Cant remember where i read about it but apparently he wrote it
in VB and he wants to rewrite it in C and run it on a faster
computer(s?) to see if its any good. It all sounds very vague
anyway. VB or not, if it was any good at all he should know without
needing to redo it in C. Anyway i assume the prize is for improving
whatever was done before and it still seems to rely on using a
powerfull computer system to crunch the numbers.
On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 20:07:48 +0000, David Golden <david.golden at unison.ie> wrote:
> On Saturday 13 January 2007 18:40, David Golden wrote:
>> On Saturday 13 January 2007 16:37, Brendan Kehoe wrote:
>> > Abdusalam Abubakar
>>>> Hmm. I better go buy the papers today after all, despite the
>> weather. :-)
>>>> Hmph. One wind-blown trek later:
> Irish Times article is slightly better, though
> (unsurprisingly) vague/garbled.
>> "He decided to take the best aspects of both and generalise a new
> approach, which he believes has the potential to tackle at least some
> less complex coding systems"
>> "beleives his approach, when run on a large computer using faster
> computer languages, may be able to break some encrypted
>> Sounds to me like a reporter garbling some more coherent explanation
> Abdusalam's part, anyway. :-) I'd guess that "weak keys" might have
> become "some less complex coding systems", for example.
>> So perhaps not yet doomsday, though likely very impressive work (for a
> teenager or otherwise!) on his part. But until we get real details...
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