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patrik 2003-11-18 20:54

You are 2 hours late for work because you have been sitting up until 2 o'clock in the morning, trying to figure out what the new Mersenne prime is. (Got it down to 8 candidates.)

E_tron 2003-11-18 23:07

...if you are watching the M40 treads right now...

Uncwilly 2003-11-18 23:25

You started a thread centred around M40 :innocent:

E_tron 2003-11-18 23:31

...if you are POSTING in a M40 Tread...

patrik 2003-11-18 23:32

... if you take your laptop with wireless LAN with you to the toilet when you are reading these threads.:blush:

QuintLeo 2003-11-19 16:02

If you go through your logs with a fine tooth comb trying to figure out if you reported a prime on 17 November 2003....

(Dang it, I reported on on the 16'th - but it had a factor).

9-)

pakaran 2003-11-19 17:41

You do an LL test on M(5) in your head when you can't fall asleep, or as a distraction when giving blood.

I_like_tomatoes 2003-11-19 18:52

If residence rules say you have to unplug your computer over Christmas break (it's a fire hazard), so you start figuring out how to make it look like your computer isn't plugged in when it isn't.

(Corollary: If you get annoyed when your roommate turns your computer off when you go home over Thanksgiving.)

Both of these have happened to me.

E_tron 2003-11-19 22:24

...if you were on a trip and you mailed the results of your 13M Exponent to yourself :help: .

(My Notebook completed an LL test on the trip. I wanted to make double sure i didn't lose it.)

lycorn 2003-11-20 16:49

...if everytime you go to the UK you insist on driving at least a couple of miles along the M40, even it if means getting out of your way, just for the feeling of "having found M40":alien: ...
(No, I´m not guilty... I´m not such a hopeless case, although...:whistle: )

Prime Monster 2003-11-20 17:18

Actually the whole Ars Technica OpenForum has moved server. The new link for that particular thread is : [url]http://episteme.arstechnica.com/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=50009562&f=122097561&m=1650910435[/url]

It is also available as a random quote on the Ars Technica Food Court site : [url]http://www.arsfoodcourt.com/index.php[/url]

PM

Uncwilly 2003-11-21 22:28

... you build yourself a system with 1.5GB of RAM to do all the P-1 work for your farm.

... you do your own concurrent double checks of your 79M numbers on a seperate machine.

edorajh 2003-11-22 22:29

... you go to work on Saturday morning just to be sure that your work machine will stay turned on during the weekend, running Prime95 of course.


-- just did that -- :whistle:

ixfd64 2003-11-23 03:48

You've managed to discover so many Mersenne primes that when someone says "M13466917", people don't know if he's talking about the 13466917th Mersenne prime, or just 2[sup]13466917[/sup] - 1.

Yeah, I know it was dumb...

cheesehead 2003-11-23 10:21

... even though you know that the line you just thought up for the "You just might be addicted to GIMPS if... " thread is dumb, you post it anyway because you trust that your fellow GIMPSters will understand and forgive you. :)

Uncwilly 2003-11-26 20:23

:cry:

You morn long weekends and all the lost cycles....

PrimeCruncher 2003-11-26 22:31

You realize that, on the other hand, it gives you an excuse to leave your PCs at home on.

Quacky 2003-11-30 04:44

You join the CIA just for a *chance* to install on their computers:shock:

SlashDude 2003-11-30 04:56

You add a 2nd battery to your laptop so you can check "Run program even when using laptop battery power" (Can't wait till we have something better then batteries - :alien: ?? : )

ixfd64 2003-12-10 01:35

May or may not have been said, but you're addicted to GIMPS when you check whether someone's ICQ number is prime.

Complex33 2003-12-10 01:41

When you salivate over the prospect of server v5 and ask Santa for its fast realization. :bounce:

PrimeCruncher 2003-12-10 02:54

You subscribed to all the v5 forums so you will be automatically notified when any information on the new server becomes available.

outlnder 2003-12-10 03:53

You spend the money your brother gave you to buy food this month on a bare 3.06 P4.

E_tron 2003-12-10 04:40

If you dream of 1.6A Northwood P4s with Abit IC7 MainBoards:banana: :banana: :banana: .

kwstone 2003-12-13 03:46

... you asked Santa for [I]another[/I] PC for Xmas.

PrimeCruncher 2003-12-13 13:59

You know you aren't getting a new PC for Xmas, but you might be getting a TiVo so you start wondering if you can add a math co-processor so it can run Prime95.

patrik 2003-12-13 18:53

By accident, you click the links in spam emails like

"Your online internet pharm" or
"Improve your credit",

thinking it is about Mersenne number testing.

ixfd64 2003-12-13 20:05

...when you have a webcam pointing at your computer that constantly runs Prime95.

