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Uncwilly 2009-05-14 00:05

You port a factoring programme to work on your car's CD/DVD player.

Uncwilly 2009-05-14 00:08

You hack GM's On-Star service and get all of those CD and DVD players to do TF's.

cheesehead 2009-05-14 04:33

[quote=Uncwilly;173458]You hack GM's On-Star service and get all of those CD and DVD players to do TF's.[/quote]Transcript:

"ring... ring... On-Star"

"M1234567889: no factor to 2^89
M1234567891 has a factor: 391113896243211827364532113"

"On-Star thanks you. (* click *)"

Mr. P-1 2009-05-14 12:04

[QUOTE=cheesehead;173468]"M1234567889: no factor to 2^89[/QUOTE]

1234567889 isn't prime.

[QUOTE]M1234567891 has a factor: 391113896243211827364532113[/QUOTE]

1234567891 is prime, but that number is not of the correct form (2*k*p + 1) to be a factor of M1234567891

Uncwilly 2009-05-14 12:39

You hack the net backbone so that every 1K of traffic does 1 byte of calculation toward the first Billion digit prime.

cheesehead 2009-05-14 17:38

[quote=Mr. P-1;173504]1234567889 isn't prime.[/quote]Of course not.

[quote]1234567891 is prime, but that number is not of the correct form (2*k*p + 1) to be a factor of M1234567891[/quote]Of course not.

Did you [i]really[/i] expect a DVD player to be able to TF a 1xxxxxxxxx exponent?

10metreh 2009-05-14 17:54

Well radios can certainly do some (although they are VERY slow) TF-ing - in Britain, we have radio stations with a [strike]speed[/strike] frequency of around 100MHz. :wink:

Uncwilly 2009-05-27 23:32

You cry:cry:a little each day that you don't find a factor. And it gets worse the longer you go.

BigBrother 2009-08-07 09:15

You check every 5-10 minutes to see if the PrimeNet server is back online again during server maintenance.

lycorn 2009-08-07 14:54

[QUOTE=Mini-Geek;169870]...you buy an iPhone so that you can browse the web without stealing cycles from your computers.
...you then realize that you might be able to port Prime95 to the iPhone and become obsessed with making it run Prime95 at as good a speed is possible on its hardware.
...then you overclock the iPhone.[/QUOTE]

... and you donĀ“t make phone calls at all, to avoid stealing cycles from P95.

Flatlander 2009-08-07 15:27

Of course, nobody who is [I]really [/I]addicted would waste cycles by posting in this thread.

BigBrother 2009-08-07 15:38

[QUOTE=Flatlander;184462]Of course, nobody who is [I]really [/I]addicted would waste cycles by posting in this thread.[/QUOTE]

Only when you have run out of assignments and are waiting for the server to come up again...

Mini-Geek 2009-08-07 15:49

[quote=BigBrother;184464]Only when you have run out of assignments and are waiting for the server to come up again...[/quote]
You just might be addicted to GIMPS if...
...if you keep a full copy of the GIMPS DB to make sure you'll never run out of assignments if the server goes down.

Flatlander 2009-08-07 17:23

You buy a plane and put your PC on it, permanently flying around because you heard that time goes quicker.

10metreh 2009-08-07 17:28

You move to chilly northern Canada so that you can let the computer run through the summer without it getting too hot in your house.

Jeff Gilchrist 2009-08-11 17:11

[QUOTE=10metreh;184488]You move to chilly northern Canada so that you can let the computer run through the summer without it getting too hot in your house.[/QUOTE]

Done, and Done. :flex:

retina 2009-08-11 17:27

[QUOTE=Flatlander;184486]You buy a plane and put your PC on it, permanently flying around because you heard that time goes quicker.[/QUOTE]Erm, oops, I think that time goes slower when moving. So might be kind of counter-productive.

