[RC5] ogr percentage done - WHY impossible?

TimO hairballmt at mcn.net
Thu Mar 15 07:56:10 EST 2001


Zorba the Hutt wrote:
> 
> This theory is kinda shot out of the water by the RC5 percentage bar :P
> (which hasn't been moving fast since, well, ever.) And I know that OGR-24
> didn't take as long as that calculation would seem to indicate. So while
> it's obviously a significantly tougher problem, it's still not *that* hard.
> 
> -Zorba
> 

Like I said, worst case.  Look at the 3D graph for OGR24 and notice how
little of the total space has actually been checked.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ben Clifford" <benc at hawaga.org.uk>
> To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 3:07 AM
> Subject: Re: [RC5] ogr percentage done - WHY impossible?
> 
> >
> > On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, TimO wrote:
> >
> > > Yes, but it is still a _huge_ space to check.  Worst case scenario where
> > > the known ruler is optimal:
> > [..]
> > > ~exhaustive search = :
> > > 4.0250193 X 10^-15 % finished
> > [..]
> >
> > So maybe it is better, for morale reasons, to not display progress - I am
> > sure some people would be put off that we are "getting nowhere fast".
> >
> > --
> > http://www.hawaga.org.uk/travel/ for my rotating world map applet
> > http://www.hawaga.org.uk/benc_key.txt PGP / GPG key 0x30F06950 - please
> use it!
> >

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-- Tim
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