20080823, 19:24  #1  
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
100100000011_{2} Posts 
Holy new Mersenne prime, Batman!
Check out the server status page!
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Last fiddled with by ixfd64 on 20080823 at 19:29 

20080823, 19:29  #2 
May 2008
445_{16} Posts 
And right as George is on vacation, until Tuesday.
Anyone know how to figure out which exponent it is? 
20080823, 19:41  #3 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
169C_{16} Posts 
Let the sleuthing work begin.

20080823, 19:48  #4  
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
5×1,741 Posts 
Yeehaw!!!!!!!
Kinda puts a dent in this thread: http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=10510 and this one http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=7248 Quote:
Last fiddled with by Uncwilly on 20080823 at 20:43 Reason: To see how low I can keep editing. 

20080823, 19:52  #5  
Just call me Henry
"David"
Sep 2007
Cambridge (GMT/BST)
2^{2}·1,433 Posts 
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brill news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

20080823, 20:52  #6 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
2201_{16} Posts 
Hopefully Scott has the serve set to email/SMS George on his mobile.

20080823, 21:26  #7  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
6451_{10} Posts 
Quote:
Last fiddled with by davieddy on 20080823 at 21:28 

20080823, 22:11  #8  
Jul 2006
USA (UT5) via UK (UT)
EC_{16} Posts 
Quote:
comparing it to the stats listed might give a hint. The cleared.txt I downloaded had 6933 entries in it. The stats for the corresponding time indicated 812 factored composite, 1628 double checks and 4492 firsttime tests. With the unverified prime that gives 812+1628+4492+1 = 6933. So the prime is (probably) listed in cleared.txt. But it's not there with a residue of 0. So, if it's there, it's there with a fake residue. Since the first notice here came at 19:24 UT, it is a reasonable assumption that the result was submitted after 18:00. Sorting the firsttime tests by time produces these possibilities: Code:
32234869 69 0xB45FE198573472__ 23Aug08 18:59 raistlin078♦ 41125727 75 0xCF6D113C931A1A__ 23Aug08 18:40 edfox ♦ 32862211 68 0xFD2FB401271F0B__ 23Aug08 18:37 linded ♦ 43039897 70 0xC406DB93EF918C__ 23Aug08 18:30 AO ♦ 31714931 69 0xD17567F80D80BE__ 23Aug08 18:25 ahmerali ♦ 39598231 69 0xC6A9494D6AF911__ 23Aug08 18:16 dstoops ♦ 17634277 66 0x74561216DE9ADB__ 23Aug08 18:04 shaneamy ♦ as it makes certain assumptions about the timing of the unverified prime posting. Graff 

20080823, 23:53  #9 
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"Tim Sorbera"
Aug 2006
San Antonio, TX USA
17×251 Posts 
WOW! The legendary 10M digit prime was probably finally found!
Isn't there an hourly archive of PrimeNet's files somewhere? Where is that? Last fiddled with by MiniGeek on 20080823 at 23:57 
20080824, 00:06  #10  
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
2^{2}·1,447 Posts 
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And since 4/7 of the numbers given by Graff are less than 10M I would think it would be better to use the word "possibly" rather than "probably". A minor detail of course, but pedantry is one of my hobbies. 

20080824, 00:08  #11  
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
3×769 Posts 
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Last fiddled with by ixfd64 on 20080824 at 00:11 

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