Re: [PrimeNumbers] 100000 pupils verify 2^9689-1
- Jud McCranie wrote:
> At 05:16 AM 4/1/2004, Jens Kruse Andersen wrote:And who should rather be trusted on April 1? ;-)
> >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.
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
Jens Kruse Andersen