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Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-09-18, 18:26
Replies: 8
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Posted By xilman
Though this be method, yet there is madness in't

Though this be method, yet there is madness in't
Forum: PrimeNet 2020-09-17, 20:05
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By xilman
Good question. What I do with the ECMNET...

Good question.

What I do with the ECMNET server running at 83.217.167.17:8194 is first to multiply the number of curves by the B1 reported by a client and use that as a measure of work done. Each...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-17, 18:27
Replies: 1,029
Views: 58,243
Posted By xilman
There was a study that said humans eat more...

There was a study that said humans eat more bananas than monkeys. I think it's true, because I've never eaten a monkey.
Forum: Factoring 2020-09-16, 22:40
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By xilman
Good question. I will try to try to find out. ...

Good question. I will try to try to find out.

Nonetheless, the general point remains true.
Forum: Factoring 2020-09-16, 07:50
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By xilman
Not all cycles are useful. If it has length N,...

Not all cycles are useful. If it has length N, for instance, it will report that a factor of N is N. For this reason some values of C are effectively useless.

Further, the trajectory of the...
Forum: Factoring 2020-09-16, 07:41
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By xilman
Strictly speaking it does not require that one of...

Strictly speaking it does not require that one of the polynomials be linear. Any two polynomials which share a common root mod N will work.

A linear polynomial is almost always used (but not...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-15, 20:11
Replies: 1,029
Views: 58,243
Posted By xilman
My grief counsellor died the other day. But he...

My grief counsellor died the other day. But he was so good I didn’t give a shit.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-15, 16:21
Replies: 1,029
Views: 58,243
Posted By xilman
A man was found guilty of overusing commas. The...

A man was found guilty of overusing commas. The judge warned him to expect a really long sentence.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-15, 09:07
Replies: 1,071
Views: 46,341
Posted By xilman
From that statement I deduce that you find it...

From that statement I deduce that you find it very hard to take out life insurance on yourself so that your family will receive a payout when you die.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-14, 17:30
Replies: 1,071
Views: 46,341
Posted By xilman
There are those who argue that "work" is becoming...

There are those who argue that "work" is becoming ever more irrelevant. The over-developed world, goes the argument, is becoming ever more capable for those who want to work being able to do so and...
Forum: Hardware 2020-09-14, 17:24
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By xilman
Yes, it did.

Yes, it did.
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-09-13, 18:26
Replies: 2,821
Views: 161,305
Posted By xilman
Rather a lot of speculation about the supposed...

Rather a lot of speculation about the supposed discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus and how it came to get there ...
Forum: Hardware 2020-09-13, 07:32
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By xilman
Causing serious concern in the UK.

Causing serious concern in the UK.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-10, 07:50
Replies: 42
Views: 1,688
Posted By xilman
We save coffee grounds in our household to use as...

We save coffee grounds in our household to use as a mulch around the stems of snail and slug food. An annulus 1cm thick out to a distance of, say, 4cm away from the stems is applied to the top of the...
Forum: Alberico Lepore 2020-09-09, 19:59
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By xilman
You should fix it by doing far more work before...

You should fix it by doing far more work before spewing out your posts.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-05, 08:15
Replies: 1,029
Views: 58,243
Posted By xilman
It appears that the Russian Covid vaccine has a...

It appears that the Russian Covid vaccine has a 50% success rate.

It was tested on Putin's daughter and Navalny.
Forum: PrimeNet 2020-09-04, 20:23
Replies: 59
Views: 2,221
Posted By xilman
When I read your SotB comment my immediate...

When I read your SotB comment my immediate thought (and only thought until reading your follow-up) was of flavoured alcohol. Not sure what that says about me. Or you, for that matter.
Forum: NFS@Home 2020-09-01, 20:23
Replies: 55
Views: 1,352
Posted By xilman
Generic comment: I am now completely confused by...

Generic comment: I am now completely confused by all this complexity.

I don't give a fig about badges, milestones, WUs, etc. All I want to know is which queue should be used for a specific range...
Forum: chalsall 2020-08-31, 10:35
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By xilman
Or, my preference, "There's no place like ~" ...

Or, my preference, "There's no place like ~"

"Home" reads better than "localhost" IMAO.
Forum: NFS@Home 2020-08-31, 07:46
Replies: 55
Views: 1,352
Posted By xilman
I would support this. Some time ago NFS@home...

I would support this.

Some time ago NFS@home ran a number of 14e SNFS for me when there will still suitable candidates. After they dried up I stopped submitting because the 15e queue was even then...
Forum: PrimeNet 2020-08-30, 18:39
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By xilman
Pretty much the same thing.

Pretty much the same thing.
Forum: PrimeNet 2020-08-30, 17:26
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By xilman
Ah, but which progress. Some people like to...

Ah, but which progress.

Some people like to find all the factors.
Forum: Alberico Lepore 2020-08-30, 17:25
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By xilman
I am very tempted.

I am very tempted.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-29, 19:10
Replies: 1,029
Views: 58,243
Posted By xilman
A shaggy dog version of one of the old "Confucius...

A shaggy dog version of one of the old "Confucius he say ..." series which have been going around for at least 50 years.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-28, 16:36
Replies: 1,609
Views: 80,933
Posted By xilman
Yup. I am hoping this one is healthier. ...

Yup.

I am hoping this one is healthier.

Ubuntu installed now and current task is restoring my home filesystem from backups.

Slow and tedious.
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