obfuscation


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ob·fus·ca·tion

(ob'fus-kā'shŭn),
1. Rendering something dark or obscure.
2. A deliberate attempt to confuse or to prevent understanding.
[L. ob-fusco, pp. -atus, to darken, fr. fuscus, dark, tawny]

obfuscation

[ob′fəskā′shən]
Etymology: L, obfuscare, to darken
the act of making something confused, clouded, or obscure.

ob·fus·ca·tion

(ob'fŭs-kā'shŭn)
1. Rendering something dark or obscure.
2. A deliberate attempt to confuse or to prevent understanding.
[L. ob-fusco, pp. -atus, to darken, fr. fuscus, dark, tawny]

obfuscation

(ŏb-fŭs-kā′shŭn) [L. obfuscare, to darken]
1. The act of making obscure or confusing.
2. Mental confusion.
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In a nutshell, most frequent obfuscation techniques are the inclusion of irrelevant loops, unnecessary calculations, out of context checks, meaningless identifiers, useless functions, incredible relations, and so on.
Disappointingly, Carmichael's latest work is filled with the kind of obfuscation that makes all other attempts to explain the "chaotic placement" of the biblical laws on incest appear translucent by comparison.
It denounced the obfuscation and the cynical "everybody-does-it" defense.
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However, now we have their letters and the obfuscation continues.
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The reader is drawn on by Patterson's simple but orderly chronological plot, and by a style that is energetic and occasionally elegant, despite the odd sociological obfuscation.
The obfuscation quotient here is uncomfortably high.
NET goes beyond passive protection approaches like obfuscation to provide a defense against reverse engineering threats or attempts to alter sensitive IP.
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So what then if Steven Moffat's scripts are mind-bending m|bius strips of intergalactic obfuscation, who wants to watch Doctor Who and guess what's coming next?