Sasha Chislenko (
Sat, 15 May 1999 04:51:46 -0500

Well, actually, transmitting the hugest Mersenne prime into space may serve as a demonstration of the computational power of the civilization [that was wasted to find this number].

So maybe the intergalactic ether is filled with numbers representing solutions to various problems - hard enough to be impressive and useless enough not to reveal anything of value.

Should we look for Mersenne primes coded in the cosmic radiowaves?

Sasha Chislenko <> Intelligenesis Corp. <>