Help Columbia Win XKCD’s Contest
Written by Bwog Staff
Yesterday’s XKCD comic “Externalities” changes its content based on a couple of factors, including which school is leading in a hash-breaking contest. How the whole thing works is explained pretty well here, but what we really want to bring to your attention is that Columbia is currently tied with MIT for 3rd place, behind Carnegie Mellon University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. This is simply not good enough.
Bwog is pretty sure that its conception of a hash-breaking contest is far from accurate, but anybody who thinks that they can solve the mysterious problem “Currently looking for Skein 1024 1024 input matching” followed by a long string of numbers and letters should immediately go help Columbia out!