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Old 2017-11-10, 05:54   #629
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Originally Posted by Damian View Post
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.
If you do a search of that user name on the forum you will find all the explanations you need. (In short, some of his workers produced false positives...)

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