[Blabber] [OT] Crypto experts???

Justin Levinson localtalent at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 21:13:54 UTC 2014


I'm not going to be in tonight, I'm afraid :(


On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Robert O'Connor <robby.oconnor at gmail.com>wrote:

> Mind helping me when I get to the space? We could go over the exercises I
> bombed...they change each attempt...
>
> --rob
> Sent from my cell...excuse typos
> On Jan 20, 2014 4:10 PM, "Justin Levinson" <localtalent at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I did crypto in college, I'm game for a night to bullshit about it
>> sometime.
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 3:57 PM, Robert O'Connor <robby.oconnor at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> We shall see how this study group I cobbled together of students in the
>>> course goes...
>>>
>>> --rob
>>> Sent from my cell...excuse typos
>>> On Jan 20, 2014 3:47 PM, "Robert O'Connor" <robby.oconnor at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have the videos downloaded...we could watch them... Problem
>>>> sets...change each time...
>>>>
>>>> --rob
>>>> Sent from my cell...excuse typos
>>>> On Jan 20, 2014 3:45 PM, "Zachary Giles" <zgiles at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I'm not at the space, but I think it would be cool to make a night and
>>>>> maybe we can all learn from these problem-sets (because I'm interested!).
>>>>> If the goal though is to just find someone to help you, then I'm not
>>>>> your guy -- not a superexpert here. :)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM, Robert O'Connor <
>>>>> robby.oconnor at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> This coursera course is no joke...I have exercises (which I
>>>>>> bombed)...if you're at the space...I'll be there in about 2hrs...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --rob
>>>>>> Sent from my cell...excuse typos
>>>>>> On Jan 20, 2014 3:27 PM, "Zachary Giles" <zgiles at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Maybe we can make a night and have people sit around and talk about
>>>>>>> the core happenings of many of these crypto functions?
>>>>>>> I think it would be nice to get some folks together to talk about
>>>>>>> some of the basics of the functions and algorithms etc.
>>>>>>> My fear would be that A) you wouldn't get your homework done. :)
>>>>>>> and B) that we'd get a bunch of script-kiddies who want to encrypt their
>>>>>>> laptops etc rather than going really into the subjects.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 3:20 PM, Robby O'Connor <
>>>>>>> robby.oconnor at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I sort of get that...I'm not asking you to do it for me...just
>>>>>>>> kinda explain it in a better way...I guess?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Mon 20 Jan 2014 08:33:36 AM EST, Ignacio Verboten wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> So, are you writing that the advantage to assisting you would be
>>>>>>>>> non-negligible?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>  On Jan 20, 2014, at 6:31, Robby O'Connor <robby.oconnor at gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Hey all,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Is anybody a Cryptography expert who would be willing to spend a
>>>>>>>>>> bit of time with me...no money will be offered but perhaps some
>>>>>>>>>> coffee...maybe food??
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I'm struggling with a Coursera course on Cryptography -- basic
>>>>>>>>>> stuff at this point specifically determining whether or not Pseudo-random
>>>>>>>>>> number Generators ( PRG) are secure...and also whether or not given
>>>>>>>>>> encryption scheme(s) are (one-time) semantically secure...I sort of get
>>>>>>>>>> it...but maybe a person showing it in person with concrete examples will
>>>>>>>>>> help...
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Thanks in advance...
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> --rob
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>>>>>>> Zach Giles
>>>>>>> zgiles at gmail.com
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>>>>> zgiles at gmail.com
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