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Old 2011-01-08, 02:12   #1
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Hindsight is 20/20, so enjoy.

From: http://www.mersenneforum.org/showpos...48&postcount=1
"Well, there are small scale quantum computers, but when do you think we will have one that can factor super-massive numbers, etc? My guess is in 5-10 years." - ixfd64, 2003

From: http://www.mersenneforum.org/showpos...59&postcount=3
"Five years is waaay too conservative. Should be two years (three at the most) before 4 GHz is done-and-dusted, most likely by /both/ Intel & AMD. By that time, both the core count as well as GFLOPS rating/core would have also tripled." - axn1, 2007

From: http://www.mersenneforum.org/showpos...&postcount=278
"We grew weary of watching our meager investments lose value day after day, so we pulled most our money out and bought a pile of lame treasury bonds and spent the rest on a neat new watch" - Xyzzy, March 2009

From: http://www.mersenneforum.org/showpos...&postcount=677
"yeah f**k that graphics card - you don't need it for prime95." - joblack, April 2009

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Old 2011-01-08, 07:22   #2
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Not sure how interested Oscar Wilde was in Mersenne primes,
but "I may be in the gutter, but at least I'm looking at the stars"

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Old 2011-01-08, 20:15   #3
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Don't know much about Oscar Wilde,
Do remember once bein' a child.

Saw a sliderule and worked it out,
Went to college without a doubt.

And I do know 'bout one and one,
Think that mathing is really fun.

Number theory, topolgy,
They're related - do you agree?

When these notions absorb our eyes
What a wonderful world will arise.
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Old 2011-01-11, 17:05   #4
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At least it is aliterative:

"A legend in his own liquid lunchtime".

Can't think of how I came up with that.

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Old 2011-01-11, 20:40   #5
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At least it is aliterative:

"A legend in his own liquid lunchtime".

Can't think of how I came up with that.

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"A legend in his own lunchtime" is not original. I've seen that used on a number of occasions in the past few decades; I've used it myself. The addition of "liquid" is new to me.

BTW, pronouncing "legend" as two words: "leg end" also has a long history.

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Old 2011-01-11, 22:07   #6
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"....And they (the gods) give us desire, so we might mate and worship them in that way."
"Remind me to tell the High Septon. If I could pray with my cock, I'd be much more religious."
Tyrion Lannister - A Clash of Kings - A Song of Fire and Ice Book 2.
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Old 2011-01-11, 22:42   #7
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Another quote from the same man in book 1 of the series:

- "How would you like to die, Tyrion son of Tywin?โ€
- โ€œIn my own bed, with a belly full of wine and a maidenโ€™s mouth around my cock, at the age of eighty,โ€ he replied.
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Old 2011-01-12, 03:33   #8
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"A legend in his own lunchtime" is not original. I've seen that used on a number of occasions in the past few decades; I've used it myself. The addition of "liquid" is new to me.

BTW, pronouncing "legend" as two words: "leg end" also has a long history.

Paul
Yep. I like to gild the lily ocasionally.

CJ in Reggie Perrin inspired this one:
"I didn't get where I am without making hay while the
sun shined out of my arse".

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Old 2011-01-12, 03:48   #9
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"Your Majesty is like a stream of bat's piss..."

I'll let Paul supply the get out clause.

David

Or did I mean "Sanity Claus"?

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Old 2011-01-12, 04:03   #10
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I was indulging in my customary orange juice
in the agreeable company of WBLipp at a Hampstead
watering hole, and felt moved to quote the late Dennis Hopper:

"I'll fuck anything that moves"
(intentionally keeping my voice down)

Shush says William.
(I suppose someone might have overheard me).

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Old 2011-01-12, 05:26   #11
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Mad, bad, and dangerous to know.

Some connection with computer language in there somehow.

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