Daily Archives: April 19, 2012

My daughter’s possibly useless school laptop

Some years ago, Kevin Rudd, then the opposition leader, made a promise to deliver laptops to all senior high school students: Since that time he has been Prime Minister and been deposed, but the Labor party, still in power, have

My daughter’s possibly useless school laptop

Some years ago, Kevin Rudd, then the opposition leader, made a promise to deliver laptops to all senior high school students: Since that time he has been Prime Minister and been deposed, but the Labor party, still in power, have

The Chor-Rivest cryptosystem

This is a public key knapsack system which (like all knapsack systems) has been broken.  However, it took longer to break than most, and is a very elegant use of finite fields.  I like to use it for two things:

The Chor-Rivest cryptosystem

This is a public key knapsack system which (like all knapsack systems) has been broken.  However, it took longer to break than most, and is a very elegant use of finite fields.  I like to use it for two things: