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Old 2017-11-10, 05:18   #628
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Default 6 new mersenne primes all together found?

Today I was looking for this post, because I wanted to know where to look to see if a new prime was found and not noticed. And I noticed this:

Have a look at the PrimeNet Top Lucas-Lehmer Producers report (2017-11-10 05:00 UTC).
Rank #4 (user ID Xolotl): Attempts:2430, successes: 6.
What is a "success" supposed to mean, in this context, six new mersenne primes?
As far as I could see (s)he is the only one with a "success" recorded.

Of course this has to be some kind of joke? The user doesn't seem to have exponents with 0000... residues.
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