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Forum: Lounge 2021-06-12, 00:55
Replies: 7
Views: 84
Posted By retina
The OP already mentioned that online converters...

The OP already mentioned that online converters were an option if they worked so the PII thing is probably not an issue. Since uploading the DB to a "free" online service is obviously going to have...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-06-11, 00:55
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By retina
IMO disk fragmentation is an overblown non-issue...

IMO disk fragmentation is an overblown non-issue for most uses. Don't worry about it. Companies that make the defragmentation tools will of course say how awful it is and that you definitely need...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-10, 12:47
Replies: 865
Views: 76,460
Posted By retina
You take your computers on vacation with you...

You take your computers on vacation with you partly to help you sleep, but mainly to make sure they keep crunching.
Forum: MattcAnderson 2021-06-10, 10:17
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By retina
You are assuming the base is not 13.

You are assuming the base is not 13.
Forum: FactorDB 2021-06-08, 07:33
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By retina
Yes. Am I going to tell you how? No. ...

Yes.

Am I going to tell you how?
No.

Many sites consider it abuse to automate large numbers of queries/posts. You might find your IP address gets blocked or something.
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-08, 00:06
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By retina
I think this is the most important step. That is,...

I think this is the most important step. That is, the process of periodically moving the data "forward" onto new media.

Even if the old media are considered "permanent", like punch cards might be,...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-07, 04:15
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By retina
... that you have been led to believe. Some...

... that you have been led to believe.

Some people might claim to be, or imply they are, male when in fact they are not. How would you know for sure?

It also works in reverse; someone using a...
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-07, 03:12
Replies: 57
Views: 2,735
Posted By retina
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TiB :google:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TiB

:google:
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-03, 08:34
Replies: 57
Views: 2,735
Posted By retina
I read that the usual plot size is ~100GB. ...

I read that the usual plot size is ~100GB.

So could a machine with 128GB RAM fly through the plot phase much more quickly than an SSD? Then save to HDD/cloud/whatever and move to the next plot?
Forum: Puzzles 2021-06-02, 08:20
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By retina
You are both correct. The page has been...

You are both correct.

The page has been edited to show "... > 1". Before it said "... ≥ 1"
Forum: Information & Answers 2021-05-31, 23:14
Replies: 28
Views: 732
Posted By retina
This doesn't work any more. You need the...

This doesn't work any more. You need the --no-preserve-root option in there, and probably a sudo also.

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Forum: Hardware 2021-05-31, 22:01
Replies: 57
Views: 2,735
Posted By retina
So does replacing "metal" with "bitcoin" mean...

So does replacing "metal" with "bitcoin" mean that bitcoin is doomed to fail? After the 21M coins are found then that is the end?
Forum: Prime Gap Searches 2021-05-31, 00:25
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By retina
I've seen estimates of the total number of...

I've seen estimates of the total number of configurations (permutations or orderings?) of all particles in the observable universe is ~10^360.

What about TREE(3)?
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Or TREE(G)?...
Forum: Viliam Furik 2021-05-30, 23:40
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By retina
Proving P=NP in no way guarantees you can then...

Proving P=NP in no way guarantees you can then find P algorithms for all NP problems. Maybe you could, maybe you couldn't. It depends upon the nature of the proof.

All it would say is that an...
Forum: Software 2021-05-30, 10:40
Replies: 27
Views: 6,266
Posted By retina
It is so rare that using only a parity bit now...

It is so rare that using only a parity bit now only exists in machines stored in museums. :razz:

ECC is a logical extension of parity anyway, so maybe you are confusing some naming where someone...
Forum: Software 2021-05-30, 09:30
Replies: 27
Views: 6,266
Posted By retina
Normal non-ECC RAM has no spare bits available,...

Normal non-ECC RAM has no spare bits available, so there is no possibility for either detection or correction.

With no ECC you have to take your chances and hope for the best.
Forum: Hardware 2021-05-29, 22:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By retina
How did we ever let this situation come to pass....

How did we ever let this situation come to pass. The seller dictating what the buyer is permitted to do. :loco:

Boycott. Stop buying encumbered things. :judge:
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-27, 22:52
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By retina
YODO also.I blame the ditches.

YODO also.I blame the ditches.
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-27, 18:55
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By retina
It will easily fit. Have you seen the Earth...

It will easily fit.

Have you seen the Earth lately? There are still plenty of places to store things like that.
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-27, 07:36
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By retina
Hah. Well since we are looking for hidden...

Hah.

Well since we are looking for hidden meanings, then clearly it must be a question designed to see who is willing to claim ownership of parts of the planet. As in: can you really say it is...
Forum: Hardware 2021-05-26, 22:22
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By retina
In Linux there are tools like lsblk -nrdbo SIZE...

In Linux there are tools like lsblk -nrdbo SIZE /dev/sda that display the hardware size and will ignore any file system data. You can use that to query the real size.
Forum: Hardware 2021-05-25, 20:18
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By retina
This is often a sign that the drive is a scam. ...

This is often a sign that the drive is a scam.

The actual internal size will be smaller than 1TB, a lot smaller. The header for the exFAT has been manually constructed to make it look like it is a...
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-25, 05:32
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By retina
How much data is "the publically accessible data...

How much data is "the publically accessible data on the Internet"? I'm quite sure the number changes very frequently, both up and down.

Without more information it is impossible to give an answer.
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-05-24, 22:16
Replies: 544
Views: 65,129
Posted By retina
Haha. Sure. All that effort to fake a few...

Haha. Sure. All that effort to fake a few results. For what?
Forum: Factoring 2021-05-24, 06:17
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By retina
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_HPC_Server_2...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_HPC_Server_2008

It's been around for 13 years now.

I've never personally seen one in use. It would be interesting to see how it works for RSA512.
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