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Old 2020-10-25, 14:40   #567
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Originally Posted by tServo View Post
Of course this is true, but luck plays a part also.
The last prime was found by Patrick Laroche on only his 4th try !

Read more here:

https://www.mersenne.org/primes/?press=M82589933
What Would Bierce's Devil's Dictionary say? Perhaps something like:
Luck: that name given to certain outcomes coincident with a blend of ignorance of statistical variation and superstition. It has the virtue of being brief.

Chance: acknowledgement of statistical variation, without the baggage of superstition that luck has.
(Intended as all in good fun. http://www.thedevilsdictionary.com/c.html doesn't include chance or luck)

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