jeff at delta.com
Thu Oct 23 18:53:27 EDT 1997
At 01:54 PM 10/23/97 -0600, you wrote:
> Finding a 56-bit RC5 key is a neat stunt, a huge computational task,
>and makes an important point to the US government (who may or may not be
>paying attention, and who may or may not understand it if they are).
One thing that scares me is GOVERNMENT THINKING. They might just take
this 100% the wrong way, by saying:
"See, we TOLD you this stuff was too risky to export! It can be broken by
Pentiums in mere months! We'll just have to do a 128-bit scheme with key
banking, ala Clipper. Then you can have better encryption, and we can
> There are some huge fundamental problems to be overcome before
>distributed processing on the scale envisioned by the distributed.net
>organization becomes practical. I look forward to the discussion to
>hash it all out.
The distributed chess computer idea really piques my interest. If Deep
Blue won't play Kasparov, then let's get a championship match up against
distributed.net..... 200 million moves a second: BAH! Watch 10,000
Pentiums analyze EVERY possible move.
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