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Title: Time well-spent
Post by: danickstr on September 28, 2008, 03:12:51 pm
(AP) -- Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13 million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that makes them eligible for a $100,000 prize.
Title: Re: Time well-spent
Post by: grantis on September 28, 2008, 03:15:16 pm
My mind can't think that high, but wow, that's impressive!
Title: Re: Time well-spent
Post by: sui-city on September 28, 2008, 03:39:25 pm
Now i can get started on that diffuser i have always wanted.
Title: Re: Time well-spent
Post by: Larrchild on September 28, 2008, 04:19:21 pm
Only $130 per digit.
They were robbed.
Title: Re: Time well-spent
Post by: bblackwood on September 28, 2008, 04:37:51 pm
That's pretty impressive.
Title: Re: Time well-spent
Post by: ssltech on September 29, 2008, 09:59:43 am
Larrchild wrote on Sun, 28 September 2008 16:19

Only $130 per digit.
They were robbed.


13 million digits...

$100,000...

Maybe accountancy's not for you, Larry... Wink

Keef
Title: Re: Time well-spent
Post by: Larrchild on September 29, 2008, 10:43:19 am
Perhaps dyslexic, transpositional accountancy., lol.
Title: Re: Time well-spent
Post by: ssltech on September 29, 2008, 10:46:29 am
Oooohhhh.... -bummer!

Banking may be your m
Title: Re: Time well-spent
Post by: Larrchild on September 29, 2008, 11:31:06 am
index.php/fa/10032/0/
Yes my "Gozinta's" were flipped.
Cypherin ain't my strong hand.
Title: Re: Time well-spent
Post by: Tomas Danko on September 29, 2008, 12:08:14 pm
danickstr wrote on Sun, 28 September 2008 20:12

(AP) -- Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13 million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that makes them eligible for a $100,000 prize.


Actually, it is very helpful information in areas such as cryptography and proofing security systems.

RSA FTW!