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Pioneer Day

2019-07-19T18:28:39-06:00July 19th, 2019|Tags: , , |

What is Pioneer Day? This day commemorates the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into Utah’s Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. The Mormon pioneers viewed their arrival as the founding of a Mormon [...]

Your 35-Character Password is Weak

2019-06-03T14:50:59-06:00June 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , |

According to Frank Gifford this 35-character password, FI7CTQsBDvsMwbQNyY6qxV2FunWIUpXpcZm, is surprisingly weak. Java’s util.Random class uses a pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) which creates a deterministic sequence of numbers. When one needs statistically random numbers, such as for Monte Carlo simulations, this is a [...]