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Passwords are like underwear

March 27, 2007 1 comment

As hilarious as this is, I came across this while studying(!) for my “Componentware Architecture” course assessment. It was in a pdf(presentation) titled “Introduction to Computer Security” under the topic “Password Security”

Passwords are like Underwear!

  • Don’t leave yours lying around
  • Don’t Share them with friends
  • The longer the better (cold weather)
  • Change yours often

P.S : I didn’t _actually_ read this until Pradeep, my classmate pointed this out me. But Now, I’m all interested 😀

Categories: College, humour

A* Algorithm for 8/15 Puzzle

March 7, 2007 Leave a comment

For an excellent explanation of the A* algorithm wrt to the 8 puzzle :

Visit the A* algorithm tutorial

For those who don’t know what the A* algorithm is about, A* is one of the best path-finding algorithms that uses heuristics to search faster.

More on that in Wikipedia
Incidentally, I also found out that Dijkstra’s algorithm is actually a special case of the A* algorithm.

Categories: links

Talk about optimistic!

March 1, 2007 Leave a comment

Scott Adams never ceases to amuse me. I’ve started following his blog lately and this is a little post about optimism was just too good ignore

Read the Dilbert Blog

Categories: links