20060904, 21:22  #12 
"Robert Gerbicz"
Oct 2005
Hungary
11·127 Posts 
If it is a Mersenne prime and its exponent is less than 41922022 (it's probability is very high).
Then it has been beaten a record that now there is an f number for that between 2^f and 2^(2*f) there are at least 5 Mersenne primes! This range is crowded by Mersenne primes. 
20060904, 21:47  #13 
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
1276_{8} Posts 

20060904, 22:23  #14 
"Phil"
Sep 2002
Tracktown, U.S.A.
1,117 Posts 
Ok, George sent out an email to the listserve at 18:45 UT. The 19:00 Primenet report listed 1 prime, unverified. My question is, can anyone verify whether the 18:00 Primenet report listed this prime? If not, we can pretty much narrow down the time of submission. I count 9 doublechecks between 18:00 and 18:45, 4 firsttime checks below 10 million digits, and 1 firsttime check above 10 million digits. A doublecheck seems less likely, but certainly not impossible.

20060904, 22:28  #15 
Jan 2006
Tampa, Florida
2×97 Posts 
Check this out:
This entry was just added to www.mersenne.org less than an hour ago! 44th Known Mersenne Prime Probably Found!!  On September 4, 2006, a computer reported finding the 44th known Mersenne prime. Verification will begin shortly, probably taking a week or so to complete. If it is verified, this will be GIMPS' tenth prime! 
20060905, 01:01  #16 
"Mark"
Feb 2003
Sydney
3·191 Posts 
The 18:00 UTC report does list it, but the 17:00 report does not. (The archive at http://tuatara.sdsu.edu/primenet/ is a wonderful resource. Thank you, delta_t!) The cleared file for 18:00 has 14 new exponents, four with 10 million digits, four in doublecheck territory, and six in between.

20060905, 02:09  #17 
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
2×3^{3}×13 Posts 

20060905, 02:34  #18 
Jul 2004
Nowhere
809 Posts 
I know thats were i got it from. The thread it to seperate the m44 discovery from the m43 discovery.

20060905, 03:20  #19 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
2·3·293 Posts 
So can we form that list of candidates?

20060905, 08:00  #20  
Oct 2004
Austria
2482_{10} Posts 
Quote:
P.S.: Has www.mersenne.org been slashdotted? It's down since a few hours... P.P.S: M44 is here. (not a spoiler, just a stellar cluster) 

20060905, 10:55  #21  
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
6DE_{16} Posts 
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20060905, 11:12  #22 
Einyen
Dec 2003
Denmark
7·419 Posts 
My encrypted prediction:
6C526C235F2ED3 