20040515, 17:23  #12 
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
2×3^{3}×13 Posts 
After further analysis, the field of suspects has been narrowed to 55. Only two possibilities are below M40 but above M39; all of the others are under M39.
Now let's see if I can get some more info from George. Two questions: 1. Is the discoverer a team? 2. Is it a firsttime test or a doublecheck? 
20040515, 21:39  #13 
Aug 2003
60_{8} Posts 
I don't see why everyone expects the number to be so small. From the email announcement: "If proven correct, this will be the new largest known prime."

20040515, 21:46  #14  
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
2·3^{3}·13 Posts 
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20040515, 21:50  #15  
Aug 2003
30_{16} Posts 
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20040515, 22:10  #16 
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
1276_{8} Posts 
It seems Excel has a problem with large text imports. In any case, I'll be redoing my analysis and posing here again soon.

20040515, 22:31  #17 
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
2·3^{3}·13 Posts 
Aha! I KNEW I was off the first time! SeventyTHREE possibilities. After the inital round of cuts we now have (drumroll please) seventyFOUR possibilities. (Notice how that's an inverted 47?)

20040515, 23:06  #18 
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
1276_{8} Posts 
Based on further analysis of program versions in use on each of the possible computers, I've narrowed the list of suspects, once again, to 55. Of the remaining 55, 13 are 33M exponents. So, George, it wouldn't hurt to tell us whether the exponent qualifies for the EFF prize or not.
Now, does anyone keep hourly copies of summary.txt so we can find out what hour the unverified appeared in? 
20040515, 23:29  #19 
Oct 2003
Australia, Brisbane
2×5×47 Posts 
How many people received the email?? I didn't recieve an email!!

20040515, 23:38  #20 
Feb 2003
2·59 Posts 
Hmmm... based on the information available I narrowed down the info from cleared.txt to less than 20 exponents. One of them looks like a probable candidate to me ... and it isn't small. Here is a encrypted prediction: Ír½Mü¶ÞKøBCnXXQñ

20040515, 23:41  #21 
"Mike"
Aug 2002
2·5·11·73 Posts 
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20040515, 23:41  #22  
Jan 2003
far from M40
125_{10} Posts 
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