20100910, 02:30  #1  
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Newer milestone thread
For all of you countdown junkies:
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It just seemed that the old millstone thread was a bit long. Last fiddled with by Uncwilly on 20100910 at 02:31 Reason: apologies to philmoore 

20100910, 17:11  #2  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
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posts. The milestone I would like to monitor is the countdown to the status of exponents below (say) 55M not being unknown. David PS The LL wavefront is struggling to reach 51M. Last fiddled with by davieddy on 20100910 at 17:13 

20100911, 06:06  #3 
"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M52..
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20100919, 14:11  #4  
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20100920, 06:46  #5  
Just call me Henry
"David"
Sep 2007
Liverpool (GMT/BST)
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I will also start counting down first time LLs less than 30M. There are currently 59. I will make an updated spreadsheet next time I post. 

20100920, 21:31  #6  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
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My enthusiasm for following this would be increased if you could find out why anyone is testing the 6 below 21M or why the 200 or so below 37M are described as first time tests. This is readily available on the primenet summary page. @ UncWilly: this is all there on the milestones page. As I've said before, the interest is to be derived from the rate of change of the countdowns. Since this is more or less exactly the same for M42 to M47, there is a sort of redundancy generated by the freakish number of primes discovered in the last few years. FWIW countdown to proving M42 is M42 was 41,605 on 29th July. David PS I don't think "milestones" were placed by the roadside randomly. Last fiddled with by davieddy on 20100920 at 21:38 

20100922, 05:54  #7 
Dec 2007
Cleves, Germany
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September 21, 2010: The trial factoring wavefront hits 77M.

20100926, 08:00  #8  
Just call me Henry
"David"
Sep 2007
Liverpool (GMT/BST)
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LLs less than 30M is increasing somehow so I won't continue recording that. Regression line still says mid 2012. 

20100927, 13:44  #9 
"GIMFS"
Sep 2002
Oeiras, Portugal
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No, there remain less than that to be tested.
Actually, at the time of writing these lines, there are 35 exponents less than 22M remaining to be DCed. You were counting the assigned ones. And there are no first time LLs remaining under 30M. The ones assigned will be finished (or not...) as DChecks. 
20101011, 17:53  #10 
Just call me Henry
"David"
Sep 2007
Liverpool (GMT/BST)
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20101011, 18:20  #11  
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