MPI sans the mud.

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What you see here is a very classic version of the GNU MPI (bignum) library.
It has been surgically removed from GnuPG 1.4.10, specifically as found at:
 
http://trilema.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/gnupg-1.4.10.tar.gz.asc
 
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CHANGES FROM ORIGINAL:
 
1) Everything pertaining to Automake was nuked, and the earth where it stood -
salted.
 
Instead, we [...]

The Phuctored and the Phucked

(8/16 Update: 113 moduli.)
Phuctor has been under lightweight but rather reliable DDOS in recent times, so here is a mirror of the list of 106 moduli broken up through the time of this writing.
Certain professional idiots have been bashing their heads against the wall in a futile effort to magic away the past.  To them, [...]

Phuctor Broke Several RSA Keys.

(5/20 Update: This.)
(5/18 Update: Tired of the contemptible media disinformation and faux-reporting on this subject? For some fresh air, see Mircea’s article, ‘On how the factored 4096 RSA keys story was handled, and what it means to you.’)
Phuctor, “The RSA Supercollider,” is a long-term collaborative project of yours truly and Mircea Popescu.
I am pleased to announce [...]

Practical Blockchain Telegraphy.

Mircea Popescu writes:
‘Now making an irc channel is quite the pleasant experience : you create something out of nothing, get to name it and are now the boss of it. For a generation devoid of proper “empire building” avenues, this is about as cool as it gets. So you can do anything you wish, right [...]

Trilema 2014

I had the honour of being invited to Trilema 2014 in Timișoara - where I exhibited a few completed gadgets.
More pictures at Mr. P’s site.

Of Decaying Urbits.

After the sale of my Urbit ‘dukedom’, several readers have written to me, asking ‘why.’ The following was my reply to one such letter, from a fellow who suggested implementing a proper hardware foundation for Nock (Urbit’s computational base.)
Dear [Reader],
Here was my own Nock.
But notice that I made no attempt to implement a Nock [...]

The Alert Reader.

The following is a conversation I recently had with an alert and inquisitive reader. It has been redacted for brevity; handles/names/irrelevant things have been removed. Some text has been turned into links to relevant material.
Anyone still reading this page for reasons related to its original purpose is encouraged to read this; it may help to [...]

You are Bad at Entropy.

Presenting a very old game, entitled: Man vs. Machine. Or, why Man is not a Particularly Good Source of Entropy.

Phuctor: Fun with Public-key Cryptography.

All of my readers are invited to test the security of their GPG public keys using a new and very simple online tool: “Phuctor” (part of a long-term collaborative project with Mircea Popescu.)
Phuctor is based on cutting-edge Ancient Greek technology.

Engine now re-written, using GMP. Roughly 100-fold speed boost! The service is now essentially “real-time.”
Edit: Feel [...]

Moldbug’s Urbit.

Mencius Moldbug’s Urbit system appears to be public!  Take the time to read his introductory materials – you will not regret it.   Any regular reader of this site will probably take some interest in Urbit.
While I disagree with many of Moldbug’s fundamental design decisions, I believe that his is the first modern ab initio redesign [...]