Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

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Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

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Categories: Science

Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

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Categories: Science

Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:12pm
An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency and a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT and the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of its network. This week the feat was outdone and the project beat its own record on November 24, 2014 at 20:28 GMT achieving numbers 654 digits long, 21 more than its previous record.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Finding Bigfoot: Bigfoot Basecamp

Cryptomundo - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:01pm
#FindingBigfoot is giving you advance-access to a full episode before it airs on TV - #BigfootBelievers
Categories: Fortean

Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

Science Daily - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 6:57pm
People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer, according to researchers. Fragile X Syndrome is the most common genetic cause of autism spectrum disorders. It affects around 1 in 4,000 boys and 1 in 6,000 girls. Currently, there is no cure.
Categories: Science

Merrily down the stream

Michael Prescott - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 6:36pm

This story comes from Eben Alexander and Ptomley Tompkins' book The Map of Heaven. After he became famous for his NDE, Dr. Alexander received many letters from people who'd had similar experiences. This one seemingly recounts what Dr. Raymond Moody has called a "shared death experience." In it, a man remembers experiencing his own father's death. He had been holding a vigil at the dying man's bedside ...

Well, at one point I just knew that it was the end, and I automatically held his left hand, then placed my right hand so that I was straddling his carotid artery and chest to feel when his heart and breathing stopped. I closed my eyes to pray, when quite abruptly I was thrown into what I can only describe as a cross between a movie and a dream, though it was extremely vivid. I hovered in back and over him much like a cameraman – there but not participating.

He was struggling to hold on to some rocks on the side of a swiftly moving stream and was clearly exhausted and terrified. Suddenly the attention of both of us was caught by a yellow white glow above the middle of the stream, which illuminated a white canoe with a red paddle sitting motionless on the moving water. With a kind of cry my Dad let go of the rocks and swam swiftly to the canoe and vaulted into it as the fit man he was in his 20s and 30s. I zoomed with him and ended up just behind his head. He began paddling vigorously and just once looked back at me with a look of what can only be described as joy on his face. It was so far beyond what I can describe that its power and radiance can still overwhelm me.

It lasted just a moment. Then he turned back and resumed enthusiastically paddling away. He turned a corner, went behind some trees, and I was left behind. And I thought well, that’s it. But suddenly, as if I were attached to a rubber band, I was catapulted to the top of the tree off to the left and at a little distance. There below, on a kind of U-shaped dock was a crowd of people who did not see me. The faces were all blurry but I recognized family members and old friends of his by their bodies. My Dad came paddling into view from the right, and as soon as they saw him, the crowd began shouting his name and cheering in welcome. He seemed beside himself with pleasure, grinning, and almost a little stunned at first. Then he jumped out of the canoe with his paddle raised in kind of a victory salute and disappeared into the embraces add backslaps of the crowd…

Boom – I was back at his bedside. Just as I began to open my eyes I felt his last pulse and breath. It is still as vivid in my mind as the day it happened nearly 4 years ago. 

The story reminds me of the ending of Titanic, which I always assumed was meant to visualize Rose's entry into the next life. 

 

 

Categories: Fortean

Edsac Goes Live, At UK's National Museum of Computing

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 6:15pm
Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "Britain's National Museum of Computing has flipped the switch on the venerable Edsac computer. The arduous task of reconstructing the 1949 behemoth, fraught with little in terms of the original hardware or documentation, was brought to fruition on Wednesday. As project lead Andrew Herbert is quoted as saying, "We face the same challenges as those remarkable pioneers who succeeded in building a machine that transformed computing." A remarkably shaky video of the event, replete with excellent views of the floor at the videographer's feet, can be found here."

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Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 5:12pm
A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek about about their products and the science of food. Below you'll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees.

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Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 5:12pm
A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek about about their products and the science of food. Below you'll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees.

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Categories: Science

Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 5:12pm
A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek about about their products and the science of food. Below you'll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 5:12pm
A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek about about their products and the science of food. Below you'll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science