20130212, 21:42  #540 
"Nathan"
Jul 2008
Maryland, USA
5·223 Posts 
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 UTC6, 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).

20130212, 22:12  #541 
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
2×3^{2}×131 Posts 
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

20130212, 23:21  #542  
"Gang aft agley"
Sep 2002
2·1,877 Posts 
Quote:
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. Last fiddled with by only_human on 20130212 at 23:22 

20130214, 19:23  #543 
Dec 2003
2^{2}·41 Posts 
'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.' 
20130214, 20:14  #544 
"Serge"
Mar 2008
Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2
22070_{8} Posts 
Max Alexeyev forwarded a longer and deeper story about M48 (it is in Russian, try trans...google)

20130215, 21:54  #545 
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
2×3^{2}×131 Posts 
Last fiddled with by ixfd64 on 20130215 at 21:55 
20130219, 12:19  #546 
Apr 2010
Over the rainbow
2520_{10} Posts 
another M48 newrelated news :
A picture fabricated with a simple principle : I took the raw numeric data from the new, 17milliondigit prime, broke it into 6digit chunks, converted that to RGB colors, and made an image. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pbump/8...n/photostream/ 
20130219, 14:04  #547  
Romulan Interpreter
Jun 2011
Thailand
2^{4}×3×191 Posts 
Quote:


20130219, 15:51  #548 
Nov 2003
2^{2}×5×373 Posts 

20130219, 16:42  #549 
Banned
"Luigi"
Aug 2002
Team Italia
1001010111010_{2} Posts 

20130219, 20:30  #550 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
9223_{10} Posts 
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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