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MD5 Das Broke – They Said it Would Take Light Years

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

And they wrong on two accounts.  First off, light years is a unit of length not time and  it only took 16 hours.  Yesterday some bright boys over in Berlin proved them all wrong with 200 PS3′s.  What are the chances?  Actually it’s 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 to 1 to break 128-bit hash scheme (a.k.a.  “MD5″).  Here are [...]

openQRM 4.3 release as a late Christmas gift

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

I received a nice email from Matt Rechenburg this morning telling me about the latest release of openQRM.  I am a big fan of OpenQRM Here the Changelog for the 4.3 release : – improved usability for the storage management – implemented storage security features – new debian build system – fixed [ openqrm-Bugs-2298162 ] [...]

Cloud Droplets #33 Who Farted on the Gibson

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Drop 33 Topics include: Layla Wikipedia Architecture iPhone Fart Applications 10 programming languages worth checking out Cloud Security Running a Service in the Azure Cloud Listen Here…

Cloud Droplets #32 Going off the Rails on a Crazy Cloud

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Drop 31 Topics include: EBS Automounting Architecture in the cloud Randy Bias FanBoy 40TB EBS File System… Say What? Listen Here…

Cloud Computing 102

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

This video says more about the value of cloud computing than I could do in about 20 blogs. Here are some of the key points I pulled from this clip: Brink and Mortar you should be worried Creating a business that has a virtual footprint A real network doesn’t have any walls, it just has [...]

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