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Thursday, July 21, 2016

A (hashed) prediction of the future (expires end of 2016)

The following is an email I sent to a co-worker back on 4/6/2015 who was at the time a rather senior person in the Windows org.

As we approach the end of the window I gave myself for this prediction, I wanted to re-post it in a more public place so if/when it comes true I can more publicly say "I told you so" and "you should have listened" (though not just to him).

I wish to make a prediction of the future (well I made it a couple of weeks ago, but wanted to send it now that you were back so it was less likely be less likely to get swept up in a post vacation mailbox purge of unread mail)... though because of the nature of the prediction (which most would dismiss outright) it’s clear text cannot be revealed at present. Instead I present the following hashes for later verification (by end of 2016 I figure):

length 159
MD5
D7BEA2AB0317D11D134738B402D86A6D
SHA1
B376DAB38017A4FA5D86F9B329B02903C99FC380
SHA256
776778DE7F37658204F9C7B874588F69720629B06BB9E7ECB11120D4F1E0AAF3
SHA384
A0AB8EA0FB78449A3B024DE0ABD0CE338F8A72E46B436D70C04B9D1223176B8A
B28325861E379ED8FC10310045F7024C
SHA512
DF8C51B44B233293650DFC6D3C9F55DDC7780863C6F2FFFFF646011011D4D225
5C596C8AE0F2184B62E93D03FF5B2DC0A5CA174E096575853529C3D17CCDC641

A little long of text perhaps, but it’s a (it’s long because it’s actually a three-parter (I opted to leave out the far more drastic 4th prediction).

For note the following hashes come from the code specified at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2006/05/23/604743.aspx

If this prediction does come true, I’ll share the clear text behind the following hashes for the related explanation/castigation:

length 607
MD5
B78B5BF35C09409EC72B80C006B85974
SHA1
46D34F29221BD28AB28B09E2A741F21FEE2989EE
SHA256
396121627F06DBD2593CF5014519419A37C6A572466732375E24525A472EBFCF
SHA384
4DC75B9BD3F74A39238864DCBB4DC750119202F76265D6BF1E88474422CC13F1
B29E9D29692D81FEB02205B6B7F89634
SHA512
1983C57036531176D36EB3578334DB918001EEA6B6E3EDA1E73564ACB3737CD4
E04D1773D718EE63E7954BDF9832069FD08C122D5157E2B7D60FCC6E86AB7F10

Only time will tell.