 101

Recently, the skeleton of a carrier pigeon was found in a chimney in Surrey, England, with a message canister still attached.  The canister contained an encoded message of 27 groups of five letters, that has “stumped” code-breaking experts.  Here’s a link to the article. It’ll never be cracked. It’s not that today’s code-breakers aren’t up […]

Quick LaTeX

I’ve added a new plugin which allows me to display math symbols and graphs.  Walla! [latexpage] At first, we sample $f(x)$ in the $N$ ($N$ is odd) equidistant points around $x^*$: \[ f_k = f(x_k),\: x_k = x^*+kh,\: k=-\frac{N-1}{2},\dots,\frac{N-1}{2} \] where $h$ is some step. Then we interpolate points $\{(x_k,f_k)\}$ by polynomial \begin{equation} \label{eq:poly} P_{N-1}(x)=\sum_{j=0}^{N-1}{a_jx^j} \end{equation} […]

If I won the lottery…

by Patriot If I ever win the lottery, the first thing I’m going to do is hire a lawyer to handle 100% of the transactions, thereby keeping the fact that I won completely anonymous from the public eye. I might even hire three lawyers, in layers, in case one or two layers are penetrated. Next […]

The Failure of the Two-Party Election System and Why We Need +/- Voting

The Failure of our Two-Party Election System Our two-party system of politics is failing due to Polarization.  Historically, political parties in the U.S. held some common ground.  During the earliest years of our country, for example, we had the Federalist Party, founded by Alexander Hamilton with the help of urban bankers and businessmen, and the […]