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Old 2020-02-20, 19:42   #20
R.D. Silverman
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Originally Posted by xilman View Post
I did exactly that. I also recognised that English is not their native language.
Which is why one thing that editors do, before handing off a paper to a referee, is to
recommend to an author that the paper be reviewed by a native speaker before it is
submitted if there is any possibility of language difficulties.

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
Huh? There is no suggestion of either in this context. It is certainly
possible, absent any other information, that they started this computation more than 4
years ago.

Indeed. One might question why they would undertake such a computation at all
given that RSA-240 and RSA-768 were larger. [the latter only very slightly]. One
answer might be [here, I am speculating] that they started the work quite some time
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