SHA1 broken?

Aleksandar Milivojevic amilivojevic at
Fri Feb 18 19:17:18 CET 2005

Kiefer, Sascha wrote:
> Not really true.
> If your wall is 100 meters (i dont how to calculate in foot) high,
> and the ratio is 2^69 / 2^80 then your wall will be about 5 centimeters 
> high. Which is actually a big difference. But it's that it is still higher
> than the MD5 wall. :)

Sascha, North Americans don't dig really well into prefixes of metric 
system.  An example is that I always ask for 200 grams of mortadela in 
local stores.  Asking for 20 dekagrams (as I would do back home in 
Europe) is beyond conversion abilities of average North American.  And 
this is in Canada where metric system is officialy in use.  I can only 
imagine how bad the things are south of the border.  So, to put things 
in perspective, 100 meter (328 feet) wall becomes 0.05 meter (aprox. 1 
31/32 inch) wall.

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