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Peter Kosinar wrote:
> Providing the factorization of a particular number (whose factorization is
> considered to be not known by anyone) is definitely a proof that you know
> the factorization of that number and that you had a method for finding it.
of course agreed.
> Of course, it doesn't say anything about this method -- whether it is a
> general one or whether you were able to find the factors based on graph of
> temperature at the top of Elbrus :-)
Right, giving an example doesn't proof the method. That's what I was talking about. But it seems some participants of the list don't understand how to proof something in mathematics and take an example as a proof for a method.