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Old 2020-08-11, 16:16   #12
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Thanks for catching that. I broke the link. If someone want to get it they can do so with full knowledge.
Actually, the Sourceforge project link does not seem to be the problem, it is rather the download link which appends "files/latest/download" to the project link.

But if I understand correctly, kruoli had no warnings opening the archive.


Btw, I do not really understand why the author creates a password-protected archive and then publishes the password on a public forum. Why not a plain open SourceForge project?

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Old 2020-08-11, 16:31   #13
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I guess SF says it's malicious because it is password protected and cannot be checked against malware etc.
The password is not shown correctly on my end, but I still could copy and insert in into my archiver.
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Actually, the Sourceforge project link does not seem to be the problem, it is rather the download link which appends "files/latest/download" to the project link.

But if I understand correctly, kruoli had no warnings opening the archive.


Btw, I do not really understand why the author creates a password-protected archive and then publishes the password on a public forum. Why not a plain open SourceForge project?
As a bozo filter?

Anyone can download an unprotected project. A certain minimum level of cluefulness is needed for one which is password-protected.
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Old 2020-08-11, 16:46   #15
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As a bojo filter?

Great one

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Old 2020-08-11, 17:01   #16
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I am always keen to learn some crowd psychology.
The question that I had is - why do folks get compelled to download a code that does something wrongly? We already know that it does its own job wrongly. What does it matter how it does it? One wants to marvel the coding style or the number of lines or something?
Very curious.
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At some point, it seemed utterly impossible. But here we go..

Actually, algo consists of three stages..

it picks initial (probable) Z’s (pZ_L and pZ_R) up (Z = P + Q, N = P*Q)
Full stop, don't need to read further.
The algorithm now computed P*Q and if it equals N: stop, all done.
Else: stop because there is no point in going further :-)

Arguing that it is better because "it doesn't use division and (untrue) doesn't use modular arithmetic" is false because it competes with the Algorithm 2: "Compute P*Q. If equal N, stop. Done" and loses.
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Great one :D :D
Clever mis-quoting.

By and large I disapprove of editing quotes but on this occasion I will make an exception.
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Old 2020-08-11, 17:05   #18
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Clever mis-quoting.

By and large I disapprove of editing quotes but on this occasion I will make an exception.

Thank you sir
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Thank you sir
You're welcome.

As a nit-pick (I spend a significant amount of my time picking nits) I will point out that BoJo is conventionally BiCapitalized,
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You're welcome.

As a nit-pick (I spend a significant amount of my time picking nits) I will point out that BoJo is conventionally BiCapitalized,

Is this a riddle that someone could crack who does not know british language or culture to a really large extend? I am quite clueless about it, but I think that those two capitalized letters are a distraction.
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Is this a riddle that someone could crack who does not know british language or culture to a really large extend? I am quite clueless about it, but I think that those two capitalized letters are a distraction.
"BoJo"is a common contraction of "Boris Johnson".

"Bozo" is the name of a historically famous circus clown.

I used "bozo" whereas you mis-quoted it as "bojo".
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Old 2020-08-11, 19:53   #22
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"BoJo"is a common contraction of "Boris Johnson".

"Bozo" is the name of a historically famous circus clown.

I used "bozo" whereas you mis-quoted it as "bojo".

I understood that much... Good night
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