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 2017-12-22, 08:07 #1 ONeil     Dec 2017 7·23 Posts I took a New assignment untested Prime Number manual testing &TF After reading some more information here I found out that I'm testing a number which has already been D-for done the LL. I wanted to use a virgin Prime Number untested and therefore I found one which does add to 5 in numerology. What sucks is the estimated time for completion is April 29, 2028. Can anyone tell me why I should even participate, because in most cases tests that are finished on other primes have found a factor. Why should I waste my time? The message went on to say it possible or maybe after a year some else might get the number. VERY UNFAIR! Here is the message I got: see attachment Attached Thumbnails
2017-12-22, 12:26   #2

"Kieren"
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 Originally Posted by ONeil After reading some more information here I found out that I'm testing a number which has already been D-for done the LL. I wanted to use a virgin Prime Number untested and therefore I found one which does add to 5 in numerology. What sucks is the estimated time for completion is April 29, 2028. (1) Can anyone tell me why I should even participate, because in most cases tests that are finished on other primes have found a factor. Why should I waste my time? The message went on to say it possible or maybe after a year some else might get the number. (2) VERY UNFAIR! Here is the message I got: see attachment
(1) NOPE. And nobody is forcing you to participate, either. Therefore, don't CHOOSE to do so.
(2) Besides "UNFAIR" is the situation also "SAD" or a "WITCH HUNT"?

 2017-12-22, 12:32 #3 retina Undefined     "The unspeakable one" Jun 2006 My evil lair 3·13·151 Posts Choose a smaller exponent. Something in the range around 80M might be the best option. That shouldn't take more than a few months at the most even for a slow system.
 2017-12-22, 15:41 #4 petrw1 1976 Toyota Corona years forever!     "Wayne" Nov 2006 Saskatchewan, Canada 32×7×71 Posts If you are using the Prime95 client use option: Test... Worker Windows... First Time Tests.... (Or World Record; but not 100,000,000 Digit; these take a LONG time) And it will give you one automatically in the 8xM range. ... It might assign you to a DC test first until your machine is proven reliable; or maybe it just suggests you do a DC first. I haven't had a NEW PC doing LL/DC since the assignment rules changed. Or if you really want to choose your own you'll have to use: https://www.mersenne.org/report_expo...8000999&full=1 And use trial and error to find exponents that do NOT have statuses of: - Factored - Unverified (1 LL test done) - Verified (DC done)
 2017-12-23, 05:30 #5 LaurV Romulan Interpreter     Jun 2011 Thailand 896310 Posts @OP: You do not have to participate. In fact (and some people here will fry me for this remark, but seeing your posts in other threads too, I will risk it anyhow), the project will do much better without you.

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