20201104, 10:42  #56 
Aug 2020
2·3·19 Posts 
Cat 1 exponents with only Stage 1 P1 are surprisingly rare. I'm now "reserving" for 30 days all the exponents in
 54.36 M, 54.37 M, 54.38 M and 54.39 M that has B1=B2≤730,000 and without a DC. These "reservations" only apply to factoring. 
20201104, 18:41  #57  
Sep 2006
Brussels, Belgium
3^{3}·61 Posts 
There is a reservation system ALSO for factoring. You choose to ignore it.
It seems to me you easily dismiss the work of others Quote:
Please respect AND USE the reservation system : it is available for factoring work. Just look at the different columns in the Work Distribution Map. Jacob 

20201105, 21:56  #58 
Aug 2020
72_{16} Posts 
I admit there is a small possibility that if I find a factor a few bits above the current TF limit, it is possible that it will clash someone else's TF assignment. But practically speaking TF assignments in this range are extremely rare (see reason below too). Plus, I only work on exponents that are not assigned at the moment I checked, and turn them in rapidly. As far as I know, I have never actually resulted in poaching anyone else's factor (or even seen a single exponent that has been assigned as TF before I turn in my work).
It's actually quite a dilemma here: I can, for sure, manually reserve these as TF, then do the P1, and manually unreserve them. This would eliminate the possibility of accidentally poaching anyone else's factor. But on the other hand, this (or reserving these exponents as TF in general) would prevent DC being done on them, and the general belief is that it should be discouraged, according to discussions at this thread. To conclude, there's no perfect way to do it, but at least I'm comfortable with what I am doing. Last fiddled with by Ensigm on 20201105 at 22:02 
20201105, 22:31  #59  
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
21732_{8} Posts 
Quote:
https://www.mersenne.org/assignments...first=1&exp1=1 

20201105, 23:06  #60  
Aug 2020
2·3·19 Posts 
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Last fiddled with by Ensigm on 20201105 at 23:08 

20201106, 09:14  #61  
Sep 2006
Brussels, Belgium
3^{3}·61 Posts 
Quote:
One doesn't poach a factor. Poaching is about submitting (any) work on exponents reserved by others. If you absolutely want to work on exponents in those ranges, choose exponents that have been double checked in the DC range or those that had a first test (that was not suspicious) in the first time check range. (Of course it is easier and less error prone to use the reservation system. If you care about GIMPS and the other "participants" please use the reservation system. Jacob 

20201106, 09:52  #62 
Aug 2020
2·3·19 Posts 
Ah, I get what you mean. I think we have different philosophies, that's all. I'm not going to participate in this debate further.

20201106, 10:05  #63 
Aug 2020
2×3×19 Posts 
First half of 54.4M
I'm now "reserving" for 30 days all the exponents in
the first half of 54.4 M that has B1=B2≤730,000 and without a DC. These "reservations" only apply to factoring. Previous ranges 54.30 M, 54.31 M and 54.32 M (B1=B2≤730,000) should have been finished by now, and I am "unreserving" them. If I have missed any exponent in these ranges, feel free to pick them up. Last fiddled with by Ensigm on 20201106 at 10:08 
20201107, 13:39  #64  
Aug 2020
2·3·19 Posts 
New observation
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So the problem now boils down only to the reservation part. Manual reservation is largely impractical because the exponents are often not continuous, which means you have to reserve them one by one (and then manually paste the AIDs). If only I can find a way to automate these... I don't think these expos should be available for TF. If PrimeNet stops giving TF assignments in these ranges, then both me and TF doers are rogue agents, and the concept of poaching won't apply. Or PrimeNet could give an "overlay" type of assignment that doesn't interfere with DC. But before the rules change, it seems the only method to theoretically avoid clashes with other TF doers is by using the TF assignment system itself (the down side being it might delay DC for a few days). Still, need a way to automate them before this becomes practical. Last fiddled with by Ensigm on 20201107 at 13:45 

20201107, 14:44  #65 
Apr 2010
Over the rainbow
5×503 Posts 
currently running 32.1M and above, with a B1 of 500k and a B2 of 15M

20201107, 15:23  #66 
Aug 2020
2·3·19 Posts 
Previous regions 54.33 M, 54.34 M and 54.35 M (B1=B2≤730,000) are finished (not many exponents fit the criteria), and I am "unreserving" them. If I have missed any, be free to pick them up.

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