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Phil Presents Prime Number Hide-and-Seek: How the RSA Cipher Works Preface: What is This? The RSA cipher is a fascinating example of how some of the most abstract mathematical subjects find applications in the real world. Few are the mathematicians who study creatures like the prime numbers with the hope or even desire for their discoveries to be useful outside of their own domain. But every now and then that is exactly what happens. This text explains the mathematics behind RSA -- how and why it works. The most important mathematical facts necessary for understanding RSA's foundations are reviewed near the beginning. In one or two places, I have specifically targeted an explanation to what I consider to be the average computer programmer, leveraging analogous concepts in programming and general mathematics. Before getting started, I should make some observations on the mathematical notation used here. Introduction: The Idea of a Trapdoor Function What a mathematician refers to as a is very similar to a function in computer programming. x == bar(foo(x)) or:

Oral Presentation Advice Oral Presentation Advice Mark D. Hill Computer Sciences Department University of Wisconsin-Madison April 1992; Revised January 1997 Things to Think About Oral Communication is different from written communication Listeners have one chance to hear your talk and can't "re-read" when they get confused. A Generic Conference Talk Outline This conference talk outline is a starting point, not a rigid template. Title/author/affiliation (1 slide) Forecast (1 slide) Give gist of problem attacked and insight found (What is the one idea you want people to leave with? Academic Interview Talks The rhetorical goal for any interview talk is very different than a conference talk. There are two key audiences for an academic interview talk, and you have to reach both. An algorithm: Take a 20-minute conference talk. Other Talks Other talks should be prepared using the same principles of considering audience and rhetorical purpose. Acknowledgments How to Give a Bad Talk David A. Circa 1983

7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters [SlideShare] It’s 7:54 on a frigid January morning in San Francisco. You’re waiting outside the Moscone Center, in a queue of several thousand people, many of whom have been camping out in the cold for over 12 hours. The security detail for this event rivals the Democratic National Convention. Finally, at 9:43 a.m., the moment you’ve been waiting for arrives. "This is a day I've been looking forward to for two and a half years. (Download 20 of the best presentation examples to inspire your next presentation.) Such was the scene on January 9, 2007, when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone in one of the most captivating product launches in history. As Carmine Gallo puts it in his book, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Steve “transformed the typical, dull, technical, plodding slideshow into a theatrical event complete with heroes, villains, a supporting cast, and stunning backdrops. At LeWeb Paris in December 2012, I had the opportunity to witness another kind of extraordinary experience.

Presentation Tips from Olivia Mitchell Presentation Zen Blur Faces In Video [cp_youtube id="n_X8jWng9aM" points="15"] This tutorial will show you how you can blur out peoples faces in videos and make them anonymous. Here are the links used in this video: For more Wax 2.0 tutorials, you can watch these videos: Beginners Tutorial – Advanced Special Effects – Adding Explosions – 3D Compositing – Creating Video Introductions – Cheap Bullet Time Effect – Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. If you would like to suggest another topic, please send it and a set of questions to begin the topic. Copyright © 1997-2010 by The Internet TESL Journal Pages from this site should not be put online elsewhere.Permission is not required to link directly to any page on our site as long as you do not trap the page inside a frame.

How neuroscience beats PowerPoint coma | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne We believe in the free flow of information. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 3.0 Australia (CC BY-ND 3.0 AU), so you can republish our articles for free, online or in print. All republished articles must be attributed in the following way and contain links to both the site and original article: “This article was first published on Pursuit. Read the original article.” <header><h1>How neuroscience beats PowerPoint coma</h1><p><a rel="author" href=" Jared Cooney Horvath</a></p></header><p>We’ve all experienced — and inflicted — the condition known as Death by PowerPoint.

37signals: Web-based collaboration apps for small business Designing Presentations to Work Across Multiple Platforms Presentations have gained a lot of prominence recently. As a matter of fact, they have taken on a life of their own. They’ve gone far beyond the scope of what presentations originally meant: Conveying an idea or demonstrating a product to a live audience. Visuals that used to serve as an explanatory aid to a speaker (not to mention the speakers who used/abused them as a teleprompter) have long since evolved into standalone slide shows. Thus, today the word “presentation” may refer to the visuals alone as well as to the act of presenting. It all starts with the idea that the authoring tool for your slides need not be the tool for presenting them. When you can’t control the setup in which your material will be displayed, but want to make sure that the projected slides are a pixel perfect match of your design regardless of OS and software, exporting your slides to .PDF or high resolution images might be your best bet. Jakob Jochmann is exploring meaning in communication.

7 Public Speaking Tips From the World's Best Speakers & Presenters [SlideShare] It’s 7:54 on a frigid January morning in San Francisco. You’re waiting outside the Moscone Center, in a queue of several thousand people, many of whom have been camping out in the cold for over 12 hours. The security detail for this event rivals the Democratic National Convention. Another hour passes before you’re comfortably seated in a giant auditorium that’s crackling with anticipation. Finally, at 9:43 a.m., the moment you’ve been waiting for arrives. "This is a day I've been looking forward to for two and a half years. Download 20 of the best presentation examples here to inspire your next presentation. Such was the scene on January 9, 2007, when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone in one of the most captivating product launches in history. As Carmine Gallo puts it in his book, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Steve “transformed the typical, dull, technical, plodding slideshow into a theatrical event complete with heroes, villains, a supporting cast, and stunning backdrops.

PomodoroPro Using Eye Contact to Connect With Your Presentation Audience {*style:<i><b> Editor’s Note: </b> You’ve prepared for weeks (if not months) researching, gathering, and designing your content, but it all comes down to the minutes you spend delivering it to your audience. Start Off Strong The first element of nonverbal communication is Eye Contact. After being introduced by the master of ceremonies, walk to the spot where you will start the delivery of your presentation, then pause. Finish a sentence, and move on to another friendly face for your next thought. The Importance of Eye Contact Eye contact does a number of important things. Looking directly at audience members conveys “competence in your confidence.” Making eye contact keeps the audience attentive to you and your message. A good presentation should be like a one-on-one conversation . Beware of the Pitfalls! Eye contact is so important that giving eye contact can be interpreted as being not trustworthy. However, don’t spend too much time looking at one person. (image) Author: Fred E.

Blog with lots of resources on public speaking and presenting. Includes not only tipps and tricks, but also book reviews, articles, examples of great speeches, and provides links to other public speaking blogs. by annarubinowski Nov 12

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