[RC5] Theme Cow for rc5 (HERD!!!!)

Kevin van Haaren KvanHaaren at HNTB.com
Sat Nov 22 18:43:14 EST 1997

There's a strongarm processor showing up in the stats.  Isn't the newton
a strongarm?


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	steve,,, [SMTP:vort at resnet124.unm.edu]
> Sent:	Saturday, November 22, 1997 6:12 PM
> To:	rc5 at llamas.net
> Subject:	Re: [RC5] Theme Cow for rc5 (HERD!!!!)
> > 
> > My point was that by requesting a client for an old machine that
> > HAVE A CLIENT YET* you are wasting processor cycles on thousands of 
> > machiens, as they download, store, open, scroll, and close your
> message. 
> > Youv'e got an old mac, and thankfully the mac client supports just
> about 
> > all of the mac processors, so you don't have to make the request.
> of course you're assuming that we all run the clients on machines that
> do the processing of mail... but for that matter, doing anything on
> that machines slows down its key cracking ability, anyway i'm trying
> not to make this sound like a flame, don't take it the wrong way,
> you're
> correct about it slowing things down, let's say this messages caused
> every
> machine to pause for 1 sec , that is, caused every machine cracking
> rc5
> for bovine to stop and do nothing but pay attention to my message.
> well
> thats another 5492034kkeys we have to crack, it's also currently
> another
> second at the present rate.  Assuming that figure doesn't start
> dropping
> rapidly and only goes up, how much damage has this message really cost
> us?
> > Heck, the days a coder would have to spend to write and test a
> client for 
> > a dinoputer would probably more than make up for whatever keys the
> beast 
> > will crunch.
> this isn't about making the biggest fastest network of apple ]['s
> ever assembled, or winning by utilizing the massive computing power
> several thousand z80 based clients could provide ( hmmmm, those are
> some ideas tho :) ), it's about hacking, and doing somehting purely
> for the hack value of it, id surely pull out my old ][ , or my CP/M
> machine, or hook up my clock radio if i could run clients on them :)
> remember back in the late 80's early nineties, people were converting
> the
> RISC based printers into their own personal RISC boxxes, not because
> it
> was the best thing they could have done with their time, or because
> they
> got paid to, but because it was a cool hack, nothing more...
> now about a newton client...
> :)
> -steve
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> said, 
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