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Old 2004-05-06, 06:35   #3
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You must get permission from the owner.

There could be minor side effects, even if not normally noticeable. Furthermore, if your system's administrators notice something running that looks odd and they don't know about, it could mean trouble ... for you. We had a case where a GIMPS participant who installed Prime95 without getting the owner's permission was arrested by the FBI and had his entire home system confiscated for a few years. (See http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=1366 ) Some folks are really touchy about stuff like that -- don't take a chance on getting into trouble.

Besides, if you sneak mprime in without permission now, it could kill any chance of getting your school IT department's approval next fall. Please don't ruin a possible big opportunity!

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