460°# Largest Prime Number Discovered

Scientific American: The largest prime number yet has been discovered — and it's 17,425,170 digits long. The new prime number crushes the last one discovered in 2008, which was a paltry 12,978,189 digits long.

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that guy's e-peen cred goes way up for this

0Disagree0spend millions of dollars to discover a large prime number that has no use except to gloat about how big it is.

someone explain why this is important or this will go in the useless bin of discoveries. no child in 2nd grade will ever stumble upon this 17million digits in length prime number.

like come 4 years from now when cpu speeds double im sure they will find the next one thats xx million digits long

put this effort to driving my car on water vapor...

5Disagree1And how this will help humanity?

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