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jinydu 2004-12-22 09:41

... you are outraged by the EFF's $100,000 prize for the first > 10M digit prime because neither 100,000 nor 10,000,000 are themselves prime.

Mystwalker 2004-12-22 20:39

[QUOTE=jinydu]... you are outraged by the EFF's $100,000 prize for the first > 10M digit prime because neither 100,000 nor 10,000,000 are themselves prime.[/QUOTE]
You donate some extra money so that the prize increases to the smallest prime > 100,000

ThomRuley 2004-12-24 04:56

[QUOTE=PrimeCruncher]You are REALLY addicted if you only use Mersenne primes.[/QUOTE]

That's actually pretty easy to do (2:07 is same as 127 seconds)

All right, GUILTY! :redface: :redface: :redface:

jinydu 2004-12-24 05:27

... you secretly plot to kidnap Santa and demand a ransom of 24,036,583 new computers for your farm!

moo 2004-12-24 06:31

and you also tell santa to make shure you have a largeenoguh nuclear power plant and building + switches unlimited ac and network cable... back to you jin

jinydu 2004-12-24 13:14

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... you've just finished the first draft of your New Year Resolutions:

coolprimes 2004-12-24 19:50

. . . decide not to go to collage so you can buy 1 (or 10) new computers to add to GIMPS.

coolprimes 2004-12-24 20:07

. . . you are afraid to maximize prime 95, for fear of wasting CPU cycles.

coolprimes 2004-12-25 00:23

. . . buy a higher mile to the gallon car, so you can pay your electric bill.

JuanTutors 2004-12-25 00:26

...you wish you didn't convince yourself to turn off your computer because you were leaving it for 23 days.

jinydu 2004-12-25 01:09

[QUOTE=coolprimes]. . . buy a higher mile to the gallon car, so you can pay your electric bill.[/QUOTE]

... sell your car and use the money to buy more computers.

ixfd64 2004-12-27 04:45

As soon as the BlueGene/L supercomputer is online, it gets hacked and starts running Prime95.

jinydu 2004-12-27 05:53

...you resign, frustrated and dismayed, from your company after it refuses your repeated requests to change to a 24,036,583-day calendar.

ThomRuley 2005-01-10 19:34

... if you hear the alarm clock in the morning and when you look over at it, you wonder how its LL test is coming along.

ThomRuley 2005-01-10 19:35

... if upon realizing that it's just an alarm clock, you wonder if there might be some way to put prime95 on an alarm clock.

Uncwilly 2005-01-10 21:38

You justify buying a new CPU to use as an alarm clock (and Prime95)

ThomRuley 2005-01-11 12:52

[QUOTE=Uncwilly]You justify buying a new CPU to use as an alarm clock (and Prime95)[/QUOTE]

and you buy an alarm clock anyway to avoid having to use those CPU cycles on the alarm.

ThomRuley 2005-01-19 16:32

....If, knowing darn well that you have enough work queued up that you don't need to touch your farm for the next two months, you still turn on the monitor at least twice a day to look at the progress on your exponents.

moo 2005-01-19 22:06

you check.. the forums 20 times in 10 hours..

Uncwilly 2005-01-19 22:12

... you borg all the CPU's in your town's police cars.


... and your tank's aimming computer.


... you translate Prime95 into [URL=http://klabs.org/DEI/Processor/shuttle/sp-504/section_2/section_2.htm]HAL/S[/URL]

cheesehead 2005-01-20 04:46

[QUOTE=Uncwilly]... you translate Prime95 into [url="http://klabs.org/DEI/Processor/shuttle/sp-504/section_2/section_2.htm"]HAL/S[/url][/QUOTE]
Wow ... I never knew that before -- that NASA's designation for the standard shuttle software language was "HAL"something.:smile:

tom11784 2005-01-20 05:20

[QUOTE=ThomRuley]....If, knowing darn well that you have enough work queued up that you don't need to touch your farm for the next two months, you still turn on the monitor at least twice a day to look at the progress on your exponents.[/QUOTE]
HEY - it's important to check for the blue screen of death

