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asciilifeform: << it's a perfect illustration of what ~not~ to do. see e.g. & elsewhere
dulapbot: (trilema) 2017-07-09 phf: generally "things that might have different size" is not a trivial thing to pack. (that's why there's complexity in ASN.1, because of variable run length encodings)
bitbot[asciilifeform]: Logged on 2024-06-22 23:17:38 gregorynyssa[billymg]: Do you think the ASN.1 format has any merits?
asciilifeform: on several diff levels.
asciilifeform: + this discussion of 'how to correctly represent ciphertexts & keys'
bitbot[asciilifeform]: Logged on 2024-06-22 23:18:17 gregorynyssa[billymg]: What were the historical circumstances which led to its widespread adoption by the cryptographic community?
asciilifeform: ( when you see format which makes memory corruption bugs ~inevitable, invites support for 'null ciphers', etc. you can moar or less smell it )
dulapbot: (asciilifeform) 2021-05-18 asciilifeform: verisimilitude: it isn't even simply about the cert authorities, but rather a multi-layered shit sandwich, with multi-kilogram 'standards' documents, mandatory null ciphers, ~impossible to implement w/out subtle bugs, regular 'upgrades', and many more
asciilifeform: << nope, and imho is a waste of time. see e.g. & elsewhere re: why.
dulapbot: (asciilifeform) 2020-08-20 asciilifeform: there is presently no 100%-documented homogeneous fpga on market. and, for fundamental reasons, aint likely to be, 100% of fpga vendors live from the 'rent out the right to use our built-in NIC' and similar scamola
bitbot[asciilifeform]: Logged on 2024-06-22 23:23:02 gregorynyssa[billymg]: asciilifeform: Have you done any more reverse-engineering of FPGAs over the past year?
dulapbot: (trilema) 2014-10-09 asciilifeform: basically, fpga works, but all existing high-density examples are sold by scammers of a kind - who absolutely could not abide the buyer using these items as the schoolbook promised - 'reconfigurable computer'
asciilifeform: it's like writing on the sand at beach.
hapax: makes "cryptography" a rather pleasant experience
hapax: at the very least, can see own key and verify with own eyes what exactly is going on with it
asciilifeform: hapax: aha, precisely
gregorynyssa[asciilifeform]: asciilifeform: I see what you mean. The creation of a Forth-like language was meant to reduce the need for file-formats in general.
asciilifeform: gregorynyssa: see also.
gregorynyssa[asciilifeform]: This was the idea initially brought up in the "No Format Wars" essay.
gregorynyssa[asciilifeform]: << We mentioned that article at the same time. That is a coincidence.
dulapbot: Logged on 2024-06-23 22:34:43 asciilifeform: gregorynyssa: see also.
gregorynyssa[asciilifeform]: hapax: I read your article last week regarding the cross-compilation of Peh and thought it was quite brilliant.
gregorynyssa[asciilifeform]: hapax: If I might ask, which implementation of Pest are you using?
dulapbot: Logged on 2024-06-23 12:10:42 asciilifeform: << nope, and imho is a waste of time. see e.g. & elsewhere re: why.
gregorynyssa[asciilifeform]: So the bottleneck of the realization of Loper OS lies in having an FPGA of reasonable density which is also completely transparent in its design.
gregorynyssa[asciilifeform]: We need the "bag of LUTs" which was mentioned years ago.
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