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Forum: Data 2021-09-23, 12:32
Replies: 760
Views: 102,361
Posted By PhilF
There has just GOT to be some numerology there...

There has just GOT to be some numerology there that will tell us where the next Mersenne prime is hiding, no?
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-15, 22:01
Replies: 57
Views: 5,298
Posted By PhilF
Emission Earth's miniscule intelligence...

Emission

Earth's miniscule intelligence signals said invaders "onward now!"

Invaders
Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-06, 23:58
Replies: 58
Views: 1,586
Posted By PhilF
Still, I really like his play on words: ...

Still, I really like his play on words:


:snake1:
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-06, 23:46
Replies: 278
Views: 48,121
Posted By PhilF
I say "Yay!" I mean, this is why we're all here,...

I say "Yay!" I mean, this is why we're all here, isn't it? If we hit a new record without a new Mersenne prime, I say we party! :party:
Forum: Software 2021-09-01, 00:17
Replies: 446
Views: 46,707
Posted By PhilF
Thanks for that! But you were right -- it...

Thanks for that!

But you were right -- it was a LOT of effort:

aptitude update
aptitude install nmon

:smile:
Forum: Lounge 2021-08-21, 16:51
Replies: 59
Views: 6,433
Posted By PhilF
I'm still actively using and selling a product...

I'm still actively using and selling a product whose control program runs under MS-DOS! Been selling it for over 20 years now.. :batalov:

It was already obsolete back when I released it lol.
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-13, 20:58
Replies: 78
Views: 7,427
Posted By PhilF
LOL! Now we all finally know the real reason you...

LOL! Now we all finally know the real reason you hang around here...
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-10, 20:22
Replies: 38
Views: 1,044
Posted By PhilF
In Jr. High I had an electronics class, and the...

In Jr. High I had an electronics class, and the teacher was teaching us the formulas for capacitive and inductance reactance. So I went to the teletype terminal in the school's office and programmed...
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-10, 19:15
Replies: 38
Views: 1,044
Posted By PhilF
Man. We *really are* just a bunch of old farts,...

Man. We *really are* just a bunch of old farts, aren't we? :pcl:
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-10, 16:04
Replies: 38
Views: 1,044
Posted By PhilF
And it wasn't easy keeping the punch cards and...

And it wasn't easy keeping the punch cards and paper tapes dry in those conditions.
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-05, 15:45
Replies: 38
Views: 1,044
Posted By PhilF
I used paper tape in junior high. There was a...

I used paper tape in junior high. There was a teletype terminal in the office that students could use to connect to a remote mainframe somewhere. It is how I learned my first programming language...
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-05, 12:56
Replies: 78
Views: 7,427
Posted By PhilF
What I see is money. Those drives are either...

What I see is money. Those drives are either helping to crunch crypto, which makes or loses money, or they are serving the needs of a business, which makes or loses money.
Forum: Data 2021-08-03, 13:06
Replies: 30
Views: 1,679
Posted By PhilF
I don't understand. If you are so convinced that...

I don't understand. If you are so convinced that a Mersenne Prime resides in the 168M range, why do you care about Cat 0 assignments? Why are you not throwing all your resources at that range?
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-31, 15:23
Replies: 399
Views: 55,045
Posted By PhilF
Reminds me of Commander Data...

Reminds me of Commander Data...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-29, 13:18
Replies: 45
Views: 1,504
Posted By PhilF
That's probably not possible because we've been...

That's probably not possible because we've been too influenced by history. We know too much about what has happened with the evolution of society, and it is impossible to not draw upon that knowledge...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-24, 15:37
Replies: 1,725
Views: 90,160
Posted By PhilF
ideal I do envy all laureates nobel

ideal

I do envy all laureates

nobel
Forum: Hardware 2021-07-22, 12:48
Replies: 164
Views: 33,731
Posted By PhilF
I wonder how (chemically) they get semiconductor...

I wonder how (chemically) they get semiconductor action out of plastic. :question:
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-07-22, 00:02
Replies: 54
Views: 2,634
Posted By PhilF
Another SPE? :wink:

Another SPE? :wink:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 23:59
Replies: 399
Views: 55,045
Posted By PhilF
I think you're giving ham radio too much credit....

I think you're giving ham radio too much credit. There's hardly anyone left anymore. There could be a handful of people listening to any given conversation at any given time, but no where near enough...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 23:44
Replies: 399
Views: 55,045
Posted By PhilF
That is kind of what I am doing now with the ham...

That is kind of what I am doing now with the ham radio going all the time while I'm working. All kinds of topics come up, including obscure stuff that I normally am not targeted for, like 1970's...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 23:19
Replies: 399
Views: 55,045
Posted By PhilF
It's really not so much that I need a personal...

It's really not so much that I need a personal solution, because listening in to my life would be rather uninteresting, especially to government, so I don't really care. But, to have someone like me...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 20:14
Replies: 399
Views: 55,045
Posted By PhilF
That would be a double coincidence, and I don't...

That would be a double coincidence, and I don't even believe in single ones, lol.

My phone is the only device I have that uses 5 Ghz wireless, and yes, by watching the lights on my wireless router...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 20:02
Replies: 399
Views: 55,045
Posted By PhilF
What do you guys think about this? I'm a ham...

What do you guys think about this?

I'm a ham radio operator, and listen 99.9% of the time. I have a high quality radio that puts out high quality, realistic sounding speech.

Lying on the desk...
Forum: Data 2021-07-17, 14:44
Replies: 760
Views: 102,361
Posted By PhilF
Wow, that's a lot of bits. Can I have some?

Wow, that's a lot of bits. Can I have some?
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-13, 01:55
Replies: 278
Views: 48,121
Posted By PhilF
I'll tell you what, since you seem to really...

I'll tell you what, since you seem to really believe in luck: Tell me which number in that range that is most likely to be prime and I'll run it on a Radeon VII. If it turns out to be prime, I'll...
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