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Sharing Secrets Publicly: Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange in Plain English

What is a shared secret and why do we need it? It’s a piece of information that you and your friend know, but nobody else knows. You can use this shared secret to encrypt your communication, to ensure it is...


A Maximum Entropy Intuition for Fundamental Statistical Distributions

Imagine you wake up tomorrow in an empty white room, a la The Matrix. You don’t remember how you got there. Anything can happen. If Keanu Reeves appears, you’d probably think this is related in some way to the Matrix....