Instead, you dig a (very) deep hole to the centre of the Earth and put all your computers there to escape the gravity field time dilation. [size=1][color=#b0b0b0]I least I hope that works?[/color][/size]

Mini-Geek 2009-08-11 21:52

[quote=retina;184982]Erm, oops, I think that time goes slower when moving. So might be kind of counter-productive.

Instead, you dig a (very) deep hole to the centre of the Earth and put all your computers there to escape the gravity field time dilation. [SIZE=1][COLOR=#b0b0b0]I least I hope that works?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/quote]
I don't know if that'd work, but I've got a better idea:
...if you put yourself on a very fast rocket ship, return to earth 1000 years in its future, pick up a PC, and then use one of their time machines to return to 2009 and find 10 million digit primes as easily as 10 thousand digit primes.

Flatlander 2009-08-11 21:57

[QUOTE=retina;184982]Erm, oops, I think that time goes slower when moving. So might be kind of counter-productive.[/QUOTE]

[I]That's [/I]where I've been going wrong.

storm5510 2009-08-12 17:24

...you purchase one of these to cool your CPU.

[IMG]http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/dorfus_photos/Temporary/cooler_master_cpu_cooler.jpg[/IMG]

[URL="http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/dorfus_photos/Temporary/cooler_master_cpu_cooler.jpg"]:grin:
[/URL]

Uncwilly 2009-08-12 21:36

[QUOTE=storm5510;185153]...you purchase one of these to cool your CPU.
[/QUOTE]You made that to cool your CPU.

retina 2009-08-16 01:45

[QUOTE=retina;184982]Instead, you dig a (very) deep hole to the centre of the Earth and put all your computers there to escape the gravity field time dilation. [size=1][color=#b0b0b0]I least I hope that works?[/color][/size][/QUOTE]Sorry, but this won't work as desired. Time would also slow down.

So a better solution is to send your computers to Earth-Sun's L4 or L5 point. That way you could gain ~22ms of runtime per year. [size=1][color=#b0b0b0]T=T0/(sqrt(1-2gR/c^2)), g = 9.8 m/s^2, R = 6.38 x 10^6m, c= 3 x 10^8m/s[/color][/size]

storm5510 2009-08-16 17:22

...you have a water cooling system for your computer that uses a V8 diesel in a shed outside with a 10,000 gallon water tank.

davieddy 2009-08-16 21:33

[quote=retina;185718]Sorry, but this won't work as desired. Time would also slow down.

So a better solution is to send your computers to Earth-Sun's L4 or L5 point. That way you could gain ~22ms of runtime per year. [SIZE=1][COLOR=#b0b0b0]T=T0/(sqrt(1-2gR/c^2)), g = 9.8 m/s^2, R = 6.38 x 10^6m, c= 3 x 10^8m/s[/COLOR][/SIZE][/quote]
For my (many) sins, I only became conscioos of the L4,5 points
a few years ago. I was thrilled by how easy it was to show
that three masses located at the vertices of an equilateral
were attracted to the C of M by a force proportional to their
distance from it, and furthermore directed towards it.

(or something like that)

Master.Satate 2009-08-17 06:42

You might be addicted to GIMPS if you dream of prime95 being updated to support GPUs, then building a dual socket 1366 PC with 96 GB of RAM and 7 video cards. Just so you can test 23 numbers simultaneously :devil:.

You might be extremely addicted to GIMPS if you dream of the above but expanding it to a farm instead :bow wave:.

Uncwilly 2009-12-10 14:58

[URL="http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=12367"]http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=12367[/URL]:badspelling:

Merfighters 2010-05-16 09:30

[quote=victor;90792]... you are able to complete a sudoku without using any composite number.[/quote]

I knew about this!!! :smile: :smile: :smile:
The 100[sup]th[/sup] sudoku in the sudoku book I know uses only prime numbers. (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23)

10metreh 2010-05-16 14:48

[QUOTE=Merfighters;215134]The 100[sup]th[/sup] sudoku in the sudoku book I know uses only prime numbers. (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23)[/QUOTE]

Which is technically just the same as a normal sudoku. The author of the book must have had an obsession with prime numbers to do something that stupid. And do you only know of one sudoku book?

