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How many times in the last 6 months have you tried to explain public key cryptography to someone?

This is a question from Jack. He's trying to explain it to me but I'm trying to distract him with my boobs.



Feb. 5th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
if i had a dime for every time i tried to explain public key cryptography to someone at work

me: so, let me tell you about public key cryptography
my kid: baBAAA behBEHH (starts to run into corner then turns around and pulls my hair)

me: now some cryptography involves keys that are private, others involve those that are public
girl: tomorrow's saturday
me: no, today's Tuesday, so tomorrow is... Wuh... Wuh... what day starts with Wuh?
girl: tomorrow's my birthday
me: no, your birthday was 3 months ago, and tomorrow starts with the sound o-
girl: I'm going to the bathroom in the boys' room because i'm a boy

me: so let me tell you about public key cryptography
boy who has too many female role models in his life: I'm going to draw a picture of Bratz!
me: but do you understand? In a classic cryptosystem, we have encryption functions E_K and decryption functions D_K such that-
boy: i like bratz cuz you can change their clothes!
(boy then decides to hide under desk)

fuck, i love my job
Feb. 5th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
That was awesome.

I have similar conversations, but then again I'm an administrator at a national healthcare firm.