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Hailstone sequences visualized in Maltego with machines

Some days ago Glenn (from SensePost) talked to me about an interesting concept he has seen regarding convergence in Wikipedia. He wanted a way to visualize it and I gladly helped him with Maltego and some machines. It's his story to tell - so I wont.

Then - literally a day later I was reading XKCD and saw this:


I had the concept already in Maltego with machines (for Glenn's experiment) - I just needed the transform. I spoke to Glenn - he was up for hacking it together (I am lazy that way) and sure enough - 15 minutes later graphs were forming. The machine I used looked like this:

machine("axeaxe.Collatz",
        displayName:"Collatz",
        author:"RT",
        description: "Just playing") {

        onTimer(1) {
            type("maltego.Phrase",scope:"global")
            outgoing(0)  
            value("1",invert:true)

            log(">",showEntities:true)
            run("paterva.v2.Collatz…