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Obnoxious Ninja

There was a CL post making rounds earlier about writing the most "wicked" hello world program.

Here is my response:

```
r,e,a,l = range,enumerate,all,0
for i,x in e(i for i in r(4,10**4) if a(i%j!=0 for j in r(3,i))):
if not 01225064762735104601006456677135667000644077661030607%x:
print chr(i-l),
l=i
```

It works by factoring that large number into its prime factors, then taking the distance between the prime factors and converting the distance to ascii characters.

Cool, eh?

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