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Old 2020-10-25, 18:11   #569
Mar 2019

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Originally Posted by piforbreakfast View Post
I know I'm responding to a really old thread, but I just found a couple articles about Curtis Cooper and I'm extremely impressed...and maybe a little jealous. Is it a fair assumption that his success in finding Mersenne primes is greatly aided by the amount of computing power he apparently has access to?
Think of it like winning the lottery: Curtis would be the equivalent of someone who buys 400,000 tickets, but the lottery can still be won by that random guy who stops at the gas station and buys one ticket!
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