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  1. Thread: Server down?

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    Want some good news? There's now 5 Ks...

    Want some good news?

    There's now 5 Ks remaining in the Sierpinski Problem.
  2. Thread: Server down?

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    I did say I'd let you know as soon as I heard...

    I did say I'd let you know as soon as I heard anything, so here it is. It's not good news, unfortunately.

    There's no hope of recovering the data or software from the SoB server. It's gone. SoB...
  3. Thread: Server down?

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    Nothing new to report. Rest assured that...

    Nothing new to report.

    Rest assured that someone (probably me, unless Louie jumps in) will let you know any information as soon as we know anything.

    If I were Louie, I wouldn't give up until...
  4. Thread: Server down?

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    Taking that a bit further, the difficulty of...

    Taking that a bit further, the difficulty of opening the boxes is proportional to the square of the box number, and the overall chance of finding a diamond (taking into account how hard it is to open...
  5. Thread: Server down?

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    For the purposes of this discussion, "a...

    For the purposes of this discussion, "a candidate", .i.e., a number to be tested, is a reasonable definition.
  6. Thread: Server down?

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    None at all.

    None at all.
  7. Thread: Server down?

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    While I'm solidly in the "double checking is a...

    While I'm solidly in the "double checking is a necessity camp" (and I'm one of the people making the decisions), let me correct that "4.7" statistic. While it's true that some of our sub-projects...
  8. Thread: Server down?

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    Sorry, I wasn't clear! I was stating that MY...

    Sorry, I wasn't clear! I was stating that MY comments were not intended to be judgemental. I certainly did not mean to imply that you were being judgemental. Everyone's a little shell shocked...
  9. Thread: Server down?

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    I did miss that somehow. Thanks for bringing it...

    I did miss that somehow. Thanks for bringing it up again.

    Louie's the one who would be interested in code, so the Wayback machine might possibly be of use to him.

    As for off site backups,...
  10. Thread: Server down?

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    Thank you! There's no need to feel rushed. ...

    Thank you! There's no need to feel rushed. Louie can, of course, take as much time as he needs, and we're not going to rush him. We're not going to take any action until he determines if...
  11. Thread: Server down?

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    We don't know which ones were double checked --...

    We don't know which ones were double checked -- and at PrimeGrid I've got a really good window into the quality -- or lack thereof -- of the computers used in distributed computing. In general, we...
  12. Thread: Server down?

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    Yes, and yes. ALL log files will be useful. If...

    Yes, and yes. ALL log files will be useful. If everything was indeed lost, all tests for which there are no records will need to be redone. So every result from a log file is one less result that...
  13. Thread: Server down?

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    Got it earlier today, thanks.

    Got it earlier today, thanks.
  14. Thread: Server down?

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    ::babbles incoherently:: Yup, spelled my own...

    ::babbles incoherently::

    Yup, spelled my own name wrong. :)

    I've corrected the original post; thanks.
  15. Thread: Server down?

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    Feel free to send any logs that you have to me at...

    Feel free to send any logs that you have to me at mgoetz [at] primegrid [dot] com. I'll make sure Louie gets those, along with anything we have that can help. If SoB doesn't get going again, then...
  16. Thread: Server down?

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    Log files would be helpful. I should have...

    Log files would be helpful. I should have thought to mention that.

    If Louie and/or PrimeGrid need to try to put the pieces back together again from scratch, every little bit will help.
  17. Thread: Server down?

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    We just heard from Louie and the news is not...

    We just heard from Louie and the news is not good. It looks like the old server, and everything on it, is toast. From what I understand the software that runs the server was lost too. There were...
  18. Thread: Server down?

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    I have no additional information.

    I have no additional information.
  19. Thread: Server down?

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    No. PrimeGrid's servers work completely...

    No. PrimeGrid's servers work completely independently of Seventeen or Bust's servers. All coordination between the projects is done on a purely human level between the admins, not electronically.
    ...
  20. Thread: Server down?

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    Hello, This is Michael Goetz, admin over at...

    Hello,

    This is Michael Goetz, admin over at PrimeGrid. As you're likely aware, we've been collaborating with the Seventeen or Bust project for the last six years.

    I'll let Louie fill you in...
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    More information can be found here...

    More information can be found here.
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