Merfighters 2010-05-31 09:29

Before you buy a math magazine, you seek through the pages and find a picture of prime95 in it.

(Just happened to me, I found the prime95 picture on the math magazine :smile:)

Flatlander 2010-05-31 14:59

When writing your will, instead of putting "I wish to be buried" or "I wish to be cremated" you put "I wish to be laminated whilst wearing my 'GIMPS FINDS PRIMES' badge". Adding, "The badge must be replaced as new world record primes are found".

cheesehead 2010-05-31 15:12

[quote=Flatlander;216799]laminated[/quote]Plastinated?

( [URL]http://www.beachbrowser.com/Archives/eVoid/April-2001/Plasticized-Corpse-Exhibit.htm[/URL] )

Merfighters 2010-06-02 04:45

You go to [URL]http://www.peteranswers.com[/URL], and ask 'Peter, what is the 48th Mersenne prime?' :smile:
(I haven't done that yet, I'm going to do that later)

Merfighters 2010-06-02 05:34

[quote=ixfd64;102361]One of your favorite movies is Stealth (even though it didn't do too well in the box office) because the protagonist Ben Gannon has an obsession with prime numbers.[/quote]

Maybe this would be better:

Your most favorite movie is Contact, because the prime numbers are used to find E.T's. :w00t:
And your second most favorite movie is Cube, because it has prime numbers at some time, but if you get into the room which has one or more prime numbers at the door, you would be at danger. :sad:

(I found this information at my math book, which also talking about GIMPS.)

One more:
You are REALLY addicted to GIMPS if you find a quantum-computer making project, and contribute to that project, and when that's finished, you hijack that quantum computer to run Prime95. :showoff::pancakebunny:

Random Poster 2010-06-02 22:10

[quote=Merfighters;217072]You are REALLY addicted to GIMPS if you find a quantum-computer making project, and contribute to that project, and when that's finished, you hijack that quantum computer to run Prime95. :showoff::pancakebunny:[/quote]
Why would you want to run prime95 on a quantum computer? Quantum computers are absolute crap at running non-quantum algorithms.

Uncwilly 2010-11-24 01:08

The weather turns and you think that it just might justify the purchase of a box with a fancy graphics card, or 4.

cmd 2010-11-24 02:45

can still improve ... theories

petrw1 2010-11-24 15:14

When to retire....
 
You choose retirement dates that are fully prime ... where I define "fully prime" for my purposes as:
- YYYY is prime
- MM is prime
- DD is prime
- MMDD is prime
- YYYYMMDD is prime

These are the only dates in the 21st century.
There are more if you choose to allow a single digit month and/or day.
I have my eyes on the next one coming up.

20031103
20110523
20170331
20290307
20290331
20291123
20390113
20391103
20530313
20530331
20630317
20631103
20690503
20811103
20870503
20890313
20990311

Uncwilly 2010-11-24 19:52

[QUOTE=petrw1;238499]You choose retirement dates that are fully prime ... where I define "fully prime" for my purposes as:
These are the only dates in the 21st century.

20291123[/QUOTE]I had been looking for a date, thanks. This would allow me to retire at ~90-95% pay.

sonjohan 2010-12-31 11:04

I'll have to go for 2039 or 2053...

Brain 2011-10-08 17:15

Two is the oddest prime
 
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... you buy [URL="http://www.getdigital.de/products/Two_is_the_oddest_prime/lng/en"]this shirt[/URL] (as I did).

davieddy 2011-10-08 17:29

Nice one
 
:smile:[QUOTE=Brain;273806]... you buy [URL="http://www.getdigital.de/products/Two_is_the_oddest_prime/lng/en"]this shirt[/URL] (as I did).[/QUOTE]

Anyone care to argue with this?
What about odd perfect numbers?

