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Old 2014-01-29, 19:00   #1
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Default Perfectly Scientific, Inc./Perfectly Scientific Press

I'm sorry if this has been discussed before (I did a search and didn't find any thread titles regarding this) but has PI, Inc gone out of business? Google indicates their site is "no longer in operation."
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Old 2014-01-29, 20:37   #2
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I'm sorry if this has been discussed before (I did a search and didn't find any thread titles regarding this) but has PI, Inc gone out of business? Google indicates their site is "no longer in operation."
I believe it was run by Richard Crandall, who died back in 2012.
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Old 2014-01-30, 00:26   #3
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Google indicates their site is "no longer in operation."
Their websites say that.

FWIW they did indicate that they were "in transition" about a year ago.
They did have a facebook post in April.
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Old 2014-01-30, 02:29   #4
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I believe it was run by Richard Crandall, who died back in 2012.
I remember this happening... but what a bummer their transition did not go well.
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Old 2014-01-30, 05:59   #5
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I remember this happening... but what a bummer their transition did not go well.
They're the ones that made the Mersenne Prime "gray rectangle" posters, right?
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Old 2014-01-30, 06:19   #6
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They're the ones that made the Mersenne Prime "gray rectangle" posters, right?
Yep!
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Old 2014-12-14, 15:43   #7
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Default Perfectly Scientific Press now has a Facebook page ...

https://www.facebook.com/perfscipress

I got an error message when trying to locate the server http://www.psipress.com/
No idea if that's temporary or permanent.
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I think that we should start looking into a banner printing service to print posters for the latest primes.

What height would you all suggest?
How much (in US$ for simplicity) would be considered fair (shipping excluded)?
How tiny of a font is too small?
Any other considerations? (a QR code to the discovery thread?)


I can try to find some price quotes. I have an in-law in the printing trade, they may be able to point me in the right direction for a good rate. Shipping, payment, and customs are an easy thing to deal with.
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How about printing it on microfoche?

http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/.../micfiche.html
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Old 2014-12-15, 02:26   #10
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I think that we should start looking into a banner printing service to print posters for the latest primes.

What height would you all suggest?
How much (in US$ for simplicity) would be considered fair (shipping excluded)?
How tiny of a font is too small?
I dislike what PSI did with the multimillion-digit M-primes, shrinking the font to microscopic size. I suggested to REC on several occasions to fix the font and offer the posters in a scroll and/or multipanel format. That way the area of successive posters (length of scrolls, if one fixed the short dimension of these) would give a nice visual way of conveying the size of the ever-growing primes bestiary.

Would appreciate your asking your pro-printing in-law how much a scroll-form version of the current largest prime would cost, if printed in the same font as the earliest M-prime posters put out by PSI. I wonder if a "scrolling frame" is available for such a format.
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Would appreciate your asking your pro-printing in-law how much a scroll-form version of the current largest prime would cost, if printed in the same font as the earliest M-prime posters put out by PSI.
What is the minimum point size that you are looking for?

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How about printing it on microfoche?
I know someone that had one of the slides mentioned in that article. He worked for NCR years ago.

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