[Fwd: [IP] Largest prime number ever is found]
Adam L Beberg
beberg at mithral.com
Wed Dec 3 20:10:04 PST 2003
On Dec 3, 2003, at 8:46 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> I thought someone had already found the largest known prime number.
> Maybe last time it was a false alarm.
That's the nifty thing about primes. Not only does finding big ones
have no scientific merit whatsoever, but there is always another one to
find :) There is even a very large $$$ prize for doing it.
And the world collectively thinks "shouldn't you smart people be doing
something useful like curing a disease?" yet again.
It's this kind of garbage that makes everyone look down on scientists.
How do we explain that those are the bad math crackers, not the good
- Adam L. Beberg - beberg at mithral.com
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