Alec Benzer

site reliability engineer at google
former cs and math student at uiuc

alecbenzer@gmail.com
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blog posts

02/07/2015  •  Entropy of Android’s unlock patterns

10/09/2014  •  How Bitcoin works

09/23/2014  •  How RSA works

05/15/2014  •  Approximating solutions to linear systems

06/20/2013  •  Depression (a bit of an update)

06/10/2013  •  Half-drunken ramblings on “The Red Wedding” and the ending of Game of Thrones’ third season

04/15/2013  •  “It’s the law”

03/27/2013  •  Currying vs. Partial Application

03/20/2013  •  Implementing a stack language in OCaml with continuations

03/18/2013  •  Matt Taibbi on Zero Dark Thirty

03/14/2013  •  Pi is a silly constant

02/23/2013  •  “Creating money” and what banks do

12/27/2012  •  How to sort ratings

12/23/2012  •  There’s only one three-element field

12/15/2012  •  Exponentials are really big

10/03/2012  •  Ordinals and Cardinals

05/05/2012  •  P vs NP: A quick introduction

10/25/2011  •  Cycles