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View Poll Results: Which news item would you like to see the most?
"Fastest known general primality test discovered" 4 12.12%
"Fastest known factorization algorithm discovered" 7 21.21%
"High school student proves Riemann Hypothesis" 6 18.18%
"Intel unveils 1-TFLOP 'Infinity' processor" 8 24.24%
Other (maybe write your own?) 8 24.24%
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Old 2006-01-03, 23:59   #1
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Default What news item would you like to see the most right now?

So it will probably be quite a while before M44 is discovered. So, in the meantime, here is a thread that will hopefully keep you guys from getting bored.

What hypothetical news item would you like to see the most right now? (I personally like #2.) Of course, if you don't like any of those choices, you may make up your own. (As a matter of fact, I'll probably write some later.)

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Old 2006-01-04, 00:17   #2
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I take #2 too :)
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Old 2006-01-04, 03:22   #3
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my vote goes for seeing RH proven (or disproven)

who it's discovered by is irrelevant
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Old 2006-01-04, 03:25   #4
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for one thing, everything else up there seems temporary in its importance, whereas RH's (valid) proof will be important as long as there are people to understand its importance.

For another, we already have a fast factorization algorithm, don't we? We just don't have the hardware to implement it.

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Old 2006-01-04, 12:54   #5
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For another, we already have a fast factorization algorithm, don't we? We just don't have the hardware to implement it.
We don't have a polynomial time factoring algorithm which runs on a Turing Machine.

We have a number of algorithms that run in polynomial time on non-Turing machines.

In recent years Shor's algorithm for the QTM has been the most talked about.

If we had a machine that could perform arithmetic on integers of any size in sub-logarithmic time, we could compute factorials in polynomial time and use binary search to find factors.

Read that last sentence very carefully. It may not mean what you think it means at first sight. We have arithmetic algorithms which are polynomial time in the lenght of their inputs. Unfortunately, the factoring algorithm described requires arithmetic on integers which are exponential in the size of the number being factored.


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Old 2006-01-04, 13:22   #6
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"Intel unveils 1-TFLOP 'Infinity' processor"
???? Do you have links about this where I could understand what you mean ?
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Old 2006-01-04, 14:05   #7
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The discovery of 'The' formula that defines all :)
But a. does it exists? And b. what do we do with it?

But more seriously. My "news item that I would like to see the most right now" would be rather more political/economical. That the governments in the world turn to sense and form one society based on respect, love, future, improvements and so on. Not discriminating, wasting money (some new laws of the country I am currently in are quite ridiculous), inventing rules to limit freedoms and more. But that is rather impossible and off topic :)

But less seriously. Aliens from outer space visiting!!!
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Old 2006-01-04, 14:05   #8
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My vote is "other"

The headline should read:

"Bush and Cheney impeached. To be tried for murder"
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Old 2006-01-04, 15:16   #9
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My vote is "other"

The headline should read:

"Bush and Cheney impeached. To be tried for murder"
Hi Bob, welcome back.

Not a hope in hell of your wish coming true. The US won't even let its citizens fall under the jurisdiction of the ICJ, let alone those who arguably have state immunity.

Some day, perhaps, the UK and the US will have reciprocal extradition procedures too --- though I blame the UK government for the present state of affairs.


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Old 2006-01-04, 15:21   #10
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"Intel unveils 1-TFLOP 'Infinity' processor"
???? Do you have links about this where I could understand what you mean ?
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A hypothetical processor whimsically invented by ixfd64. He means a hypothetical new CPU that is several orders of magnitude faster than any currently available ones.
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Old 2006-01-04, 16:11   #11
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Something like "Inexhaustible clean energy source discovered, cure for AIDS and cancer found, world hunger problem solved, peace on earth and lifetime supply of free ponies for all!" would liven up my day.

Other than that, what Bob said would be pretty sweet, though I'd rather have the other Neocon puppet players trialed than Bush. This whole mess wasn't his idea, he's too dumb to have ideas of his own.

If I have to choose from the list, I'll pick the factoring one (of course).

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