... you don't see the reason some people get offended when you use the term "gimps"

leifbk 2005-01-20 10:59

You build a custom database application to keep track of your exponents. :whistle:

lycorn 2005-01-25 11:24

[QUOTE=leifbk]You build a custom database application to keep track of your exponents. :whistle:[/QUOTE]
Is that a sign of addiction? :surprised ... I rather consider it a minimum requirement for a decent GIMPSter :wink:
Guilty...

leifbk 2005-01-25 11:53

[QUOTE=lycorn]Is that a sign of addiction? :surprised ... I rather consider it a minimum requirement for a decent GIMPSter :wink:
Guilty...[/QUOTE]

Don't you think that "decent GIMPSter" might be an euphemism for "GIMPS addict"? :w00t:

ThomRuley 2005-01-25 14:42

Actually, I think it means that said GIMPSter has too much free time. :huh: :huh: :huh:

lycorn 2005-01-25 16:19

[QUOTE=leifbk]Don't you think that "decent GIMPSter" might be an euphemism for "GIMPS addict"? :w00t:[/QUOTE]
Oh well, you´re bloody well right... :redface: :surrender

jinydu 2005-01-25 17:52

... in an effort to ruin your competitors, you buy 100,000 cheap basic calculators and fool Primenet into thinking they're computers; then you reserve all available exponents!

Mystwalker 2005-01-25 18:33

... you realize you can as well do this with [b]real[/b] computers!

brandon_2003 2005-01-25 22:33

...you keep all of your windows open, take off the panel on your case, and put a table fan pointing at it (while its 5 degrees out) just so your computer doesn't overheat :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Uncwilly 2005-01-25 23:27

... you use your laptop on a an extention cord to deice your walkway.

...you use 2 cpus to keep you car's engine from freezing at night.

moo 2005-01-25 23:42

[QUOTE=Uncwilly]... you use your laptop on a an extention cord to deice your walkway.

...you use 2 cpus to keep you car's engine from freezing at night.[/QUOTE]

those are good

E_tron 2005-01-26 00:55

[QUOTE=moo]those are good[/QUOTE]

second :w00t: . I can just see someone doing that. Too bad i dont have an iced driveway to try that on :lol: .

Uncwilly 2005-01-26 02:10

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... you use the liquid cooling of your farm to heat your pool.

and your neighbor's.

Their pool now looks like this:

moo 2005-01-26 04:49

very good.... needs to try that....
personally me i would say
....if you dig a 100 foot hole and soder togeather a coil thats 2 feet in diamieter that runs down then up though the middle have a tub in ur basement that cold water is spilled in and is pumped to farm room were it is circulate in a grid up on cealing wich has fans to push air up and around in room goes back down and straight to the coil 100 feet down and back up to tank ;) someone want to try that ground stays at a constact 50 degrees in us proibily colder in canada and in the winter months antifreeze is a must i bet ;)

jinydu 2005-01-26 05:07

... you yell furiously at your guest after he accidentally bumps your mouse, causing Prime95 to lose 0.05s.

Uncwilly 2005-01-26 06:53

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Most of the neighborhood looks like the house on the left.

And your's is on the right.

Mystwalker 2005-01-26 11:14

... the members of the Kyoto protocol urge you to cut down on computing power - you are the main reason for global warming.

E_tron 2005-01-27 03:18

...when you realise that uncwilly lives in a tiki hut filled with computers :smile: .

jinydu 2005-01-28 03:53

... NASA is bewildered to discover that all of their space probes have suddenly stopped doing their mission and started running some kind of program that has something to do with prime numbers.

jinydu 2005-01-28 04:45

... you can't sleep at night because you're struggling with a terrible moral dilemma: You can't continue running your farm unless you pay your electricity bill, but the address of the electricity company is not a prime number!

ThomRuley 2005-01-28 13:41

... if you refuse to pay your electric bill because the amount on the bill is not a prime number.

jinydu 2005-01-28 15:23

... every time you go somewhere, you bring a stopwatch. If the timer is not a prime number of seconds when you reach your destination, you go back to your starting point and try again.

