though I apparently missed the deadline on that random-number prediction job I posted the other day, I'm still curious to see if I can actually get the next 5 numbers in the series. but my computer is too slow; apparently I'd be waiting for days to get the output. so I signed up on Google Cloud, particularly the Compute Engine. pro: they're giving me $300 in credit for a 60-day trial, and they won't (or so they say) charge my card immediately after the time is up, but rather ask via email if I wish to continue. Google may be evil, but they are generous. they did the same with AdWords as I recall. anyway, con: the CPU instance they gave me isn't much faster than my own stupid netbook's.

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