Homemade special personal characters on nano level to be used in passwords

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 17:48:45 UTC 2012

On 11 September 2012 15:13, Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:19:42PM +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
>> >
>> > What I meant was passwords which these newest super computers cannot
>> > break because there should be an endless number of characters, that is
>> > why I call in nano?
>> What on Earth are you talking about?
>> You can't have an endless number of characters, in other words, an
>> infinitely long password, because you'd never be able to enter it - it
>> would take infinitely long to type and you'd die before you entered it
>> the first time on the "pick a new password" screen.
>> You cannot choose from an infinite number of characters in a password
>> of fixed length, either, because computers do not offer an endless
>> choice of characters. You get about 65,535 of them in the Unicode
>> character set - that really should be enough.
> Nitpick: there are 1,114,112 codepoints in Unicode, that 65,535 number
> is just those in the Basic Multilingual Plane.
> Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode#Architecture_and_terminology

Good heavens. Now that is a character set that is getting out of control.

But then I knew that when I first saw:

Although to be fair, whatever idiot thought they could fit every
character in every human language into 16 bits was very, very ignorant

But if we are now heading for 2²⁴ characters, that is also getting very silly.

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