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adpowers 2003-08-27 06:19

... you update from dial up to broadband because the number of prime95 server updates from your monster farm saturated your connection

E_tron 2003-08-27 16:41

...if you used a Mersenne Prime for your Lottery Ticket :banana: .

dswanson 2003-08-27 22:56

[quote="Uncwilly"]...you check and see if your phone number is prime or not. :unsure:[/quote]
I did this in high school. Mine wasn't, but my girlfriend's was. So I married her.

E_tron 2003-08-28 06:32

...if you only keep a prime number of computers :) .

NickGlover 2003-08-28 08:17

[quote="E_tron"]...if you only keep a prime number of computers :) .[/quote]

You know you are a sci-fi geek, if the above reminds you of the Chitchatuk (humans) of the planet Sol Draconi Septem in the book, [url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0553572946/qid=1062057772/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_2/002-5056187-8156050][u]Endymion[/u] by Dan Simmons[/url]. The Chitchatuk believe it is good luck to hunt in parties with a prime number of members.

E_tron 2003-08-28 20:45

...if you morn the death of your P4 :( . Then you look at your athlon :confused: ....





(oh, and my P4 isnt dead)

Uncwilly 2003-08-28 20:55

... you code an FPU emulator so that you can LMH on your 286, 386, and 486's. :geek:

... you shop the swapmeets and keep an eye out for old x87's for your boxen. :w00t:

... you make your XT your firewall and server, so that no cycles are wasted on the other boxen. :showoff:

E_tron 2003-08-28 21:01

...if you have a functional XT :shock:

QuintLeo 2003-08-29 11:02

Why am I suddenly pondering how to get my Kaypro II to act as a firewall/gateway/router box?

9-)

Uncwilly 2003-08-29 22:48

...you buy a programmable calculator so as not to steal cycles, to do math problems. :flex:








...you program your calculator to factor numbers. :geek:

tom11784 2003-08-29 23:41

crap - i do both of those last 2

E_tron 2003-08-29 23:43

...if you already done so :geek: :geek: :geek: :w00t:

E_tron 2003-09-02 01:50

...if you post to put this tread at the top of the Lounge again :) .

tom11784 2003-09-02 03:05

if you avoid posting to this thread since it uses cpu cycles to open the 2 additional IE/netscape/(other web browsers) pages

only_human 2003-09-07 09:47

You grumble when you see a screen saver running on any machine anywhere (the cycles! the cycles! my kindom for the cycles)

nomadicus 2003-09-07 14:26

When you actually consider the postscript idea posted [url=http://www.mersenneforum.org/viewtopic.php?p=10877#10877]here[/url]

Uncwilly 2003-09-08 21:55

You go through the calcs to figure out how many overclocked, liquid cooled P4's it would take to heat your spa. :furious:








You actually build a CPU heated water heater to make hot beverages. :devil:

ixfd64 2003-09-08 22:48

You hijack the Earth Simulator Computer in Japan.

You don't know why you were just arrested.

cheesehead 2003-09-08 23:29

[quote="Uncwilly"]...you program your calculator to factor numbers. :geek:[/quote]
... you did that on your new HP-25 a, uh, quarter-century ago.

Xyzzy 2003-09-09 00:11

Been running a LL for a while on a HP 32...

[img]http://www.teamprimerib.com/jpg/exponent.jpg[/img]

E_tron 2003-09-11 02:46

... if you put Prime95 on the display computers at your local Circuit City, Office Max, CompUSA, and Best Buy.

Has anybody seriously thought of doing that? That is alot of computing power doing nothing but, "BUY ME :cool: !"

NickGlover 2003-09-11 03:41

[quote="E_tron"]... if you put Prime95 on the display computers at your local Circuit City, Office Max, CompUSA, and Best Buy.

Has anybody seriously thought of doing that? That is alot of computing power doing nothing but, "BUY ME :cool: !"[/quote]

I do not think this should be done without getting permission first.

E_tron 2003-09-11 05:12

[quote="NickGlover"][quote="E_tron"]... if you put Prime95 on the display computers at your local Circuit City, Office Max, CompUSA, and Best Buy.

Has anybody seriously thought of doing that? That is alot of computing power doing nothing but, "BUY ME :cool: !"[/quote]

I do not think this should be done without getting permission first.[/quote]

My last post sounds like i actually did it, but i have not. (I need an EDIT button :) ) I have thought about asking the manager if i could run Prime95, but never had the nerve :) .

