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Old 2013-06-20, 19:18   #6
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N(188) c193, that was a good one!

That was a hole left after all the reasonable questions "Why factor N(200) cofactor, when there are smaller holes?" - "Because... you know..."

It is unclear though is NFS would have been faster than an appropriate amount of ECM curves (if not for luck). Because Sam is factoring similarly sized numbers now regularly with gnfs, it was probably pre-testing before running gnfs.
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