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Old 2007-07-23, 12:55   #6
R.D. Silverman
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Originally Posted by mgb View Post
Thanks for your lucid reply fenderbender. My question was which devil is easiest to contend with; Trial and Error or Magnitude? I did not know this had been explored before. Perhaps it could be developed?
Perhaps you might do some reading about the subject???

It has *already* been developed. It is a purely exponential time
method and is not competitive with either ECM or index-calculus
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