[RC5] I think we found our next contest...

Zorba the Hutt zorbathut at uswest.net
Mon Dec 10 04:04:04 EST 2001


At this point, I don't trust the hidden assumption that they'd *know* if
they'd found a shorter one :P

-Zorba

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert L. Barry" <umbarryr at cc.UManitoba.CA>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [RC5] I think we found our next contest...


> Hi Mike,
>
> > Really?  Show me the link on the D.net site that says this.  The overall
> > OGR stats haven't been updated in a year so how do you know what the
> > outcome is?
>
> Bruce Wilson addressed this issue on this mailing list on October 16,
2001.
> His message has been attached below for your convenience.
>
> Regards,
> Robert Barry
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bruce Wilson" <bwilson at distributed.net>
> To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 9:06 AM
> Subject: RE: [RC5] keyrate stabilizing?
>
> <snip>
>
> The shortest ruler found is the shortest known to date.  The odds of
> finding a shorter ruler are so incredibly small, we would probably have
> a press release if we actually found one shorter.
>
> The purpose of the project is to *confirm* that the shortest known ruler
> is the shortest possible ruler.
>
> In answer to someone else's question, there are no overlaps in OGR.  A
> stub represents a unique subtree of the entire OGR workspace.
>
> __
> Bruce Wilson <bwilson at distributed.net>
> PGP KeyID: 5430B995, http://www.toomuchblue.com/
>
> "Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur."
> (Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.)
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Faunce" <mike at faunce.com>
> To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 9:26 AM
> Subject: RE: [RC5] I think we found our next contest...
>
>
> Really?  Show me the link on the D.net site that says this.  The overall
> OGR stats haven't been updated in a year so how do you know what the
> outcome is?
>
> Mike
> -----
> Mike Faunce
> mike at faunce dot com
>
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