We could almost have a tread on unusual places you might find GIMPS power :) .

nomadicus 2003-09-11 13:58

If you are at HP's largest benchmark facility for the next 2 weeks and are thinking "how can I use these machines for GIMPS?"

outlnder 2003-09-11 23:28

You've been unemployed for 14 months and have sold all your P4s and then when your birthday comes around, you ask for another computer.

tom11784 2003-09-12 02:14

you begin to wonder about how many of the postings in this forum are true for the person that posted them, based on how likely it is to ever apply to you

ixfd64 2003-09-12 03:33

You sing songs about Mersenne numbers. -- guilty --

You try to factor random numbers you encounter. -- guilty --

E_tron 2003-09-12 20:38

...if you post in this tread :) .

battlemaxx 2003-10-03 03:11

You base your job search on what place offers the most potential for borging...

ThomRuley 2003-10-03 15:03

What's borging?

tom11784 2003-10-04 19:13

the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is check to see what computers worked at full capacity during the night, and what ones you have yet to optimize boot tasks on

ET_ 2003-10-04 22:02

Hmmm... borging should derive from "borg" an alien race met during Star Trek adventures.

They "assimilate" each and every technology (and even the human body) to their "collective".

Borging a PC means installing an alien technology in it to add it to the "collective".

Needless to say that the "alien technology" is Prime95 :-)

Luigi

kwstone 2003-10-06 15:54

... if you worry about whether grey looks better than purple and white (...and if you even understand the reference when you read this 3 months from now)

ET_ 2003-10-06 19:27

...if you never notice the switch between colors because you were too busy reading.

E.T. :nuke:

eepiccolo 2003-10-06 19:53

...if you take the data from the [URL=http://www.teamprimerib.com/rr1/top100.htm]TPR reports[/URL] to make your own personal overtake report.

eepiccolo 2003-10-06 20:07

...if you get robreid to give you a special color and thicken your line on the [URL=http://www.teamprimerib.com/rr1/topfgraph55.htm]factor graphs[/URL] (*cough*trif*cough*)

PrimeCruncher 2003-10-07 01:40

... you know all of the DC jargon used in this thread

eepiccolo 2003-10-07 13:03

... You're a contractor for a defense agency, but know more acronyms in Distrubted Computing and the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search than in your job.

DC, LL, DC, TF, GIMPS, MP, 33M, et cetra, et cetra.

PrimeCruncher 2003-10-07 18:44

... the first thing you did when you walked into your school's large computer lab was pull up the system info to see if the systems are technologically advanced enough to be assimilated :whistle: :grin:

E_tron 2003-10-08 01:12

...if you are looking at this message.

Uncwilly 2003-10-08 13:16

...you figure a way to get on to your boss's computer unsupervised for a few minutes....

eepiccolo 2003-10-08 13:36

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by Uncwilly [/i]
[B]...you figure a way to get on to your boss's computer unsupervised for a few minutes.... [/B][/QUOTE] ... with administrative privileges so when Prime95 is installed, it will still run while the computer is logged out. :shock:

Uncwilly 2003-10-08 21:37

I would like to do that. I could gain about 10 machines that way....

ixfd64 2003-10-08 23:58

You build a 10 petaflop supercomputer in your basement, and the government pleads with you to sell it.

You actually build a quantum computer in your basement.

E_tron 2003-10-09 01:38

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by ixfd64 [/i]
[B]You build a 10 petaflop supercomputer in your basement, and the government pleads with you to sell it.

You actually build a quantum computer in your basement. [/B][/QUOTE]

...if you bought a T3 just too get enough exponents to keep that thing busy... then we log on tomorrow, "8 new mersenne primes discovered"... and we see this new user name that is holding 1st place...

PrimeCruncher 2003-10-10 19:37

... you can't sleep at night knowing one of your boxen is down.

... you skip work/school the next day to fix it despite the fact that this will result in untold extra hours of work when you return.

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.

TauCeti 2003-10-23 11:06

... friends ask you, why channels 1, 4, 6, 8, 9... are not used on your remote-control

I_like_tomatoes 2003-10-23 18:02

I've actually [U]disliked[/U] prime numbers ever since elementary school. A few days ago, I was watching TV with a friend, who happened to have the TV on volume level 23. I actually asked her to turn it up or down a notch, so that it wouldn't be on a prime number.

