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Old 2020-04-25, 17:46   #1796
LaurV
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Envious?
You can't get two assignments for the same expo huh?

Joking apart, I think it is a mistake, "somebody" opened a door for them to be able to get lots of assignments, and forgot to close it properly. Even if you want to do more bitlevels, it makes no sense to do more assignments for the same expo. Either reserve it "from 72 to 77", or just reserve it "from 72 to 73" but do not return the results until you finish with it. Creating one assignment for every bit would be silly. I think it is an error, which will be fixed soon.

We did both ways in the past, and also the other way around, we were looking for work to low bitlevels, like 73, but the server only assigned us 72 to 76 or so, therefore we did the 72 to 73 and reported it, and we have seen that the assignment is gone, therefore we didn't do the rest of the bits. Doing them would be detrimental, as somebody else could get the assignments and then either we or them, will end with "error 40, results not needed, your work is not wanted, you wasted your ticks in vain".

We raised this flag in the past, but it was not heard. (well, we didn't insist hard, because we liked the idea of picking low hanging fruits too, and yes, we just tried, this is still working!)

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