History and Computing:
My NSA Mug Shot

By Edward Barnard

The secret to finding and fixing the problem was in discerning patterns in the noise. I can’t share the actual code that fixed the problem. What I can do, though, is walk you through an exercise in finding patterns in the noise of a seemingly-random number. We’ll have fun!

This article was originally published in the March 2020 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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