20050222, 22:33  #45 
May 2004
Oslo, Norway
2^{3}×3×5 Posts 
Does anybody but me find it hilariously funny that the probable discovery of a Great Prime [TM] is surrounded by a wealth of inane commentaries and emoticons? I guess it's a sign of the times.
As a contributor to the overall electronic mayhem I'm certainly not rejecting it, but still, as a former social science researcher, I find it genuinely interesting. And yet, the Royal Academy of the late 17th century probably wasn't as far removed from the spirit of the day as we'd often like to imagine. Somehow, the academic spirit may have come around the circle from a rather solemn interlude. Anyway, if we got a new Big Prime, Congratulations to George and everyone! /Leif 
20050222, 22:36  #46  
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
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Whoa. www.mersenne.org is down. Last fiddled with by jinydu on 20050222 at 22:37 

20050222, 23:39  #47  
Jun 2003
Ottawa, Canada
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Can't remember how long it took to ship, usual shipping times. The longest wait was for them to actually create the posters after the prime was announced. Shipping to Canada is included in the cost they ask for. Jeff. 

20050223, 01:58  #48 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
3336_{8} Posts 
Yes, its been posted on www.mersenne.org
Possible New Mersenne Prime!  On February 18, 2005, a new Mersenne prime was reported to the PrimeNet server! An independent verification is underway with completion expected this weekend. The new prime is not 10 million digits  so the EFF award is still up for grabs. The number is larger than the current largest known prime number. 
20050223, 20:06  #49  
"Patrik Johansson"
Aug 2002
Uppsala, Sweden
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20050223, 20:12  #50 
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
7,151 Posts 
The two verifications are up to iteration 8 million. Tony reports he's increased Glucas' speed by 30%. If all goes well, his verification could complete very late Friday!
Last fiddled with by Prime95 on 20050223 at 20:12 
20050224, 12:04  #51  
Mar 2004
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20050224, 12:37  #52  
Aug 2002
223 Posts 
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Tony = Quote:


20050224, 15:05  #53 
Aug 2002
London, UK
7·13 Posts 
... and of course knowing which number to test helps speed up the verification a lot!

20050225, 01:53  #54 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
2×3×293 Posts 
A new milestone has appeared at http://www.mersenne.org/status.htm
February 23, 2005: All exponents below 15,000,000 tested at least once. Last fiddled with by jinydu on 20050225 at 01:53 
20050225, 19:31  #55  
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
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