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QuintLeo 2003-10-11 14:16

If the first box you get moved and set up on the Cable Modem at your new place is the P4 Linux dedicated Prime machine.

9-)


(Yes, I'm gonna take a short-term hit on Prime prodction - but the move IS getting there, and I finally managed to kludge in a way to get ALL of my machines to talk to the Cable Modem 'till I get MediaCom to fix their DNS and routing problem.)

(Have I mentioned that I *HATE* DHCP?)

PrimeCruncher 2003-10-11 15:27

You find out that "mersenne" isn't in M$ Word's spellchecker and e-mail Microsoft demanding that they add it. (It's true!):shock:

PrimeCruncher 2003-10-11 16:38

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You compile all the entries in this thread into one big honkin Word document.

You are not surprised when said document has 132 entries and is 5 pages long.

The document is attached here, had to compress it into a ZIP to upload it.

ixfd64 2003-10-17 22:12

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by ThomRuley [/i]
[B]What does keeping a laptop in the refrigerator accomplish? I keep hearing about this but it doesn't make any sense to me. :? [/B][/QUOTE]

Also gets it closer to superconducting temperatures. :)

I_like_tomatoes 2003-10-18 01:19

You purposely try to microwave food for prime numbers of seconds.

PrimeCruncher 2003-10-18 02:02

[QUOTE]You purposely try to microwave food for prime numbers of seconds.[/QUOTE]

You are REALLY addicted if you only use Mersenne primes.

TauCeti 2003-10-18 09:25

...you consider all non-prime days in a month 'unlucky' and only leave the safe haven of your computer center on 'prime-days'...

ixfd64 2003-10-18 16:31

Well, 7 and 13 are both prime...

QuintLeo 2003-10-18 20:52

Most laptops have serious cooling problems if you run the CPU at full usage 24/7.

Keeping it in the fridge tends to keep such laptops alive a LOT longer - and in some cases, allows more "production" by keeping the CPU from throttling.

PrimeCruncher 2003-10-18 23:33

I don't run my laptop 24/7, only 12/7 :grin:

Can't say I've noticed any throtlling, it seems to operate consistantly at 846MHz despite being a P3 with SpeedStep tech.

Maybeso 2003-10-22 23:52

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by ixfd64 [/i][B]
You try to factor random numbers you encounter. -- guilty -- [/B][/QUOTE] You are frustrated because it is no longer a challenge to factor the decimal digits on licence plates, but you can't (yet) factor the entire base-36 numbers as you drive.


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