JuanTutors 2005-02-02 04:12

You try to go to bed earlier every night, but every night you decide tocheck mersenneforum, and then the whole going to bed earlier thingdoesn't work out. :help:

Xerat 2005-02-02 20:25

...when u are gonna buy an apartment u first check the distance with trace to the PrimeNet server.

...When u think 1 post in this forum is enough

jinydu 2005-02-03 03:34

[QUOTE=ThomRuley]... if you refuse to pay your electric bill because the amount on the bill is not a prime number.[/QUOTE]

In response, the electricity company cuts off service. To keep your farm running, you buy a special bicycle (which, of course, costs a prime number of dollars), connect it to your farm, and you pedal for 17 hours, 23 minutes, 41 seconds per day to power your farm.

dave_0273 2005-02-03 12:16

All that pedaling seems to take too much time away from your activity on mersenneforum.org so you are happy for the phone company to ROUND UP your bill to the nearest prime number.

Xerat 2005-02-04 18:20

u should atleast buy [COLOR=Red]2[/COLOR] bycycles :wink:

cheesehead 2005-02-05 07:00

... you decide to add your birth year to your mersenneforum.org user profile because then it'll show your age under your avatar and you want to be in the top 100 of [i]something[/i] related to GIMPS.

Uncwilly 2005-02-05 08:19

...you name your children after the nodes on your farm so that you can remember their names.

Xyzzy 2005-02-05 20:07

[QUOTE=jinydu]In response, the electricity company cuts off service. To keep your farm running, you buy a special bicycle (which, of course, costs a prime number of dollars), connect it to your farm, and you pedal for 17 hours, 23 minutes, 41 seconds per day to power your farm.[/QUOTE]Even if you had Lance Armstrong or Jan Ulrich pedalling the bike you'd be lucky to break 500W, and that would only be for an hour or so... I can sustain 200W for 30 minutes, so maybe I can power a night light or something...

:no:

jinydu 2005-02-05 21:28

...you write a fiery letter of complaint to the car company.

"You idiots! Speed is measured in iterations per second!" you exclaim.

leifbk 2005-02-06 14:15

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You've got an always-on-top window looking like this on your desktop:

PrimeCruncher 2005-02-06 17:10

...you don't visit the forum for three weeks to avoid the attempts of your competitors to diminish your Prime95 performance.

(That's not really why... but it makes a good excuse! :grin:)

JuanTutors 2005-02-21 03:38

The words "smaller then 10 million digits" have the same effects on you as winning the gold in the triple jump.

[url]http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=3727[/url]

coolprimes 2005-02-22 22:57

[QUOTE=dominicanpapi82]The words "smaller then 10 million digits" have the same effects on you as winning the gold in the triple jump.

[url]http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=3727[/url][/QUOTE]
The words "larger then 10 million digits" have the same effects on you as winning five golds. :cool:

jinydu 2005-02-27 06:39

...you decide to become an eye surgeon to boost your "career opportunities".

Mystwalker 2005-02-27 21:35

[QUOTE=jinydu]...you decide to become an eye surgeon to boost your "career opportunities".[/QUOTE]
For testing the eye sight, you have Mersenne primes on the wall instead of letters.

jinydu 2005-02-27 21:37

[QUOTE=Mystwalker]For testing the eye sight, you have Mersenne primes on the wall instead of letters.[/QUOTE]

...you discipline unruly patients by ordering them to read the entire decimal expansion of M42.

If they're still misbehaving, you make them read the entire [B]binary[/B] expansion of M42, without any mistakes!

leifbk 2005-02-27 23:28

[QUOTE=jinydu]If they're still misbehaving, you make them read the entire [B]binary[/B] expansion of M42, without any mistakes![/QUOTE]

Uh ... isn't that 25,964,951 consecutive 1's? :rolleyes:

/Leif

jinydu 2005-02-27 23:58

[QUOTE=leifbk]Uh ... isn't that 25,964,951 consecutive 1's? :rolleyes:

/Leif[/QUOTE]

Of course, you would have to keep track of how many 1's you've already said.

