20160114, 03:05  #210 
"/X\(‘‘)/X\"
Jan 2013
3·977 Posts 

20160114, 03:58  #211  
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
2377_{10} Posts 
It's interesting that the discoverer of the prime hasn't come forward. I'm aware that the GIMPS prize terms say not to disclose any such discoveries under the possible penalty of being disqualified from the prizes, but the limitation is only for 90 days:
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20160114, 06:42  #212  
"Serge"
Mar 2008
Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2
9,391 Posts 
brain floss to bind the time...
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Firstly, one can find a vast array of colorful characters from yesteryears, and secondly, one can find a lot of hidden brainteasers. Think about David's question (never mind his famous S/N ratio, this posting was in the signal corner; the dude had his brighter moments occasionally). Just by analyzing this thread one almost certainly can answer the question "will it make 9 heads in a row?" Hints: figure out what "heads" meant; given that the answer [B]was[/B] in fact "yes" to that question posed in 2013, what do you think the answer of today's updated version of the question? and why? For bonus points, give an estimate of "yes"/"no" odds, given the leaked information. 

20160114, 08:04  #213 
Basketry That Evening!
"Bunslow the Bold"
Jun 2011
40<A<43 89<O<88
3×29×83 Posts 
Although I already know the answer, I would say that the odds are pretty close to 50/50 (75829560.91) based on what is publicly known here. One incongruity is exactly which FFT length is the one in question  there've been some contrary claims on that matter, though the only hard evidence on that matter is in fact correct.

20160114, 08:11  #214 
"Åke Tilander"
Apr 2011
Sandviken, Sweden
2·283 Posts 
Verification process of "M49"
Just for future reference purposses i post a document here about the verification/crosschecking process of "M49" as it appeared in this thread. Maybe it is good to know for next time which programs were run and how everything went!
I don't know if there is, but when we know the exponent it would be nice to have a document with the result lines from the different runs just for verification. 
20160114, 08:34  #215  
Jun 2003
3·11·149 Posts 
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20160114, 11:45  #216 
Romulan Interpreter
Jun 2011
Thailand
10010010100001_{2} Posts 

20160114, 13:24  #217  
"Åke Tilander"
Apr 2011
Sandviken, Sweden
2×283 Posts 
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20160114, 13:33  #218 
"Åke Tilander"
Apr 2011
Sandviken, Sweden
236_{16} Posts 
From the discussion above it seems as if the discoverer himself (or herself!) is not aware of the find, maybe not even now. Maybe its because he is doing like me, checks the results on the server and very seldom checks the results.txtfiles. It seems as if the prime result appears as "C" on the server even for the discoverer. Is that so? Or does the discoverer see a "P" In his Work Results Details?

20160114, 14:48  #219  
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
3^{2}·823 Posts 
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20160114, 15:00  #220 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
2^{3}·3^{2}·5·17 Posts 

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