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Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-27, 11:20
Replies: 360
Views: 31,933
Posted By retina
A trio of stupidity

https://old.reddit.com/r/theinternetofshit/comments/j97pgz/dude_comes_straight_from_the_dealership_for_a/...
Forum: Cloud Computing 2021-01-27, 08:30
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By retina
I cut off the last part about...

I cut off the last part about if-you-already-have-the-hardware because I don't think it matters. Unless one only plans to run for a few weeks, or maybe a few months at most, and then quit. After the...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-27, 05:02
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By retina
The real WTF here is that huge casino everyone...

The real WTF here is that huge casino everyone refers to as the stock market.
Forum: Chess 2021-01-26, 12:50
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By retina
Perhaps adding Huffman encoding on top of IPA can...

Perhaps adding Huffman encoding on top of IPA can show some improvement.

And one step further is full algebraic encoding as is used for compression in space probes where every bit sent is...
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2021-01-26, 11:26
Replies: 270
Views: 50,450
Posted By retina
They are still trying to pretend that without targeting they will all die

https://www.axios.com/google-privacy-friendly-substitute-cookies-test-05c2c28e-77f1-4921-9a99-1ef0c009b064.html The problem isn't about finding a replacement for cookies. The problem is that they...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-26, 10:55
Replies: 966
Views: 65,671
Posted By retina
I was going to suggest that you co-opt the 300k...

I was going to suggest that you co-opt the 300k cores for a bit of GIMPS work, but then I read on and saw the awful performance.Yuck, only 5.27Gops from 300k cores; averaging a mere 17.5kops each....
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-26, 03:38
Replies: 360
Views: 31,933
Posted By retina
And that is only the shenanigans that has been...

And that is only the shenanigans that has been discovered and reported.

I'd expect perhaps 1% (maybe less) to be discovered. And a fraction of those discovered to be reported, the rest kept quiet,...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2021-01-26, 01:37
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By retina
:redface: yes, you are correct. I was somehow...

:redface: yes, you are correct. I was somehow seeing x^2+y^2=3^2.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-26, 01:32
Replies: 360
Views: 31,933
Posted By retina
Those remote faceless companies running the...

Those remote faceless companies running the "security" surveillance systems can always be trusted, no matter what, right?
...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2021-01-26, 00:55
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By retina
Yes, if we ignore [(9/5), (12/5)], and an...

Yes, if we ignore [(9/5), (12/5)], and an infinity of other points.

:crank:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-24, 22:29
Replies: 171
Views: 22,403
Posted By retina
FTFY

FTFY
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-01-24, 09:36
Replies: 2,092
Views: 180,501
Posted By retina
This problem still exists. It has expanded into...

This problem still exists. It has expanded into other parts of the DB.----------=-----=-- | -----=-----=-----=-----=----- | -----=-----=-----=----- | -----=-----=-----=----- |
Exponent Range |...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-21, 08:47
Replies: 29
Views: 1,803
Posted By retina
I think that is the point of the puzzle; to...

I think that is the point of the puzzle; to encourage thinking beyond the basic brute force.
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-21, 08:37
Replies: 382
Views: 46,481
Posted By retina
I unlinked at the posters request, but left it...

I unlinked at the posters request, but left it intact (no spaces or funny stuff) so the normal spammer page scrapers can still recognise it.

But would a scammer fall for the penile enlargement...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-21, 08:01
Replies: 29
Views: 1,803
Posted By retina
Are you sure it isn't 345^2 * (345^2 - 1) / 2?

Are you sure it isn't 345^2 * (345^2 - 1) / 2?
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-01-21, 07:01
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By retina
The server code expires old assignments when it...

The server code expires old assignments when it is run. Since it doesn't run continuously then expirations are not done continuously. My guess is it runs once per day, and perhaps at other random...
Forum: Lone Mersenne Hunters 2021-01-21, 00:50
Replies: 1,781
Views: 175,336
Posted By retina
23 digits each. I did not bother with...

23 digits each. I did not bother with bits.[/QUOTE]Let me guess. Umm, 74.xxx bits perhaps?
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-01-20, 23:28
Replies: 67
Views: 3,341
Posted By retina
Some posts have been removed.

Some posts have been removed.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-01-20, 03:37
Replies: 2,861
Views: 191,161
Posted By retina
According to WP:...

According to WP: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Heat_of_Vaporization_%28Benzene%2BAcetone%2BMethanol%2BWater%29.png

At room temperature (20C) it is about 44kJ/mol. Which translates to ~480W...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-01-19, 14:39
Replies: 2,861
Views: 191,161
Posted By retina
https://phys.org/news/2021-01-smart-aerogel-air.ht...

https://phys.org/news/2021-01-smart-aerogel-air.html I'm not sure what they define as a requirement for a "humid environment". I suppose that discounts Antarctica. But the tropics are fair game, and...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-19, 13:40
Replies: 1,331
Views: 78,998
Posted By retina
The part where he is deemed a danger to others is...

The part where he is deemed a danger to others is laughable. More likely he is being punished for embarrassing the "security" staff.
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-01-15, 13:10
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By retina
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-01-15, 11:39
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By retina
This. Only your computer does the work. ...

This. Only your computer does the work.

Later someone else will double check it and do it all again on their computer.
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-15, 07:44
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By retina
I think that was the intention. Maybe when...

I think that was the intention.

Maybe when magicians make stuff disappear, they are making it move into :davar55: the 4th dimension. :razz:

If time is indeed the 4th dimension then all matter...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-01-14, 09:08
Replies: 64
Views: 8,917
Posted By retina
Would you consider that sheep have their own...

Would you consider that sheep have their own civilisation? They all hang around together, doing the same things together. And just like most humans they follow the latest trends (apparently) without...
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