Re: [PrimeNumbers] primes such that every bit matters?
> And although Paulsen's links seem to be dead, here's a message fromFWIW, the pages are still available at
> 10+ years ago, to this very mailing list, offering up the number 2131099:
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
"WarrenS" <warren.wds@...> wrote:
> this frightening number is a probable prime:and is dwarfed by
>If you paste this into OEIS (and probably google, too)
> A prime P which turns into a composite if you alter any bit in
> its binary representation is an "every bit matters" prime.
> The examples below 10000 are
> 127, 173, 191, 223, 233, 239, 251, 257, 277, 337, 349, 373, 431, 443,
you will immediately find A137985 which in the first comment links
to A065092, which in turn refers to Paulsen's Prime Numbers Maze.
- --- On Thu, 4/4/13, djbroadhurst wrote:
> "WarrenS" <warren.wds@...> wrote:There is something weird though - and that's that huge quantities of
> > It's just a bit weird that I thought I had a totally original
> > problem, and it turns out it has been worked on a ton by others
> > for years...
> Why might that seem "weird" to you, Warren?
> None of us should presuppose a monopoly on originality.
stuff I looked at a decade ago is being rediscovered by Warren. This
makes my retirement from the field very hard, as he keeps posting
things that I've been directly interested in. However, I'm happy, as
a fresh mind approaching a problem can only ever increase the amount
that is known, never diminish it. In particular, whilst my arithmetic
may have been efficient, I was rarely good at the hard maths, so
hopefully Warren can get past the road-blocks that I had way back when.
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