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Imagine for a moment that composite movie ratings (Metacritic, Rotten Tomatoes, whatever) were listed at theaters alongside the times. I bet the movie industry would raise hell about it. Curious that game developers simply accept it as part of life.
"Additionally, beginning next academic year, undergraduate residence halls will stay open during the Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks. If you plan to stay in your room for these breaks, please notify the housing office in advance." That only took twenty years longer than it should've, JHU.
Observation: the reason ISPs don't want net neutrality is nothing to do with limiting access to small hosting. They have no interest in charging people to be served at the same speed as the big guys. They want the big guys (Netflix etc) to pay for being so big, to avoid being throttled. Not necessarily a good thing, but not precisely the scare story that net neutrality advocates are typically using.
Kinda sucks that "clearly awesome" and "clearly too loud" are at the same setting of the volume dial on a guitar amp. Totally worth it though.
Infamous and Watch Dogs aren't coming out until spring 2014. Honestly I might just go ahead and cancel my PS4 pre-order, because I can't think what I would actually play on the console if it shows up next month.
Question: given a limited set of potential keys and an public key encrypted message, is it possible to determine which public key was used for the encryption?