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epic :) | |

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Greate LOL | |

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Made me laugh, thanks :) | |

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Nice post! | |

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Remind me why we're endlessly crunching on this project? It's impossible to compute every number down to 1 with this theory, so when is it decided "true"? | |

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Remind me why we're endlessly crunching on this project? It's impossible to compute every number down to 1 with this theory, so when is it decided "true"? When we have computed every number down to 1 of course! Crunching thru Boinc is about choices, you can crunch here, there or even everywhere, your choice. On of the REALLY nice things about Collatz is the Admin who runs the Project, he is very responsive when problems arise and as a result the Project is up 99% of the time. To me that alone makes it my go to project when I need to just put my pc's on cruise control for a bit. Solving a math problem is another bonus for me! | |

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Remind me why we're endlessly crunching on this project? It's impossible to compute every number down to 1 with this theory, so when is it decided "true"? But like I said, it's impossible to compute every number down to 1. Besides, there comes a point (somewhere after quadrillions) where nobody counts that high. ____________ | |

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Remind me why we're endlessly crunching on this project? It's impossible to compute every number down to 1 with this theory, so when is it decided "true"? Why can't we count that high, we are using pc's now not our fingers? And no person will fly to Pluto in our lifetime, yet Nasa sent a spacecraft PAST that point and it's still going! Science is not about 'we can't', Science is about 'why CAN'T we'. It's okay if you stop, the rest of us will carry on without you, people come and go all the time. | |

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But isn't it a waste of computing power if no solution will ever be found? There are projects out there that could actually help people and actually solve problems, but this one will never have a solution. ____________ | |

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In fact what we need is a counter-example of Collatz conjecture by crouching all numbers, or more efficiently, numbers that have less than certain "glide" steps. PS. It's proven that most (but not all) numbers will drop to 1 eventually (Please google "Terra's theorem"). ____________ Sosiris, team BOINC@Taiwan | |

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This is becoming a circular discussion, you are making assumptions, just like the Collatz Conjecture! Prove to me that it will NEVER be solved and I will leave, until then I choose to crunch here! Just remember NEVER is a VERY long time, and with computers we can calculate pretty fast! | |

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Numbers go on forever. Even with super fast computers, you'll just find bigger and bigger numbers with more and more digits. However, this leads me to ask how other mathmatical theories were proven... ____________ | |

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Sometimes a scheme that goes on forever is used (aka mathematical induction). However the behavior of Collatz conjecture is just too random to do mathematical induction. ____________ Sosiris, team BOINC@Taiwan | |

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