Re: What's Next?

Seth D. Schoen (sigma@ishmael.nmh.northfield.ma.us)
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 23:49:53 -0400


>As for the specific performance of Bovine's PowerPC client, I've got their
>code and a 3x speedup might not be unrealistic. I've seen compilers that
>wrote better assembly than what they're using now.

If you write it, Andrew, we'll run it...

I hope 56-bit RC5 is cracked by the fall, but I can persuade people at my
high school to run about 70 Macs, perhaps with a new client you might do
for Bovine? And I'm headed to Berkeley in the fall, a place fairly well
known for having computers around, and I'd certainly do whatever PR is
possible. T-shirts, bumperstickers, sandwich boards... :-)

In regard to that press release and party I mentioned for 25% completion:
it looks like there's now an even better reason both for a press release
and for a party. I suppose Rocke will be getting a phone call from John
Markoff in the next few days.

I had a little DESCHALL victory celebration at home with some ice cream,
coke, and balloons, but it's a little bit difficult to explain the
significance of cracking DES to my parents, who are (unlike myself)
older than the standard itself.

-- 
Nothing is more dangerous for man's private morality than the habit of
commanding.  The best man, the most intelligent, disinterested, generous,
pure, will infallibly and always be spoiled at this trade.
            -- Mikhail A. Bakunin (thanks to Rabbi Albert Axelrad)