May 2nd, 2007


(no subject)

The 32 digit hexadecimal representation of a number with (base-10) factors 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 19 12043 216493 836256503069278983442067 seems to be causing quite a lot of excitement at the moment. It's amazing that scary legal threats have been sent to a whole lot of websites to stop the escape of 16 bytes of information, and as a result those 16 bytes have been spread over the net, been printed on t-shirts, and generally made more widely available than they ever were two weeks ago.