Re: new mersenne?

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Thu Nov 15 2001 - 01:14:15 MST

On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 10:57:18PM -0800, Spike Jones wrote:
> Spike Jones wrote:
> > The Taliban is crushed and fleeing in panic, the eight
> > western aid workers have been rescued unharmed
> > and a neeeeewwwww Mersenne prime has been
> > detected.
> On page 87 of The Spike, Damien Broderick speculates:
> "...we can estimate that there's nearly an 80 percent chance that
> a three million digit prime will be discovered by November 2001."

So we can safely say Spike is on schedule? What about your estimation
of when it would be discovered, did it fit in perfectly or does it
turn the fit?

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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