David

PS Why are there no uninteresting numbers?

Flatlander 2011-10-08 18:43

[QUOTE=davieddy;273808]:smile:

Anyone care to argue with this?
What about odd perfect numbers?

David

PS Why are there no uninteresting numbers?[/QUOTE]

There is an infinity of uninteresting numbers but as soon as you examine them they become interesting. For their continued existence it is imperative we don't discuss this anymore.

Dubslow 2011-10-09 04:12

Alternatively: If there is not an infinity of uninteresting numbers, then there is a largest uninteresting number. But that's interesting! A contradiction! (Apply the argument for the next largest uninteresting number, and so by induction there are no uninteresting numbers.)

Also, sweet shirt!

cmd 2011-10-09 05:22

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petrw1 2012-01-26 18:27

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[QUOTE=petrw1;116435]You pull over in the middle of a boulevard to take this picture:[/QUOTE]

Or this one:

Odometer is largest MP I can display right now.
Trip-O is the smallest

Dubslow 2012-01-26 18:48

Lol Canadian speedometers :)
Also way to 4-5 year old quote.
And do you just have a list and wait for each MP to come around on the odometer?

petrw1 2012-01-26 23:13

[QUOTE=Dubslow;287337]Lol Canadian speedometers :)
Also way to 4-5 year old quote.
And do you just have a list and wait for each MP to come around on the odometer?[/QUOTE]

The list is readily available but I have missed a few.
I plan on trading in this car though before I get to the next one.

I guess on my new car I can start back at 2???

Uncwilly 2012-01-27 02:05

You build this:
[url]http://www.gpu72.com/[/url]

Dubslow 2012-01-27 03:11

[QUOTE=petrw1;287367]
I guess on my new car I can start back at 2???[/QUOTE]

Oh dear. Good luck with that.

ET_ 2012-01-27 09:53

...you take your iPad on vacation to be sure to monitor GIMPS activity...

bcp19 2012-01-27 14:47

[QUOTE=petrw1;287367]The list is readily available but I have missed a few.
I plan on trading in this car though before I get to the next one.

I guess on my new car I can start back at 2???[/QUOTE]

Most new cars come with 5+ miles on them, so you'd miss out on a lot of early primes. (if you use the 10ths like in the pic)

science_man_88 2012-01-27 16:44

[QUOTE=bcp19;287417]Most new cars come with 5+ miles on them, so you'd miss out on a lot of early primes. (if you use the 10ths like in the pic)[/QUOTE]

it's called zeroing it out.

science_man_88 2012-01-27 17:09

[QUOTE=science_man_88;287430]it's called zeroing it out.[/QUOTE]

also: [QUOTE=Dubslow;287337]Lol Canadian speedometers :)
Also way to 4-5 year old quote.
And do you just have a list and wait for each MP to come around on the odometer?[/QUOTE] points to kilometres in my mind.

BigBrother 2012-01-27 17:22

..you're banned from this forum, but still visit it very often.

sonjohan 2012-02-02 12:09

Your Graphic Card choice is based on its trial factoring capacity rather than its graphical performances...

[QUOTE=James Heinrich;288054]For gaming, perhaps, but the GTX 560Ti 448 is very desirable for mfaktc over any other GTX 560 because (like the GTX 570) it is compute 2.0, whereas the regular GTX 560 is v2.1 which may sound better, but is roughly 50% slower at mfaktc.[/QUOTE]
[URL="http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?p=288054#post288054"]mfaktc thread[/URL]

Christenson 2012-02-04 16:27

[QUOTE=sonjohan;288071]Your Graphic Card choice is based on its trial factoring capacity rather than its graphical performances...


