Why trial factoring work chopped into chunks?
My computer is doing trial factoring of exponents in the range around 58 million. S485122 posted in the "Math" subforum (31 Oct 08) these exponents are intended to be scanned for factors up to 2^70.
Why do I get factorization work in little chunks, say "58123456,64,65" and not "58123456,64,70"? If a factor were found, factoring would terminate anyway.
Konrad Remus