Primeinator 2005-02-28 02:21

Is that how prime numbers work when "translated" into binary code? A big sequence of 1's (equal to the exponent with base of 2)?

Uncwilly 2005-02-28 04:48

For Mersennes, yes. Because they are 2 raised to a power minus 1.

jinydu 2005-02-28 05:12

... prompted by recent events, you cancel your current newspaper subscription and switch to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ([url]http://www.faz.net/s/Rub9E75B460C0744F8695B3E0BE5A30A620/Tpl~Eweekly~Sdrehscheibe.html[/url])

jinydu 2005-02-28 09:47

... you design a 50 Megabit RSA key for your computers; you are dismayed and confused when the key is almost immediately cracked by hackers.

JuanTutors 2005-03-17 06:03

...you've been setting your Prime95 iterations between screen outputs to 29186 for over half a year because you might just maybe get to see iteration 12345678 , which by the way is actually pretty likely considering at 29186 iterations per screen output and a screen resolution at 1280x1024 you get to see just over one full days worth of work on your screen.


But then you think... what OTHER iterations per screen outputs can you see it to get some cool dates?


I want to get at least 20000 iterations per screen output on there ... otherwise there's too little info about the previous day on each page. 100000 is way too many because results don’t refresh fast enough (like more around 3 hours per line). So here are some ideas:


* There is 68111 to get my birthdate in format YYYYMMDD
* There is 69309 to get my 21st birthday in format YYYYMMDD
* There is 65343 to get my next birthday in format YYYYMMDD
* There is 63857 to get one less than the exponent I am working on


Hrmm...such important things to think about....

Mystwalker 2005-03-17 13:06

Looking at your "official" age, the 21st birthday has already passed long ago. :razz:

jinydu 2005-03-21 02:18

...impatient that Perfectly Scientific has still not made a poster for M42:

[url]http://www.perfsci.com/novelties.htm#framed[/url]

you decide to go on a hunger strike until they do.

jinydu 2005-03-31 01:33

... you order 25964951 framed posters of M42 from [url]http://www.perfsci.com/images/framed.jpg[/url], costing you $6,621,062,531 (of course, you've rounded up to prime number).

JuanTutors 2005-03-31 05:44

You are subscribed to this thread. You get an email update and read the heading, and confuse it for an actual post.
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ThomRuley 2005-04-09 19:59

If you are a student, and your "study breaks" consist of checking your iterations.

ThomRuley 2005-04-09 20:01

If you are a student, and while playing a video game, you feel guilty about the game not because you are burning up study time, but because your iterations are taking twice as long while you are playing the game.

Been there, done that

:redface: :redface: :redface: :redface: :redface:

ixfd64 2005-04-09 20:56

[QUOTE=ThomRuley]If you are a student, and while playing a video game, you feel guilty about the game not because you are burning up study time, but because your iterations are taking twice as long while you are playing the game.

Been there, done that

:redface: :redface: :redface: :redface: :redface:[/QUOTE]

I'm guilty of that too! :surprised

jinydu 2005-04-09 21:12

[QUOTE=ixfd64]I'm guilty of that too! :surprised[/QUOTE]

... you are furious because you interpret ixfd64's post to mean that he's guilty of playing games and thus slowing down Prime95 (of course, he couldn't mean that he's guilty of feeling guilty; that would be inconceivable!).

ET_ 2005-04-10 12:34

[QUOTE=ThomRuley]If you are a student, and while playing a video game, you feel guilty about the game not because you are burning up study time, but because your iterations are taking twice as long while you are playing the game.

Been there, done that

:redface: :redface: :redface: :redface: :redface:[/QUOTE]

...if you buy a Playstation 2 only to avoid playing games on your PC where you run Prime95... :whistle:

...and then try to hack your Playstation to run Prime95 on it.

