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Math

Submission + - New Mersenne Primes Announced

Mini-Geek writes: GIMPS has announced M45 and M46, found September 6 and August 23 respectively. Both numbers are over 10,000,000 digits, having 11,185,272 and 12,978,189 respectively. The numbers are 2^43,112,609-1 and 2^37,156,667-1. M45 and M46 were discovered by Hans-Michael Elvenich and Edson Smith respectively. GIMPS will claim the EFF's $100K reward for the first prime number with over 10,000,000 digits. GIMPS will split the prize money by their prize rules, with $50,000 going to the discoverer of M46. The discoverer of M45 will not receive any prize money, since he discovered M45 after M46. M45 is 'the first Mersenne prime to be discovered out of order since Colquitt and Welsh discovered 2^110,503-1 in 1988.' Read more about both new primes at http://www.mersenne.org/.
Math

Submission + - New Mersenne Primes Announced 1

Mini-Geek writes: GIMPS has announced M45 and M46, found September 6 and August 23 respectively. Both numbers are over 10,000,000 digits, having 11,185,272 and 12,978,189 respectively. The numbers are 243,112,609-1 and 237,156,667-1. M45 and M46 were discovered by Hans-Michael Elvenich and Edson Smith respectively. GIMPS will claim the EFF's $100K reward for the first prime number with over 10,000,000 digits. GIMPS will split the prize money by their prize rules, with $50,000 going to the discoverer of M46. The discoverer of M45 will not receive any prize money, since he discovered M45 after M46. M45 is 'the first Mersenne prime to be discovered out of order since Colquitt and Welsh discovered 2110,503-1 in 1988.' Read more about both new primes at http://www.mersenne.org/.
Games

Submission + - WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Release Date Announced

Mini-Geek writes: Blizzard has announced the planned release date for the next World of Warcraft expansion, The Wrath of the Lich King, which 'will arrive in stores on November 13 in North America, Europe, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Russia, and November 14 in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.'
Games

Submission + - WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Release Date Announced->

Mini-Geek writes: Blizzard has announced the planned release date for the next World of Warcraft expansion, The Wrath of the Lich King, which "will arrive in stores on November 13 in North America, Europe, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Russia, and November 14 in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand."
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Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft donating to charity for your IMs

Mini-Geek writes: Microsoft has launched i'm. After you put the code in your Windows Live Messenger (needs to be 8.1, so no Linux without some sort of emulator) Display Name, Microsoft will donate money to the charity you chose for every ad you see in the message window. From the link: "i'm is a new initiative from Windows Live(TM) Messenger. Every time you start a conversation using i'm, Microsoft shares a portion of the program's advertising revenue with some of the world's most effective organizations dedicated to social causes. We've set no cap on the amount we'll donate to each organization. The sky's the limit. There's no charge, so join now and put our money where your mouth is."

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