20180204, 09:17  #23  
Dec 2012
The Netherlands
1,453 Posts 
Quote:
"And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content." (From "Prince Caspian" by C.S. Lewis). 

20180205, 00:33  #24 
6809 > 6502
"""""""""""""""""""
Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
21031_{8} Posts 
Prime Rational International Mersenne Exponent Search
Prime Exponent (Mersenne Prime) International Search Collaboration George's Mersenne Prime Project Mersenne Exponent Research Searching Enormous Numbers Nondivisible Ever Mersenne Prime Distributed Computing Project (MeP DisCoP) 
20180205, 01:03  #25 
Mar 2003
75_{10} Posts 
Does it have to be an acronym and does it have to be witty?
How about: The Mersenne Project It has gravitas comparable to that of "The Cunningham Project". Searching for "gimps" on Google gives www.mersenne.org as the top hit but the first page (for me, YMMV) and is interspersed with a couple of links to the wellknown image editor. Searching for "The Mersenne Project" on Google gives me pages and pages of quite nicely related articles. One exception: On page three for me, there's one about a clavichord that sadly leads to a 404 page. Looking into that now... Don Last fiddled with by dleclair on 20180205 at 01:05 
20180205, 01:09  #26 
Account Deleted
"Tim Sorbera"
Aug 2006
San Antonio, TX USA
17·251 Posts 

20180205, 01:17  #27 
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
8,369 Posts 

20180205, 01:24  #28 
Mar 2003
3×5^{2} Posts 
Despite my reservations about acronyms, I really like this one :)

20180205, 03:29  #29 
Aug 2006
1011100101010_{2} Posts 

20180205, 09:02  #30 
Romulan Interpreter
Jun 2011
Thailand
2^{2}×3×739 Posts 
I guess your jokedetector is off, or the French is to blame
People here were trying to be either funny or sarcastic (because they do not think changing the name is a necessity), and if you get passed over the rhetoric/rant, few of the names are really gems. 
20180205, 09:28  #31 
Oct 2017
++41
5^{3} Posts 
Blockwise Undergoing LucasLehmer Search, Hence Infinite Testing

20180215, 20:07  #32 
6809 > 6502
"""""""""""""""""""
Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
7×29×43 Posts 
Mersenne International Lucas Foundation Search

20180215, 20:25  #33 
"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville
8,369 Posts 
Coordinated really awesome mersnne prime search,
Too bad the completely retarded amateur mersenne prime search has the same acronym. 
Thread Tools  
Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
GIMPS Nub  SayMoi  Information & Answers  5  20090406 15:29 
Renaming Prime95  tha  Software  7  20061230 14:28 
GIMPS on IRC  HiddenWarrior  PrimeNet  3  20040504 06:28 
Why get into GIMPS?  ThomRuley  Lounge  11  20030715 21:16 
Yet another GIMPS FAQ  Prime Monster  Lounge  9  20030412 12:12 