Thank you Mr 'Euro' Gallot for a concise piece of information
describing where computer primers are in the search for infinity.
David, please say something witiful so that I can feel happy again.
--- In primenumbers@y..., "Yves Gallot" <galloty@o...> wrote:
> Happy New Year to all,
> It's starting well for me: my computers did a good job during my
> holidays and found the new 388847-digit prime 857678^65536+1.
> Did you notice that just before the end of 2001 (December 28), David
> Underbakke submitted the prime 2643978^16384+1 that was the 100th
> 100,000 digits. In fact, the year ended with 101 primes over
> because of 1210354^32768+1 found by Hans Rosenthal on December 29.
> Chris Caldwell wrote "In 1984 Samuel Yates defined a titanic prime
to be any
> prime with at least 1,000 digits. When he introduced this term
> only 110 such primes known.". Less than 20 years later, there is
going to be
> more than 110 primes with at least 100,000 digits!