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Re: In case y'all didn't catch it yet...
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 13:08:14 -0500

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 09:27:45 CST, Bart.Lansing () kohls com said:

Fact:  If the paper and method are sound...the sky STILL is not falling 
(although it will be raining pretty darned hard)...2^69 operations...to 
get a collision...how many hours of current gen cpu cycles?? (some notes 
from the blog thread postulate a 4 ghz machine would need 4000 
years...4000 CPU@ 4 ghz ea ...1 year.)

And if it's a crew with a 400K machine zombie net, 3 days.  Maybe a week given
that most of the boxes are consumer-grade machines.

Consider it a "given" that there's at least one "somebody" *already* situated
in that target space...

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