some -- are broken in the HTML FAQ
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Sun Nov 9 02:49:24 CET 2014
(On from my tablet)
What you're looking at is called an em dash (or an en; the FAQ uses both) and is typographically correct. Two hyphens are how people used to simulate an em dash in the ASCII days. Unicode offers proper hyphens, en dashes and em dashes, though, so the FAQ uses them.
The remark about imminent heat death is also correct.
Hauke Laging <mailinglisten at hauke-laging.de> wrote:
>there is a common problem (usually with CMS) in the FAQ:
>There are three ocurrances of "–"; all of them are destroyed "--"s.
>They are correct in the plain text version.
>Actually Google pointed me to the outdated version (which has the same
>problem on a higher level):
>Is there any reason for keeping this document online instead of making a
>redirection to the new one?
>And one remark to the content:
> Using these two principles (the [Landauer bound] and the
> [Margolus–Levitin limit]), we can determine quite accurately how much
> heat would be released by a computer that brute-forced a 128-bit
> cipher. The results are profoundly silly: it’s enough to boil the
> oceans and leave the planet as a charred, smoking ruin.
>IIRC this would happen only if this operation was done in a certain,
>short amount of time so I guess this restriction is missing in the text.
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