20120212, 04:38  #276 
"Frank <^>"
Dec 2004
CDP Janesville
2×1,061 Posts 
I would attribute the number of successes more to the fact that his workers are running all the unreserved sequences. If you bet on 1000+ horses to win, you're much more likely to have one hit than if you bet on one horse. (Of course, it helps if you have the resources to bet on the 1000!)

20120212, 04:47  #277 
"Frank <^>"
Dec 2004
CDP Janesville
2·1,061 Posts 
Actually, you're a little off:
438966:i4720 = 5748:i15 = 246584 Last fiddled with by schickel on 20120213 at 03:07 Reason: Made a typo caught by kar_bon 
20120212, 17:55  #278 
Sep 2010
Portland, OR
174_{16} Posts 
Speaking of successes, 712068 terminates at term 3235, from a max height of 114 digits.

20120213, 07:51  #279 
"Frank <^>"
Dec 2004
CDP Janesville
2122_{10} Posts 
Wow, two in one weekend!

20120213, 12:12  #280  
(loop (#_fork))
Feb 2006
Cambridge, England
2^{4}×3×7×19 Posts 
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20120213, 19:45  #281  
Sep 2010
Portland, OR
2^{2}·3·31 Posts 
Quote:
All of which is good fun, of course. It's way more exciting to get a downdriver at 130 digits than at 110. But despite knowing about drivers and escapes, I haven't proven very good at picking winners  for me by far the best strategy for achieving terminations has been to just add as many terms as possible to whatever sequence. So to each his own. I'll keep picking away at the low end, and fivemack can go for the digit records with his 48core monster. 

20120218, 05:46  #283 
"Frank <^>"
Dec 2004
CDP Janesville
2·1,061 Posts 
Noted. I was just busy having fun with my main sieving box (check the air/water cooling thread later for details).
That sure is a nice drop! 
20120222, 11:50  #286 
Romulan Interpreter
Jun 2011
Thailand
22354_{8} Posts 
Side question: are you (schickel) doublechecking the elf files before erasing them from the copybook? Since the stories with scrambled sequences on the DB my back sweats every time I hear a sequence terminates :P

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