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Forum: Data 2020-06-02, 22:41
Replies: 238
Views: 19,338
Posted By retina
Or another option is to not waste effort by...

Or another option is to not waste effort by self-DCing, and instead work on new exponents, or DCing someone else's results. And let someone else check on your results.
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2020-06-02, 12:36
Replies: 223
Views: 22,530
Posted By retina
You are now being tracked by FB. Welcome to the...

You are now being tracked by FB. Welcome to the machine.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-06-02, 07:17
Replies: 284
Views: 13,847
Posted By retina
Well of course. You didn't expect something different did you? Did you?

https://www.engadget.com/wink-monthly-subscription-234146666.html It's not your stuff. You only bought and paid for it. Stop trying to use it for free when the seller wants to make more money. It's...
Forum: GPU to 72 2020-06-02, 03:01
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By retina
Make it a zip file. Then the zip file gets the...

Make it a zip file. Then the zip file gets the alternate stream identifying the Internet origin.

So now the user can extract the exe locally and run it without any warnings.

BTW: I love that MS...
Forum: GPU to 72 2020-06-01, 22:37
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By retina
Delete the alternate stream before you run the...

Delete the alternate stream before you run the exe. Then you won't see warnings. It is the alternate stream that causes Windows to show warnings.
Forum: GPU to 72 2020-06-01, 22:17
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By retina
If you downloaded the exe using a browser then...

If you downloaded the exe using a browser then the file will have an alternate stream that marks its source as external. Just delete the alternate stream.
Forum: Math 2020-05-31, 08:17
Replies: 61
Views: 3,012
Posted By retina
OMG I'm popular? :tu:If you know a factor...

OMG I'm popular?

:tu:If you know a factor that no one has then ...

People are weird (yes they are) and sooner of later someone will try it. For some brief fame or something.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-31, 07:24
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By retina
700MFLOPS? Are you sure?

700MFLOPS? Are you sure?
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-05-31, 03:16
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By retina
Only if you assume the test was run perfectly...

Only if you assume the test was run perfectly without any coding bugs or subtle system problems. And that the poster is upstanding and forthright without any agenda towards deception.
Forum: Math 2020-05-28, 07:22
Replies: 61
Views: 3,012
Posted By retina
I don't have a library suggestion. But since it...

I don't have a library suggestion. But since it is the hash function as chosen by the gods at NIST I have just assumed it would be widely available. Sorry if that isn't so. There are certainly a...
Forum: Math 2020-05-28, 04:07
Replies: 61
Views: 3,012
Posted By retina
I would be more comfortable with a more commonly...

I would be more comfortable with a more commonly used hash. Like SHA3. That would make it more accessible. All hashes are fast anyway so saying that blake2 is fast isn't really an advantage IMO.
...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-26, 13:23
Replies: 896
Views: 30,423
Posted By retina
The usage of the word "designed" is misleading. ...

The usage of the word "designed" is misleading.

There are millions (?) of mutations occurring in viruses all the time. Many of those mutations either have no effect or render it inert. But...
Forum: CADO-NFS 2020-05-26, 08:15
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By retina
Pity it wasn't 4004BCE...

Pity it wasn't 4004BCE (https://www.wired.com/2010/10/1022creation-4004bc-ussher/)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-25, 12:25
Replies: 284
Views: 13,847
Posted By retina
If you don't want to be on the list just tell us. It's easy as 1, 2, phi, e, pi, rho, tau.

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage (https://themargins.substack.com/p/doordash-and-pizza-arbitrage)

In the comments:
Forum: Homework Help 2020-05-25, 10:58
Replies: 36
Views: 90,464
Posted By retina
Note that this is a fifteen year old thread.

Note that this is a fifteen year old thread.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-05-23, 11:41
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By retina
The first step is to post your number for...

The first step is to post your number for verification.

You won't get anything unless you show us your number is both large enough and is prime.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-21, 12:28
Replies: 3,882
Views: 228,222
Posted By retina
The final animation shows the corner cutting into...

The final animation shows the corner cutting into the road surface. So I don't think the ride will be as comfortable as they suggest.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-19, 11:22
Replies: 3,882
Views: 228,222
Posted By retina
He wants the country to be just a facade. It's...

He wants the country to be just a facade. It's only the look and feel that matters. What's inside doesn't matter.

That kind of charade can be held for a while, until the rotten core starts to eat...
Forum: PrimeNet 2020-05-19, 08:15
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By retina
Beyond reasonable doubt. Indeed. But...

Beyond reasonable doubt. Indeed.

But mathematicians aren't reasonable minded when it comes to proofs. There is no room for doubt.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-17, 12:26
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By retina
I must have missed something. What "damage" is...

I must have missed something. What "damage" is being done here?
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 10:52
Replies: 38
Views: 1,030
Posted By retina
Good. Finally someone is getting to some actual...

Good. Finally someone is getting to some actual specific reasons to upgrade.
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 09:50
Replies: 38
Views: 1,030
Posted By retina
That's great. But doesn't address the problem. It...

That's great. But doesn't address the problem. It is still a vague response. "There will be some bugs identified, and they will be fixed." No specific bugs mentioned at all. Vague.

No one has said...
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 08:32
Replies: 38
Views: 1,030
Posted By retina
I disagree with your conclusion. Yes we can...

I disagree with your conclusion. Yes we can review the source code. But no we can't spot the security problems. If it really was so easy to spot problems by checking the source code then we shouldn't...
Forum: Alberico Lepore 2020-05-17, 03:28
Replies: 23
Views: 2,415
Posted By retina
Good. We are getting somewhere. Now apply...

Good. We are getting somewhere.

Now apply this to a larger number, say 15 digits long. And report back how much "little bruteforce from -1 to ....." you needed to do.
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 03:20
Replies: 38
Views: 1,030
Posted By retina
So based upon the responses above. 1. We...

So based upon the responses above.

1. We upgrade our OS because of a vague promise that newer stuff is "more secure" than older stuff.

2. We upgrade our OS because of an application's new...
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