Maybeso 2003-12-14 01:46

You change your name to Mike to improve your chances of finding M41.

You convince your spouse to change his/her name to Mike too.

(see [URL=http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1616]Who'll discover M41? [/URL] )

- Michael & Mikey M Michaelson [email]mikenmike @ mikemikemike.com[/email]

PrimeCruncher 2003-12-14 01:51

You post on this board. :grin:

tom11784 2003-12-14 06:37

you look forward to thinking of new things to say on this thread

frodsham 2003-12-14 20:34

... you register (after years of lurking) just to reply to Xyzzy's ebg-guvegrra thread.

E_tron 2003-12-15 06:00

...you welcome people to the forum. Oh, by the way... welcome :innocent:

jinydu 2003-12-15 10:09

What language is the ebg-guvegrra thread anyway?

PrimeCruncher 2003-12-15 19:45

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by jinydu [/i]
[B]What language is the ebg-guvegrra thread anyway? [/B][/QUOTE]

That's what you're supposed to figure out :wink:

jinydu 2003-12-16 02:02

Hmm, its not words spelled backwards...

E_tron 2003-12-16 07:02

i have yet to figure that out, so... until then i will generate random letters and emoticons :innocent:

MrHappy 2003-12-16 13:09

Google is your friend...

tom11784 2003-12-16 14:56

if you enjoy getting off-topic like the above 5 posts :surrender

jinydu 2003-12-16 15:11

Quick search on Google:

Result 1 reveals that EBG13 guernq is neither English nor Finnish.

Result 2 suggests it is a translation cipher: Rotate the alphabet 13 letters to the left or right. But what about numbers?

ET_ 2003-12-16 15:16

[QUOTE]But what about numbers?[/QUOTE]

EBG13 = ROT13

The cyphered listing doesn't take them into account.

Luigi

... if you keep talking about non-mersenne related topics into Mersenneforum. :wink:

Uncwilly 2003-12-17 22:25

.... you place a hidden camera, then call tech support so that you can get the admin password and start borging machines all over the office!!!!!

E_tron 2003-12-17 23:07

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by Uncwilly [/i]
[B].... you place a hidden camera, then call tech support so that you can get the admin password and start borging machines all over the office!!!!! [/B][/QUOTE]

hey:w00t: i should try that

Maybeso 2003-12-18 00:25

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[I]before[/I] you borg all the machines in the office, you change the name of prime95, and the icon, so it looks like a subprocess for your virus software.

vpshield.exe

clowns789 2003-12-18 01:10

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by only_human [/i]
[B]You casually misread something with an acronym in it.
Just today, I read CRT as Chinese Remainder Theorem instead of Cathode Ray Tube. [/B][/QUOTE]

Just today, I read GIMPS as Great Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite instead of Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search. :grin: :ernst:

only_human 2003-12-18 01:16

What are those monkeys doing mucking around with Shakespeare? They should be factoring!:ernst: CHIMPS for GIMPS!

E_tron 2003-12-18 05:29

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by Maybeso [/i]
[B][I]before[/I] you borg all the machines in the office, you change the name of prime95, and the icon, so it looks like a subprocess for your virus software.

vpshield.exe [/B][/QUOTE]

:grin: the plot unfolds before your eyes:geek:

jinydu 2003-12-18 13:20

... you celebrate your one-month anniversary of joining GIMPS.

Today is my one-month anniversary:

Last activity : 18 Dec 2003 07:35 UTC
Account created: 18 Nov 2003 13:58 UTC

Uncwilly 2003-12-18 22:24

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by clowns789 [/i]
[B]Just today, I read GIMPS as Great Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite instead of Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search. :grin: :ernst: [/B][/QUOTE]


Here is a DC project for the IMP work.
[URL=http://user.tninet.se/~ecf599g/aardasnails/java/Monkey/webpages/index.html]http://user.tninet.se/~ecf599g/aardasnails/java/Monkey/webpages/index.html[/URL]

clowns789 2003-12-19 02:17

Today's my birthday!

:banana: :bounce:

ET_ 2003-12-19 13:46

...if you celebrate only prime years.

clowns789 2003-12-20 03:00

1 Attachment(s)
The attachment says it all...

E_tron 2003-12-21 06:41

...if you ask, "Who wants to pay the electric bill?"

PrimeCruncher 2003-12-21 17:07

You lease boxen to other crunchers to pay for the electric bill, and to make a little profit so you can buy more boxen!

PrimeCruncher 2003-12-22 19:42

You fake being sick so you can stay home and leave your computer running all day.

edorajh 2003-12-22 21:41

...you are sad because it's holiday season, and you can't go to work, so your work machines will be off for a week :down:

PrimeCruncher 2003-12-22 22:08

...you are sad because your plan to borg your school's computers now can't be executed until after the Christmas season is over.

