You attempt to name your kid 25964951

...you read this:
[url]http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7850&feedId=onlinenews_rss20[/url] and your first thought is that this would be the perfect way to power your Prime95 farm. ...you read this: [url]http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7448[/url] and immediately email the researchers to demand that Prime95 be the first program to be ported. (guilty of the first, though not the second :)) 
...the addition of yet another new CPU to your farm finally makes the air hot enough to cook food, thus eliminating the need for an oven.
You celebrate by selling your oven and using the money to buy yet another CPU. 2^11 posts! 
you become slowly anti social............

[QUOTE=jinydu]You attempt to name your kid 25964951[/QUOTE]
...you actually talk to your wife about using [tex]\2^{25,964,951}1[/tex] and [tex]\2^{24,036,583}1[/tex] as middle names for your kids and not only does she know what you are talking about but she also comes back with a quick response of "[i]We can't do that... then one would always tease the other that their middle name is bigger...[/i]" :bow: 
[QUOTE=Jeff Gilchrist]...you actually talk to your wife about using [tex]\2^{25,964,951}1[/tex] and [tex]\2^{24,036,583}1[/tex] as middle names for your kids and not only does she know what you are talking about but she also comes back with a quick response of "[i]We can't do that... then one would always tease the other that their middle name is bigger...[/i]" :bow:[/QUOTE]
... you find the thought of hearing said children's full name used when they get in trouble humorous. "[Enter child's name here] M42 Gilchrist! Stop reserving exponents and finish your calculus homework!" Or if you got really mad  "[Enter child's name here] [tex]\2^{25,964,951}1[/tex] Gilchrist! If I've told you once, I've told you your middle name times. Stop differentiating at the dinner table!" 
...you handwrite everything to avoid "wasting" CPU cycles.

[QUOTE=Pi Rho]... you find the thought of hearing said children's full name used when they get in trouble humorous. "[Enter child's name here] M42 Gilchrist! Stop reserving exponents and finish your calculus homework!" Or if you got really mad  "[Enter child's name here] [tex]\2^{25,964,951}1[/tex] Gilchrist! If I've told you once, I've told you your middle name times. Stop differentiating at the dinner table!"[/QUOTE]
...after hearing humorous getting in trouble comment, goes back to wife to try again... 
Your moniker is in the Currently Active Users list 24/7/365.

... being a forwardthinking person, you write letters to EFF asking for the declaration of a prize for the first 10 billion digit prime.

... you speakin is limited to words wit prime numbr of letters.

You start a datacenter in your bacement with oc 255
Then you offer cheap hosting at 100 dollars a month for 20 mbs Next you offer reduced priceing on colo space provided owners run prime95 on there servers. 
[QUOTE=jinydu]... you speakin is limited to words wit prime numbr of letters.[/QUOTE]
... since that becomes too difficult, you invent a new language where words can only have a prime number of letters. 
.. When you have convection currents in your room.

You fill your ipod nanos flash drive with results you have found for gimps. You currently have no room for music.

... you are angry at your child for getting a perfect score on his exam. After all, 100 is not a prime number

You define a "killion" as a Mersenne prime so large that it gives you a heart attack.

[QUOTE=ixfd64]You define a "killion" as a Mersenne prime so large that it gives you a heart attack.[/QUOTE]
I was sitting at Starbuck's the other day and noticed this blonde at the table next to me gasping at the newspaper headline she was reading. "17 Brazilian Marines Killed". She turned to me and asked..."How many are a Brazilian?" 
[QUOTE=drew]I was sitting at Starbuck's the other day and noticed this blonde at the table next to me gasping at the newspaper headline she was reading. "17 Brazilian Marines Killed".
She turned to me and asked..."How many are a Brazilian?"[/QUOTE] That's also a popular G.W. Bush joke... Ontopic: ... you can't wait to know the new possible mersenne prime and whether it really is prime and totally forget that you can't wait for christmas. 
... you write fiery letters of condemnation to the media companies that wrote less than accurate articles about the discovery of M43:
[url]http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=5199[/url] 
... you start dancing and screaming when you find out that your new phone number is prime.

