[RC5] how many cheaters?

MJ enojon at ATTGLOBAL.NET
Sat Jan 26 20:30:32 EST 2002


Define "cheaters", please?

> From: "Kagain" <kagain at gmx.de>
> Reply-To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 03:00:05 +0100
> To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> Subject: [RC5] how many cheaters?
> 
> "The odds are 1 in 389 that we will wrap this thing
> up in the next 24 hours. (This also means that we'll
> exhaust the keyspace in 389 days at yesterday's rate.)"
> 
> How many days will this message tell me when the number of returned keys
> will be 100% due to cheaters but we still haven't found the right key??
> -30 days ???  :-(
> 
> I mean we are all happy that we can see the progress of the project but does
> the progress give us nearly correct numbers or are there so many cheaters
> out that the upper message should say "...in 500 days..." ??
> 
> I was just wondering
> Kagain
> 
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