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I'm not dead yet!

There is still a chance of 2-128 that our IsPrime function will give you the wrong answer. To give you an idea of how small this chance actually is, the chance that you will be killed by a meteroite while you read this sentence is far larger. Still alive? Okay, so don't worry about it.

I love geek humor.

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izuko
Oct. 4th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
Especially since the consequences of guessing wrong and getting smacked by a meteor far outweigh the consequnces of a bad function call.
brentdax
Oct. 4th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
Depends. If the function is wrong, you get a bad cryptographic key, which can be a big problem if you happen to be working for, say, the NSA.
izuko
Oct. 4th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
I'll tell you what, I'll get the wrong crypto key for the NSA, you get hit by the meteor.
brentdax
Oct. 4th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'll tell you what, I'll get hit by the meteor, you'll be responsible for the destruction of free society. Personally, I'm not interested in living in a Koranocracy. :^P
izuko
Oct. 4th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
Last I heard, the koran won't shield you from 2500 degree heat.
elyscape
Oct. 4th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
I fail to understand. "Koranocracy"? How is the Koran equatable with a lack of privacy and free society?
elyscape
Oct. 4th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC)
I can just imagine it now...
The world as we know it is gone after an incredible meteor strike. The impact itself was greater than all the combined Hollywood special effects depections of meteor impacts. One of the few survivors turns to another.
"GodDAMMIT, Bill! I told you to stop reading that sentence!"