[QUOTE=edorajh]... you start dancing and screaming when you find out that your new phone number is prime.[/QUOTE]
... you start testing all phone numbers you ever had, to eventually find one that is prime as well. :flex: 
[QUOTE=Mystwalker]... you start testing all phone numbers you ever had, to eventually find one that is prime as well. :flex:[/QUOTE]
... when none of them turn out to be prime, you find the one that has the largest prime factor 
You know that it will take until December to test M100,000,007, but you still check it EVERY HOUR "just in case." (I'm guilty of this one.)

You check mersenne.org EVERY DAY and sometimes SEVERAL TIMES a day to see if anyone has discovered M44 yet.

[QUOTE=StarQwest]You know that it will take until December to test M100,000,007, but you still check it EVERY HOUR "just in case." (I'm guilty of this one.)[/QUOTE]
You are excited about being the first person to LL test a mersenne number whose exponent is >100M, even though doing so will tie up your computer for AN ENTIRE YEAR! (I started in January and I am now 28% done.) 
[QUOTE=StarQwest]You check mersenne.org EVERY DAY and sometimes SEVERAL TIMES a day to see if anyone has discovered M44 yet.[/QUOTE]
You set up your machine to pole primenet hourly and then page/text you when a new prime has been found. 
[QUOTE=Uncwilly]You set up your machine to pole primenet hourly and then page/text you when a new prime has been found.[/QUOTE]
mine emails me hourly _ 
[QUOTE=StarQwest]You check mersenne.org EVERY DAY and sometimes SEVERAL TIMES a day to see if anyone has discovered M44 yet.[/QUOTE]
Guilty! :P 
When [url=http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=63711594]this MySpace profile[/url] catches your attention.

You get a math degree just in case there is an "intelligence test" on this forum.

[QUOTE=ixfd64]When [url=http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=63711594]this MySpace profile[/url] catches your attention.[/QUOTE]
thats a strange profile.... 
The most ridiculous item of the day:
[QUOTE=TTn (On June 9th, 2003, page one of this thread (#9)!)]You've got so many mersenne exponents reserved, that you are sure to win the EFE, but by that time the universe will be dust, and E=mc^2 is so hard to find that you can no longer run your INTEL P10^n.
:rolleyes:[/QUOTE] In fact, the universe would definitely not be dust. If the odds of finding a ten million digit prime are about 300,000 to one, you would need to reserve the next couple of million exponents to be pretty darn sure you will win. I can test about twenty of these a year on my computer, so it would take about 100,000 years to find it. The universe will most certainly not be dust in that time frame, and even YOU might live to see it. Well, maybe. Unfortunately, the odds of that are approximately 10^10^10^10^10^...^10^10^10 (10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10 TENS!!!) to one! Good luck on that one. (By the way, that is ten tetrated to 10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10 or ten raised to the power of itself 10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10 times! In other words, a huge a** number, even bigger (by far) than MM127.) P.S. Your Intel P10^n must be a powerful machine indeed. In about ten years, Intel went from the P1 processor to the P4 (thats three levels up), so in 100,000 years, they would go up about 30,000 levels. Therefore, in 100,000 years, your P10^n would actually be a P30,004, or a P10^4.477179. However, this means that the exponents could be tested much faster, possibly enabling you to find the ten million digit prime in about one thousand years (however, computers would "only" be up to the P304 by then, so my calculations may still be way off, but who the hell cares at this point anyway). You are much more likely to live to see that one, however. I read in a book once that it has been calculated that the odds against a person living 1,000 years are approximately 10^10^36 or 10^undecillion to one. Okay, still very unlikely, but you never know?????? 
You are DEFINATELY addicted to GIMPS if:
You are so obsessed with prime numbers that you type up my above post. I would also agree that you might be ever so slightly addicted if you calculate the time it would take to perform a lucas lehmer test by means of PENCIL AND PAPER! Lets start with a 100 digit number (2^3331 is the first mersenne number with 100 digits, although it is most obviously not prime). To perform one iteration would take approximately: Square the 100 digit number: 10 minutes Subtract 2: negligible Modulo the 100 digit number: 10 minutes Thus, one iteration would take approximately 20 minutes. Thus, the whole test would take (20 minutes per iteration) x (333 iterations) = 111 hours. Thus, if you worked on it 40 hours a week, it would take 2.775 weeks to perform the test. Since the time required for a LL test goes up at a quadratic rate (double the size quadruple the time, 10x the size, 100x the time, etc.), it would take 277.5 weeks = 5.336538 years to LL test a 1,000 digit number, 5,336,538 years to test a 1,000,000 digit number, and 534 million years to test a 10 million digit number! Thus, my computer is approximately 11 billion times faster than I am. I always thought I was a little slow. lol. So, how long would it take to LL test MM127 (5.122 x 10^37 digits)? This number is approximately 5.122 x 10^30 times larger than a 10 million digit number, so it would take 2.623 x 10^61 times longer. Therefore, to test 2^(2^1271)1 with only pen and paper would require some 1.399903 x 10^70 years! This isn't even considering the fact that this would take approximately 10^72 sheets of paper and 10^71 ink pens, and there isn't even enough material in the Universe to construct all of these. Furthermore, this test would only credit you with 1.9 x 10^62 P90CPU years, so it would hardly be worth your time (unless, of course, it proved PRIME, which I believe it probably is). This test would even take about 2.5 x 10^60 years on my computer (assuming I could somehow manage to find a 10^29 gigabyte hard drive). P.S. The Universe definately WILL be dust in 1.4 x 10^70 years! After all, all protons will decay in ~10^37 years and all stellar black holes will decay in about 10^67 years. Unfortunately, the odds of you living to complete this insane task are infinity to one, as your protons will decay after 1/10^33rd of that time, assuming you even lived that long (10^37 years), at which the odds against THAT are worse than Graham's number to one. I will not even attempt to explain in words the size of the number (it is even bigger than 10^10^10^thisisinsane^10^10^...) Okay, whatever. I have more important things to worry about. I have a LL test on M35,338,627 finishing in less than five days! Wish me good luck. 
Okay, I admit it. I am currently addicted to GIMPS (After all, I am the guy spending 11 months LL testing M100,000,007, which has 30,103,002 digits). However, I do not wish to seek professional help. lol.

