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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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Saturday August 27, 2005
01:18 PM

Digital Fortress

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I'm working my way through Dan Browns first book: Digital Fortress. The books discuss cryptography at the NSA. I suck at crypto stuff but I've noticed a few errors. For one, ZIP is not an encryption algorithm. More comments later :)
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  • It was my first Amazon review [], just yesterday.
  • Your luck that you suck in crypto. You would *really* hate the book otherwise.
  • I read Digital Fortress a while back and thought that it was poorly written. The technology aspects in the story seemed stretched to cover the author's ignorance. I remember being quite disappointed at the time because I'd heard that Dan Brown was a good author.

    However, I did quite enjoy Angels and Demons. There were fewer faux pas and the story was decent. Maybe he should stick to religious conspiracy theories as those seem to work well for him (I have yet to read The DaVinci Code though)
    • So far, I'm not as impressed as I was with Angels & Demons.. not that I was impressed per se :)
      • first of all, sorry about my english, it's been so long since i hace written in english my oppinion: poorly written?? It's a **** I'm from Spain, europe, i am not a spaniard and i'm tired of reading about american people who thinks Spain is in the north of Africa, We are european!!!! I don't know what Mr Brown thinks about spain but in this book it looks like i'm living in somalia. When dan brown is talking about sevilla he says we have the people laying on the floor in the hospital while we play basket