20160318, 03:10  #1 
"NOT A TROLL"
Mar 2016
California
197 Posts 
I have to prove everything
I was asked to prove every statement I made on mersenneforum.org and I really don't know where to start. I probably owe all of you a ton of proofs anyways.

20160318, 03:20  #2 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
6300_{10} Posts 
I don't see the problem. If you make a claim be prepared to prove it. Otherwise your claim has no basis to stand upon.
BTW: Did you know the moon is made of green cheese? And the Earth is flat Yeah, it's true. Just thought I'd let you know. You can all thank me later. 
20160318, 03:41  #3 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
3×5×673 Posts 
Don't forget to show your work and/or tell us about the factoring work you have done on numbers that you claim might be prime. If you claim that a number is prime and have not found suitable factoring data or have not personally invested at least a solid day of GPU time (or maybe a week's worth of a quad core CPU time) factoring it, your claim is likely to fall on deaf ears. Also, what about P1 factoring?
Last fiddled with by Uncwilly on 20160318 at 03:44 
20160318, 06:26  #4 
"Dana Jacobsen"
Feb 2011
Bangkok, TH
1615_{8} Posts 
I hate to be pedantic (amusing though it is in this thread), but wouldn't claims of "a number is prime" be better served by running compositeness tests and/or showing proofs of primality, instead of factoring attempts?
Knowing how to use Pari/GP, PFGW, and Primo seem like good starts for computational tools for primality related subjects. Last fiddled with by danaj on 20160318 at 06:28 Reason: clarify tools are for primality, factoring would add some more (yafu and gmpecm, to name two) 
20160318, 07:27  #5 
Einyen
Dec 2003
Denmark
6167_{8} Posts 
Just avoid starting posts with "This has never been considered before...." because then you are almost certain to be wrong right away, and people tend to ignore the rest of the post.

20160318, 13:04  #6 
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
2^{6}·131 Posts 
start with at least supporting evidence ( as that's the minimum most people will want if you make a claim). I gave you the link to the wikipedia about mathematical proofs I technically even gave a counterproof to one of your statements by PM.

20160318, 13:07  #7  
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
2^{6}×131 Posts 
Quote:
Last fiddled with by science_man_88 on 20160318 at 13:11 

20160318, 18:08  #8  
"Dana Jacobsen"
Feb 2011
Bangkok, TH
3^{2}×101 Posts 
Quote:
This forum is different in that it is a bit specialized and the members try to keep the content quality high. It's very easy for forums to degenerate into places full of "my 5th attempt at a 1 page proof of Beals / FLT / RH" or "How do you factor ginormous numbers like 170540451098587 in less than a month?" or "OMG, I've solved primes! They're all 6k +/ 1!" 

20160318, 19:02  #9 
"Ed Hall"
Dec 2009
Adirondack Mtns
3·37^{2} Posts 
After 25000 years, we finally were able to seek this cheese, even landing men there from 19691972. But alas, no one found any and we haven't set foot there since...
This was the truth. It was only a (relatively) short time ago that we stitched together all the edges and rounded out the surface. 
20160318, 19:38  #10  
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
2^{2}·3^{2}·5^{2}·7 Posts 
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20160318, 23:17  #11 
"Gang aft agley"
Sep 2002
111010101010_{2} Posts 
Actually the moon was an early contestant of the CheeseRolling At Cooper's Hill In Gloucestershire  as everyone knows.

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