[QUOTE=StarQwest]After all, all protons will decay in ~10^37 years[/QUOTE]
Actually, as far as I know, we don't know for sure that protons do decay; although several theories predict they do, no proton decays have ever been observed experimentally... Of course, that is rather irrelevant to both the purpose of this thread and the last few posts. 
... you try to restore this thread to the topic of what you do if you might be addicted to GIMPS.

You just might be addicted to GIMPS if:
You cry every time one of your LL tests comes up composite, and you can't wait for the next test to finish, so you can cry when it comes up composite too. 
... you try to figure out if the display computers at the local shop, just might be connected to the net, so that you can borg them.

... you make a post in a thread just because it will be a prime number post in thread
(guilty  this is post #541 in this thread, and 541 is a prime!) 
...If you are planning to write your extended essay for the I.B. program (International Baccalaureate) on a prime number related topic. (like what I'll be doing)

[QUOTE=Uncwilly]You set up your machine to poll primenet hourly and then page/text you when a new prime has been found.[/QUOTE]
Anyone want to set up one of these? 
[QUOTE=Uncwilly]You set up your machine to pole primenet hourly and then page/text you when a new prime has been found.[/QUOTE]
... you chuckle because a competitor is wasting precious CPU cycles. 
When you see a random PLU number and/or a bar code number in the grocery store and wonder if it is prime.

When you see a random PLU number and/or a bar code number in the grocery store you write it down and run primality test when you arrive home.

[QUOTE=edorajh]When you see a random PLU number and/or a bar code number in the grocery store you write it down and run primality test when you arrive home.[/QUOTE]You memorize all primes up to 99999, so you can do this in your head.

