[ExI] two new ones

spike spike66 at att.net
Mon Sep 8 03:32:14 UTC 2008

Math fans, something *wildly* improbable has occurred.  You recall a recent
post that a new Mersenne prime was discovered the last week of August, and
is in the process of verification, which usually takes about three weeks.
Yesterday a *second* new Mersenne prime was discovered, so now there are two
in the process of verification.  If both of these are verified, the wacky
improbability of such twin discoveries will be difficult to explain for
generations to come.  Do stay tuned.  Oh these are exciting times indeed.
Can life get much better?


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