[rc5] bored? No, Windows 95!

Tim Charron tcharron at interlog.com
Wed Jun 4 08:23:17 EDT 1997

> At 12:44 03/06/97 -0600, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> >On Tue, Jun 03, 1997 at 07:30:36PM +0200, Benedikt Eric Heinen wrote:
> >>which would indicate that 5.03% of all possible blocks weren given out -
> >>1.77% reported back, 3.26% didn't. That leaves enough distance between 0
> >
> >That's pretty amazing!  I'm real curious if those numbers are correct.
> >It would seem to indicate that for every keyblock that's done there are
> >nearly two that are checked out and not returned.  Does this indicate
> >that people are picking up the clients, running them for 15 minutes and
> >getting bored and stopping?  Perhaps a smaller key-block size would
> >increase production by up to 200%?

As pointed out before, the stats can't be interpreted in that manner.
> I'm not "getting bored and stopping", but the machine which runs my rc5
> client is a Windows 95 box (for my sins), and so crashes are an everyday
> experience. One learns to live with such bloated bugware... I hope the new
> clients can download a large number of blocks, save the current position to
> disk frequently and resume on startup!

Both the Bovine and TimC clients can do this.
Tim Charron
tcharron at interlog.com
tcharron at ctfinance.com

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