[URL="http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?p=288054#post288054"]mfaktc thread[/URL][/QUOTE]

That's not the half of it...how about you buy the graphics card IN THE FIRST PLACE to run mfaktc...

oswald 2012-02-14 01:52

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[QUOTE=Uncwilly;287378]You build this:
[URL]http://www.gpu72.com/[/URL][/QUOTE]

Or these to go with that.

chalsall 2012-02-14 16:06

[QUOTE=oswald;289326]Or these to go with that.[/QUOTE]

ROFLMAO!!! :smile:

oswald 2012-02-24 17:08

When your home page is [URL]http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/www.mersenne.org[/URL].

aketilander 2012-04-25 18:07

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When you go with your child to visit a farm ... and this is a picture from your visit:

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Xyzzy 2012-04-25 23:06

[YOUTUBE]gAYL5H46QnQ[/YOUTUBE]

sonjohan 2012-04-26 11:37

You make this comment when comparing Intel & AMD CPU's:
[QUOTE]But it seems that AMD will be churning out variations of Bulldozer for the next couple of years (Piledriver, Steamroller, Excavator). Unless AMD makes major improvements to Bulldozer in both performance and energy consumption, Intel will easily beat AMD, at least [B]in the HPC/GIMPS department (and what else should you be using a computer for?).[/B][/QUOTE]

firejuggler 2012-04-26 11:41

you have been hazed by Mr Silverman and still regulary go at it.

davieddy 2012-04-28 21:39

[QUOTE=firejuggler;297410]you have been hazed by Mr Silverman and still regulary go at it.[/QUOTE]
This is now recognized as an olympic sport

chappy 2012-05-02 00:23

....you have to cut a hole in the air-conditioning duct above your work desk to "repurpose" the cold air to disguise the fact that you have 8 computers running Prime 95

....you imagine that other teams are your arch-enemies and plan elaborate methods of adding computers to your fleet to keep them at bay.

....you plan to win the lottery so you can test your blade-server LL farm idea out.

chappy 2012-05-18 17:18

...if you try to get your team to buy [URL="http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/47d21f5a-9f7d-4367-8a16-918d06615539/19-acre-atlas-f-icbm-missile-silo-base-underground-doomsday-fortress-bunker"]this[/URL] for your computers so that after the apocalypse de jour you will be able to move ahead of Curtisc.

LaurV 2012-05-18 17:21

[QUOTE=chappy;299791]...if you try to get your team to buy [URL="http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/47d21f5a-9f7d-4367-8a16-918d06615539/19-acre-atlas-f-icbm-missile-silo-base-underground-doomsday-fortress-bunker"]this[/URL] for your computers so that after the apocalypse de jour you will be able to move ahead of Curtisc.[/QUOTE]
free shipping? :D

bcp19 2012-05-19 13:35

[QUOTE=chappy;299791]...if you try to get your team to buy [URL="http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/47d21f5a-9f7d-4367-8a16-918d06615539/19-acre-atlas-f-icbm-missile-silo-base-underground-doomsday-fortress-bunker"]this[/URL] for your computers so that after the apocalypse de jour you will be able to move ahead of Curtisc.[/QUOTE]

Awwww, it's gone. Someone must have bought it.

chappy 2012-05-19 13:50

[URL="http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATLAS-F-MISSILE-SILO-COMPLEX-ON-9-ACRES-IN-KANSAS-NOW-FOR-SALE-IDEAL-GETAWAY-/320901070744?pt=Residential&hash=item4ab731bf98#ht_1186wt_1389"]this[/URL]


is a similar item :)

bcp19 2012-05-19 14:07

[QUOTE=chappy;299842][URL="http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATLAS-F-MISSILE-SILO-COMPLEX-ON-9-ACRES-IN-KANSAS-NOW-FOR-SALE-IDEAL-GETAWAY-/320901070744?pt=Residential&hash=item4ab731bf98#ht_1186wt_1389"]this[/URL]


is a similar item :)[/QUOTE]

Only a couple miles from town too, wonder if they have gotten cable and high speed internet out to it. Think it comes with it's own generator as well?

chappy 2012-05-19 15:20

I, too, was wondering about power. I do like that this one is "local pick-up only" as opposed to the free shipping of the other one.

