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Re: A new and largest-known prime number has been discovered!
« on: January 11, 2018, 05:49:52 pm »
That's pretty awesome stuff - especially that you did the math and programming yourself (not just running GIMPS on your home PC).

Some people don't think prime numbers are useful for anything. But I believe NASA or other astronomers have sent prime numbers into outer-space. It's a way to announce to extra-terrestrials that there's intelligent life here on earth. So, maybe some green creature will be visiting your home sometime. Better you than me. :P

Btw, what is the "799167/" in the 6th entry? Is that the first six digits of the very long coefficient? That prime is interesting because even in its collapsed form it still requires a lengthy expression.
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