ThomRuley 2005-04-10 15:29

you have a friend over and the first thing s/he asks is "Why so many computers?"

dave_0273 2005-04-10 17:24

[QUOTE=ThomRuley]you have a friend over and the first thing s/he asks is "Why so many computers?"[/QUOTE]

Followed by "Why do none of them have monitors/keyboards/mice?"

moo 2005-04-10 21:24

you walk into your room with shorts and shortsleves on and outside its snowing and around 0 degrees. well doing this you check the temp and ur room and notice the neadle has climbed to 90 degrees.....

jinydu 2005-04-11 05:12

...you negotiate a deal with your local bakery:

They use your computer room to bake bread, and provide you with provide you with extra money for more computers in return.

PrimeCruncher 2005-04-19 23:05

...you start making up GIMPS-related lyrics that actually work with the music, like so: "Wouldn't it be nice if I had a dual-core Athlon 64 for Prime95..."

(guilty)

moo 2005-04-20 00:46

...You become a network admin and in turn you decide to take half a cut in pay as long as your company will pay your power bill as well as give you all there old computers for life.

jinydu 2005-04-20 06:08

[QUOTE=PrimeCruncher]...you start making up GIMPS-related lyrics that actually work with the music, like so: "Wouldn't it be nice if I had a dual-core Athlon 64 for Prime95..."

(guilty)[/QUOTE]

Of course, all your songs have a prime number of words.

[QUOTE=moo]...You become a network admin and in turn you decide to take half a cut in pay as long as [B]your company will pay your power bill[/B] as well as give you all there old computers for life.[/QUOTE]

Shortly thereafter, the CEO is forced into a shameful resignation for breaking the company's back with an impossibly large expense.

jinydu 2005-04-25 07:46

... you refuse to celebrate any holidays except the anniversaries of the discoveries of Mersenne primes.

ixfd64 2005-05-01 07:00

Despite the fact that GIMPS is designed for parallel computing, you consider this:

[url]http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/57463[/url] (it's in German)

jinydu 2005-05-01 07:39

...on composite numbered days, you are too scared to leave your bed.

moo 2005-05-01 14:42

[QUOTE=ixfd64]Despite the fact that GIMPS is designed for parallel computing, you consider this:

[url]http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/57463[/url] (it's in German)[/QUOTE]


Im guessing its about a super computer....
Decides to hack apart super computer and make super farm ;)

jinydu 2005-05-02 04:31

...you propose a new calendar system that counts the number of days since the last Mersenne prime discovery.

For example, the current date is

72,42

72 days since the discovery of M42.

...you immediately demand a Nobel Prize.

Mystwalker 2005-05-02 07:38

(I hope this one is not old...)

you already re-read all Douglas Adams books (esp. the Hitchhiker).

RMAC9.5 2005-05-15 05:06

You try to explain your fascination to one of your kids.

jinydu 2005-05-15 05:36

... you name your kids after Mersenne prime discoverers

... you refuse to celebrate their 1st, 4th, 6th, 8th and 9th birthdays.

moo 2005-05-16 20:48

[QUOTE=jinydu]...you propose a new calendar system that counts the number of days since the last Mersenne prime discovery.

For example, the current date is

72,42

72 days since the discovery of M42.

...you immediately demand a Nobel Prize.[/QUOTE]
as well as a brand new cray super computer to further ur dieing intrest in mersenne numbers

jinydu 2005-07-09 04:08

... you consider a FLOPS to be the basic unit of finance. Thus, you "correct" Moore's Law: The price of a dollar doubles every two years.

jinydu 2005-07-15 07:21

... after reading the thread

[url]http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=4351[/url]

you decide to hack into the UTC timekeeping system to give it an "upgrade".

PrimeCruncher 2005-07-17 16:25

...you do the above but do NOT buy the clock because Mersenne primes are not one of the special primes it displays.

Numbers 2005-07-17 17:16

You know the above.

moo 2005-07-18 02:54

You buy your first node and extra required to make it work spends 3 hours thinking someone made a typo but really you were just being thick headed but in the end total processing power jumped 1.8 ghz ;) first node.... :banana: :banana: :banana:

ahmerali 2005-07-18 18:28

You name your kids "Lucas" and "Lehmer".


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