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Old 2018-01-31, 21:56   #1
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Maybe they figured everyone would google for 'gimps' and be horrified.
I know... right? Should we start a petition to rename the project? Maybe a naming contest?

I like the project and all, but calling it "gimps" has always rubbed me the wrong way (is that a horrible case of "no pun intended" since we're talking about gimps and all? Certain meanings of the word are... unfortunate thanks to a little movie called Pulp Fiction)
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I know... right? Should we start a petition to rename the project? Maybe a naming contest?
Here are a few ideas:
Worldwide Internet Mersenne Prime Search
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Global Internet Mersenne Prime Search
Computerized Heuristic Internet Mersenne Prime Search
Logical Internet Mersenne Prime Search
Binary Lucky Internet Mersenne Prime Search
Speedy Heuristic Routine Internet Mersenne Prime Search
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Old 2018-01-31, 22:11   #3
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I know... right? Should we start a petition to rename the project? Maybe a naming contest?
Put me down for "Pulchritudinous Internet Mersenne Prime Search". Can I get a second?
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Old 2018-01-31, 23:02   #6
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I can see this topic is going to be a highly successful thread-hijack. :)
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Old 2018-01-31, 23:52   #7
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Reminds me a bit of Futurama;

Prof. Farnsworth: "I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all."
Fry: "Oh. What's it called now?"
Prof. Farnsworth: "Urectum."

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Old 2018-02-01, 03:09   #8
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I know... right? Should we start a petition to rename the project? Maybe a naming contest?

I like the project and all, but calling it "gimps" has always rubbed me the wrong way (is that a horrible case of "no pun intended" since we're talking about gimps and all? Certain meanings of the word are... unfortunate thanks to a little movie called Pulp Fiction)
Considering Pulp Fiction came out in 1994, 2 years before GIMPS started, I'm pretty sure the acronym was intentional. After 22 years and 16 primes found under that name, it is waaay to late to change it now. Why would people be more offended now than the last 15 prime press releases?

Besides if you google gimps, this project is all that is on the first page. Only under image search is the possibly offending gimps.
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Old 2018-02-01, 03:55   #9
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When the possibility of renaming Prime95 came up (sometime in the early 2000s) George said 'you name your kid once'.

Last fiddled with by ewmayer on 2018-02-01 at 22:13 Reason: "...so try not to name him something like 'shithead', OK?" :)
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We can call it the "Great GIMPS Search" like a fun example of RAS syndrome
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Old 2018-02-01, 19:41   #11
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I like the name. Even if it was renamed, everyone would still call it gimps regardless :P
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