[RC5] RSA decryption

Rodney R. Korte rkorte at psu.edu
Sat Mar 3 17:38:48 EST 2001

On Sat, 3 Mar 2001 16:19:47 -0600, Jeff Lacy wrote:

>There are millions of monkeys with typewriters.  Eventually, they will
>produce Moby Dick, but it will probably take a very long time for them to do
>that. (Monkeys = dnet participants)  Herman Melville also tries to write
>Moby Dick.  (Herman = Competition with lots of thought)  Who has a higher
>probability of getting the correct version first?  :-)

Actually, this is nothing like the million monkey analogy (which is
commonly used in probability courses, thermal physics, etc).  The
monkeys press keys on the typewriter randomly.  What dnet is doing
is not random.


Rodney R. Korte
Applied Research Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
rkorte at psu.edu  Voice: 814-863-0817  Fax: 814-865-7303

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