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Brain candy for Happy MutantsThu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:27 +0000en-UShourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1The world's largest prime number — visualized
http://boingboing.net/2013/02/18/the-worlds-largest-prime-num.html
http://boingboing.net/2013/02/18/the-worlds-largest-prime-num.html#commentsMon, 18 Feb 2013 21:25:50 +0000Maggie Koerth-Bakerhttp://boingboing.net/?p=213798
Philip Bump took the recently discovered 17-million-digit prime number and, six digits at a time, converted it into RGB colors. This is the result.]]>

]]>http://boingboing.net/2013/02/18/the-worlds-largest-prime-num.html/feed51Another prime number down, infinity to go
http://boingboing.net/2013/02/11/another-prime-number-down-inf.html
http://boingboing.net/2013/02/11/another-prime-number-down-inf.html#commentsMon, 11 Feb 2013 22:45:50 +0000Maggie Koerth-Bakerhttp://boingboing.net/?p=212319There are 17 million digits in the largest prime number we know of, so far. Its discovery is part of an ongoing distributed computing project aimed at exposing the existence of ever larger prime numbers, largely because prime numbers are there — flagrantly going around, only being divisible by themselves and the number 1.]]>There are 17 million digits in the largest prime number we know of, so far. Its discovery is part of an ongoing distributed computing project aimed at exposing the existence of ever larger prime numbers, largely because prime numbers are there — flagrantly going around, only being divisible by themselves and the number 1. We'll show them, won't we? The Electronic Frontier Foundation foundation, for instance, is currently offering a $150,000 bounty for the first folks to bring in a 100-million-digit prime. ]]>http://boingboing.net/2013/02/11/another-prime-number-down-inf.html/feed14The music of the primes
http://boingboing.net/2012/10/08/the-music-of-the-primes.html
http://boingboing.net/2012/10/08/the-music-of-the-primes.html#commentsMon, 08 Oct 2012 14:20:07 +0000Rob Beschizzahttp://boingboing.net/?p=185773
Little-scale offers music procedurally-generated from prime numbers. A "full version", available for download, is 26 hours long. [Little-Scale]]]>
Little-scale offers music procedurally-generated from prime numbers. A "full version", available for download, is 26 hours long. [Little-Scale]]]>http://boingboing.net/2012/10/08/the-music-of-the-primes.html/feed10