On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, Bryan Moss wrote:
> I have an idea to get all 5 of those (potential) undiscovered Mersenne
> primes and the $100K prize in maybe a year or less. We'll use the CPU
> cycles of internet users without asking them.
This is very rude and should be considered a Bad Idea(tm).
It would be better to code up such a program and include a screen saver with it, and full documentation on what it's doing. Or a news ticker, or...
Just make sure that people know:
- the program is doing useful calculations in the background
(for the nice people who coded up the thing) - and something nice/beautiful/useful in the foreground
Maybe a science/scifi trivia&news ticker would be nice and even a little bit on-topic for us extropians...
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