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1) Message boards : Number crunching : New badges for TDP (and more)! (Message 113355)
Posted 4 days ago by tng*Project donor
Whew -- the World's First achievement badges are now live. That's the last of them.


Thanks for the work in implementing these!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges II (Message 113291)
Posted 6 days ago by tng*Project donor
I will probably not be alone in the following strategy, but I was going PPSE to try and bag any prime quickly, then try my luck on something much bigger. I kinda lumped SGS and PPSE together, so with SGS out of the running I'd expect PPSE to take over the CPU choice for a quick T5K prime.


Indeed, I'll be doing PPSE and GFN-16 to try to get on the leaderboard. Then I'll go back to doing something normal, which is usually working on one of the conjectures. (The badges don't change anything as far as my plans are concerned.)


Me, I'd like to get the badges. Doesn't change my plans much, though. I won't be running sieves or AP27 during the TdP; otherwise my normal mix is pretty good for a chance at the red or green jersey (small chance, of course). Starting with the mountain stage, I'll be trying for a mega prime until I get one, or until the end of the TdP approaches and I have no primes, and switch to PPSE just to try to fine one.

All subject to change at my whim.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : New badges for TDP (and more)! (Message 113278)
Posted 6 days ago by tng*Project donor
HFor TDP there will be 4 new badges, starting in 2018. They are not retroactive to prior years. Unlike the jerseys, these badges are available to everyone who earns them. The jerseys will continue to be awarded as in previous years.

Awarded for finding a prime during the Tour de Primes.
Awarded for finding a mega prime during the Tour de Primes.
Awarded for finding a prime during the Tour de Primes Mountain Stage.
Awarded for finding a mega prime during the Tour de Primes Mountain Stage.



Will the overall TdP badges be inclusive of the mountain stage, so that finding a prime during the mountain stage results in both badges?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges II (Message 113250)
Posted 7 days ago by tng*Project donor
Just thinking

If there will be an annual TdP mega prime badge, and an annual TdP mountain stage mega prime badge, why not an annual mega prime badge as well (and likewise for k badges, including TdP; maybe even an annual prime badge and a basic prime badge for anyone who has found a prime)?


About the basic prime badge idea...

We want to encourage people to look for large primes. There's already enough reason to look for the smaller primes. A badge for finding an basic prime would provide an incentive for the opposite of what we want to achieve. I'm making an exception in the case of TDP because people are looking for small primes anyway, so that badge does no harm in my opinion. (I don't think I've mentioned it yet, but there are badges for basic primes during TDP. Getting on the TDP leaderboard is a big deal, and it's worthy of a special badge.)

As for annual badges for things other than TDP, I'll think about it, but I think it's a long shot right now.


Makes sense -- I was just throwing some stream of consciousness stuff out. Really I was thinking that a badge for finding a prime might encourage people to use their GPUs for something other than PPS Sieve.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges II (Message 113243)
Posted 7 days ago by tng*Project donor
Just thinking

If there will be an annual TdP mega prime badge, and an annual TdP mountain stage mega prime badge, why not an annual mega prime badge as well (and likewise for k badges, including TdP; maybe even an annual prime badge and a basic prime badge for anyone who has found a prime)?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges - Full Sets! (Message 113240)
Posted 7 days ago by tng*Project donor

This will be a rare one also:

That's the badge for finding a mega prime during next month's Tour de Primes Mountain Stage. Will anyone get it?


Challenge accepted.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges II (Message 113200)
Posted 8 days ago by tng*Project donor
8) Message boards : Number crunching : New badges for TDP (and more)! (Message 113049)
Posted 13 days ago by tng*Project donor
I like it, although it complicates the decision on what to run.
9) Message boards : Sophie Germain Prime Search : First Prime (Message 112790)
Posted 19 days ago by tng*Project donor
Completed tasks: 1487105
Credit: 54,941,721.25
Primes found 167
Percentage of tests resulting with a prime 0.0112
10) Message boards : Number crunching : New front page feature (Message 112145)
Posted 43 days ago by tng*Project donor
I like it. I'd actually thought of asking to have the actual leading edge number available somewhere, but it didn't seem worth bothering somebody with.


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