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69 Post author: SilasBarta 22 March 2010 10:33PM

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Comment author: prase 23 March 2010 12:30:39PM -1 points [-]

Teacher is always a person, since she creates or uses the terminology, from which the passwords are drawn. But otherwise agreed - knowing the passwords enables one to actually search for their meanings, and this takes one closer to the understanding. The password guesing level is better than nothing.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 23 March 2010 01:19:18PM *  0 points [-]

What I meant was that I have a better time with that preliminary stage if I'm doing something like trying to find a good combination of paper and ink for calligraphy than trying to satisfy a person.