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So did you hear they found a new prime number?KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP)  Researchers at a Missouri university have identified the largest known prime number, officials said Tuesday. Last edited by mikau (20060107 16:42:23) A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #2 20060107 21:47:55
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?I know this long ago. IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #3 20060107 22:38:09
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?
Smile and laugh at it, then go find another ... of course! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #4 20060108 00:38:18
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?I read about it a few days ago. The only use for it that I can think of would be to use it to calculate a new perfect number. And that's not very useful either. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #5 20060108 01:57:21
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?It's not that interesting enough. What we can do is, like what MathIsFun said, find a new one! Name :: Vincent Raider Hawks Gender :: Male Birth Date :: July 4 , 1970 #6 20060108 05:11:36
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?No, you can't. IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #7 20060108 05:13:16
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?Unless you have superfast supecomputer for factorosing VERY VERY large numbers. IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #8 20060108 06:37:36
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?"We're super excited," said Boone, a chemistry professor. "We've been looking for such a number for a long time." A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #10 20060108 06:47:52
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?Well since we know there are an infinite amount of primes, this isn't such a great discovery. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #11 20060108 09:28:21
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?Yes, but virtually nothing in pure maths is actually useful. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #12 20060108 12:10:19
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?
BLASPHEMY! A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #13 20060108 16:56:31
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?Mathematics underpins nearly everything in the modern world. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #14 20060108 17:27:50
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?Here here! But it depends on the significance of the discovery. Is this significant enough to revolution math, science, engineering, technology and business? Or even change it in the slightest way? I doubt it. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #15 20060108 22:18:21
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?Thanks! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #16 20060730 06:17:45
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?Wow...a prime number that would fill a park with numbers (that is...if it were a sheet of paper). :p #17 20060730 10:33:03
Re: So did you hear they found a new prime number?Hehe, as it has been said a couple of times already: so what? Well, who knows, maybe this will help someone do something some day 