20080913, 05:36  #639 
Oct 2004
Austria
2·17·73 Posts 

20080913, 05:41  #640  
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
100011111110_{2} Posts 
Quote:
That's not necessarily true. "Finding 12 World Record Primes" is more convenient to write than "Finding 11 world record primes and one almostworld record prime because we found it out of sequence." Last fiddled with by ixfd64 on 20080913 at 05:51 

20080913, 05:46  #641 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
2^{5}·179 Posts 
Yes indeed, more convenient but less truthful. So can we assume the current banner (12 W.R.P's) is in fact the truth? After all, would GW lie about this sort of thing? Or can the "truth" be stretched to say that with just a few days between discoveries we can use a bit of artistic license and say that they were discovered together?

20080913, 05:51  #642 
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
2×1,151 Posts 
It would be nice if "M46" was M43041727, though. TPR would have finally found a prime after so many years!

20080913, 05:59  #643 
"Serge"
Mar 2008
Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2
5^{3}×73 Posts 
Sergey Bubka would disagree. That's why he always added just 1cm to his previous record. Even if he passed (many of) his marks with a foot margin.
What good is it to jump 25cm higher and then bite the dust for several years? Bolt (I am sure) knew the same and never pushed it beyond a necessary margin for a new record. 
20080913, 09:19  #644  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2×3×13×83 Posts 
Quote:
prime shows pretty conclusively that it is smaller than the August one. 

20080913, 09:22  #645 
"Lelio R Paula"
Aug 2008
SalvadorBA, Brazil
13 Posts 

20080913, 09:26  #646 
Jan 2006
JHB, South Africa
235_{8} Posts 

20080913, 09:32  #647  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2·3·13·83 Posts 
Quote:
See this thread: http://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=10646 

20080913, 09:41  #648  
Jan 2006
JHB, South Africa
157 Posts 
Quote:


20080913, 10:15  #649 
Feb 2004
France
392_{16} Posts 
Verifcation of August23th done : prime !!
My verification of the Aug23th candidate prime has ended.
As expected, Glucas says (again): NEW MERSENNE PRIME DISCOVERED !!! Verification of Sept6th is 80% done. See you later. Tony 
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