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1) Message boards : General discussion : Violent attack turned a man into maths genius (Message 156755)
Posted 286 days ago by whynot
Whole story sounds so Cartman (if you know what I mean). Makes me sad.
2) Message boards : Problems and Help : Expired Site Certificates? (Message 135675)
Posted 1266 days ago by whynot
I suspect that AV is doing lousy MITM. Details of (supposedly) faulty certificate would be helpful.
3) Message boards : Seventeen or Bust : The SoB Double Check is DONE!!! (Message 133089)
Posted 1349 days ago by whynot

That's a pretty safe bet since all of the DC residues have already been checked. All 44 of the remaining candidates in the double check had no residues, so we're treating those as normal candidates that were never tested.

Well, I understand what has happened -- time for last bet has passed all right.

Oh, come on! That was most impressive part of The Double-Check! I feel so ignored. Well, I'd better get busy doing something else.
4) Message boards : Seventeen or Bust : The SoB Double Check is DONE!!! (Message 132853)
Posted 1357 days ago by whynot
Time for last bet! Any more bads?

I bet: NO
5) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD agrees to $12.1M payout in Bulldozer class action lawsuit (Message 132499)
Posted 1371 days ago by whynot
Question. How do you prove "or after visiting the website"? What, I believe, doesn't matter -- I'm on the other side of The Pond anyway.
6) Message boards : Seventeen or Bust : The SoB Double Check is DONE!!! (Message 131311)
Posted 1412 days ago by whynot
Also, last cursed wu of n=28 is gone too. Let's see how many will be cursed in n=29.
7) Message boards : Seventeen or Bust : The SoB Double Check is DONE!!! (Message 130560)
Posted 1440 days ago by whynot

% of time BOINC is running 17.0944 % % of time BOINC is running 24.056 %

Aha! I knew it! They're cursed! And now watch probabilities at work. I mean that each second has some, pretty low, chance of catastrophy (it's hyperbole, it's not a catastrophy per se). With each second passing chance of catastrophy per unit aproaches some limit (again, pretty low). I'm keeping my eye on them.

But that poses different question -- Who cursed them? It's so complicated.
8) Message boards : Seventeen or Bust : The SoB Double Check is DONE!!! (Message 130426)
Posted 1448 days ago by whynot

And then I guess it will take several months until the last active task finishes.

Speaking of. These two tasks in n=28, are they cursed or something? I mean, come on, six weeks -- even I would finish them in this time.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : PrimeGrid Task Summary Generator (Message 130425)
Posted 1448 days ago by whynot
The spirit of shell usage in Linux is to reuse existing tools and write little new software.
This bash two-liner will work on any flavour of Linux.
You'll notice that I threw in plenty of unnecessary spaces for readability.

echo PrimeGrid Task Summary for $(uname -n), at $(date); cut -d ' ' -f 9 /var/lib/boinc*/ | sed 's/_[0-9].*//' | perl -e 'chomp(@a=<>); $cnt{$_}++ for @a; printf "%-15s%8d\n", $_, $cnt{$_} for sort keys %cnt;'

That's what always puzzled me about bash-types. If you are sliding to perl anyway, why would you keep cut, sed, and whatnot. Do it with perl!

perl -nle ' $aa=(split / /)[8]; $aa=~s{_[0-9Me._]+$}{}; $ab{$aa}++; END { printf "%-16s%8d\n", $_, $ab{$_} foreach sort keys %ab }' \ /var/lib/boinc*/

Yes, it can be made shorter but that's not the point. Yes, you can do multiline quoted strings, even with bash. Also, '[0-9Me._]' bears 'M', 'e', and '.' for a reason.

p.s. Also, worth noting. You don't need perl for this. Modern shells, even bash, provide associative arrays and printf for eternity.
10) Message boards : Seventeen or Bust : The SoB Double Check is DONE!!! (Message 128894)
Posted 1504 days ago by whynot
It is interesting, 12 691 Waiting tasks doesn't count down since Thursday on statistic page of SoB project.
What's happenned?

We cheated. :)

Time and again PG proves it is The Best :)

Also, question. Sometimes I notice SOB tasks without 'imported blah-blah' WU at first line. Those are The No-Res tasks, aren't they?

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