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The day JFK did NOT call himself a jam doughnut

 

On the (in)significance of the indefinite article Earlier this month, on 9 November, Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary…

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Word of the day quintillion
Pronunciation: kwinˈtilyən
number
a thousand raised to the power of six…

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Cryptology: the art and science of keeping words secure

 

As a cryptologist (alternatively cryptographer), what greater important responsibility could I possibly bear than that of…