GP2 2003-10-23 20:02

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by I_like_tomatoes [/i]
[B]I've actually [U]disliked[/U] prime numbers ever since elementary school.[/B][/QUOTE]

Then why are you participating in a project to find more of them??
:huh:

The above paragraph contains a prime number of words, as does this one.

I_like_tomatoes 2003-10-23 21:12

[QUOTE]Then why are you participating in a project to find more of them??[/QUOTE]
To rid the world of the evil of primes we don't know about - and so that I know which numbers to avoid. :sick: (Not that I'm likely to ever run into M39 in my daily life, but hey) :grin:

Uncwilly 2003-10-23 22:27

Here are a couple of links to real photos of M39.

[URL=http://digilander.libero.it/mikementzer/m39.jpg]http://digilander.libero.it/mikementzer/m39.jpg[/URL]

[URL=http://www.marylen.com/jpegs/madcap/m39.jpg]http://www.marylen.com/jpegs/madcap/m39.jpg[/URL]

[URL=http://www.starfirecrystals.com/Museum/M39.jpg]http://www.starfirecrystals.com/Museum/M39.jpg[/URL]

only_human 2003-10-24 05:27

You casually misread something with an acronym in it.
Just today, I read CRT as Chinese Remainder Theorem instead of Cathode Ray Tube.

PrimeCruncher 2003-10-25 01:45

You spend an hour calculating how many CPU cycles would be used to perform an antispyware scan versus letting any spyware on your computer waste a cycle here or there.

E_tron 2003-10-25 18:24

...if your fastest machines dont connect to the internet at all.

...if you are debating 2 Athlons, 3 Celerons, or a P4.

eepiccolo 2003-10-29 15:05

... If you make songs about GIMPS and prime numbers. :whistle:

only_human 2003-10-30 03:43

You only post messages on prime dates.

ixfd64 2003-10-30 06:24

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by eepiccolo [/i]
[B]... If you make songs about GIMPS and prime numbers. :whistle: [/B][/QUOTE]

:whistle: *tries to look innocent*

lycorn 2003-10-31 11:09

... you strongly believe that governments should be composed only by Prime ministers.

only_human 2003-10-31 12:25

... you are very suspicious of the Prime Meridian; you avoid television during prime time; you eat no steak graded better than USDA choice.

clowns789 2003-11-02 17:25

You own a computer faster than 3.2 GHZ.

QuintLeo 2003-11-02 23:15

You own a farm of computers with an aggrigate total clock speed of over 5 Ghz.

9-)

PrimeCruncher 2003-11-02 23:41

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by QuintLeo [/i]
[B]You own a farm of computers with an aggrigate total clock speed of over 5 Ghz.

9-) [/B][/QUOTE]

Yep. That's me. Guilty as charged. :smile:

PageFault 2003-11-03 01:43

meh ... step aside sonny. Where I come from my measly 10 GHz makes me a punk ... at least my home box average is greater than 2 GHz ...

Scary to think that I have 1333 MHz tbirds gathering dust ... way too slow to run, gasp at the thought of firing up the PIII 750 :rant:

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by QuintLeo [/i]
[B]You own a farm of computers with an aggregate total clock speed of over 5 Ghz.

9-) [/B][/QUOTE]

PrimeCruncher 2003-11-03 19:44

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by PageFault [/i]
[B]Scary to think that I have 1333 MHz tbirds gathering dust ... way too slow to run, gasp at the thought of firing up the PIII 750 :rant: [/B][/QUOTE]

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?? THOSE TBIRDS AND P3s COULD BE RUNNING TFs!!! :rant:

I still have a K6-II 500 running TFs! :shock:

Uncwilly 2003-11-03 21:26

really. I would take them machines and slave them away. I could turn off the heater at my place....

They could help me get into the top 1000 on LL and Factoring...

magicfan241 2003-11-04 17:38

Ok, being the creator of the first "you are a DC Freak When..." Thread (which was, to the best of my knowledge, the first)I figured I would add a reason here too:

I got a K6-II 533 running to post on the internet and listen to CD's on. Just so that my main computers do not get cycles wasted on real things. Not long after I put Prime95 on it (TCC_mgicfn02, with Team Prime Rib). I am now posting from my P120 laptop, to not waste cycles on it.....

Now I needt o get a new computer .:surrender

QuintLeo 2003-11-05 23:04

Dude - I've got over 1 Ghz (actual clock, NOT PR-rating) of K5's ALONE - those have all been doing Trial Factoring. I don't even want to THINK about how long a 33M would take on one of those boxes, even if they had enough RAM to LL with at all....

