Alec Benzer

cs student @ uiuc
sre intern @ google

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blog posts

How Bitcoin works
How RSA works
Approximating solutions to linear systems
Depression (a bit of an update)
Half-drunken ramblings on “The Red Wedding” and the ending of Game of Thrones’ third season
“It’s the law”
Currying vs. Partial Application
Implementing a stack language in OCaml with continuations
Matt Taibbi on Zero Dark Thirty
Pi is a silly constant
“Creating money” and what banks do
How to sort ratings
There's only one three-element field
Exponentials are really big
Ordinals and Cardinals
P vs NP: A quick introduction