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I learned about the Sieve of Eratosthenes in my naive past after i thought i had come up with a novel approach at finding primes since you could use part of this sieve approach to compute primes in parallel (don't get me started). When i found out it was just a modified version of his sieve I fell into depression and never tried to do anything novel again. J/K...but seriously.
So, why did I learn to read more...
I was interested in Prime Numbers since I was a kid.
When I got my first PC, I decided to write a problem to spin through prime numbers.
And I came up with this TOTALLY UNIQUE Idea.
Once ANY number becomes prime, all future multiples of that number are no longer prime.
(2 being the best example, eliminate every even number in the future)
So every number that is not already a multiple of a prime is then prime, etc.
And I wrote this, and was amazed that I was able to find primes without division!
Mind you: I wrote software to check most of my theory of matrices homework, and Diff Eq stuff...
(Because a monochrome computer screen was not good for much else, LOL)
So, I explain what I built to my lab partner in crime at University, and he says "Oh, you implemented the Sieve of Eratosthenes..." I was crushed. Then I was excited... (I am only a couple of thousand years behind the greeks... I can catch up)... Then I was crushed... (I had classes).
I have a disc that works perfectly fine in the XBox360 console. I would like to extract it into an ISO file so that hopefully I can get it running in Xenia. Anyway, I have tried apps like PowerISO & CloneCD, and every time I command it to read the disc, all I get is the drive whirring around and making strange noises while the app tells me to insert a disc into the CD. I have a blank CD, and when I put it in the drive, Windows Explorer did not complain one bit and simply asked if I wanted to format the disc. I have no other discs that are not XBox360 game disc.
I did exactly what folks that have videos online tell me to do, but it doesn't work for me. Of course, I have considered whether the CD drive is working properly, but the fact that it so easily accepted a blank disc seems to tell me that the drive is fine.
Actually, Micro$oft wants folks to play, at least certain titles, in Windows 10, and I don't think the reason is to sell hardware, but rather the content providers. Fine, make it difficult for me and I will seek "Jolly Roger" alternatives.
This is an interesting concept in the age of intellectual property (IP) value. However, in the case, I am morally justified as I have rightfully purchased the IP, and I will not be selling the hard copy (or a soft copy) to anyone. And on side note, it is this type of behavior from the distributors of IP that makes its customers just say "the h3ll with it".
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