OT Re: Can't locate public key or pubring.gpg
atom at suspicious.org
Tue Aug 3 04:30:20 CEST 2004
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On Fri, 30 Jul 2004, Johan Wevers wrote:
> Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
>> "If someone created a database of all primes, won't he be
>> able to use that database to break public-key algorithms?
>> Yes, but he can't do it. If you could store one gigabyte
>> of information on a drive weighing one gram, then a list
>> of just the 512-bit primes would weigh so much that it
>> would exceed the Chandrasekhar limit and collapse into a
>> black hole... so you couldn't retrieve the data anyway"
>> -- Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography
> Sorry for being off-topic, but I hope Bruce Schneier knows more about
> cryptography than about astrophysics. The Chandrasekhar limit is the
> limit after which a white dwarf collapses into a neutron star. The
> limit after which a neutron star collapses into a black hole is known
> as the Oppenheimer-Volkoff limit.
heh... let him know, maybe he'll add it to his official list of
i'm *not* math savvy, but i found something that didn't make sense, and
with some help confirmed a technical error in the book... i emailed
schneier but the correction hasn't yet made the list.
PGP key - http://atom.smasher.org/pgp.txt
762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808
"99 Decision Street, 99 ministers meet
To worry, worry, super-scurry
Call the troops out in a hurry
This is what we've waited for
This is it boys, this is war
The president is on the line
As 99 red balloons go by."
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