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Why are the default avatars in MSDN Forums not Symmetric? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Why are the avatars not symmetric? I'm really curious.

    Please look at my avatar. If you placed a mirror beside my avatar, no matter how you tilt it, rotate it, translate it, etc. with it, you never seemed to get the avatar to be symmetric.

    Why do the designers chose to make asymmetric art? What is the meaning of these? Thanks in advance.

    Monday, March 7, 2011 2:42 AM

Answers

  • Make use of a one-way hash that incorporates the hashing algorithm of SHA2. The password and answer to each security question will be hashed with “salt”, which will help prevent data dictionary attacks and duplicated passwords between two distinct users. To generate a salt value, a random number will be generated with the use of the System.Security.Cryptography.RandomNumberGenerator class from .NET.

     

    I see. Thanks for the info.

    • Edited by tom_mai78101 Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:11 AM Quote disappeared...
    • Marked as answer by tom_mai78101 Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:11 AM
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:27 PM

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    oh, just because.

     

    Monday, March 7, 2011 8:47 AM
  • It's because each avatar uses an algorithm that creates unique patterns with slight differences?

    Well, I'm asking why is it not symmetric? Why must it be asymmetric, or like a wheel of patterns rotating in 1 particular direction?

    Monday, March 7, 2011 1:14 PM
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    the blue text means it's a link.  you know.  a clicky thing.

     

    Monday, March 7, 2011 4:03 PM
  • Make use of a one-way hash that incorporates the hashing algorithm of SHA2. The password and answer to each security question will be hashed with “salt”, which will help prevent data dictionary attacks and duplicated passwords between two distinct users. To generate a salt value, a random number will be generated with the use of the System.Security.Cryptography.RandomNumberGenerator class from .NET.

     

    I see. Thanks for the info.

    • Edited by tom_mai78101 Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:11 AM Quote disappeared...
    • Marked as answer by tom_mai78101 Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:11 AM
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:27 PM