SMODA factoring algorithm "setback"?
> > I have not been following this in detail, but I gained the impression--to say it in brief, there was no "setback" since it always was this way, and
> > that Warren's original advert was far too optimistic and that now
> > his heuristic for oracular factorization has escalated from
> > exp(log(N)^(1/3+o(1))) to the far less encouraging
> > exp(log(N)^(2/3+o(1))) as the time to construct a database.
> > Is this a fair summary of the setback?
as far as I currently know my "original adverts" remain valid and were in no way too optimistic.
However, SMODA still has not been implemented & tested nor have the papers received much
thrashing from expert readers, so there remains risk it will self-destruct.