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Re: [PrimeNumbers] 100000 pupils verify 2^9689-1

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  • Jens Kruse Andersen
    ... And who should rather be trusted on April 1? ;-) Has anybody made a program which deliberately gave a bogus result on April 1? A mean example would be
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 1 4:01 PM
      Jud McCranie wrote:
      > At 05:16 AM 4/1/2004, Jens Kruse Andersen wrote:
      > >2^9689-1 is prime!
      > >
      > >This was first "proved" by computer in 1963. There has been controvercy since
      > >the 4 color theorem was allegedly proved with use of a computer. Many
      > >mathematicians still refuse to accept computer proofs.
      >
      > ...
      >
      > I'd rather trust a computer instead of 100,000 students doing it
      > manually... Quite a feat though.

      And who should rather be trusted on April 1? ;-)

      Has anybody made a program which deliberately gave a bogus result on April 1?
      A mean example would be GIMPS' prime95 report a prime on tests completing that
      day.

      --
      Jens Kruse Andersen
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