[Cryptography] Infinite Noise or Firebug?

Bill Cox waywardgeek at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 11:18:04 EST 2014

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 2:34 PM, Abe Singer <abe at oyvay.nu> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 08:04:52AM -0500, Bill Cox wrote:
> > It turns out that Peter Allan invented what I have been calling an
> Infinite
> > Noise Multiplier, way back in the summer of 1999.
> >
> >     http://apa.hopto.org/firebug
> >
> > It sounds like he is interested in working together to popularize this
> > architecture.  That's a good thing, because I feel this is the _right_
> > architecture for TRNGs.  Which name would be better for a USB key sold on
> > Tindie?  Is there a better name?
> Firebug sounds too much like Firefox, everyone will think it's
> a Mozilla thing..
> Given that it plays loose with acronymization (Fi != Fast, Bu != Bit),
> Fartbig would be a closer and more memorable match.
Peter and I have bounced a couple names back and forth.  What do you think
of Modular Multiplication Loop?  It is more descriptive of the function
than Infinite Noise Multiplier, or Firebug.  Other variations might be Mod2
Multiplication/Multiplier Loop, Analog Modular Multiplier, etc.

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