Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2010:August:09 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2010/8/9-19 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:53915 Activity:nil
8/9     Who is this guy 42949672?  Posted some root's processes for context.
        751  root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    1  0.0   0:24.50 rpciod/0
        5293 42949672  20   0 20412  908  576 S    0  0.0   0:18.82 nrpe
        1    root      20   0 10312  748  620 S    0  0.0   0:08.75 init
        \_ Sounds like -1 (a truncated 4294967295).
2010/8/9-19 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:53916 Activity:nil
8/9     Yay soda got a printer!
        root 4950  0.0  0.0  67440  2664 ? Ss Aug07   0:08 /usr/sbin/cupsd
        \_ No, really, do we have a printer?
2010/8/9-19 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:53917 Activity:nil
8/9     I got two files, one is size 522190848 and the other is size
        521648128.  Both sha256 to the same number.  (and sha1 too).
        I don't think this is supposed to happen, right? (least not with
        \_ how are you checking?
           \_ I burned one file to cd, so i mounted /cdrom and
              df --block-size=1 /cdrom (=521648128)
              then i re dl'ed the iso and checked the size: 522190848
              both sha256's of iso and /dev/hdc yield the same.
              I have done this type of check on other isos and they yield
              the same sha[1,256] and size on both.  Just this one is weird.
              \_ I don't think df is giving you the number you want.
                 Try "wc -c /dev/hdc".
        \_ hash collisions can (and rarely do) happen.  You're deriving a
           number consisting of some hundreds of bits from data with millions.
           The idea behind the hashing algorithm is that it is hard to get
           collisions on purpose, and rare with small changes i.e. bit error or
           \_ I don't think an SHA-256 collision has ever happened by accident.
              If you have two different files, the probability that they have
              the same SHA-256 hash by chance is 2^-256; that's less than the
              chance that in the one second after you hit Enter to calculate
              the hashes, your computer is obliterated by three separate
              meteorites independently.  It could happen, but it's not very
2010/8/9-19 [Industry/Startup] UID:53918 Activity:nil 66%like:53913
8/8     'What are the favorite questions people ask your company whenever
        you say "Do you have any questions?"'
        \_ 'What are the favorite questions people ask your company whenever
           you say "Do you have any questions?"'
        \_ What is the culture like here? How many hours a week do most
           people put in? How many do you? What do you like best about
           working at Company XYZ? What do you like least?
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2010:August:09 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>