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Welcome to HN. I see that you are new here so I would like to give you a little friendly advice. If you have to make a long list like this on HN use the pre/code formatting (two spaces at begining of line). Long lists like this take up a ton of space. I have a sneaking suspicion this is the a deliberate design choice so that people link to reference resources and use the comments for discussion. Compare:

AES - Advanced Encryption Standard

CBC - Cipher Block Chaining

PKCS - Public Key Cryptography Standards

SHA - Secure Hashing Algorithm

MAC - Message Authentication Code

PBKDF - Password-Based Key Derivation Function

  AES - Advanced Encryption Standard
  CBC - Cipher Block Chaining
  PKCS - Public Key Cryptography Standards
  SHA - Secure Hashing Algorithm
  MAC - Message Authentication Code
  PBKDF - Password-Based Key Derivation Function



You. I like you. Thank you! I've updated the list. I didn't see anything on the posting help page about putting two spaces in front to make it pre/code formatting. (Or maybe there was a second page I didn't look over.)

Edit: I just double-checked the help page and saw the note about code formatting. My apologies for overlooking that!


The one problem with doing this is that it causes people reading HN on an iPhone to have to scroll from side to side for every line of text, since preformatted text doesn't word-wrap on small screens.




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