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Re: [chat] Swordfish a comedy?


On Sun, 22 Jul 2001, Martin wrote:

> > but totally devoid of any technical content, but really what do you expect?
> 
> not much unfortunately. i can normally suspend disbelief if the premise is
> remotely possible (eg. sneakers - that "decoding chip"). but when they

the premise of sneakers was that janek has found a new method of factoring
large numbers and the chip is an implementation of it.  not too big a stretch
in itself..  they had a consultant in for the cryptography stuff. 

http://world.std.com/~reinhold/math/sneakers.adleman.html