This is a good short lesson in public key cryptography. We also learn why a particular prime number that starts with 85650789657397829 and has 1402 more digits is an illegal number. If you have a DVD player, you are in possession of the number. Wikipedia: “One of the earliest illegal prime numbers was generated in … Continue reading Possession of this prime number is illegal in the United States, even if you write it on a piece of paper

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