20180131, 21:56  #1  
Serpentine Vermin Jar
Jul 2014
6405_{8} Posts 
Renaming GIMPS?
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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) 

20180131, 22:10  #2  
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
2·13·409 Posts 
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Worldwide Internet Mersenne Prime Search Panglobal Internet Mersenne Prime Search 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 Woltman's Internet Mersenne Prime Search George's Internet Mersenne Prime Search 

20180131, 22:11  #3 
∂^{2}ω=0
Sep 2002
República de California
2·5,869 Posts 

20180131, 22:44  #4 
"/X\(‘‘)/X\"
Jan 2013
13×227 Posts 
Prime Hunting Online Team Of Smart Hackers Overheating Processors

20180131, 22:46  #5 
Jul 2003
Behind BB
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People Investigating Mersenne Primes Like Educated Savants?

20180131, 23:02  #6 
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Sep 2002
República de California
11738_{10} Posts 
I can see this topic is going to be a highly successful threadhijack. :)

20180131, 23:52  #7 
Oct 2017
++41
5^{3} Posts 
EXtensive PrimE Number Search In Voluntary Environment
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." Last fiddled with by heliosh on 20180201 at 00:03 
20180201, 03:09  #8  
Einyen
Dec 2003
Denmark
6426_{8} Posts 
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Besides if you google gimps, this project is all that is on the first page. Only under image search is the possibly offending gimps. 

20180201, 03:55  #9 
Tribal Bullet
Oct 2004
5·709 Posts 
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 20180201 at 22:13 Reason: "...so try not to name him something like 'shithead', OK?" :) 
20180201, 04:03  #10 
Einyen
Dec 2003
Denmark
2·5^{2}·67 Posts 
We can call it the "Great GIMPS Search" like a fun example of RAS syndrome

20180201, 19:41  #11 
"Composite as Heck"
Oct 2017
17×53 Posts 
I like the name. Even if it was renamed, everyone would still call it gimps regardless :P

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