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    Default New record for World's Largest Prime number

    The way mathematics continues to break out new advances into the way we understand our world and work with technology is astounding. There's always something new being done each day and I'd argue that maths is an important foundation for anyone to build on, more so than language because you can always learn that later - having a good grasp of maths is crucial to succeed in any industry today. Today a new world record was broken with the discovery of the worlds largest prime number, standing at 17 million digits long. Not only is it amazing that we can go that far, it means a whole lot of trouble for encryption standards.

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    Default Re: New record for World's Largest Prime number

    Ouch... i have to admit.
    Computing power, clever code and amazing math has no limits.

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