Monday, September 29, 2008

meanwhile, in other number-related news

a new prime number is discovered. this, the start of the year 5769, is clearly a good year, numerically speaking. best line in the article has to be:

"Thousands of people around the world have been participating in the Great internet Mersenne Prime Search, or GIMPS, a cooperative system in which underused computing power is harnessed to perform the calculations needed to find and verify Mersenne primes."

From one prime to another, it all adds up.


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