Main Alice And Bob Discussion

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CrystalGlacia
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10:38:07 AM Mar 8th 2013
Is this page supposed to do indexing?
Telcontar
11:04:46 AM Mar 8th 2013
No real harm in it; I think it's Just for Fun.
NimmerStill
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06:01:55 PM May 16th 2012
"When the interaction between two hypothetical characters is needed to explain or describe some system, they are nearly always called Alice and Bob."

Nearly always where? Everywhere? Just in This Very Wiki?
Telcontar
01:50:01 AM May 17th 2012
Nearly always everywhere, but I can't give a source.
NimmerStill
09:56:29 AM May 17th 2012
Well I ask because this is the first I've heard of it, and I'm in a field where we have to give examples like this all the time. It's not the case in linguistics, philosophy, logic, or as far as I can tell, computer science.
StongRadd
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09:02:15 PM Feb 22nd 2011
edited by StongRadd
We need a character sheet for this trope; there are a crapload of genericly named characters:

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