Patented prime numbers
rysiek at hackerspace.pl
Mon May 12 03:32:56 PDT 2014
Dnia poniedziałek, 12 maja 2014 04:25:39 Shawn K. Quinn pisze:
> On Mon, May 12, 2014, at 03:36 AM, Georgi Guninski wrote:
> > Probably this is well known.
> > http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5373560.html
> > http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PrimeNumber.html
> > (check (3))
> > > Because of their importance in encryption algorithms such as RSA
encryption, prime numbers can be important commercial commodities. In fact, R.
Schlafly (1994) has obtained U.S. Patent 5373560 on the following two primes
(expressed in hexadecimal notation):
> > fuck, fuck, fuck.
> The silver lining to this cloud is that these patents have almost
> certainly expired by now or will very soon, given that they date from
The WTF is, however, that they were granted at all in the first place.
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