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Re: A new milestone: +100 primes over 100,000 digits

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  • paulmillscv
    Hello Yves, Thank you Mr Euro Gallot for a concise piece of information describing where computer primers are in the search for infinity. David, please say
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 2, 2002
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      Hello Yves,
      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.

      regards,
      Paul Mills.

      --- 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
      break
      > 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
      known over
      > 100,000 digits. In fact, the year ended with 101 primes over
      100,000 digits
      > 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
      there were
      > 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!
      >
      > Yves
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