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Forum: Lounge 2022-05-25, 16:33
Replies: 371
Views: 44,905
Posted By xilman
A brave politician would choose to make such a...

A brave politician would choose to make such a statement, not because it is easy but because it is hard.
Forum: GPU Computing 2022-05-25, 09:32
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By xilman
Not sure the reverse engineering argument holds...

Not sure the reverse engineering argument holds up.

Anyone capable of designing and building competitive hardware is almost certainly capable of disassembly of the firmware.

There is a long...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-24, 18:18
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By xilman
Fixed even before I tried to fix it.

Fixed even before I tried to fix it.
Forum: Lone Mersenne Hunters 2022-05-23, 20:43
Replies: 2,143
Views: 314,550
Posted By xilman
For instance: pcl@thoth:~/Astro/Misc$ ecm...

For instance:

pcl@thoth:~/Astro/Misc$ ecm 10000
GMP-ECM 7.0.4 [configured with GMP 6.2.1, --enable-asm-redc] [ECM]
(2^7363-1)/223
Input number is (2^7363-1)/223 (2215 digits)
Using B1=10000,...
Forum: Lone Mersenne Hunters 2022-05-23, 20:35
Replies: 2,143
Views: 314,550
Posted By xilman
Substantially beyond the limits of the 2-...

Substantially beyond the limits of the 2- Cunningham table.

Don't let that stop you from trying to find more factors though.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-23, 20:14
Replies: 34
Views: 658
Posted By xilman
I am frequently described as conservative by...

I am frequently described as conservative by British standards. Look like I am a raving commie by US standards.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-23, 18:39
Replies: 34
Views: 658
Posted By xilman
Although you are very probably correct in...

Although you are very probably correct in general, there are well known historical counter-examples. For instance: Rowntree and Lever in the UK. Quite a few such companies were founded by Quakers.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-23, 10:21
Replies: 34
Views: 658
Posted By xilman
https://www.politicalcompass.org/yourpoliticalcomp...

https://www.politicalcompass.org/yourpoliticalcompass?ec=-3.63&soc=-6.77

I seem to be entirely typical of the MF population so far.
Forum: Hobbies 2022-05-23, 09:54
Replies: 136
Views: 44,922
Posted By xilman
About 15-20 different species in several genera....

About 15-20 different species in several genera. I forget precisely how many.

The Phyllostachys species include violascens (the biggest one here), bambusoides, nigra, aurea, aureosulcata, bissetii...
Forum: sweety439 2022-05-23, 09:46
Replies: 35
Views: 1,817
Posted By xilman
@chasall: I started replying to your response...

@chasall: I started replying to your response here but realised we were too off-topic even for a thread titled "off-topic".

It seems to be much more appropriate in the Hobbies/Astronomy sub-forum...
Forum: Astronomy 2022-05-23, 09:37
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By xilman
The summary is that the dome is controlled by a...

The summary is that the dome is controlled by a Velleman K055N (http://velleman.co.uk/contents/en-uk/p303_k8055n.html) board which connects to the telescope control system (TCS in the jargon) over...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-05-22, 16:07
Replies: 136
Views: 44,922
Posted By xilman
Well, good luck! I'm happy with 2" where I...

Well, good luck!

I'm happy with 2" where I live, but that is at ~53N.
Forum: Hobbies 2022-05-22, 14:37
Replies: 136
Views: 44,922
Posted By xilman
Unless your climate is better than mine, it is...

Unless your climate is better than mine, it is unlikely that they will produce culms which are markedly larger. Regardless, I'd still leave it 2-3 years before harvesting your first crop and always...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-05-22, 09:38
Replies: 136
Views: 44,922
Posted By xilman
You don't have enough yet, but when you do...

You don't have enough yet, but when you do Phyllostachis species make good food. When the new shoots are, say, 20-30cm high break them off. Peel the leaves away, chop into lengths (and lengthwise for...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-05-22, 09:34
Replies: 136
Views: 44,922
Posted By xilman
The bamboos will take care of the weeds for you!

The bamboos will take care of the weeds for you!
Forum: sweety439 2022-05-22, 09:31
Replies: 35
Views: 1,817
Posted By xilman
I withdraw my earlier remark. There are some...

I withdraw my earlier remark.

There are some unusual systems which appear to require Windows.

The only driver for my observatory dome is exclusively Windows. There doesn't appear to be anything...
Forum: sweety439 2022-05-21, 13:03
Replies: 35
Views: 1,817
Posted By xilman
No-one is ever stuck with Windows. As well...

No-one is ever stuck with Windows.

As well as the WSL solution it is always possible to dual-boot a system.
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-21, 10:26
Replies: 1,209
Views: 138,012
Posted By xilman
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Some poems...

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Some poems rhyme
But some don't even scan properly.
Forum: And now for something completely different 2022-05-21, 10:24
Replies: 123
Views: 5,854
Posted By xilman
That is readily fixable. All it needs is...

That is readily fixable. All it needs is practice. I'm sure that a number of people here will help you to learn.
Forum: sweety439 2022-05-21, 10:20
Replies: 35
Views: 1,817
Posted By xilman
Why not prove them yourself? I found it very...

Why not prove them yourself?

I found it very easy to get ecpp-mpi running. It is now churning away on one of my systems which is testing 45986-bit PRP. At 45618 bits the last of your list is...
Forum: And now for something completely different 2022-05-19, 19:04
Replies: 123
Views: 5,854
Posted By xilman
Looking forward to it! Should be possible to...

Looking forward to it!

Should be possible to run this as an internet-wide project ...

Paul (another one)
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-19, 18:59
Replies: 1,928
RIP
Views: 219,118
Posted By xilman
Vangelis...

Vangelis (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-61514850)
Forum: XYYXF Project 2022-05-19, 16:53
Replies: 40
Views: 14,555
Posted By xilman
Taking 4153^2154 + 2154^4153

Taking 4153^2154 + 2154^4153
Forum: XYYXF Project 2022-05-19, 15:06
Replies: 40
Views: 14,555
Posted By xilman
3522^851+851^3522 certificate uploaded.

3522^851+851^3522 certificate uploaded.
Forum: And now for something completely different 2022-05-16, 19:07
Replies: 123
Views: 5,854
Posted By xilman
As a consequence of my incompetence, the latest...

As a consequence of my incompetence, the latest git version has an initial probable prime test, and a -t switch to disable that functionality.

My thanks to Andreas!
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