Andy: I'm Blairhash -- a Blairbash hash function. I can think of the Blairbash quote that goes with any situation.
Andy: Hash is another word for weed. Jerry Song: So is a hash function a weed generator?
//analogy for one-way hash functions Sahu: Let's say you give me your beloved Christmas ornament, and you say "this means so much to me." Sahu: It has so much sentimental value. Sahu: And I take a hammer, and smash it into pieces, and smash the pieces into dust, and scatter the dust in the wind ...
//analogy for separate chaining Sahu: Let's say you're driving into a parking lot with your Tesla or whatever. Sahu: What happens if some jerkwad already took your spot? Sahu: I guess what you would do is build another parking spot on top of that parking spot, and park there.
// Hash collisions Sahu: I can't stick both of them in the same slot. Sahu: And if each integer is only 4 bytes, then what the hell do I do?
//Talking over hangouts about md5 hashes Srihari: You MADE an encryption.