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[QUOTE=Uncwilly]You memorize all primes up to 99999, so you can do this in your head.[/QUOTE]
Don't you mean up to 99,991, since that is the last five digit prime number. Unfortunately, there are 9,592 primes in all, and 9,592 is not prime. However, for those who want to memorize them all, the complete list is attached below. 
you turn off half your crunching farm to keep your room at an almost unbarable temp

[QUOTE=StarQwest] I have a LL test on M35,338,627 finishing in less than five days! Wish me good luck.[/QUOTE]
Just for the record, this number came up composite. Boo. However, I have another one (M35,293,373) finishing in two days. Maybe I'll get lucky. 
[QUOTE=moo]you turn off half your crunching farm to keep your room at an almost unbarable temp[/QUOTE]
Turning off part of your farm?! Unthinkable! ...you turn all of your computers back on and because it gets too hot, you sleep outside on the street. 
My room is usually at around 85 to 90 degrees, but I refuse to ever shut down the computer (to cool things down) because it would then take longer to finish my iterations.

... you suddenly become very concerned about global warming after the latest heat wave causes 20 of your CPUs to burn.

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With my job, I have access to carbonic ice. I was wondering if putting a few ice cubes in my tower can help to shut down a bit my awful summerfullspeed cpu fan during the night...and the smoke it emits during sublimation is so pretty...

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but in fact, I think I won't play with carbonic ice near my bed...when collegues are playing with kilograms of it in a sink half full of HOT water, it is very funny but I always fear the risk of suffocation linked to the very large amount of CO2 emitted!
One of the point I like when I go to bed, is the good probability that I'll wake up in the morning... 
... you have tested the overclocking limits of all your CPUs so carefully that if one of the clock speeds is increased by 1 Hz, the CPU burns.

[quote=edorajh;78382]... you start dancing and screaming when you find out that your new phone number is prime.[/quote]
If after reading this, you check if your phone number is prime and start dancing and screaming. (:banana:mine is! :banana:) 
... your neighbors are perplexed by all the boiled helium rising above the building where you keep your farm.

... you have rewritten Prime95 to get rid of all options, including the save dumps, to make the program run quicker.
Willem 
... whenever you upgrade your farm, a major traffic jam occurs near your home caused by a vast number of delivery trucks trying to reach it simultaneously.

[QUOTE=edorajh;79501]... you make a post in a thread just because it will be a prime number post in thread
(guilty  this is post #541 in this thread, and 541 is a prime!)[/QUOTE] You hate the moderator, because he has deleted some older postings, and thus your posting # is no longer prime. 
There is something very special about the following mersenne primes:
2^51 (3rd Mersenne Prime 2 digits) 2^71 (4th Mersenne Prime 3 digits) 2^611 (9th Mersenne Prime 19 digits) 2^5211 (13th Mersenne Prime 157 digits) 2^96891 (21st Mersenne Prime 2,917 digits) These primes also have a prime number of digits!!! There is also something special about these mersenne primes as well: 2^23,2091 (26th Mersenne Prime Discovered in 1979) 2^44,4971 (27th Mersenne Prime Discovered in 1979) 2^2,976,2211 (36th Mersenne Prime Discovered in 1997) 2^6,972,5931 (38th Mersenne Prime Discovered in 1999) 2^20,996,0111 (40th Mersenne Prime Discovered in 2003) These primes were discovered in a year that is prime!!! (Source: [url]http://www.isthe.com/chongo/tech/math/prime/mersenne.html[/url]) Unfortunately, there is no known mersenne prime that has a prime number of digits AND was discovered in a prime year. Not to mention that the last prime to have a prime number of digits was M21 in 1963. The next prime year is 2011, so lets find a prime then that also has a prime number of digits! 
... you keep a record of which Mersenne primes have a prime number of digits and were discovered in a primenumbered year. :grin:

[QUOTE=jinydu;87494]... you keep a record of which Mersenne primes have a prime number of digits and were discovered in a primenumbered year. :grin:[/QUOTE]
That's RIGHT! P.S. Hey jinydu, you forgot to mention that your post number is 547, and 547 is prime! lol. 
You are sad because 2^31890823  1 is not prime :no:

241 divides my phone number :furious:

... you refer to 11 as the smallest "secondclass" prime.

... you are very disappointed by your word processing program's inability to print in size [tex]2^{32582657}1[/tex] font.

You can name 10 people on this board in a heart beat, but you can't name 10 of your neighbors.

