20101114, 17:20  #78  
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Mersenne numbers are numbers of the form 2^{p}  1, where p is any prime number; There may be a chance that 2^{p}  1 is prime, and any factors of such a number are of the form 2kp + 1, where p is the exponent, and are probably the easiest to test, with a convenient little test for specifically those types of primes. Other than that, there is not much more to learn about them. Last fiddled with by 3.14159 on 20101114 at 17:21 

20101114, 17:22  #79 
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20101114, 17:49  #82 
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20101114, 18:09  #84 
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20101114, 18:11  #85 
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Thanks, Captain Obvious, but it wasn't necessary. 5.
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20101114, 18:11  #86 
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The best known scheme for private information retrieval and locallydecodable codes, a vast improvement on the previous method, uses Mersenne primes.

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