Being from Missouri it hurts me to say it but (grimace) Salina and Manhattan are decent enough places.

I wonder if being in Kansas would hurt your Gimps chances? I mean if Pi=3 (and nothing else!) then maybe Prime numbers have been redefined as any number the deity has taken a special shining to.

Any way you cut it 30 cubits divides equally by 10 cubits.

chalsall 2012-05-19 16:07

[QUOTE=chappy;299848]Any way you cut it 30 cubits divides equally by 10 cubits.[/QUOTE]

I always love listening to theologians try to wiggle out of that one.... :lol:

ixfd64 2012-05-20 15:59

When your server [I]farm[/I] gets raided by a SWAT team due to its high energy consumption.

chappy 2012-09-13 01:25

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Your desk at work looks like...

kladner 2012-09-13 01:38

Good one, Chappy! :grin:

@ ixfd64: High energy consumption, and conspicuous hot spots on infrared. :shock:

chappy 2012-09-27 19:18

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You think Prime95 means you no longer have to pay the gas bill to get hot water...

kladner 2012-09-27 20:58

[QUOTE=chappy;312964]You think Prime95 means you no longer have to pay the gas bill to get hot water...[/QUOTE]

Too effing funny! :grin: Did you do this setup?

chappy 2012-09-28 01:06

In partnership with the other members of The Legion of Evil. Don't worry, we are several idiots who have plenty of other stupid schemes up our sleeves.

We specialize in taking old dead servers and repurposing the few working parts into a global warming inducing server farm of Gimps madness. A laptop with no screen? Perfect for Gimping.

Coworker going to be out recovering from surgery for six weeks? Reboot in safe mode without networking. Run LL on jump drive. Show up to work early on first expected return date and remove jump drive: Lather, rinse, repeat.

Batalov 2012-09-28 01:36

You just might be addicted to GIMPS if while reading...
[QUOTE=chappy;312999]Coworker going to be out recovering from surgery for six weeks? Reboot in safe mode ...[/QUOTE]
...you are thinking: "hey, this can be arranged. The surgery, that is"

TObject 2012-09-28 02:07

[QUOTE=Batalov;313003]You just might be addicted to GIMPS if while reading...

...you are thinking: "hey, this can be arranged. The surgery, that is"[/QUOTE]

LOL. My coworker wants breast augmentation. Should I offer her fifty-fifty?

kladner 2012-09-28 02:08

I repeat. Too f'ing funny! I look forward to future efforts.

[QUOTE=chappy;312999]In partnership with the other members of The Legion of Evil. Don't worry, we are several idiots who have plenty of other stupid schemes up our sleeves.

We specialize in taking old dead servers and repurposing the few working parts into a global warming inducing server farm of Gimps madness. A laptop with no screen? Perfect for Gimping.

Coworker going to be out recovering from surgery for six weeks? Reboot in safe mode without networking. Run LL on jump drive. Show up to work early on first expected return date and remove jump drive: Lather, rinse, repeat.[/QUOTE]

LaurV 2012-09-28 07:09

[QUOTE=chappy;312999]
We specialize in taking old dead servers and repurposing the few working parts into a global warming inducing server farm of Gimps madness.[/QUOTE]
Two thumbs up!
KOTGW!

chappy 2012-09-28 12:48

[QUOTE=TObject;313006]LOL. My coworker wants breast augmentation. Should I offer her fifty-fifty?[/QUOTE]

You know you might be addicted to GIMPS when you are more willing to donate for a new Primenet server than for your co-worker's breast augmentation.

fivemack 2012-09-28 14:05

I think aliquot-sequence factorisation is a much better-designed source of addiction than GIMPS; the irregularity with which results get in, and the occasional roller-coaster rides down downdrivers, are more appealing to the pleasure centres than the guaranteed three-week wait for a residue followed by another three weeks for the next residue.