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;87725]You can name 10 people on this board in a heart beat, but you can't name 10 of your neighbors.[/QUOTE]
... your neighbors have all moved away because it's too hot near your home. ... you set "iterations between screen outputs to 1", maximize the Prime95 window, then stare at the screen for hours. 
[QUOTE=jinydu;87727]
... you set "iterations between screen outputs to 1", maximize the Prime95 window, then stare at the screen for hours.[/QUOTE] ... and then chastise yourself for wasting precious clock cycles. 
... you still remember your very first exponent years later (guilty).

[quote=jinydu;87731]... you still remember your very first exponent years later (guilty).[/quote]33983237
I'm guilty, too.:grin: It is currently over two years after I got assigned it. 
You have money from your paycheck automatically deducted and sent to the electronics store to pay for your habit.
You use your neighbor's wireless..... To borg their machines. Your make visitors to your website trial factor for you, and then claim credit for it. You set "iterations between screen outputs" to p+1, to save cycles. When your wife becomes pregnant for the 4th time, you home for twins, so that you will have a prime number of kids. Which with your wife, also makes a prime family. 
You cross only mersenne and fermatprimes on your lotto paper.

... (for those of you who know a little general relativity) you move your farm onto your roof.

[QUOTE=jinydu;88280]... (for those of you who know a little general relativity) you move your farm onto your roof.[/QUOTE]
You build a portable powerplant so that you don't have to turn your farm off while moving to your roof  any short outage would eat up the microseconds you would gain with the move. And you move your farm *slowly* for not to run in any velocity related time dilation :grin: :grin: :grin: 
You are unsettled that the world famous scientist Carl Sagan mistook 1 to be a prime number.  guilty 
(See [i]Encyclopedia Galactica[/i] in [i]Cosmos[/i].) [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rbGwvpyI_I[/url] Fortunately, the mistake was corrected in [i]Contact[/i]: [url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=vdxpHwFrZQ4[/url] :) 
You wrote all M44 digits on a book... by hand.

... you are able to complete a sudoku without using any composite number.

you cry prime insted of wolf when fighting with someone.

your favourite food? Prime rib.
You only watch the teley in prime time. 
... and you set your tv to skip nonprime number channels ...

Last night, I dreamt that we suddenly discovered four or five Mersenne primes. One of them was mine, and it was in the 35M range! :o

you are mad because your monitor has 4 corners instead of 3 because 4 is not a prime number.

If your lucky number is [tex]2^{32,582,657}1[/tex].

[QUOTE=MiniGeek;93266]If your lucky number is [tex]2^{32,582,657}1[/tex].[/QUOTE]
And you are able to repeat it off the top of your head. 
you refuse to buy intels quad core cpu because of course 4 is not a prime number.

[QUOTE=moo;93917]you refuse to buy intels quad core cpu because of course 4 is not a prime number.[/QUOTE]
Of course, you could add on a separate Pentium 4, giving you 5 cores total. You would then have even more power to run Prime95. 
... not to mention handling the awkward compositeness of the "95" in "Prime95":
Prime95 = (Prime19 per core) * (5 core). 
...so you take the source of Prime95, and edit it so that it is Prime19.

You keep failing school on purpose until you can be a member of the class of <insert prime number>.

If all you want for Christmas (or [insert holiday here]) is a Mersenne prime.

I'm not sure if this has been said, but:
You can do the LucasLehmer test mentally. 
... you are constantly thinking about when the total output of GIMPS statistic will be updated:
[QUOTE='http://mersenne.org/ips/stats.html']Between 23 November 1997 and 04 February 2006, PrimeNet has handled 11,579,649,914 P90 machinehours (1,320,973 P90 machineyears) of Mersenne number tests.[/QUOTE] 
If you think the answer to life, the universe, and everything is (√9)! * (9  (√9)!/(√9) )
(took the equation from four nines thread) 
[QUOTE=MiniGeek;97503]If you think the answer to life, the universe, and everything is (√9)! * (9  (√9)!/(√9) )
(took the equation from four nines thread)[/QUOTE] I am honored that my puzzle helped you find the answer you were seeking .... :blush: I will add one of my own: If you are carefully monitoring the odometer in your car as it nears M297,622.1 AND at the same time your wife's car as it nears M139,826.9 
and if you had to make one more post realize it was a prime number (#37)

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