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Old 2021-09-07, 14:22   #60
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More poly select doesn't interfere with anything else- perhaps 2x more poly select saves you 5% of sieve time; that's around half a digit of difficulty. I have poly select calibrated to take about 5% of the total job time; if you double poly select and find a poly that sieves 5% faster, the net gain in job time is roughly zero.

The number of uniques varies from poly to poly, and not in a way correlated to score. A much-better poly might sieve over a substantially smaller Q-region, which ought to lead to fewer duplicates, but otherwise it's pretty random.
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