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March Coronavirus Open Thread

I'm a nurse in an at risk area. Should I shave my long hair like the Chinese nurses were doing?

Open Thread, Jul. 13 - Jul. 19, 2015

Is it worth it to learn a second language for the cognitive benefits? I've seen a few puff pieces about how a second language can help your brain, but how solid is the research?

Open Thread, Apr. 20 - Apr. 26, 2015

I want to have more focus and find it easier to do boring things.

Open Thread, Apr. 20 - Apr. 26, 2015

I think I have ADHD. What should I do now?

Stupid Questions March 2015

You said you use this for ROT13ing things. How does that work? Suppose I wanted to make a Facebook post that gave my friends the option of knowing Obama is a werewolf, but also gave them the option for them not to know this if they'd rather be surprised later.

Stupid Questions March 2015

You understood my question better than I did. Thank you.

Is the following paragraph correct?:

If I had unlimited computing power, I could search for all the inputs that return 37ecb0a3164e6422bedc0f8db82e45ec from the MD5 function. Then I could search those inputs and see which ones are meaningful sentences in English, and then make an educated guess at what the message is. But in reality, it would take too much computing power to find even a single string that returns 37ecb0a3164e6422bedc0f8db82e45ec.

Stupid Questions March 2015

How do I make a hash? In case I'm using the wrong word, I want to encrypt a message, then put the encrypted message in a public place, then decrypt the message in a way that proves that I actually encrypted a message (I didn't just write a nonsense string and later retcon an encryption scheme that makes it meaningful).

The outline of Maletopia

Saving this so I can read it after it gets deleted.

The morality of disclosing salary requirements

If wages are too high, causing unemployment, might it be better for employers to get more advantages while hiring?

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