20160110, 19:43  #56 
Einyen
Dec 2003
Denmark
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When in 1996 did GIMPS start? According to wikipedia it was January 1996. Could it happen to coincide with the press release of this?

20160110, 19:50  #57 
Just call me Henry
"David"
Sep 2007
Cambridge (GMT/BST)
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20160110, 20:05  #58 
"Åke Tilander"
Apr 2011
Sandviken, Sweden
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20160110, 21:08  #59 
Serpentine Vermin Jar
Jul 2014
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20160110, 21:12  #60  
Serpentine Vermin Jar
Jul 2014
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I should point out that I only noticed it in the data because of that question in another thread about which exponents had a nearly zero (or totally zero, as in false positive) residue. I saw this one and thought "that's odd...umm... really odd, wait a minute!" Well, we learn from our mistakes. The code that *should* have notified George and others when a prime was reported needs some looking at (doing it right now in fact). 

20160110, 21:59  #61 
"/X\(‘‘)/X\"
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20160110, 22:17  #62 
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20160110, 22:26  #63  
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
3·769 Posts 
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20160110, 23:22  #64 
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"Tim Sorbera"
Aug 2006
San Antonio, TX USA
17·251 Posts 
Great news!
Maybe there should be a manual monthly check for any new primes? Couldn't take that much work. 
20160110, 23:32  #65  
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In fact that wouldn't be a bad little failsafe, just a SQL agent task. 

20160110, 23:38  #66 
Serpentine Vermin Jar
Jul 2014
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Not that residue, but in fact one of the failsafes I added would be to show a fake residue for a nonofficial prime.
The idea being that you could look through all the data and skim right over it. (Umm... what's the "evil" emoticon... oh, I guess ) 
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