Reboot It 2003-12-23 00:36

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by edorajh [/i]
[B]...you are sad because it's holiday season, and you can't go to work, so your work machines will be off for a week :down: [/B][/QUOTE]You are happy because it's the holiday season, and as you are the last person to leave work on Christmas Eve, all the machines "mysteriously" happen to be switched on when you leave, meaning they will run, uninterrupted by such nuisances as pesky users and their cycle-wasting applications, all the way through until Monday 29 December, or even until Monday 5 January 2004 if those users are considerate enough to take those other days off after Christmas! :whistle:

PrimeCruncher 2003-12-24 01:20

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by PrimeCruncher [/i]
[B]...you are sad because your plan to borg your school's computers now can't be executed until after the Christmas season is over. [/B][/QUOTE]

To lift your spirits, you create a borging "autoinstall" program requiring minimal user interaction to borg machines more quickly. --guilty--

ThomRuley 2003-12-24 15:15

Stealth borging...how rude! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

PrimeCruncher 2003-12-24 16:13

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by ThomRuley [/i]
[B]Stealth borging...how rude! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: [/B][/QUOTE]

I said [I]minimal[/I] user interaction, not none. But I thought about it after I posted and I could do that too. I can just imagine:

Dear so and so,
Take a look at this, its so cool!

He clicks the link, Prime95 installed.

Dear PrimeCruncher,
What was that?

Dear soandso,
Umm, nothing... :whistle:

:grin: But I'm not mean enough to do that.

ThomRuley 2003-12-24 22:41

You could always send something like that as an e-mail attachment.:spam: :spam: :spam: :spam: :spam: :spam:

tom11784 2003-12-25 03:57

getting back to ways to tell addictions to gimps:

if the reason you are upset at an improper shutdown is because it was a shutdown meaning you can't run gimps for 5 minutes, and not because it was improper and may have caused some sort of hardware damage

only_human 2003-12-26 21:44

...you read a news article about controlling spam by making emailers expend a small amount of computing power as a payment per email --- and the [B]first[/B] thing that occurs to you is: A payment could be made by sending in a distributed computing result. :banana:

PrimeCruncher 2003-12-29 03:57

...you subscribe to the TrekBBS and put a link to GIMPS in your signature. --guilty--

Uncwilly 2003-12-29 23:07

Your e-mail address contains the string "[FONT=courier new][B]prime[/B][/FONT]".

PrimeCruncher 2003-12-30 00:08

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by Uncwilly [/i]
[B]Your e-mail address contains the string "[FONT=courier new][B]prime[/B][/FONT]". [/B][/QUOTE]

...or any reference to Mersenne primes, GIMPS, PrimeNet, etc. for that matter.

ixfd64 2003-12-30 06:00

You would only travel on a highway whose number is prime.

edorajh 2004-01-01 16:22

... you fantasize how awesome it would be to assimilate Borg and put their resources to searching for Mersenne primes.

... you fantasize how awesome it would be that TechnoCore (from Dan Simmons Hyperion and Endymion series) exist and that you can borg it for GIMPS.

... you register mersenne-primes.org domain name and purchase web mail account so that you can have email address [email]yourname@mersenne-primes.org[/email] (it's my now :smile:)

clowns789 2004-01-07 03:31

You get cell phone internet service to save CPU cycles...

You buy a car at Joe Myers to get a free computer...

(I just saw that one!)

PrimeCruncher 2004-01-10 01:57

On behalf of a friend who also runs GIMPS, I am posting this:

...your house is robbed. You are a multi-millionaire on vacation and rush home. The first question you ask the police is, "Did they take my PrimeNet farm?"

...you take out a second mortgage to buy more nodes.

PrimeCruncher 2004-01-17 13:57

A water pipe in your house bursts. A room is flooded with water, and your first concern (despite the fact that there are MANY signed, first-edition books in it) is for the computer (despite the fact that it does not run Prime95)!

--guilty-- :down: :surrender

kwstone 2004-01-28 04:03

...you germinate the seedlings for your garden using the warmth generated from your Prime95 farm. (Waste not, want not!)

--guilty--

Pablo the Duck 2004-01-28 07:08

...you come home from work to find that your wife has taken to drying off damp clothes by hanging them in your computer room.

--guilty--

(P.S. my seeds haven't germinated yet.)

jinydu 2004-01-28 10:54

You design a version of Prime95 that runs on human brains. You install it onto your brain, then program it to run whenever you are asleep. You are pleased when all your dreams from then on become sequences of multi-million digit numbers.

Uncwilly 2004-01-28 13:25

Do we have to use the manual check in page for that? Can you start a thread with the code? :geek:

kwstone 2004-02-01 06:55

...you know what your pxxxxxxx files sound like! (see this thread [url]http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=2019[/url])

markhl 2004-02-01 20:15

[QUOTE=jinydu]You design a version of Prime95 that runs on human brains.[/QUOTE]

Or on the brains of livestock!

