mersenneforum.org Search Results
 Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000 Search took 0.49 seconds. Search: Posts Made By: xilman
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-15, 07:57 Replies: 38 Views: 401 Posted By xilman Hi Don, welcome back. Not seen you around here... Hi Don, welcome back. Not seen you around here for quite a while.
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-14, 17:47 Replies: 38 Views: 401 Posted By xilman Three again today. Three again today.
 Forum: Soap Box 2022-01-13, 15:13 Replies: 194 Views: 37,633 Posted By xilman While it may well ruin your whole day, it most... While it may well ruin your whole day, it most assuredly will not wipe out mankind. We are just too widespread and too resourceful.
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-13, 15:11 Replies: 38 Views: 401 Posted By xilman Got it in three today. Got it in three today.
 Forum: Factoring 2022-01-13, 14:16 Replies: 1 Views: 193 Posted By xilman Fibonacci /Lucas Data I have been asked: Hi, mersennus.net seems to have been down for several weeks. Do you know anything about it? AFAIK it was run by Blair Kelly. Can't answer it myself. Can anyone here...
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-13, 14:07 Replies: 1,190 Views: 124,768 Posted By xilman My M-i-L was known for having a semi-colon. She... My M-i-L was known for having a semi-colon. She used the term to describe herself.
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-13, 12:11 Replies: 1,190 Views: 124,768 Posted By xilman A colon can completely change the meaning of a... A colon can completely change the meaning of a sentence. For example: Jane ate her friend's sandwich. Jane ate her friend's colon.
 Forum: Information & Answers 2022-01-12, 18:05 Replies: 9 Views: 381 Posted By xilman Strictly speaking the private key is derived*... Strictly speaking the private key is derived* from (not is the factors of) the factors of the public modulus. * That is currently the most computationally efficient way of finding the private...
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-11, 14:16 Replies: 38 Views: 401 Posted By xilman I play that way without turning it on explicitly.... I play that way without turning it on explicitly. Perhaps that is why I am doing so poorly (2 games, 2 wins, 4&5 probes).
 Forum: Hardware 2022-01-11, 13:15 Replies: 8 Views: 301 Posted By xilman Just ordered a WD Red Plus from Scan. It was... Just ordered a WD Red Plus from Scan. It was available for a couple of quid cheaper elsewhere but I have had very good experiences with Scan. Thanks, all, for your advice.
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-10, 18:01 Replies: 38 Views: 401 Posted By xilman That was my approach. I am far from certain that... That was my approach. I am far from certain that it is optimal but it is surely not pessimal. Precisely which three words are best is still an open question AFAIK
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-10, 18:00 Replies: 38 Views: 401 Posted By xilman Nope, I did not and would admit it if I were. ... Nope, I did not and would admit it if I were. I did teach Alec Muffett of a way to store dictionaries which is particularly efficient for both storage and accessibility. If you don't know who...
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-10, 17:56 Replies: 38 Views: 401 Posted By xilman Yes, there is a strategy. Finding it as a... Yes, there is a strategy. Finding it as a function of the number of guesses is left as an exercise for the reader. My Jotto program maximised the entropy of the 4th and subsequent guesses. The...
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-10, 15:37 Replies: 38 Views: 401 Posted By xilman Hmm, according to Wikipedia, the Jotto I played... Hmm, according to Wikipedia, the Jotto I played is a more complex version than the ones given there. There are six hidden 6-letter words. A probe word is given six scores, one per hidden word. The...
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-10, 15:23 Replies: 38 Views: 401 Posted By xilman Alternatively, a greatly stripped down and... Alternatively, a greatly stripped down and simplified "Jotto". So far, I have just winged it. I do have a list of 15,949 five-letter words left over from when I was password cracking and playing...
 Forum: Astronomy 2022-01-09, 19:20 Replies: 83 Views: 5,899 Posted By xilman That is an interesting claim. I have no reason to... That is an interesting claim. I have no reason to doubt you but I will "trust but verify" regardless. Given that Gaia, which is much smaller and less reflective than JWST, is visible from L2 with...
 Forum: Hardware 2022-01-09, 10:09 Replies: 8 Views: 301 Posted By xilman Thanks. Been checking them out with mixed... Thanks. Been checking them out with mixed results. For instance a 1-star review at...
 Forum: Hardware 2022-01-09, 08:30 Replies: 8 Views: 301 Posted By xilman I tendto use such things as read-mostly devices... I tendto use such things as read-mostly devices holding material easily recoverable. An on-line mirror of a CD and DVD collection is the standard use case.
 Forum: Hardware 2022-01-08, 18:37 Replies: 8 Views: 301 Posted By xilman 4TB disk recommendation. One of the three disks in the ZFS array is going bad. The other two are keeping things working but I should replace them. Can anyone recommend good models of 4TB SATA disks at a reasonable price?...
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-07, 16:31 Replies: 1,841 Views: 195,843 Posted By xilman Sidney Poitier... Sidney Poitier (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-59907931)
 Forum: greenskull 2022-01-06, 20:02 Replies: 17 Views: 753 Posted By xilman If you don't think then you shouldn't talk. ... If you don't think then you shouldn't talk. CL Dodgson.
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-06, 15:31 Replies: 27 Views: 456 Posted By xilman Indeed. I first used NTP on a 486sx-class... Indeed. I first used NTP on a 486sx-class machine running Slackware. Most of the time it was a free runner. Once or twice a day I would connect to the internet with a 38k4 dialup modem. After a...
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-05, 16:47 Replies: 27 Views: 456 Posted By xilman When measuring events such as exoplanet transits... When measuring events such as exoplanet transits the time stamps need to be accurate to under 10 seconds and preferably to a second. Note: accurate, not just precise. Needless to say, my telescope...
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-05, 15:05 Replies: 27 Views: 456 Posted By xilman Actually, it is nowhere near good enough, even... Actually, it is nowhere near good enough, even for consumer devices. GPS devices are computer systems. Here is a snippet of man gettimeofday GETTIMEOFDAY(2) ...
 Forum: Lounge 2022-01-05, 14:47 Replies: 27 Views: 456 Posted By xilman Curiously enough, this can just about be... Curiously enough, this can just about be represented in a 64-bit counter without overflow. I am very far from being the first to notice this. I wonder why two 64-bit counters are envisaged ...
 Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000

All times are UTC. The time now is 10:27.

Sun Jan 16 10:27:17 UTC 2022 up 177 days, 4:56, 0 users, load averages: 1.55, 1.18, 1.06