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Old 2008-09-25, 20:57   #1
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Does anyone else ever get "post-prime" depression after a new prime is discovered? In other words, does anyone ever feel a bit down, once the celebrations cease and the excitement dies down, knowing that it may be months, or even years, before the next Mersenne prime is discovered?

I'll have to admit that I feel this way every time a new prime is discovered. I guess I'm too addicted to GIMPS.

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Old 2008-09-25, 21:17   #2
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I have mixed feelings.
I am excited that we found one (oops two).
I am a little concerned that it will be a while until we find another...but we will.

However, my plan now is to refocus my efforts.
When I still had a chance for $100K I put most of my hardware (except PIII) on LL >10M tests.
Now even new hardware will take much a year to do a >100M LL test so I am instead going to reallocate my machines to clean up the smaller testsand/or Double Checks.

AND ... I am about to order a Q9550 ... watch me LL/DC now
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Does anyone else ever get "post-prime" depression after a new prime is discovered? In other words, does anyone ever feel a bit down, once the celebrations cease and the excitement dies down, knowing that it may be months, or even years, before the next Mersenne prime is discovered?

I'll have to admit that I feel this way every time a new prime is discovered. I guess I'm too addicted to GIMPS.
Celebration? What celebration?

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Too much too soon (The Specials?)
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Too much too soon (The Specials?)
Kool & the Gang anyone?

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Kool & the Gang anyone?

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"Celebration" is superb. I also liked "Ooh La La La, Let's go dancing".
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