secret service discussion


numberlock: If you find all the mines at once and in the right order you may eventually get in.

There is currently an interesting discussion about secret services and their relation to mathematicians at the mathblog n-category cafe.

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  1. question Says:

    numberlock: If you find all the mines at once and in the right order you may eventually get in.

    Often there are limitations on the number of trials within a time span, especially if the hash is considerably short. But that could mean that the door is completely blocked for a certain time span if you fail. Thats maybe why there is a real lock next to the numberlock in the above image.

    It is not said wether there is a blocking taking place for this numberlock. Probably not. ?

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