Sieve in a sentence as a noun

No. What you're seeing in that log is only the two last steps in the number field sieve: linear algebra and the square root step.

It bugs me a bit that the example code is brute force trial division instead of a true prime sieve.

It is familiar, doesn't hog bandwidth, and doesn't leak personal information like a sieve.

You simply can not help but create an abstraction that not only leaks like a sieve, but is actually multiple leaky sieves layered on top of each other in opaque ways.

Sieve in a sentence as a verb

Flash is ridiculous on OS X. It leaks memory like a sieve - I once left a few tabs open overnight with Flash ads and your various bits of Flash-based internet detritus, and by the time I woke up my machine was thrashing madly until I manually killed Flash.

A nitpick: I haven't used Haskell, so I'm trying to read the prime sieve example in the corner, but there's very little contrast between the background and the nonalphanumeric characters.

Connected technology spills private data everywhere like a sieve, and the 4th amendment, as it's currently interpreted, doesn't really extend to information you "make un-private" by sharing it with your thousand closest friends at AT&T.

It would be like trying to make a sieve water-tight, except you don't even know where half the holes are!Now, if we're talking about the NSA and not mobsters, and you are less concerned with being un-findable than you are with hiding your activities- there are different games you can play, and I'd bet you could be more successful.

Sieve definitions


a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

See also: screen


examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

See also: screen sort


check and sort carefully; "sift the information"

See also: sift


separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"

See also: sift strain


distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"

See also: sift