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Forum: Factoring 2022-10-26, 12:59
Replies: 1,028
Views: 153,801
Posted By lavalamp
I have found that factor db will sometimes show...

I have found that factor db will sometimes show different factorisations depending if one looks up b^n-1 or (b^n-1)/(b-1). I assume that sometimes in the backend (b^n-1)/(b-1) is not always linked as...
Forum: PrimeNet 2022-10-25, 23:18
Replies: 21
Views: 1,497
Posted By lavalamp
I do not understand why in a thread about...

I do not understand why in a thread about poaching and rendering users effort moot, you would commit to doubly invalidating the work knowing a PRP test was already under way.

Indeed.
Forum: Puzzles 2022-09-25, 17:30
Replies: 39
Views: 17,494
Posted By lavalamp
Yes, it is the 4th letter of the Welsh alphabet,...

Yes, it is the 4th letter of the Welsh alphabet, and appears twice in church, although I don't go there myself.
Forum: Factoring 2022-03-31, 22:57
Replies: 1,028
Views: 153,801
Posted By lavalamp
Damn, within a couple of hours you smashed this...

Damn, within a couple of hours you smashed this out. How many exaflops do you have at your disposal??? :confused2:
Forum: Hardware 2022-02-11, 15:40
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By lavalamp
No idea on the capacity loss back then, or even a...

No idea on the capacity loss back then, or even a fair way to compare it since capacities were lower back then.

Seems like the current flash contamination is worse than first reported though:...
Forum: Hardware 2022-02-10, 01:32
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By lavalamp
Oops, expect flash prices to jump

"Western Digital, Kioxia Lose 'At Least' 6.5 Exabytes of 3D NAND Due to Contamination"...
Forum: Hardware 2022-02-10, 00:56
Replies: 104
Views: 19,671
Posted By lavalamp
Both WD Elements and WD MyBook (and in the states...

Both WD Elements and WD MyBook (and in the states WD Easystore as well) external HDDs are worth picking up if you need some storage.

Typically* they come with "white label" WD Red drives inside,...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-01-22, 03:54
Replies: 990
Views: 107,315
Posted By lavalamp
Same answer.

Same answer.
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-18, 01:16
Replies: 104
Views: 19,671
Posted By lavalamp
It is mean time between failures, not before. But...

It is mean time between failures, not before. But I do find it a little hard to believe that on average you only get 1 drive failure per 114 years, if that is the case then I have been particularly...
Forum: Factoring 2021-12-25, 13:20
Replies: 1,028
Views: 153,801
Posted By lavalamp
Yes, I ran ECM on the t2200 list. Hey,...

Yes, I ran ECM on the t2200 list.

Hey, factors are factors, if they're popping out at a good rate there's no reason to change approach. Since you're starting at the high side it'll be a while...
Forum: Factoring 2021-12-23, 07:56
Replies: 1,028
Views: 153,801
Posted By lavalamp
What size factors are you looking for with ECM? I...

What size factors are you looking for with ECM? I already did some work on this file:Obviously the larger candidates could use some more love, but the smaller ones that could run stage 1 on a GPU...
Forum: Operation Billion Digits 2021-10-18, 01:47
Replies: 17
Views: 7,839
Posted By lavalamp
For a little while I mirrored and updated the...

For a little while I mirrored and updated the original page here:
https://2721.hddkillers.com/OBDElevenSmooth/

The last update I made to it was 13 April 2020. This page is the source my graph...
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-17, 18:23
Replies: 55
Views: 3,662
Posted By lavalamp
There is no good or evil, just stuff that happens.

There is no good or evil, just stuff that happens.
Forum: Hardware 2021-09-15, 19:13
Replies: 104
Views: 19,671
Posted By lavalamp
The oldest drive I have in use right now is a 2TB...

The oldest drive I have in use right now is a 2TB Hitatchi (before they renamed to HGST) with 86000 hours on it and not a single error. I did retire it, but then I un-retired it for Chia.
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-18, 22:47
Replies: 104
Views: 19,671
Posted By lavalamp
Really? All I hear is people :poop:ing all over...

Really? All I hear is people :poop:ing all over Seagate drives, I've had far too many fail on me.

16 TB Toshiba MG08 drives for me, based on the reliable HGST 3.5" drives. Selling on Scan.co.uk...
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-10, 14:20
Replies: 38
Views: 5,159
Posted By lavalamp
Sounds like everyone here had to code uphill both...

Sounds like everyone here had to code uphill both ways in the snow.

:primenet:
Forum: Hardware 2021-08-05, 13:56
Replies: 104
Views: 19,671
Posted By lavalamp
I assure you it is more than that. I have 200 TiB...

I assure you it is more than that. I have 200 TiB plotted myself, but I am less than 1/160,000 of the network which has an estimated 32.538 EiB plotted at present.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-07-23, 22:03
Replies: 274
Views: 38,507
Posted By lavalamp
The NHS UK have allowed me to rebook my 2nd jab...

The NHS UK have allowed me to rebook my 2nd jab for an earlier date, so now it will only be 8 weeks between jabs instead of the 11 it would have been before.
Forum: Factoring 2021-07-11, 23:26
Replies: 1,028
Views: 153,801
Posted By lavalamp
Has it been attacked much with ECM? Alas it...

Has it been attacked much with ECM?

Alas it is just above the size that can be run with GPU-ECM.
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-11, 22:36
Replies: 104
Views: 19,671
Posted By lavalamp
You talk of absolute lunacy then say this... ...

You talk of absolute lunacy then say this...

As if 20 HDDs was even a lot anyway.
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-10, 02:46
Replies: 104
Views: 19,671
Posted By lavalamp
We've been over this.

We've been over this.
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-09, 17:37
Replies: 104
Views: 19,671
Posted By lavalamp
I was somewhat hopeful back when we moved into TB...

I was somewhat hopeful back when we moved into TB class drives that someone might take the marketing initiative and offer "True TB" drives and advertise 10% more capacity over their rivals.

Now...
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-09, 09:16
Replies: 104
Views: 19,671
Posted By lavalamp
Based on the number of plots and SMART data, my...

Based on the number of plots and SMART data, my drives are averaging just shy of 1.4 TiB written per plot. Though I am also using 64 buckets instead of the default 128 to reduce reads, I don't know...
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-09, 04:39
Replies: 104
Views: 19,671
Posted By lavalamp
Very possible, but only the plotting phase is IO...

Very possible, but only the plotting phase is IO intensive, once complete the plots can be stored on any slow medium, hence the 39 HDDs.

I have seen estimates of 1.2 - 1.8 TiB of writes to create...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-09, 00:22
Replies: 1,814
Views: 125,272
Posted By lavalamp
Write Wishful regret is torturous existence....

Write

Wishful regret is torturous existence.

Exist
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