Cardiac Linfarction's excellent post about RSA assumed some knowledge of modular arithmetic. This is not a term that most people encounter in their lives, I would wager, so let me explain it to you right quick. I've attempted to organize the post so that you can stop reading whenever it gets too meaningless for you and come away with at least some understanding of what "mod" means.
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