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They Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside

They Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside
For more than 200 years, this book concealed the arcane rituals of an ancient order. But cracking the code only deepened the mystery.Image courtesy: Uppsala University The master wears an amulet with a blue eye in the center. Before him, a candidate kneels in the candlelit room, surrounded by microscopes and surgical implements. The year is roughly 1746. The initiation has begun. The master places a piece of paper in front of the candidate and orders him to put on a pair of eyeglasses. The candidate is told not to panic; there is hope for his vision to improve. The master starts plucking hairs from the candidate’s eyebrow. For more than 260 years, the contents of that page—and the details of this ritual—remained a secret. It was actually an accident that brought to light the symbolic “sight-restoring” ritual. In this case, as it happens, the cracking began in a restaurant in Germany. Pages: 1 2345678View All

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Programming paradigm A programming paradigm is a fundamental style of computer programming, a way of building the structure and elements of computer programs. Capablities and styles of various programming languages are defined by their supported programming paradigms; some programming languages are designed to follow only one paradigm, while others support multiple paradigms. There are six main programming paradigms: imperative, declarative, functional, object-oriented, logic and symbolic programming.[1][2][3] Overview[edit] Overview of the various programming paradigms[4]:5 Encryption For Beginners In an Era of Total Surveillance By @AnonyOdinn If you’ve read the news lately, you’ve pretty much caught the drift of what’s going on. Surveillance is fast spreading to become a universal problem, governments are becoming the largest sponsors and purchasers of intrusive malware, and for all intents and purposes, all so-called “secure” systems are, simply put, not secure – at least not from governmental intrusion, and certainly not from the steady increase of corporate intrusion – a growing problem in a world where the concept of an open and free net is more at risk than ever.

Information Security « The Notepad It doesn’t need self-promoted heavyweights like Anonymous or LulzSec to have a go. It doesn’t need a lot of phishing, complex technical network probing and testing, or other geeky effort to penetrate your IT estate and steal critical inoformation. It just needs an understanding of the publicity machine and the underpinning culture of journalism. Or, more accurately, speculation and sensationalism. An example, ‘a guest’ posted this into PasteBin: Within hours of its discovery, commercially troubled retailer GAME is on the back foot as banner headlines are raised, starting a chain-reaction of ‘me too’ RSS feeds and reaching the online gaming news sites with unhelpful speculation and surprising speed. Don't repeat yourself Applying DRY[edit] DRY vs WET solutions[edit] Violations of DRY are typically referred to as WET solutions, which is commonly taken to stand for either "write everything twice" or "we enjoy typing".[2][3]

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