Some thing to think about

Matt Holtz (holtz@pp.msu.edu)
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 08:36:20 -0400


Hello Deschall!

I know that the web page says that we are looking for a needle in
a 2.5 mile wide 1 mile high stack of hay. This seems a little crazy
to me until I thought about it a few different ways.

I remember hearing during the golf war that a patriot missle shooting
down another missle was equivalent to having a robot arm pluck a single
specified blade of grass as you drove past it at 60 mile per hour. I am
sure that this was specialized hardware in the missle, and controler, so
here is my point...

Has anyone ever thought about a hardware implementation of this sort
of thing? A chip that is specifically designed to do nothing but
crack DES? I am sure that someone has.

Just a thought,
Keep up the good work :)

Matt