[Cryptography] Infinite Noise or Firebug?

Bill Cox waywardgeek at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 21:31:13 EST 2014

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Bill Stewart <billstewart at pobox.com> wrote:

> At 08:18 AM 11/17/2014, Bill Cox wrote:
>> 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.
> A name like that implies that it'll do Modular Multiplication for a user
> who wants a series of modular multiplications done quickly, and that's not
> at all what you're doing.  What you're doing for the user is generating
> random noise.
Good point.  The circuit actually happens to do modular multiplication, mod
K, where K is from 1 to 2.  However, it's not like the world has been
screaming for an analog modular multiplication solution!

I guess "noise multiplier" may be good enough for now.

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