[ExI] New prime number found
msd001 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 19:17:43 UTC 2016
On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1:37 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Cool thanks for the heads up. I heard when it was discovered but with a
> number that size it really is important to wait for a verification. The
> discovery came on the 20th anniversary of GIMPS, the Great Internet Mersenne
> Prime Search.
So was that occurrence in the normal/expected frequency?
Has the current to-be-famous nerd been sitting on this one so that it
could be released for the 20th anniversary? (per your suspicion that
said nerds get kudos for these things)
Well i guess those aliens that fear us for our comprehensive knowledge
of prime numbers will be slightly more afraid now that we've added
another to the arsenal?
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