20051020, 22:19  #1 
"Jason Goatcher"
Mar 2005
5×701 Posts 
Is P.I.E.S. still closed to some users?
For those familiar with this project, I am not interested in a political discussion, it's just that I live in one of the countries that either did or still does offend him, and I was wondering whether or not I should bother to request permission to participate?

20051020, 23:18  #2 
I quite division it
"Chris"
Feb 2005
England
4035_{8} Posts 
I am from the UK and can now access the whole site.
Sorry, misunderstood. I assume I can participate? Last fiddled with by Flatlander on 20051020 at 23:33 
20051020, 23:34  #3 
"Jason Goatcher"
Mar 2005
5×701 Posts 
I can too, but that doesn't necessarily mean we're allowed to participate. I know he frequents these forums, but I don't know anything about his temperament.
What I do know is (1) I'll be running a Linux box in a month or two(which his project desires), and (2) The idea of studying primes, instead of simply finding them, seems like a unique idea among the prime projects. 
20051021, 03:11  #4 
Jun 2003
1573_{10} Posts 
Is the war over yet?
Citrix 
20051021, 10:52  #5 
2,927 Posts 
I understand he feels strongly about the politics, but Phil's usually friendly, and was making exeptions if possible.

20051021, 12:36  #6 
Sep 2002
3·257 Posts 
All you had to do was basically say to him that you agreed with him about the war as if a political statement.......well, I better stop before I get reported for an improper post.

20051023, 02:53  #7  
"Jason Goatcher"
Mar 2005
6661_{8} Posts 
Quote:
It is very possible I totally agree with Mr. Phil(or whatever his last name) on the war and we simply have different ways of looking at it. Honestly, though, if the claims he makes on his site are true, he should be selling 10,000,000 digit tests at $10 a pop, if you want my opinion. His method has something to do with triangles, you see "Phi", and maybe some other stuff a lot when you look at his math. I'm hoping to learn more, especially since his goal is to study primes rather than to simply brute force find them. Who knows, he may discover the formula that can generate an infinite number of primes. 

20051023, 08:12  #8  
Bamboozled!
"πΊππ·π·π"
May 2003
Down not across
5×2,053 Posts 
Quote:
Paul 

20051023, 12:00  #9  
"Mark"
Apr 2003
Between here and the
2^{2}·1,481 Posts 
Quote:
BTW, I'm from the U.S. and Phil has not blocked me from his project. I don't believe that I have told him my stance on the war or put up a web page to that effect. If he desires to know my stance, all he has to do is ask. 

20051023, 19:04  #10  
Sep 2002
3·257 Posts 
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