20051217, 20:45  #67  
"Nancy"
Aug 2002
Alexandria
2464_{10} Posts 
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Alex 

20051217, 20:56  #68  
Dec 2002
787 Posts 
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20051217, 21:22  #69 
Jul 2004
Nowhere
809 Posts 
not to self just leave all electronics at home includeing the urge to use computers....
P.S. That company needs to start getting ready to print another poster... Last fiddled with by moo on 20051217 at 21:23 
20051217, 21:48  #70  
8971_{10} Posts 
0's in the residue
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There also have been numerous problems with 16bit64bit conversion. No one officially has got it down right. REFERENCES a. Tech Ed conference 2002 b. VS.NET documentation and videos with in depth explanations. c. History channel, also showed that N.A.S.A, and the European space administration could not figure out why there were so many zeroes in the residue. Bam! Let me guess I banned again, for talking the truth. Shane F. Last fiddled with by TTn on 20051217 at 21:50 

20051217, 22:16  #71 
Feb 2003
118_{10} Posts 
Looks like someone has an agenda

20051217, 22:19  #72 
2·883 Posts 
Important note:
I forgot about the theory proposed (c.), that the old software, could not handle the new hardware, because of the speed increases. This was ofcourse an unforseen thing. The theory(IMHO) makes moderate sense, as Windows 3.1 (roots of p95) was based on synchronus behaviour, with very few API, while 32+ is geared to asynchronus behaviour(multitasking). Then I'd have to go on, to tell you I told you so.... "new syntax" 
20051218, 02:16  #73 
Sep 2002
Oeiras, Portugal
2×19×37 Posts 
If my guess is correct:
1. it won´t be a 10M digit prime 2. the discoverer really deserves to have found a prime... What you guys think about it? 
20051218, 03:44  #74 
Aug 2003
Snicker, AL
1001011000_{2} Posts 
It took less than an hour to figure out what the correct candidate is. I won't post it and neither should anyone else until a full verification has been done. Be patient.
As for finding the next Mp, a little bit of sleuthing will tell you that gimps has more computers working but each individual test takes longer as the numbers get larger. Each time a prime is found, a significant proportion of new computers are added. The two effects tend to cancel each other. Fusion 
20051218, 08:20  #75  
Jun 2003
1575_{10} Posts 
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Is it above 10 M digits? Citrix 

20051218, 08:27  #76 
Jun 2005
Near Beetlegeuse
2^{2}·97 Posts 
I am obviously very naïve because I’m afraid I do not understand the need for secrecy. My current exponent is due to finish in a few days and if Prime95 told me it was a probable prime I would be straight onto the forum to say so. Can anyone give a compelling reason why I should not?

20051218, 08:33  #77 
"Nancy"
Aug 2002
Alexandria
2^{5}×7×11 Posts 
We can't be really sure it is an actual prime until an independent verification run is completed. It is possible, although very unlikely, that a false positive is reported in the first run. We used to think that it even was practically impossible  until it happened. The secrecy saved GIMPS a lot of embarassment back then. If the exponent had been blurted out before verification, the discovery would have received a lot of press only to be followed up with a report of retraction of the announcement. Doublechecking results before publishing them is simply a matter of scientific prudence.
Alex 
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