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Topic: Major announcement
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Scott Berg

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Re: Major announcement
Posted: Apr 1, 2013 8:39 PM
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"Keith F. Lynch" <> wrote in message
> As of today, the non-disclosure agreement is expired, so I can share
> the good news. I have won the Clay math prize for disproving the
> Riemann Hypothesis.
> There have been numerous attempts to disprove it over the centuries,
> by finding a non-trivial zero of the Riemann zeta function that's off
> the critical line. Many of these attempts were ill-fated.
> Recent archeological investigation proves that this is the problem
> Archimedes was working on when he was killed by a Roman soldier.
> It's not known how far he got.
> The next known attempt was by John Dee in the 16th century. He built
> a primitive mechanical calculator with which he checked all the zeros
> with a height up to 100. Since calculation was then held to be the
> exclusive domain of man, he was burned at the stake for sorcery.
> As is well known, this was the problem Babbage built his Difference
> Engine to work on. It ran for over a year, and tested all zeros up
> to a height of 1000 before he got impatient and increased the steam
> pressure to speed up the calculation. This was a mistake. Not only
> did he narrowly escape death from the resulting steam explosion that
> destroyed his machine, but he was investigated for wasting taxpayer
> money. They took that very seriously in those days. If not for his
> many influential friends, he would have been transported to the prison
> colony in Australia. As it was, he never worked again.
> Alan Turing was driven to suicide by the investigation into whether
> he surreptitiously diverted the efforts of Bletchley Park away from
> breaking German ciphers into working on this problem instead. It was
> claimed that if not for his unauthorized hobby, the war could have
> been won a year earlier. He could have been hanged for treason. For
> what it's worth, he denied his guilt and claimed that the diversion
> was the work of a German mathematician on his staff, Riemann's
> grandson. What is known is that as the Axis U-boats and Japanese
> Zeros rampaged unchecked, it was confirmed that there were no
> off-axis zeros up to a height of 10,000.
> Most recently, taking advantage of the lowered security due to
> the sequester layoffs, a hacker named A.F. Day "pwned" NSA's main
> supercomputer center and used it to check up to a height of 100
> trillion. He has been sent to Guantanamo, and is expected to remain
> imprisoned there for the remainder of his life. There will of course
> be no trial.
> So how did I accomplish what none of these people did? I don't have
> access to supercomputers. I realized that nobody had ever checked the
> zeros *below* the real number line. Using a TRS-80 I found in the
> trash, I soon found an off-axis zero at approximately 0.0104 - 4.01 i.
> my Color BASIC program took just 0.41 seconds to run.

there are no Trash-80s that run anymore, Y2K took them all out, smoked them.

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