(figures quickly) Hmmm, not sure if I have 10 Ghz total aggrigate, though - got too many machines down right now, due to the move. I do have over 5 Ghz in Athlons, but that's only 3 machines (all TBred XP1800s at 1.8Ghz or better each).

Thunderbird 1.33s should be fine for LL work - I wouldn't waste them on TFing. Especially if you don't concentrate on 33M+ work - they SHOULD do a LL or DC about every 5-6 weeks, possibly a little longer in the current 20ishM range....

E_tron 2003-11-07 06:38

...if you underclocked an unstable Athlon, so you could at least make it do some work.

PrimeCruncher 2003-11-07 19:42

... you buy a water-cooled tower so you don't have to underclock it.

Rastus 2003-11-08 01:23

...if you're driving along and look at an odd mileage on the odometer, and wonder if it's prime.

E_tron 2003-11-11 05:46

...if one of the rooms in your house has a mersenne prime number of tiles on the floor.

ET_ 2003-11-11 12:55

[QUOTE]...if you're driving along and look at an odd mileage on the odometer, and wonder if it's prime[/QUOTE]

You are *REALLY* addicted to GIMPS if you know for sure all the primes an odometer can show...

ixfd64 2003-11-11 20:12

You try to factor numbers in people's usernames. -- guilty --

Dunno if this has been said, but you only pick prime numbers on lottery tickets that you can choose numbers on.

You would only live in a city whose zip code is prime.

only_human 2003-11-11 20:33

You idly fantasize about selling electric coffee warmers, small room heaters, etc., that are actually cpu farms crunching along and sending in results.

tom11784 2003-11-12 18:15

[quote]You would only live in a city whose zip code is prime.[/quote]
if after reading this you think if your own city's zip code is prime

if you think it is after checking primes over 10 and then when you run a calculator verification it determines 3 is a factor

Maybeso 2003-11-13 07:43

:sad: You get really depressed because your zipcode, your phone number, and your drivers license number are all even.

:sad: And your SSN ends in 5.

I_like_tomatoes 2003-11-13 18:34

[QUOTE]...if one of the rooms in your house has a mersenne prime number of tiles on the floor.[/QUOTE]
That would be a very strangely shaped room!

[QUOTE] You get really depressed because your zipcode, your phone number, and your drivers license number are all even.[/QUOTE]
Or you get excited upon finding out what your student number is because it "looks prime" (isn't divisible by anything obvious like 2 or 5), but then pull out a calculator and find out that it's 13 times 28513, and get upset because your phone number is a multiple of 27.

ixfd64 2003-11-14 20:58

Well, every day, my school announces special anniversaries of events.

Needless to say, I'm a bit disappointed that they did not mention the discovery of the 39th Mersenne prime.

PrimeCruncher 2003-11-16 19:20

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You have [URL=http://www.utm.edu/research/primes/lists/small/100000.txt]this page[/URL] bookmarked so you can immediately check if a number you encounter is prime.

You write down numbers you encounter to see if they are prime when you have time to check the list.

You continue to update the list posted earlier, which now has 163 entries and a sixth page.

ixfd64 2003-11-16 21:31

You only celebrate a new year if the year number is prime.

You would only live in a house whose number is prime.

PrimeCruncher 2003-11-17 00:01

You get your friends addicted to GIMPS too.

You determine a complex way to leave your PC on during the day without anyone knowing.

kwstone 2003-11-17 02:20

... your first thought on reading about the virus that installs SETI is "Boy, GIMPS needs one of those!"

ixfd64 2003-11-17 08:04

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by kwstone [/i]
[B]... your first thought on reading about the virus that installs SETI is "Boy, GIMPS needs one of those!" [/B][/QUOTE]

-- guilty --

ET_ 2003-11-17 13:49

...you decide on second thought: with we GIMPSters around, who needs such a virus?

:whistle:

GP2 2003-11-17 16:50

If you spend all day, every day, thinking about and speaking only prime numbers.

Not speaking about prime numbers... just [i]speaking[/i] prime numbers.

[url]http://www.maths.ex.ac.uk/~mwatkins/zeta/twins.htm[/url]

They're 63 years old now, if they're still alive.

edorajh 2003-11-18 10:57

... you get really excited when you realize that NEW Mersenne Prime is discovered 17-11-2003

... you get even more excited when you realize that date of discovery is perfect combination of PRIME numbers!!! 17 (prime!) 11 (prime!) 2003 (prime!). BINGO!


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