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According to Gizmodo, there was a MASSIVE email data breach recently. (Here.) 773 million emails and "de-hashed" passwords were leaked to hacker sites. Go to https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to check if your email address was one of them. (All you have to do is enter your email address, nothing else, so it's not a scam. Plus, Gizmodo says it's alright.) Then change your password!

[personal profile] kengr, I know at least one of your emails and passwords has been leaked, I checked for you. You might want to check the others.

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It could be because I have a headache, but for whatever reason, I'm having a hard time figuring out what the word order for a conlang I'm working on would be. English is Subject-verb-object for instance.

Here's some examples I've worked out (subject to change):

"Stranger: Hello. Calling mine is (name). Calling your, is what?
As opposed to "Hello, stranger. My calling is (Name). What is your calling?"


"Brother mine: ¿Thought your, is what? ¿Her tell, should we?"
As opposed to:
"What do you think, brother? Should we tell her?"
("Her" is only ever possessive in this language, though.)

Anyway, I await people's thoughts. In the mean time, gonna go take a nap.

EDIT: I think, now, I'm going to aim for OVS. (Object-verb-subject.) So instead of "She loves him," it'd be "Him she loves."

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That's one long-ass number

So I have the character, Vedya Ravenstone, who is a math whiz. At 12 years old she tested into a high school math class (Algebra II, which is basically pre-calculus), and in one scene I have her accessing an encrypted drive with a 64-digit1 prime number as a password. (Which, according to my research, is more than plausible; some people can even memorize 120-digit numbers in less than a minute!)

Out of curiosity about how secure this password would be, I had WolframAlpha generate a random 64-digit prime number, then entered that into howsecureismypassword.net, and that site said it would take a computer "8 quattuordecillion years" to crack that password. Which is a number I had to look up; a single quattuordecillion is a one followed by 45 zeroes. (In the US. In the UK, it's a 1 followed by 84 zeroes, for some reason.) Reasonably sure that the universe would go into heat death several hundred trillion years before a computer could crack Vedya's password. I just had to fucking gawk at the screen for 10 minutes after figuring this out.

I'm not quite sure how fast she'd be at doing math like prime numbers in her head, since I don't even know the process of figuring out such huge prime numbers, but I still aim to have her be good enough to be able to work out 11-digit prime numbers in her head, at least. Unless that's just too unrealistic. I need some kind of clue how that would work.

The best part of this is that it shows how badass she is at math without me having to do any fucking math.


1 = This amount of digits was chosen for being the maximum number of digits the VeraCrypt program allows for passwords.

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Deaf and unemployed


The ADA doesn't go far enough, and ableist employers find ways around it anyway. We need to try harder. Maybe a version of affirmative action for the disabled?

In the meantime, I'm going to work on showing my deaf character Chooli as intelligent and capable so when the books come out, we can improve the world.

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A massacre of crows

It sounds like thousands of crows outside are riled up about something. Like it's not just a murder of them, more of a massacre or genocide of crows.

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Or here.

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