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Old 2015-04-02, 00:03   #5
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Nicely done.

The crappy thing about NFS is that in order to scale above small problems (70-80 digits) you have to implement all the features Bob lists. You can do line sieving with a single large prime per side, simple graph-based filtering, and keep the Gauss elimination, and that will get you up to 80-digit general numbers. But QS can factor numbers that size in a few minutes.
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