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## #1 2013-02-08 01:35:25

scientia
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### New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

A new prime number has been discovered this week by GIMPS:

It is now the largest known prime, a whopping 17-million-digit Mersenne prime.

http://z13.invisionfree.com/SAKE/index. … wtopic=258

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## #2 2013-02-08 01:44:34

bobbym
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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

Hi;

Ooooh that is a big number!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #3 2013-02-08 02:43:10

anonimnystefy
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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

Hi Sophie

Has the discoverer received any prize (cash or other)?

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## #4 2013-03-25 00:26:26

ShivamS
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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

I do believe that they offer a 5000\$ prize to the dicsoverer.

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## #5 2013-03-25 00:51:29

bobbym
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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

The latex in the OP's post has gone out. I hope that is not a problem with the site.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #6 2013-03-25 01:03:26

anonimnystefy
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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

I think it is. MIF said that the LaTeX cache is the problem. Maybe we should try asking him to manually delete the broken LaTeX from the cache?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #7 2013-03-25 01:05:08

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

I have fixed her latexing problems.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #8 2013-03-25 01:06:53

ShivamS
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### Re: New 17-million-digit Mersenne prime discovered

According to NewScientist, Cooper will recieve \$3000.

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