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Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-10, 00:33
Replies: 35
Views: 606
Posted By VBCurtis
"It's deterministic, provided these conditions...

"It's deterministic, provided these conditions are met:
{I don't know the conditions yet}"

So, it's not deterministic. You've roughly said "it is deterministic when it says a known prime is...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-09, 05:08
Replies: 45
Views: 995
Posted By VBCurtis
Round 2 goes to stocks! Just like bitcoins. :-D

Round 2 goes to stocks! Just like bitcoins. :-D
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-08, 16:21
Replies: 69
Views: 2,675
Posted By VBCurtis
Why can't you figure out the answer yourself,...

Why can't you figure out the answer yourself, using the benchmark data publicly available?
This question is another example of wanting others to do your work for you. Go find benchmarks (Hint:...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-08, 03:17
Replies: 69
Views: 2,675
Posted By VBCurtis
Bringing politics into a math thread is a quick...

Bringing politics into a math thread is a quick way to get the thread closed. You seem to post in order to get attention, so I suggest you not take such actions.

Complaining about a lack of...
Forum: YAFU 2021-04-08, 03:14
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By VBCurtis
My apologies for the misinformation- I've only...

My apologies for the misinformation- I've only used msieve directly, not YAFU, for poly select, so I quoted how msieve works. Mea culpa, and thanks for the correction.
Forum: YAFU 2021-04-08, 00:33
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By VBCurtis
Bur- The deadline is *per coefficient*, not per...

Bur-
The deadline is *per coefficient*, not per search.
1200 sec on poly select with a deadline per-coefficient of 417 seconds is perfectly consistent. The per-coefficient deadline is because there...
Forum: NFS@Home 2021-04-08, 00:27
Replies: 93
Views: 5,427
Posted By VBCurtis
13_2_876m1 has built a 19.25M matrix at TD 108....

13_2_876m1 has built a 19.25M matrix at TD 108. It's going to need 10 days or so to solve.
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-08, 00:25
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By VBCurtis
I am very interested in doing this exact-same...

I am very interested in doing this exact-same thing, if Ed gets his setup working. Two cards and a cable are fairly cheap used, and connecting just two machines means no need for a switch.

I'm...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-07, 14:24
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By VBCurtis
This makes no sense- YAFU uses the GGNFS sievers,...

This makes no sense- YAFU uses the GGNFS sievers, and you cannot use just GGNFS to factor a number (Henryzz's historical note aside). Do you mean you used factmsieve.py script as an alternative to...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-07, 00:11
Replies: 45
Views: 995
Posted By VBCurtis
This is where my misunderstanding lies- I thought...

This is where my misunderstanding lies- I thought any transaction was recorded to the blockchain, and that the process by which one gets a transaction recorded to the blockchain involves paying...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-06, 21:58
Replies: 69
Views: 2,675
Posted By VBCurtis
I said *fix* your hardware, not "get new...

I said *fix* your hardware, not "get new hardware". Other than ignorance, what stops you from fixing your overheating issues on your current machine? You can't buy a $10 case fan or two, or perhaps...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-06, 21:53
Replies: 45
Views: 995
Posted By VBCurtis
Is your dish bill the same number of bitcoins...

Is your dish bill the same number of bitcoins every month? Or do they change the "price" every billing period?
A recurring payment in constant number of BTC would satisfy my concept of currency,...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-06, 19:19
Replies: 45
Views: 995
Posted By VBCurtis
By your logic, stocks are currencies too. ...

By your logic, stocks are currencies too.

Which is bitcoin more like- a share of stock, or a $100 bill?
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-06, 19:11
Replies: 69
Views: 2,675
Posted By VBCurtis
If you have overheating problems, fix your...

If you have overheating problems, fix your hardware.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-06, 19:02
Replies: 35
Views: 606
Posted By VBCurtis
If a counterexample *could* exist, then the test...

If a counterexample *could* exist, then the test is a probable prime test. "It's deterministic until someone finds a counterexample" is rubbish- by your logic, we could have "proof" of primality for...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-06, 01:12
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By VBCurtis
GGNFS is exactly and only the siever program that...

GGNFS is exactly and only the siever program that finds relations.
It is not, and never was, a package to run an entire NFS job.

If you want something fool-proof, use YAFU. In fact, beginners...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-06, 01:09
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By VBCurtis
I'm sad you managed to find someone who used "one...

I'm sad you managed to find someone who used "one weird trick" clickbait for an actual math discovery.

Give quantamagazine.org a try for a better article on the research.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-05, 19:59
Replies: 69
Views: 2,675
Posted By VBCurtis
mfaktc doesn't do prp testing, and P95 shouldn't...

mfaktc doesn't do prp testing, and P95 shouldn't be used for trial factoring- so there ought not to be a choice to use CPU or GPU. Just use the right tool for each job, you know?
Forum: Riesel Prime Search 2021-04-05, 17:41
Replies: 1,962
Views: 200,944
Posted By VBCurtis
Been a while: 99*2^2658496-1 is prime! (800290...

Been a while:
99*2^2658496-1 is prime! (800290 digits)
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-04, 16:20
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By VBCurtis
If you're asking for numbers to factor, I can...

If you're asking for numbers to factor, I can keep you fed with C135-150 sized numbers from aliquot-sequence project for some amount of time (maybe a dozen numbers before I point you at the project...
Forum: Riesel Prime Search 2021-04-04, 04:49
Replies: 659
Views: 75,301
Posted By VBCurtis
Doubtful. I'll run it starting this week. I...

Doubtful. I'll run it starting this week.
I appreciate you cleaning up these drives, and I'm a bit sheepish that I'm the one who left loose ends.
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-04, 04:45
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By VBCurtis
Is it possible you forgot to change...

Is it possible you forgot to change threads-per-client, and it spawned like 12 clients rather than 4?
Forum: Riesel Prime Search 2021-04-03, 16:17
Replies: 546
Views: 53,107
Posted By VBCurtis
1850-1860 complete, one prime. Still looking...

1850-1860 complete, one prime.

Still looking for results files from 1825-1850; I am working remotely right now, and it's likely those results are on my work machine. Sorry, won't be there to check...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-03, 05:39
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By VBCurtis
You should do some small jobs, like C100-110, to...

You should do some small jobs, like C100-110, to see how everything works before doing C140+. The matrix is the last long step.
Don't use -ncr to resume your job- just use the same command you used...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-03, 02:35
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By VBCurtis
It depends. ggnfs/msieve are usually called by...

It depends. ggnfs/msieve are usually called by some other program- which one are you using?
If it's the python script factmsieve, and you're still in the sieving phase, it'll pick back up at the...
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