Date: Feb 15, 2013 5:47 PM
Author: Joe Niederberger
Subject: Re: Largest Known Prime Number Discovered
Lou Talman says:
>The size of the device isn't the limiting factor. It's estimated that there are roughly 10^82 particles in the universe, so finding enough hydrogen atoms will be a problem...
You are of course correct. After I estimated the size I immediately suspected what you say here, without even knowing an estimate for #hydrogen particles. So much for
the hydrogen economy :-(
The optimistic response, though, is OK, how many universes do we need? (I hear there's PLENTY to go around.)