20160113, 17:07  #188  
"Nathan"
Jul 2008
Maryland, USA
1115_{10} Posts 
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20160113, 17:14  #189  
"/X\(‘‘)/X\"
Jan 2013
2931_{10} Posts 
Quote:
M79060367 M66921341 

20160113, 17:32  #190 
"J. Gareth Moreton"
Feb 2015
Nomadic
2×3^{2}×5 Posts 
Strange. I stand corrected.
(Now back to programming my own!) 
20160113, 18:15  #191 
Dec 2012
116_{16} Posts 
I would really urge somebody with authority (likely only George) to consider contacting Brady Haran of Numberphile (his email is at the bottom of his website) so he can work on a video on it with some advance notice. This could be a great opportunity for cross promotion. Perhaps in your estimation, though, it would not be as worth doing as I think it is.
I won't bring it up again. I'm very excited that this prime has been found! 
20160113, 18:22  #192 
Dec 2012
The Netherlands
2^{7}×13 Posts 
Last time, we had Hendrik Lenstra on Dutch national TV to talk about it (in Dutch):
http://dewerelddraaitdoor.vara.nl/ga...endriklenstra Last fiddled with by Nick on 20160113 at 18:23 Reason: clarification 
20160113, 19:39  #193 
"Åke Tilander"
Apr 2011
Sandviken, Sweden
566_{10} Posts 
Tomorrow is maybe not a very good day to announce the finding since all science journalists will be occupied reporting that WHO finally has declared the Ebola epedimi to be over. So, better then on Friday?

20160113, 20:37  #194 
"/X\(‘‘)/X\"
Jan 2013
2931_{10} Posts 
Nobody pays attention on Fridays. That's usually when you release bad news :)

20160113, 20:46  #195  
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
7434_{10} Posts 
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Having been through this several times, you never know how big the reaction will be. The last prime was a big todo, I've seen others barely get a reaction. Fingers crossed. Another benefit of the Tuesday announcement is it will give Chris Caldwell time to get his web pages updated over the weekend. This week was an especially busy one for him with his real job. 

20160113, 20:50  #196 
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
2·29·41 Posts 
This is going to be a long wait...

20160113, 20:54  #197  
∂^{2}ω=0
Sep 2002
República de California
26552_{8} Posts 
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Code:
isprime = 1; /* For Fermat numbers, in balanceddigit form, it's prime if the lowestorder digit = 1, all others 0: */ if(MODULUS_TYPE == MODULUS_TYPE_FERMAT) final_res_offset = 1; else final_res_offset = 0; a[0] += final_res_offset; for(i=0; i < n; i++) { j = i + ( (i >> DAT_BITS) << PAD_BITS ); if(a[j] != 0.0) { isprime = 0; break; } } a[0] = final_res_offset; /*...Unbelievable  I must be hallucinating. */ if(isprime)... 

20160114, 00:33  #198 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
6128_{10} Posts 
72295777?
It is curious that curtisc would double check his own exponent. Later to be checked by MadPoo
http://www.mersenne.org/report_expon...2295777&full=1 
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