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Old 2008-09-16, 16:48   #727
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"Focus":

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Old 2008-09-16, 18:05   #728
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I graduated this June. But I know Edson Smith; he is in charge of the computing lab that I used regularly from my first quarter at UCLA to my last.
Congratulations, jinydu! It is nice to know that one of our regulars on this forum has a connection to the discovery. Who knows, perhaps one of the computers that you used may have been the one that made the discovery!
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Old 2008-09-16, 18:19   #729
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Here's an FAQ about M46, created by the man himself: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~edson/prime/
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Old 2008-09-16, 18:34   #730
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Hey !! Last time I was in Ottawa, it was VERY hot and sunny. I saw some old French houses, but no igloos !
Here is a photo of the ice from the Mont-Blanc we use per day for cooling our computers !
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Yes, we have quite the temperature swing here. It can get hotter than 30C in the summer and colder than 30C in the winter. That doesn't take into account the humidex or the wind chill either.
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Old 2008-09-16, 18:41   #731
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Yes, we have quite the temperature swing here. It can get hotter than 30C in the summer and colder than 30C in the winter. That doesn't take into account the humidex or the wind chill either.
Hmm, typo? winter<30C summer>30C doesn't seem like much of a swing if winter is 29 and summer is 31.
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Old 2008-09-16, 18:43   #732
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Hmm, I wonder if Cochet knows what the 47th Mersenne prime is.

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Old 2008-09-16, 18:47   #733
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Hmm, typo? winter<30C summer>30C doesn't seem like much of a swing if winter is 29 and summer is 31.
Perhaps colder than -30°C ?

Look up the region and the correction will be obvious...

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Old 2008-09-16, 18:48   #734
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And an other sighting:
http://www.nu.nl/news/1747834/87/Gro...t_ontdekt.html (crappy since it does not really mention GIMPS nor the prize of EFF but they refer to ANP as the source so probably other Dutch newspapers might pick this up sometime this week.

http://www.telegraaf.nl/buitenland/1...ontdekt__.html
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Old 2008-09-16, 19:07   #735
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Sightings of the new largest known prime number:

http://www.rnz.de/zusammen7/00_20080...rimzahlen.html
Well done!

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(...) Gegenproben des weltweiten Primzahlsuch-Projektes «Gimps» (Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search) hätten bestätigt, dass die Zahl der amerikanischen Forscher (2 hoch 43112609)-1 die größere der beiden sei. (...)
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Old 2008-09-16, 19:08   #736
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Perhaps colder than -30°C ?
Sorry, yes -30C, I have been dealing with 12.9 million digit numbers lately so I forgot to add the negative.
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Old 2008-09-16, 19:09   #737
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CONGRATULATIONS to everyone and I'm proud to be part of it all.

In the immortal words of Steven McCrosky (Lloyd Bridges) in Airplane (1980): "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking."

Too bad this forum won't let me attach the wav file.
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