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Forum: Factoring 2018-03-19, 04:45
Replies: 25
Views: 2,485
Posted By schickel
Ah, I run under Windows so I didn't realize that...

Ah, I run under Windows so I didn't realize that the .params file would be hidden under a *nix OS. That would definitely explain why you would have trouble if you were to reuse a directory.

Not...
Forum: Factoring 2018-03-18, 18:20
Replies: 25
Views: 2,485
Posted By schickel
You can comment out the code that calls procrels....

You can comment out the code that calls procrels. That is a hold over from the original ggnfs suite. procrels was use to accumulate the sieved relations; it makes sure the relations are completely...
Forum: Soap Box 2018-03-03, 19:14
Replies: 699
Views: 33,384
Posted By schickel
Wow, so people who spend their lives training for...

Wow, so people who spend their lives training for carrying a weapon don't always hit what they aim at? Who'da thunk it? Well at least the teachers that carry CWs will be better than that; if not...
Forum: Probability & Probabilistic Number Theory 2018-03-02, 00:01
Replies: 36
Views: 10,680
Posted By schickel
So I stopped playing for a while because life...

So I stopped playing for a while because life caught up with me but I started playing around with this again and have caught both ends of the odds since the first of the year.

The first one is...
Forum: Soap Box 2018-02-24, 05:49
Replies: 699
Views: 33,384
Posted By schickel
I don't know if this story...

I don't know if this story (https://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/02/shoppers-pulled-weapons-walmart-shooting/) was posted in the thread yet, but back in November there was a shooting in a Walmart in...
Forum: FactorDB 2018-02-21, 21:43
Replies: 354
Views: 24,147
Posted By schickel
Sorry, that was probably me. I think I might...

Sorry, that was probably me. I think I might have read your previous message to mean that you were continuing up in size (from 1k digits). I was taking a break from running NFS jobs and have been...
Forum: Aliquot Sequences 2017-12-18, 02:23
Replies: 3,332
Views: 255,345
Posted By schickel
Reserving 1309050, 1416270.

Reserving 1309050, 1416270.
Forum: Aliquot Sequences 2017-12-02, 05:37
Replies: 244
Views: 21,361
Posted By schickel
I was looking at the sequences in the new region...

I was looking at the sequences in the new region above 1e6 and saw that there a several in there with the full 2^9 * 3* 11 * 31 driver. Looking at 1193892...
Forum: Soap Box 2017-11-18, 01:48
Replies: 699
Views: 33,384
Posted By schickel
Forum: Aliquot Sequences 2017-09-16, 00:42
Replies: 26
Views: 5,047
Posted By schickel
I'll definitely look into that. I'm just so used...

I'll definitely look into that. I'm just so used to doing all the work myself. I also was not sure how NFS@home picked numbers to factor.

It'll take a while to get that amount of ECM done, but...
Forum: Aliquot Sequences 2017-09-14, 23:39
Replies: 3,332
Views: 255,345
Posted By schickel
So, assuming that rechenkraft has the latest...

So, assuming that rechenkraft has the latest reservation status, I'm reserving 846900.
Forum: Aliquot Sequences 2017-09-14, 23:17
Replies: 26
Views: 5,047
Posted By schickel
As far as Clifford goes, he did not have an...

As far as Clifford goes, he did not have an account here, but did check messages occasionally. I used to email him with regular status updates, but I stopped after he stopped responding. I will...
Forum: FactorDB 2017-08-19, 01:40
Replies: 354
Views: 24,147
Posted By schickel
Geez, I just now looked at the distribution list...

Geez, I just now looked at the distribution list and OMFG, what the hell are they thinking?

Does there appear to be any utility to the numbers or is someone just dumping 306 digit numbers in...
Forum: FactorDB 2017-08-18, 13:49
Replies: 354
Views: 24,147
Posted By schickel
Wow, I didn't realize you could manage that kind...

Wow, I didn't realize you could manage that kind of speed. Yeah, the method I cited is more suited for manual runs that take a little more time than that.

With the speed you can manage, maybe...
Forum: FactorDB 2017-08-18, 13:42
Replies: 67
Views: 6,757
Posted By schickel
As of now, there is no interface for changing a...

As of now, there is no interface for changing a number's status available anymore.

There was an option available to flip a number from C to P for a while, but bad things happened while it was...
Forum: FactorDB 2017-08-17, 19:26
Replies: 354
Views: 24,147
Posted By schickel
One other possible workload split would be to do...

One other possible workload split would be to do a full 10k download, than one person pull the "bottom" x% and the other the "top" x% based on filename (which is based on factordb id #); I used to...
Forum: Lounge 2017-08-16, 16:55
Replies: 134
Views: 5,847
Posted By schickel
An article I caught yesterday said that if you...

An article I caught yesterday said that if you look at the unobscured sun your eyes "slide around" avoiding the sun, as evidenced by multiple afterimages that gradually clear. If the sun is in...
Forum: Lounge 2017-08-15, 03:59
Replies: 134
Views: 5,847
Posted By schickel
And just in case you're one of the 3 or 4 people...

And just in case you're one of the 3 or 4 people that haven't seen/heard this:
Forum: Lounge 2017-08-15, 03:50
Replies: 134
Views: 5,847
Posted By schickel
Holy *&#!$. I can can get surge pricing, but an...

Holy *&#!$. I can can get surge pricing, but an 8-pack for $40 is kind of a little more than just that....
Forum: Lounge 2017-08-15, 03:44
Replies: 134
Views: 5,847
Posted By schickel
Shoot. too bad you didn't ask earlier. If you...

Shoot. too bad you didn't ask earlier. If you want I can try to mail you some. Priority mail from Reno should be able to get most anywhere in ~3 days at the most.

(I stocked up: I have >1k I...
Forum: Aliquot Sequences 2017-07-04, 06:18
Replies: 3,332
Views: 255,345
Posted By schickel
Unreserving 611156. I had high hopes for this...

Unreserving 611156. I had high hopes for this one. It could have become another one of the "longest ever" with one nice downdriver run, but it just mutated to 2 * 3^3 and at 165+ digits, it's too...
Forum: Probability & Probabilistic Number Theory 2017-05-20, 03:39
Replies: 36
Views: 10,680
Posted By schickel
Yeah, well even before I got really heavy into...

Yeah, well even before I got really heavy into this, I had read stories about the number of people...
Forum: Probability & Probabilistic Number Theory 2017-05-20, 03:17
Replies: 36
Views: 10,680
Posted By schickel
The insanity goes on....

....or, "How to Develop a Problem Gambling Habit in 4 Easy Steps".

So, after reading everything here, I decided, what the hell, I'm up a little, let's just waste some money (up to what I've won),...
Forum: Probability & Probabilistic Number Theory 2017-05-05, 06:46
Replies: 36
Views: 10,680
Posted By schickel
PS.

For a really bizarre game outcome, check out this 5/39 result (http://www.calottery.com/play/draw-games/fantasy-5/winning-numbers/?DrawDate=1/14/2013 12:00:00 AM&DrawNumber=7009). The jackpot starts...
Forum: Probability & Probabilistic Number Theory 2017-05-05, 06:38
Replies: 36
Views: 10,680
Posted By schickel
So the real reason I posted this was to check how...

So the real reason I posted this was to check how crazy I was for trying a system that I came across while looking for some pick-3 tracking software (nothing that I found that was really recent or...
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