Uncwilly 2004-02-17 23:22

you have ever bumped a thread.

MrHappy 2004-02-17 23:30

... you get an old P133 up and running LMH work in 2004

PrimeCruncher 2004-02-18 00:05

1 Attachment(s)
Wow, I haven't had to update my Word document with all these replies in eons! ...or at least it seems that way (last replies were only 2 wks ago).

C'mon people! Post more stuff! This has to end with a 47 reference; I can't make a 47 reference out of the number 240! (Though I suppose I could look at character counts, word counts, etc, etc...)

tom11784 2004-02-18 20:35

[QUOTE=MrHappy]... you get an old P133 up and running LMH work in 2004[/QUOTE]

will try with an old P233MMX....

wpolly 2004-02-19 06:24

[QUOTE=MrHappy]... you get an old P133 up and running LMH work in 2004[/QUOTE]
Aren't you talking about me? :innocent: :rolleyes:

ixfd64 2004-03-04 21:42

This has nothing to do with Mersenne primes, but...

The musical term "fermata" reminds you of Fermat numbers. -- guilty --

jinydu 2004-03-09 14:21

... After finding out that the EFF is also offering a $150,000 reward for the first 100,000,000+ digit prime, you vow to start an LL test on the exponent 332,192,831. You are disappointed to find that Prime95 cannot handle an exponent this size. So instead, you buy a copy of Mathematica 5, input 4, then order Mathematica to square and subtract 2 modulo (2^332192831)-1, iterating 332192831 times. You are undaunted when Mathematica still hasn't finished the calculation, 5 years later.

QuintLeo 2004-03-12 00:44

You know your addicted when you have to rewire the "computer room" in your new place to add more circuits to handle the "farm".

(Which I'm in the process of doing....)

Reboot It 2004-03-12 13:58

You know you're addicted when you have a "computer room" at home. This is even more significant if you also no longer have a "bedroom"!

ET_ 2004-03-12 16:18

[QUOTE=Reboot It]You know you're addicted when you have a "computer room" at home. This is even more significant if you also no longer have a "bedroom"![/QUOTE]

...if you have both a computer room and a bedroom, but you keep on sleeping in the first... (guilty)

Uncwilly 2004-03-13 00:44

Upon winning the lottery/Publisher's Clearing House/etc. you first go and up front by a bunch of new comps before getting the money in hand.

ThomRuley 2004-03-13 03:23

You dream that your apartment was broken into and the first thing you do upon waking up is to check and see if your farm is still there.

dave_0273 2004-03-16 02:48

You are so addicted to P-1 tests that your newest boxen has a gig of RAM to allow as much stage 2 testing as possible.

If the fastest computer that is now in your house doesn't even have a keyboard or mouse because all you want a fast P4 for is to run Prime95. You are quite happy using a slow computer for all of your computer needs as to not waste any CPU cycles on your fastest computer.

(Both of which I am now guilty of)

As a side note, has anyone thought of what their life might be like if they hadn't stumbled along GIMPS. What would we do with all the extra time and money???

QuintLeo 2004-03-17 13:35

[QUOTE=dave_0273]

As a side note, has anyone thought of what their life might be like if they hadn't stumbled along GIMPS. What would we do with all the extra time and money???[/QUOTE]

For me, I'd probably be hammering away on RC5-72, after having taken a short vacation once RC5-64 completed.

9-)

ThomRuley 2004-03-17 17:15

You have to turn up the TV to hear it over your farm.

ixfd64 2004-03-20 02:07

You've written "2[sup]20996011[/sup] - 1 is prime!" on classroom boards, etc. -- guilty --

Uncwilly 2004-03-20 02:09

[QUOTE=ixfd64]You've written "2[sup]20996011[/sup] - 1 is prime!" on classroom boards, etc. -- guilty --[/QUOTE]

You change your .sig to "2[sup]20996011[/sup] - 1 is prime!".

You legally change your name to 2[sup]20996011[/sup] - 1

ixfd64 2004-03-24 04:27

You mourn for the false M41 that recently surfaced (the one "found" not using Prime95), even though the number was less than M40.

You hire a psychic to help you find prime numbers.

You've wirten factorizations of numbers (especially Mersenne numbers) on school whiteboards. -- guilty --

Well, in my Chorale room, there was a list of things for Concert Choir (I'm not in it, btw) to do. As a joke, I added "help factor 2[sup]4096[/sup] + 1" at the bottom (F[sub]12[/sub]). Yeah, it wasn't Mersenne related, though...

jinydu 2004-03-24 09:10

You are arrested by the police for writing your birthdate as
20-99-6011
on all official documents


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