[RC5] Quick positive press effort

Thore Harald Hoye thoye at online.no
Tue Sep 22 21:49:05 EDT 1998


On Tue, 22 Sep 1998 07:31:00 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:

>From personal experience (and I don't feel this way, in fact I've been a
>hardcore digit hunter for years), when most people I know hear about the
>latest pi crunching record they think "What a bunch of geeks. If only they
>did something serious".

But is cracking RC5 more serious? We know it will be cracked, and we
know exactly how long time it will take on average, so we don't really
prove anything. I must admit I can't quite see the point, except for
those $10000, and trying to get higher in the statistics.

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