[RC5] Possible challenge

Malte S. Stretz msquadrat.nospamplease at gmx.net
Thu Mar 7 15:43:31 EST 2002


On Thursday, 7. March 2002 14:29 CET, Christopher Hicks wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Jeff Palmer wrote:
> > Just a few seconds of research shows d.net would not qualify.
> >
> > "This is a "Show Your Work" Problem
> >  To make sure that you did not just guess an arbitrary bodacion,
> > you must be able to demonstrate that you have cracked the code by
> > presenting all your work, and by being able to crack any series of
> > bodacions. "
> >
> > IE. Brute force is not suitable for this problem.
>
> Using genetic algorithms, or some other algorihm guessing method,
> brute force may well be applicable.  But that would be quite far
> beyond the sorts of brute force projects distributed.net has done in
> the past.

On the other hand, maybe this would be quite more interesting than 
hunting OGRs for the next few years.

Just my 2c
Malte
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