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1  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Teaser: Multi Photo Quotes on: December 31, 2008, 08:47:21 PM
A couple quick questions. I have a 4 display setup, now. As ridiculous as this may sound Im going to be jumping that to an 8 display system and hard wiring each of the other 4 displays with one in each of the bedrooms. Not all of the monitors are the same size. It was expensive enough putting in the quad 37 HD setup that with the proper screensaver, will bring you awful close to passing out, and leave even my navy friends dizzy. The other displays will kinda be a patchwork array of 20-24 inch displays. (Yes, I know its insane, but I have these 4 pci-e slots and 2 are just being wasted, and what do you do to out do stretching out google earth over 120 inches of HD semicircle, laying on the bed- spinning the mouse wheel and flying through the streets of paris like superman?)
 First I was wondering if it will support any kind of individual profiles. Meaning, could you set each monitor to have a specific run of pictures and quotes that only ran on that monitor?
 Second I was wondering if it could support group profiles. For example, could I have one set of images that was set to stretch out across the 4 displays I have in here, and mirror that image across the other 4 where it fit on the screens, individually, or an independent set of images to play on each group?
 Third, and this one is a stretch, I have a really cool group of screen savers I got at http://sourceforge.net/projects/rssavers/ . Would it be possible to split the workload, so to speak, and have one screen saver running on one group and this running on another?  How it would be possible to do, I have no idea, but in theory, I guess nothing is impossible.
 Not a request or anything like that, more like just a curiosity.
2  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Crush Cryptonizer on: December 29, 2008, 08:46:02 AM
Im new to the forum but have been following the site for a while. I downloaded this and intend to mess with it.
 As for homebrew algorithms, it seems to me that Crush is correct in saying that all the best code at least starts as homebrew. I also agree that its free and non mandatory. As the above mentioned Bruce Schneider also said -This doesn't mean that everything new is lousy. What it does mean is that everything new is suspect.
 Fodder, it seems more like your argument is more against anyone attemting to create a new cryptographic application than ANYTHING about this one or the authors work in this case, which seems to at the very least, solid and worthy of some further testing and research. If, Fodder, you would prefer to wait and take others opinion as gospel, join the masses, and wait. I dont recall seeing the author promoting using this as the most secure means available. Its a start. According to the paper you refer to above, even the tested commercial avenues are to be considered suspect, such as Microsofts. If you can find a better way to test it than to let it go for free and let people find flaws in the application or alg, let me know, but it seems like even way back in 1999 when that was written, they knew the only real way to test it was to give it to the public to chew up and spit out.
 A new type of cypher is needed as even 256 AES is no longer as secure as it once was. Read the work on breaking disk encryption by the Center for Information Technology Policy at the University of Princeton. The process that Crush describes would greatly impede the breaking of this encryption.
 At first glance, and thats all it is at this point, I would count this *homebrew* to hold up longer than the current 1344 bit 3*BF that someone like Drivecrypt is using, but I will agree that anything you want to know is as secure as is humanly possible, should be encrypted with a tested method, although, anyone who has data that they really NEED TO encrypt, already knows that, or they should be fired or hacked.
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