At least, I am hopelessly addicted to aliquot-sequence factorisations and wasn't anything near so afflicted by GIMPS; haven't run a Lucas-Lehmer test since I discovered gnfs-lasieve4I15e.

Tom (52 CPUs churning out aliquot sequences ...)

xilman 2012-09-28 14:24

[QUOTE=TObject;313006]LOL. My coworker wants breast augmentation. Should I offer her fifty-fifty?[/QUOTE]Left or right?

davieddy 2012-09-28 14:53

[QUOTE=xilman;313060]Left or right?[/QUOTE]
Personally I'd be happy for both mine to be reduced.
Surfeit of Special Brew requires a Wonderbra.

D

chappy 2012-09-28 16:16

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Where we are factoring we don't need any screens...

True story: the only reason that Legion of Evil exists is that the most evil bastard you can imagine (his hand is visible in this photo) decided to build a new computer. Then he needed an industry standard hardware test. Then he says to me, "Hey, we should form a team and see what that old pile of servers can do finding Prime numbers. Come on kid, the first LL is free. All the cool kids are factoring. WWCCD (what would Curtis Cooper do?) And Lo! after 47 Mersenne Primes in the desert I gave in to temptation."

Dubslow 2012-09-28 17:55

[QUOTE=fivemack;313056]haven't run a Lucas-Lehmer test since I discovered gnfs-lasieve4I15e.[/QUOTE]
Ditto (except for CUDALucas, but I can think of a project that could replace that...)

aketilander 2012-10-13 21:56

Dedicated
 
Maybe this thread is the best place to publish this link:

[URL]http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-10-07/news/fl-prime-discoveries-20121005_1_prime-numbers-riemann-broward-college[/URL]

Dubslow 2012-10-13 22:00

[QUOTE=aketilander;314556]Maybe this thread is the best place to publish this link:

[URL]http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-10-07/news/fl-prime-discoveries-20121005_1_prime-numbers-riemann-broward-college[/URL][/QUOTE]

Pish. The folks [URL="http://www.mersenneforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=67"]here[/URL] find a 300,000 digit prime once a week.

Batalov 2012-10-13 22:05

Must have been a slow day at Sun Sentinel.
Didn't they confuse GIMPS with PrimeGrid?
[QUOTE]But so-called [B]titanic [/B]primes, huge numbers of at least 1,000 digits, are much rarer, with about 10 new ones announced a year.[/QUOTE]
:davieddy:

jasong 2012-10-15 02:25

Perhaps the number ISN'T of the form k*2^n+c? If it is of that form, the article is a bit of a fail.

axn 2012-10-15 04:01

[QUOTE=jasong;314691]Perhaps the number ISN'T of the form k*2^n+c? If it is of that form, the article is a bit of a fail.[/QUOTE]

[url]http://primes.utm.edu/bios/page.php?id=3659[/url]

joblack 2012-10-17 08:51

[QUOTE=chappy;313050]You know you might be addicted to GIMPS when you are more willing to donate for a new Primenet server than for your co-worker's breast augmentation.[/QUOTE]

To pay for a breast augmentation isn't the smartest thing to do, anyways. I would buy cool hardware instead anytime ;)

Dubslow 2012-10-17 23:36

[QUOTE=Dubslow;314557]Pish. The folks [URL="http://www.mersenneforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=67"]here[/URL] find a 300,000 digit prime once a week.[/QUOTE]

I take that back, [URL="http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?p=314957#post314957"]they found 3 in one day[/URL], including a 440K digit find.

Batalov 2012-10-17 23:38

Of course, they do.
Alone a certain individual finds 1 per ~10-12 days (that's 120 core-days).
Ooops, just found one more.

kladner 2012-10-31 21:12

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