Don't Tell The Antis About this!

Don't Tell The Antis About this!

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    Red face Don't Tell The Antis About this!

    This is quite possibly the world's first illegal number!

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    8565078965 7397829309 8418946942 8613770744 2087351357
    9240196520 7366869851 3401047237 4469687974 3992611751
    0973777701 0274475280 4905883138 4037549709 9879096539
    5522701171 2157025974 6669932402 2683459661 9606034851
    7424977358 4685188556 7457025712 5474999648 2194184655
    7100841190 8625971694 7970799152 0048667099 7592359606
    1320725973 7979936188 6063169144 7358830024 5336972781
    8139147979 5551339994 9394882899 8469178361 0018259789
    0103160196 1835034344 8956870538 4520853804 5842415654
    8248893338 0474758711 2833959896 8522325446 0840897111
    9771276941 2079586244 0547161321 0050064598 2017696177
    1809478113 6220027234 4827224932 3259547234 6880029277
    7649790614 8129840428 3457201463 4896854716 9082354737
    8356619721 8622496943 1622716663 9390554302 4156473292
    4855248991 2257394665 4862714048 2117138124 3882177176
    0298412552 4464744505 5834628144 8833563190 2725319590
    4392838737 6407391689 1257924055 0156208897 8716337599
    9107887084 9081590975 4801928576 8451988596 3053238234
    9055809203 2999603234 4711407760 1984716353 1161713078
    5760848622 3637028357 0104961259 5681846785 9653331007
    7017991614 6744725492 7283348691 6000647585 9174627812
    1269007351 8309241530 1063028932 9566584366 2000800476
    7789679843 8209079761 9859493646 3093805863 3672146969
    5975027968 7712057249 9666698056 1453382074 1203159337
    7030994915 2746918356 5937621022 2006812679 8273445760
    9380203044 7912277498 0917955938 3871210005 8876668925
    8448700470 7725524970 6044465212 7130404321 1826101035
    9118647666 2963858495 0874484973 7347686142 0880529443

    This was the first known illegal prime. What folks often forget is a program (any file actually) is a string of bits (binary digits)--so every program is a number. Some of these are prime. Phil Carmody found this one in March 2001. When written in base 16 (hexidecimal), this prime forms a gzip file of the original C-source code (sans tables) that decrypts the DVD Movie encryption scheme (DeCSS). See Gallery of CSS Descramblers (and its Steganography Wing) for more information. It is apparantly illegal to distribute this source code in the United States, so does that make this number (found by Phil Carmody) also illegal?
    Don't tell the Brady Bunch. They'll want to ban math!

    http://primes.utm.edu/curios/page.php?number_id=953

    http://primes.utm.edu/glossary/page.php?sort=Illegal



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    Flippant thought - in the movie ''The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'' - I wonder what her number was - legal or illegal!!

    I love binary and hex, but when numbers get that big - it's a case of ''Dr - my brain hurts''.
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    There are only 10 people who really understand binary. You and me.

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    Thumbs up Euclidean ~ Just Curious

    Should we memorize that number so we'll instantly know it if we ever see it again?

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