20040516, 19:58  #45  
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
2×3^{3}×13 Posts 
Quote:
As to YOUR second point, I like a challenge. And I've been curious to see whether I'm up to the challenge. Looks like I am this go round. Third point: As if. I know the procedure around here, that's why the guess is encrypted. Duh. Fourth: What software? You mean Prime95? I don't see how that factors into a data analysis. Fifth: for this board and all others: obnoxious attitude not required. 

20040516, 23:23  #46 
3^{3}·109 Posts 
Hey I thought I was the obnoxious one!
Although the you've reminded me about those so called prize obligations. A. These agreement terms are not legally binding. B. Users dont always agree to GIMPS terms(decline), but use the software. C.The source is easily manipulated anyway. (I could alter a Prime95 version, for the person who has found the alleged prime. ) Do I get 10%? ... D. How does George already know this is not a false positive, and its the real thing. My guess is that he is confident in the new error check, though I dont recall that being the case before. 
20040516, 23:31  #47 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
9,341 Posts 
My best understanding is that M41 should have an exponent in the 32,xxx,xxx range. This being the result of it being a certain size larger than M40. This would also require a month run on "big iron".
I think PrimeMonster is farming the area that is in the range above that, where M42 should lie. He has been working up there on TF, P1, and LL for quite some time. I think that some fellow named Mike found M41. 
20040517, 00:06  #48 
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
2^{2}·3·197 Posts 
OMG! The third Mike in a row!!!
I wonder if I'll discover a Mersenne prime if I change my name to Mike... 
20040517, 00:13  #49  
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
2·3^{3}·13 Posts 
Quote:
Besides, the name probably has to be natural. 

20040517, 01:09  #50 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
2·3·293 Posts 
On the front page of www.mersenne.org:
41st Known Mersenne Prime Reported!!  On May 15, 2004, a GIMPS computer reported finding the 41st known Mersenne Prime. Additional quick checks have shown this is nearly certainly a genuine report. However, to be rigorous, we must test the discovery on a different computer using different software. This will probably take a month. The actual number will be announced when that test completes. He does seem confident that this is the real thing. HINT: It wasn't me who found it. I'm ranked only #1910... Last fiddled with by jinydu on 20040517 at 01:15 
20040517, 01:27  #51 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
2×3×293 Posts 
On the front page of Mathworld (http://mathworld.wolfram.com):
41st Mersenne Prime Apparently Found A computer participating in the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search reported discovering the 41st known Mersenne Prime on the morning of May 15. Additional details will be posted here as they become available. 
20040517, 09:33  #52  
Sep 2002
Oeiras, Portugal
2^{3}×181 Posts 
Quote:
BTW, I´m in the Top 1000 ! 

20040517, 13:06  #53 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
2·3·293 Posts 
Aren't exponents reported manually added to the Primenet database?

20040517, 13:54  #54 
Aug 2003
Upstate NY, USA
326_{10} Posts 
IIRC the Perl errors on the manual submissions had started before this report of a potential M41, so I would think that means either it was sent directly to George, or it was submitted via PrimeNet...

20040517, 13:58  #55 
Oct 2003
Croatia
2^{3}·3·19 Posts 
That's really excellent news!!! It's relatively short time between last finding of Mersenne Prime. Who knows maybe there will be more discoveries this year.

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