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Forum: Puzzles 2022-05-20, 02:40
Replies: 24
Views: 12,060
Posted By retina
Good job. Although that says that |A| = |B|....

Good job.

Although that says that |A| = |B|. Which is what VBCurtis suggested up thread (https://mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=541493&postcount=10).
Forum: Puzzles 2022-05-18, 13:36
Replies: 24
Views: 12,060
Posted By retina
The truth about 1+2+3+...=-1_12

Nice vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuIIjLr6vUA

Supersums, Zeta and Eta functions, are also included for some extra spice.
Forum: Factoring 2022-05-17, 20:19
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By retina
None of the crypto stuff is good for anything,...

None of the crypto stuff is good for anything, except for increasing the profit of power companies.None of the crypto stuff generates interesting numbers for anyone. But the more extra steps you make...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-17, 20:13
Replies: 1,689
Views: 192,414
Posted By retina
Oh. A deep flaw in my logic there. I suppose...

Oh. A deep flaw in my logic there.

I suppose the single case could have also died, So 55 killed + the originator.

So now I understand it. NK is doing contact tracing, and eliminating all the...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-17, 20:01
Replies: 1,689
Views: 192,414
Posted By retina
USA is number 20 on the list for death rate. ...

USA is number 20 on the list for death rate. Deaths ppm
01 213013 6385 Peru
02 37059 5373 Bulgaria
03 15781 4836 Bosnia and Herzegovina
04 46343 4810 Hungary
05 9291 4461 North Macedonia...
Forum: Factoring 2022-05-17, 15:20
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By retina
Okay, I suppose that could be workable. Get...

Okay, I suppose that could be workable.

Get some bits from the previous block. Users generate new bits randomly. Mash them together with SHA or something. See if the result is a semi-prime of the...
Forum: Factoring 2022-05-17, 14:14
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By retina
Who generates the numbers? If they are truly...

Who generates the numbers? If they are truly created provably at random via some algorithm, then you couldn't ensure the "hardness" of the factoring effort. If they are created by "someone" (who?)...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-17, 14:08
Replies: 1,689
Views: 192,414
Posted By retina
According to Wikipedia...

According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:COVID-19_pandemic_data), North Korea has a single case of Covid reported. So yay for NK, right, doing so well.

But, wait. they are...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-17, 13:43
Replies: 905
Views: 85,489
Posted By retina
Agree. So let's solve this shooting epidemic...

Agree.

So let's solve this shooting epidemic for good and make all magazine sizes zero.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-16, 06:30
Replies: 905
Views: 85,489
Posted By retina
Thanks Joe, that'll help immensely. :loco: ...

Thanks Joe, that'll help immensely. :loco:

Keep those prayers coming, they are certainly working. :rolleyes:
Forum: chalsall 2022-05-11, 12:03
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By retina
Then it would seem people are willingly...

Then it would seem people are willingly submitting themselves to the brainwashing. I'm reasonably certain that no one is required to watch such things.

To everyone: Turn off the TV. Stop reading...
Forum: chalsall 2022-05-11, 00:28
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By retina
There's your problem.

There's your problem.
Forum: chalsall 2022-05-09, 05:06
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By retina
I am reminded of the scene in Kill Bill 2 where...

I am reminded of the scene in Kill Bill 2 where our heroine is buried. So even if you have buried it you still can't always call it dead.
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-09, 03:51
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By retina
I all for faster processing, and I like the idea...

I all for faster processing, and I like the idea of going back to basics and exploiting simplicity. So good job to the QOI dev. :tu:

If it was for video I can see the smaller time factor being a...
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-05-09, 02:44
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By retina
Sure, IF ... But that number is only a...

Sure, IF ...

But that number is only a number, nothing more. It doesn't tell us the future. You are reading too much into a single output.
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-05-08, 23:19
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By retina
I think it simply boils down to a single...

I think it simply boils down to a single statement:

Information != knowledge

Having more data means only that, more data. You can't conflate that with understanding or insight.

Although you...
Forum: PrimeNet 2022-05-05, 06:33
Replies: 123
Views: 31,293
Posted By retina
No, I know. I meant no such accusation for a...

No, I know. I meant no such accusation for a human. But the server can be told to reduce the haste.
Forum: PrimeNet 2022-05-05, 06:04
Replies: 123
Views: 31,293
Posted By retina
So how to make it less bad? After expiry,...

So how to make it less bad?

After expiry, one could compute the ETA (A) based upon the partial progress (or use the ETA reported by Prime95) and compare that to the ETA (B) for someone else to...
Forum: Information & Answers 2022-05-03, 16:59
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By retina
Nope.Yup. There aren't any shortcuts. You...

Nope.Yup.

There aren't any shortcuts. You gotta wait till the very end before the answer is completed.
Forum: Puzzles 2022-05-03, 16:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,102
Posted By retina
The order doesn't matter. "... should look...

The order doesn't matter.

"... should look like this." isn't the same as "... shall be this." IMO.

IIUC "like" means similar, not exact. At least in this context. I know there are other...
Forum: Puzzles 2022-05-03, 03:57
Replies: 21
Views: 1,102
Posted By retina
A shorter version: ...

A shorter version:
i=1e666;k=1e666j;i+k;i-k;k*-1j;-i+k;-i-k;k*1j;i+i*1j;i-i*1j;i-k*-1j
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-05-03, 00:56
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By retina
+ the ALL-CAPS title.

+ the ALL-CAPS title.
Forum: Information & Answers 2022-05-02, 14:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,514
Posted By retina
All of them. Nothing goes out untested....

All of them.

Nothing goes out untested. Faulty ones are discarded, weak ones are sold cheap, better ones are sold for a premium.

Yield percentage is very important to them. Too many discarded...
Forum: Information & Answers 2022-05-02, 03:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,514
Posted By retina
It goes smaller than one micron. There are...

It goes smaller than one micron.

There are always defects in the resulting chips. Some defects are fatal, some are manageable, some are imperceptible. Impurities in the substrate and the doping....
Forum: sweety439 2022-04-30, 04:48
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By retina
I mean the way it is handled in the machine, not...

I mean the way it is handled in the machine, not the value.

You need something to manipulate the bits to do the computations. If you make the bit patterns hard to deal with then it is no fun to...
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