[ExI] Seeking a source

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Mon Aug 27 10:28:45 UTC 2007

At 10:53 PM 8/26/2007, Eli wrote:
>Heard from a friend:  "I recall a comment from D-Wave Systems that a
>1974 era computer running 2007 algorithms would beat a modern computer
>running 1974 algorithms."  Topic was decryption / factorization.
>I am looking for the original source of the D-Wave comment, or any
>reputable source for a statement similar to it (computer from year X
>with new algorithm Y beats new computer from year Y with old algorithm
>from X).

Mark Miller might be able to answer this.  http://www.caplet.com/


>Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                          http://singinst.org/
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