User talk:Cryptosmith

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Requested move of Multi-level security[edit]

Hi, you requested that this page be moved. As the location you wish to move it to does not exist, you might be able to do the move yourself. If you aren't, please update the article reflecting the title you wish it to have, then I'll move it for you. Cheers, Talrias (t | e | c) 19:49, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Welcome aboard the crypto corner[edit]


Welcome to the crypto corner, where we cryptiacs are attempting to take over the world by telling everyone about crypto. We recently reached the momentous milestone of 1 permille of all the articles on the English Wikipedia. Now comes the hard part -- getting the quality universally to featured status. Pending the millennium (well the next one anyway) we edit away. Welcome to the effort. For diversion, we waste some time on the odd teapot tempest, the most Carrollian of which has been the great cy v ci debate (link on the Project page). Perhaps you'd like to chyme in?

More seriously, I've been stalled on Cryptographic engineering for quite a while. The problem is to convey the reality without drowning the reader in technical twigs. The forest gets rather lost that way.

Best wishes... ww 15:53, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Microprogram/Control store[edit]

Just FYI...

I noticed that you added control store to the "see also" portion of the Microprogram article. Please note that Wiki standard style doesn't allow a "see also" link for a term that's already linked from the body of the article. I'm certainly not going to revert you ('cause I'm on your side of this stylistic battle) but please don't be surprised or insulted if somebody does come along and revert your addition.

Atlant 22:41, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Changing votes[edit]

If you do this, it's better to strike thorough the old vote. This makes it clear that it should no longer be counted and the text is still readable if someone cares to read it. If you do this, put the opening tag after the '*' to keep the heading levels correct. Also, if you use '**' to start a line, don't leave a blank line above it or the heading levels get messed up. Vegaswikian 23:26, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Requested References for MLS[edit]

I hope I satisfied your request for factual basis. I thought these were clear from basic logical deduction, not a matter of opinion. I will be happy to review my reasoning with you to seek consensus, I do not condone presenting opinion as fact, not even my own. You requested references on why TSOL was not certified to an MLS PP. Is your reading of CAPP implying any possibility of MLS? Did you agree with any of the discussion on the discussion page? You asked if there is an agenda. Not for me, but I am concerned about vendors using this page to make claims that are not supportable by their certifications, also discussed on discussion page. I think the discussion of TSOL is inappropriate for an MLS page and should be removed, but I have been reluctant to just do it.

John 05:59, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

MLS History Section[edit]

You mentioned maybe you should do a history section on MLS. I encourage that. I think I see a decline in the quality of COMPUSEC because many of the giants in the field have disappeared and are not being replaced by new blood. The standards for protecting National Security information are sinking to alarming lows and I am concerned that we are going to pay too high a price for that. If my view is valid, then I believe it would be valuable for readers to understand that there is a historical basis for the decline in the COMPUSEC standards. I would be very interested in hearing your view on this.

John 05:59, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Value rule for spreadsheets - recently added[edit]

It is a strange, perhaps even ironic, twist that just as the rule has been added to "spreadsheets" article, its validity now lies in tatters because of shared public spreadsheets!

I am not sure it had 100% validity anyway, as Random and date/time values are not keyed into a spreadsheet cell and have some side effects if used in calculations.

Consider also the fact that Stock prices and currency values can now be fed into cells (see my demo spreadsheet on Editgrid "Kens demo spreadsheet" where both stock price and currency combine to produce side effects!

Into this spreadsheet also comes data from external (remote) spreadsheets that could, in theory at least, be fed in turn from analogue-to-digital feeds such as a temperature guages, voltage meters or world population counters.

Of course, if we stopped time, the rule would still apply and since time is rather difficult to define, we could say that the rule is valid NOW. A little later it would be valid at the next NOW and so on. Summing these up it obviously is valid always! so perhaps I am mistaken.

When I worked on the first interactive spreadsheet at ICI in Cheshire 33 years ago (see works records system), data was certainly entered by operators into cells but it could just as easily have been real-time analogue to digital tank depth meters and the like. It just depends how grainy you want to make the measurement - presumably if data was entered at sub-atomic (quantum) level it would appear at least to be a little "unpredictable" (although the probabilities would remain constant I suppose!).

Comments?ken 14:31, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:Scc header logo 195x78.jpg)[edit]

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Re: Restore Secure Computing Corporation[edit]

It was tagged as spam. When reading over it, I agreed with the tagging, so I deleted it. While the article does not appear to have been vandalized by the company in an effort to improve their image, the entire article still read like an advertisement for their services. I stand by my deletion. You're more than welcome to ask another admin to review it and restore it if they so choose. ^demon[omg plz] 22:33, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

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