Re: Factoring large composite numbers



Unruh <unruh-spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
To the original poster: please ignore the these comments.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Just because one mad
person has tried to use the method in an insane way should not
discredit all of
the real researchers who have used the method in clever ways. In other
words,
Unruh's assessment is misleading.

Which part is misleading? Has someone found a way to use it to make
factoring any easier? Who?

Kraitchek, Lehmer, Dixon, Shanks, Knuth, Pomerance, Pollard, Silverman,
Montgomery, ...

To the original poster:
Unruh's advice can be "fixed" by simplifying it to "Don't become a crank".

Phil
--
What is it: is man only a blunder of God, or God only a blunder of man?
-- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), The Twilight of the Gods
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