How Much Time?

I had a conversation some years ago about the use of RSA keys for SSH/SFTP access. Something about how someone wanted a shorter key rather than a longer one. I think with the entirely contrived example we presented the averages were like 4wks for their short key vs about 32 trillion years for the one we recommended.

And that was with one computer trying 1000 times per second.

On Progress

“To progress again, man must remake himself. And he cannot remake himself without suffering. For he is both the marble and the sculptor. In order to uncover his true visage he must shatter his own substance with heavy blows of his hammer”

– Alexis Carrel

On Clubs…

So, why don’t I belong to any clubs? Groucho Marx said it best: “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.”

To expand on that, “I know the guy. I’m pretty sure we won’t want him as a member.”