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Old 2013-02-12, 21:42   #540
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This last one has been the most accurate I have read... and they most likelly read the forum, since they have precision on which computer found it.
They mentioned that the new prime was found at 11:30pm on the evening of the 25th, but that would have been UTC. Missouri is in UTC-6, so the beeping and carrying on would have gone on around 5:30pm on Friday evening, January 25th. Unfortunately, there probably weren't any students around at that time on a Friday to hear the good news (or Curtis Cooper has inactivated the "Beep if new Mersenne prime is found" option on his installations).
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Old 2013-02-12, 22:12   #541
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On their Facebook page, Nvidia mentioned that "only a small percentage of scientists use computers for research." I couldn't pass up the opportunity to spread the word: http://www.facebook.com/NVIDIA/posts/139949232838037
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Old 2013-02-12, 23:21   #542
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Unfortunately, there probably weren't any students around at that time on a Friday to hear the good news (or Curtis Cooper has inactivated the "Beep if new Mersenne prime is found" option on his installations).
Every beep, Chuck Norris' proteges kept checking the microwave for goodness.

Nitpicking the article, I didn't like the space before the last three digits of the exponent. It makes search engines unable to find the article or prioritize results based on a match for the exponent.

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Old 2013-02-14, 19:23   #543
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'Large, prime and beautiful'

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/vWyt...beautiful.html

'The 47th Mersenne was discovered in 2008; the 48th took over four years. But what’s fascinating is not so much that we find them, but how we find them.'
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Old 2013-02-14, 20:14   #544
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Max Alexeyev forwarded a longer and deeper story about M48 (it is in Russian, try trans...google)
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Old 2013-02-15, 21:54   #545
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http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/...-prime-numbers

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Old 2013-02-19, 12:19   #546
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another M48 new-related news :
A picture fabricated with a simple principle :
I took the raw numeric data from the new, 17-million-digit prime, broke it into 6-digit chunks, converted that to RGB colors, and made an image.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pbump/8...n/photostream/
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Old 2013-02-19, 14:04   #547
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another M48 new-related news :
A picture fabricated with a simple principle :
I took the raw numeric data from the new, 17-million-digit prime, broke it into 6-digit chunks, converted that to RGB colors, and made an image.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pbump/8...n/photostream/
A lot of work! He should take the bytes directly, 3 by 3, convert them to RGB and make a wonderful big white square...
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Old 2013-02-19, 15:51   #548
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Well, if there is one, there are only two man in the world which can find it: CC and JN.
Nah.

Chuck Norris counted to infinity.

Twice.
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Old 2013-02-19, 16:42   #549
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Nah.

Chuck Norris counted to infinity.

Twice.
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Old 2013-02-19, 20:30   #550
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I took the raw numeric data from the new, 17-million-digit prime, broke it into 6-digit chunks, converted that to RGB colors, and made an image.
How did you wrap the data? I have been looking to do a project similar in nature to that. I generate the data field, but not how to successfully and the beginning and end of the file.
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