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Forum: Lounge 2022-07-05, 14:08
Replies: 1,219
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Posted By xilman
I thought it was well known in these parts. I may...

I thought it was well known in these parts. I may well have posted it myself.

Anyway the unit of intelligence is the "tary", defined as the intelligence of an average person. Einstein was in the...
Forum: Lounge 2022-07-05, 08:22
Replies: 1,219
Views: 142,253
Posted By xilman
Reminds me of the unit of intelligence.

Reminds me of the unit of intelligence.
Forum: storm5510 2022-07-04, 14:32
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By xilman
tar and gz are storage formats. They are...

tar and gz are storage formats. They are completely OS agnostic.

Windows has been able to read them for over twenty years to my knowledge - back when I worked for MSFT.
Forum: storm5510 2022-07-03, 19:40
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By xilman
"Andreas Enge's CM" is a program. It works...

"Andreas Enge's CM" is a program.

It works just as well (exactly the same, in fact) under Windows, MacOS, BSD and anything else to which the GMP library has been ported.

The only reason I have...
Forum: Homework Help 2022-07-02, 17:25
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By xilman
Agreed. I came across that one a week or so...

Agreed.

I came across that one a week or so ago. Well worth reading and understanding.
Forum: XYYXF Project 2022-07-01, 20:06
Replies: 571
Views: 126,113
Posted By xilman
I could, in principle, rehome and update the...

I could, in principle, rehome and update the XYYXF pages of Andrey.

In practice, it would require quite a bit of on-going help from others.
Forum: XYYXF Project 2022-07-01, 16:59
Replies: 571
Views: 126,113
Posted By xilman
Even 20 years ago, I wasn't that stupid! ...

Even 20 years ago, I wasn't that stupid!

Back then I used home-brew GMP code to test for PRPness after a preliminary sieve and a UBASIC implementation of APR-CL for proof up to about 1000 digits.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-07-01, 16:54
Replies: 158
Views: 30,162
Posted By xilman
50% is better than 0%, all too often the current...

50% is better than 0%, all too often the current solution.
Forum: XYYXF Project 2022-07-01, 08:21
Replies: 571
Views: 126,113
Posted By xilman
Hi Sweety-pie. How are you getting on with...

Hi Sweety-pie.

How are you getting on with the agreement we came to? You do ECM work for me under Windows in return for me working on you primality proving.


Reason I ask is that I have not...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-07-01, 08:17
Replies: 158
Views: 30,162
Posted By xilman
Transmission lines?

Transmission lines?
Forum: Soap Box 2022-06-30, 15:00
Replies: 158
Views: 30,162
Posted By xilman
In molten salt. Desalination of seawater is...

In molten salt.

Desalination of seawater is known for producing large quantities of salt. In La Palma the salt is the product and the water is released to the atmosphere. Elsewhere, the water is...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-06-30, 14:56
Replies: 158
Views: 30,162
Posted By xilman
In a gravitational field. Raise and lower an...

In a gravitational field.

Raise and lower an appropriate tonnage of rock.
Forum: And now for something completely different 2022-06-30, 08:06
Replies: 184
Views: 11,614
Posted By xilman
Do you have /usr/local/lib in your...

Do you have /usr/local/lib in your ${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}? I ran into the exact same problem, which was fixed by putting the line
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATHinto my .bashrc
Forum: Soap Box 2022-06-29, 17:47
Replies: 161
Views: 12,433
Posted By xilman
The tenet of our belief is that after death the...

The tenet of our belief is that after death the soul flies out of the body and gets stuck on the garage roof.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-06-29, 15:08
Replies: 161
Views: 12,433
Posted By xilman
What about us Frisbeetarians?

What about us Frisbeetarians?
Forum: Soap Box 2022-06-29, 07:55
Replies: 161
Views: 12,433
Posted By xilman
Formally, the UK is a theocracy! It has a...

Formally, the UK is a theocracy!

It has a state religion and the Monarch is the head of the religion. In principle, the Monarch has power over the elected government.

In practice, of course, it...
Forum: XYYXF Project 2022-06-28, 17:48
Replies: 571
Views: 126,113
Posted By xilman
That is why I drew them to people's attention....

That is why I drew them to people's attention. Simple representation, few clearly usable algebraic properties, observed high(-ish) density of (pseudo-)primes and a wide range of sizes.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-06-24, 21:27
Replies: 161
Views: 12,433
Posted By xilman
It's your country, you fix it. (Apologies to...

It's your country, you fix it.

(Apologies to readers who are not US citizens.)
Forum: Homework Help 2022-06-23, 20:58
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By xilman
Hint: use the long division algorithm you (should...

Hint: use the long division algorithm you (should have) learned at school and pay attention to the remainders.
Forum: Math 2022-06-22, 20:57
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By xilman
That is one thing I really like about this place...

That is one thing I really like about this place - I often learn something new and unexpected.

I had never heard of "Yardley's poker book" but own a 1st-edition copy of The American Black Chamber....
Forum: Lounge 2022-06-22, 20:50
Replies: 31
Views: 1,625
Posted By xilman
Never got on with the Rama series, nor the...

Never got on with the Rama series, nor the Foundation and Dune series.

Asimov's original trilogy was basically a rehash of Gibbon's Decline and Fall.

Perhaps I should give them another chance.
Forum: Lounge 2022-06-22, 20:46
Replies: 31
Views: 1,625
Posted By xilman
I really disliked the first TBP book and have no...

I really disliked the first TBP book and have no incentive to read the others. Very very silly, IMAO, and requires far too much suspension of belief.

Supposedly describing Alpha Centauri, which...
Forum: Lounge 2022-06-22, 20:37
Replies: 31
Views: 1,625
Posted By xilman
Part of my problem is that I am getting ever more...

Part of my problem is that I am getting ever more certain that they are trying to drive me sane.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-06-22, 15:30
Replies: 577
Views: 72,557
Posted By xilman
Aw, you spoiled it for the audience. ...

Aw, you spoiled it for the audience.

:popcorn:
Forum: Math 2022-06-22, 14:32
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By xilman
Here is how I include a library into many of my...

Here is how I include a library into many of my number theory programs.

use bigint lib=>'GMP';


And here is how I test for primality of fairly small numbers (up to 1200 digits say)

#...
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