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Topic: SF: Finally, surrogate factoring
Replies: 86   Last Post: Jun 10, 2006 11:51 PM

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 David C. Ullrich Posts: 21,553 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: JSH: SF: Finally, surrogate factoring
Posted: Jun 7, 2006 9:00 AM

On Tue, 06 Jun 2006 20:54:03 -0400, Rick Decker <rdecker@hamilton.edu>
wrote:

>
>
>Tim Peters wrote:

>>[...]
>>
>> What I don't understand is how anything other than that outcome could be
>> _hoped_ for here. No amount of rearranging and cross-substituting the
>> initial equations (whatever they may be) is going to yield new information,
>> and there's never a step that even requires the quantities to be integers
>> (as opposed to, e.g., arbitrary complex numbers). How can someone imagine
>> that insight into integer factorization could result from this insight-less
>> symbol-pushing?

>
>I think that what we interpret as obfuscation on James' part is actually
>a consequence of the fact that his understanding is extremely shallow.
>This is, I think, the reason that he thinks his "prime counting
>function" is truly new and innovative--he really is incapable of even
>the slightest bit of abstraction that to all mathematicians is as
>natural as breathing.

Huh. Ya think?

Both you guys must be new here.

>> As usual, I couldn't make sense of his original writeup before you showed
>> the correct result of completing the square wrt y first, at which point I
>> could work backward from that to deduce what you thought James was trying to
>> say. Also as usual, you got that right. Therefore :-) you must also know
>> why he thinks this kind of approach _could_ yield something useful.
>>

>See above. The kind of self-editing we're accustomed to by inclination
>and training is something he simply doesn't get. For example, a tiny bit
>of thinking makes it obvious that no matter what collection of linear
>equations one starts with, as long as they have a unique solution
>the end result of the "small mountain of tedious manipulation" will
>be the completely unsurprising T = g_1 * g_1, which we knew from the
>start.

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David C. Ullrich

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