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Old 2005-02-26, 14:53   #1
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Default Will participation increase again?

After M24,036,583 participation soared. Will it again? Might depend on the media\internet presentation of M25,xxx,xx1. Too close to Mers-41 for comfort?
Why do people join or quit the priming game?
I guess about nobody is in it for the prize money or the rare glories.
How many are in it since 1997? I found myself scattered over four different identities:
(sounds like a disease )
Rank Acc ID LL P90* CPU yrs*
2063 Wouter Meeussen 76,27 40
17967 wouter meeussen 3,37 36
28599 W. Meeussen 0,94 10
2832 S98444 53,726 21
cause: PC crash, new PC, new email address & Acc ID (forgot old one).

keep up the good work, Scott, I 'll keep on priming.

W.

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Old 2005-02-26, 16:54   #2
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Quote:
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How many are in it since 1997?
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I am in since 1997
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Account created: 10 Dec 1997 22:21 UTC
Does anyone remember how many accounts where active at the end of 1997? I still remember that i started with a Pentium-100 and iirc that system was able to finish some exponents per month back then.

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Old 2005-02-26, 17:32   #3
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Quote:
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I am in since 1997
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Account created: 10 Dec 1997 22:21 UTC
Does anyone remember how many accounts where active at the end of 1997? I still remember that i started with a Pentium-100 and iirc that system was able to finish some exponents per month back then.

Tau
I started with an 80486/100

"Those were the days..."

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Old 2005-02-26, 18:06   #4
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I started in Jan 2002 and, along with an Athlon XP1800, I used the reference machine: Pentium 90!
Good and reliable old Gateway2000 PC. I still have it at home, although it is not crunching for GIMPS anymore .
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Old 2005-02-26, 20:32   #5
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Knew about it in 1997, but didn't signup until ...

Account created: 04 Feb 1998 03:08 UTC

First batch of systems were P66's. I've had up to 100 P3 Xeon systems running at one time (during client acceptance testing; yes I took them out of the loop correctly), but am back down to about 10 now. Even got up to the top 8 in factoring at one point, down to #17 these days...

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Old 2005-02-26, 21:04   #6
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When I merged into Team Prime Rib, the teams creation date became mine:

Account created: 30 Aug 1997 23:06 UTC

I was something like the 2nd or 3rd account on Primenet.

Can't remember what I was running back then. I think it was a Pentium Pro 166mhz.
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Old 2005-02-26, 21:21   #7
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Is "challenge" the first Primenet account ever?

By the way, I joined during the verification of M40.
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Old 2005-02-26, 21:50   #8
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I should have said user, not account. : Or a beta tester...
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