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Originally Posted by Lokasenna
Based on my incredibly rigorous calculations ...

The time difference obviously is according to an exponential rule.
This of course makes perfect sense. When the complexity of a thing grows by some factor with each version, adding more complexity of the same amount will produce steps of effort according to a constant factor. And if the resources to do this stay constant this will result in an exponential slow down of the "outer" steps.
Michael