[RC5] RSA decryption

Kevin Elliott k-elliott at wiu.edu
Sat Mar 3 15:00:58 EST 2001

At 17:38 -0500  on  3/3/01, Rodney R. Korte wrote:
>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.

Yes.  We're a million humans trying to figure out what one monkey 
typed randomly,   Would someone care to explain how any "thought" 
about the problem will speed things up at all?

"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both 
instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly 
unchanged.  And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware 
of change in the air--however slight--lest we become unwitting 
victims of the darkness."
-- Justice William O. Douglas
Kevin "The Cubbie" Elliott 
<mailto:kelliott at mac.com>                             ICQ#23758827 
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