Joseph Bruni jbruni@mac.com
Thu Apr 17 04:20:02 2003

First of all, my comment was made with tongue planted firmly in my 
cheek. I was playing off the idea of "running out of entropy". Read 
"Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams for details on 
Brownian motion generators. :)

To answer your question, RC5-72, SETI, and OGR are distributed 
computing projects. For details on RC5-72 and OGR go here:


Details on SETI can be found here.


(Personally, I think SETI is a complete waste of effort but that's 
based on the logic of my world-view.)

On Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 11:18 PM, Jacob Solomon wrote:

> Hi Joseph,
> Sounds like you have a better/simpler solution to my simple needs of
> symmetric file encryption, without the need for gpg. Would you mind to 
> share
> it with me? Pardon my ignorance, but what is RC5-72, SETI, or OGR?
> Thanks,
> Jacob
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joseph Bruni" <jbruni@mac.com>
> To: <gnupg-users@gnupg.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 10:11 PM
> Subject: Re: entropy
>> Does anyone else here see a major conflict with Stephen Hawking's
>> theories of entropy and the heat-death of the universe? Imagine, we
>> could set up automated clients to consume entropy instead of merely
>> doing things like RC5-72 or SETI or OGR. Wow! What a concept. 
>> Consuming
>> mass quantities of entropy would immediately increase the amount of
>> order in the Universe. I think I might put this together into an essay
>> and see about winning a Nobel or something...
>> ;)
>> On Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 08:21 PM, Jacob Solomon wrote:
>>> I have a problem with running out of entropy when using gpg.
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