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85650789657397829 + 1402 more digits is an illegal number. To understand why this is, we need to learn a little bit of cryptology, a little bit of math, and a little bit of programming.
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i could probably set up a program that finds primes
y = n/x (where x is any integer between 1 and x)
run x from 1 > x
if y returns more then 2 integers (meaning there is factors other then 1 and x)
return not prime
the problem is, extremelt big numbers with millions of digits are too big for most computers...
IC3FOXX (7 days ago)
WAIT. THATS ILLEGAL
literally a bowl of cereal (7 days ago)
The entire universe: Wait. That's illegal.
Donut Dog (13 days ago)
two sciles italy (14 days ago)
quantum computers are a thing
The Awkward Wolf (15 days ago)
I legitimately thought that the illegal number was going to be like 385,121 or something
Linus Nadler (23 days ago)
Your formular would imply that one is also a prime. Primes are actually defined as having two divisors.
Raion 792 (23 days ago)
I understand that i don't understand
KeyStroke (24 days ago)
2:56 - That isn't a supercomputer 🤣 — it's the switch in a phone company central office.
Dante Ivarsson (25 days ago)
i... i dont understand...
Connor (25 days ago)
Wow! The algorithm loves you! This was recommended to me 2 years after it was posted
Musculander (25 days ago)
This was nice. Finally something that isn’t click bait
69696 subscribers with no videos challenge (26 days ago)
wait. thats illegal
The Seed 219! (27 days ago)
What if a prime numbers are larger the 64bit. Then my computer will crash?
Tehran Kizaki (27 days ago)
2:18 that looks to be a dead or dying board
xl (1 month ago)
How that specific prime number and decss are related are way beyond the scope of this channel. I'm not even sure the author knows how they are related, given that at some point he's talking about public cryptography, which is unrelated to this number.
xl (1 month ago)
Good luck with factoring a big prime number.
It will take some time..
you mean to tell me if i have a text file on my system that contains a string of digits say the 1419 digits mentioned i could go to jail.
so if i was to say all 1419 digits to someone on the phone me and the other person can go to jail?
how would the police and the feds even know that it is an illegal number?
ItzYoBoi DatOneGuy (1 month ago)
So if I asked Alexa to say the largest know prime number I would be arrested
Not Elon Musk (1 month ago)
You suck at Fortnite compared to me (1 month ago)
*The FBI wants to know your location...*
hun demojumper (1 month ago)
So if i generate a random number, it'll allways have a tiny chance to get me arrested? This world is rough
Marvin Roth (1 month ago)
It freaks me out that you changed the last two diggets to 44, so it wouldn't ever be a prime number 🙁
Lauch v2 (1 month ago)
"Oh, hey! Look at this long-ass Nummer, guys!" - FBI, OPEN UP!
Sea lion on cop car (1 month ago)
Why is the FBI at my house?
Ng John (1 month ago)
What's the number?
Rayhw1 Ander (1 month ago)
so why havnt they arrested all the people with those programs that let you copy DVD's or the companies that make said programs? oh right because the court would say hahahaha you wanna charge them for just having a number? get the fuck out of my court room case dismissed!
Bram——revenboer (1 month ago)
Fbi open up
SimplyOddish (1 month ago)
The actual video starts at 3:15, thank me later.
Johann Miller (1 month ago)
There are so many things wrong with this. First, the algorithm you describe in the beginning on how to determine if a number is prime is not how they do this for large primes. There are so many other theorems on how to determine if a number if prime that are far more efficient. Also, and infinite number of numbers does not imply an infinite number of primes. If you look at any of the dozens of proofs of this fact, none of them simply state "infinite numbers => infinite primes".
Chromazmoves (1 month ago)
I saw gay bomb
Evan Zhao (1 month ago)
"I switched a few digits to protect myself since you know, it's illegal."
BUT HOW DID YOU GET THE NUMBER TO SWITCH IN THE FIRST PLACE???
Christian Dilger (1 month ago)
ima go up to a cop and spew 1450 numbers at them and see if they arrest me now