On Aug 17, 2010, at 10:25 PM, John Gilmore wrote:

> (Given their prediction that they won't be done with a 1024-bit number
> within 5 years, but they will be done "well within the next decade",
> which 1024-bit number are they starting to factor now?  I hope it's a
> major key that certifies big chunks of the Internet for https today,
> rather than one of those silly challenge keys.)

If they announced which key they were working on, I would completely expect 
someone to demand a very amusing injunction against the performing of 
arithmetical operations.

"When mathematics is outlawed ..."

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