mersenneforum.org  

Go Back   mersenneforum.org > Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search > News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2013-02-08, 22:54   #518
henryzz
Just call me Henry
 
henryzz's Avatar
 
"David"
Sep 2007
Cambridge (GMT/BST)

11×17×31 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Cameron View Post
I can't see that anyone has mentioned this, but perhaps I'm just looking in the wrong places. Anyway I thought it worthy of mention that the beeb interviewed Curtis Cooper not once but twice: first last night for TV's Newsnight, then this morning for Today on radio. I don't know if its blocked for persons outside the UK but the radio piece is here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news.uk-21382663

they haven't chopped up Newsnight in the same way so I think you have to fast forward through the programme to get to the interview (starts about 39 minutes in). Mind you the the coverage started with the line "theres a limit to how much fun this will be for you" so you may choose to give it a miss. It was a longish interview though.

Richard
I get error 404. This is from the UK as well :(
henryzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-02-08, 23:22   #519
fivemack
(loop (#_fork))
 
fivemack's Avatar
 
Feb 2006
Cambridge, England

6,379 Posts
Default

news.uk should be news/uk
fivemack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-02-09, 08:02   #520
Uncwilly
6809 > 6502
 
Uncwilly's Avatar
 
"""""""""""""""""""
Aug 2003
101×103 Posts

922310 Posts
Default

On the top of the hour news on NPR on Friday at either 23 UTC or an hour later, there was a brief story about the new prime. The implication in the story was that all 1000 of CC's cpus worked on testing a single number for 39 days.

I was driving on vacation in silicon valley at the time.

Last fiddled with by Uncwilly on 2013-02-09 at 08:03
Uncwilly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-02-09, 12:23   #521
Jeff Gilchrist
 
Jeff Gilchrist's Avatar
 
Jun 2003
Ottawa, Canada

7×167 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rcv View Post
It made the Colbert Report.
Do you have a link to the episode it aired on?
Jeff Gilchrist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-02-09, 13:41   #522
chappy
 
chappy's Avatar
 
"Jeff"
Feb 2012
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

13×89 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Gilchrist View Post
Do you have a link to the episode it aired on?
http://www.colbertnation.com/full-ep...-julie-andrews

brief mention at the opening.

No mention in the rest of the episode--though if you have time the bit about the axe wielding homeless hitchhiker was pretty funny, after the first commercial break.
chappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-02-09, 18:05   #523
ixfd64
Bemusing Prompter
 
ixfd64's Avatar
 
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California

1001001101102 Posts
Default

The story is on the Yahoo! home page again.

Last fiddled with by ixfd64 on 2013-02-09 at 18:06
ixfd64 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-02-09, 18:08   #524
YuL
 
YuL's Avatar
 
Feb 2012
Paris, France

7×23 Posts
Smile Pour les français

M48 made it into the french mainstream media at last!!
Le figaro: Le nombre le plus long du monde découvert (The largest prime in the world discovered).
Huffington post: Le plus grand nombre premier fait 17 millions de chiffres (The largest prime number is 17 million digits long) :(
Even a site named "MaxiSciences" titles Des mathématiciens découvrent le plus grand nombre premier (Mathematicians discover the largest prime number) :(
20 minutes: Le plus long nombre premier découvert a 17 millions de chiffres (The largest prime number discovered has 17 million digits)

c'est pas trop tôt!!!

Congratulations to Dr Cooper, the hardest crunching man in the Mersenne business, and kudos to everyone involved in the GIMPS.
I've been in the GIMPS since Nov 2011 cleared only 4 exponents in one year.. Dr Cooper: 17806 attempts, 1 success.. way to go...
YuL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-02-09, 21:07   #525
NBtarheel_33
 
NBtarheel_33's Avatar
 
"Nathan"
Jul 2008
Maryland, USA

5·223 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ixfd64 View Post
The story is on the Yahoo! home page again.
Actually GIMPS needs significant help in the comments section of that article. I commented for several hours last night trying to clear up many, many egregious myths that the lay public has about our project and Curtis Cooper's participation: we're wasting tax/university/grant money, this is Cooper's only job, nothing comes out of projects like this ome, GIMPS is paid by the Federal Government to waste time searching for primes, we're accelerating global warming (700K PCs ouf billions running 24x7x365 around the world, mind you), etc.

In all of the press coverage for M48, I am also noticing a common theme of little o no mention or credit for George or Scott. Would be nice for them to get more sound bites in, as there would not be a GIMPS in the first place without their ingenuity and countless hours of hard work.
NBtarheel_33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-02-09, 21:39   #526
chalsall
If I May
 
chalsall's Avatar
 
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados

9,421 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NBtarheel_33 View Post
I commented for several hours last night trying to clear up many, many egregious myths that the lay public has about our project and Curtis Cooper's participation...
Take it as a truism that approximately half of the populous is dumber than the other half.

And, perhaps more importantly, please consider that most of the "journalists" cater to those who are less questioning. Those who are less questioning are more likely to buy products which don't make sense.

Note that most journalists' reports are surrounded by advertisements for products which don't make sense.

It's a sightly more commercial version of the academic mantra of "publish or die".

As an aside, politicians, certainly, leverage on this presupposition.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NBtarheel_33 View Post
...as there would not be a GIMPS in the first place without their ingenuity and countless hours of hard work.
We all know that. They do to.

The thinkers do things because it interests them. And because they think it might make sense....

Last fiddled with by chalsall on 2013-02-09 at 21:47
chalsall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-02-09, 22:12   #527
Jatheski
 
Jatheski's Avatar
 
Apr 2012
993438: i1090

2×73 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YuL View Post
Huffington post: Le plus grand nombre premier fait 17 millions de chiffres (The largest prime number is 17 million digits long) :(
Even a site named "MaxiSciences" titles Des mathématiciens découvrent le plus grand nombre premier (Mathematicians discover the largest prime number) :(
c'est pas trop tôt!!!
At last... but with the same mistake ^^
Jatheski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-02-10, 02:45   #528
msft
 
msft's Avatar
 
Jul 2009
Tokyo

2·5·61 Posts
Default

http://podcasts.cnn.net/cnn/services...sday020813.mp3
Dr. Curtis Cooper's Interview 13:37~
msft is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I think I discovered new largest prime harrik Miscellaneous Math 8 2020-07-14 20:06
Number of zero's in largest prime... Heather Math 90 2006-04-01 22:06
Largest known prime not Mersenne? Orgasmic Troll Lounge 5 2005-12-23 22:00
Sixth bigest prime (no Mersenne's) discovered! gbvalor Math 4 2004-01-08 20:52
New largest prime number??? McBryce Lounge 39 2003-08-12 19:35

All times are UTC. The time now is 05:32.

Thu Jan 28 05:32:45 UTC 2021 up 56 days, 1:44, 0 users, load averages: 3.02, 2.75, 2.79

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum has received and complied with 0 (zero) government requests for information.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
A copy of the license is included in the FAQ.