20130329, 16:55  #562 
Banned
"Luigi"
Aug 2002
Team Italia
3·1,619 Posts 

20201025, 11:44  #563 
Oct 2020
Terre Haute, IN
2×61 Posts 
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?

20201025, 11:45  #564 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
2^{3}·5·167 Posts 

20201025, 12:20  #565 
"Composite as Heck"
Oct 2017
3·311 Posts 
Staring at tea leaves is fun depending on the tea but compute power is the main indicator for success.

20201025, 14:23  #566  
"Marv"
May 2009
near the Tannhäuser Gate
11·73 Posts 
Quote:
The last prime was found by Patrick Laroche on only his 4th try ! Read more here: https://www.mersenne.org/primes/?press=M82589933 

20201025, 14:40  #567  
"TF79LL86GIMPS96gpu17"
Mar 2017
US midwest
2·29·127 Posts 
Quote:
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) Last fiddled with by kriesel on 20201025 at 14:40 

20201025, 15:27  #568  
Feb 2017
Nowhere
5×11×113 Posts 
Quote:
PLAN, v.t. To bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result. 

20201025, 18:11  #569  
Mar 2019
2·163 Posts 
Quote:


20201026, 00:25  #570  
Jul 2007
2·7 Posts 
Quote:
Oh well, I guess I can look at all of the numbers I've eliminated. 

20201026, 03:59  #571  
Romulan Interpreter
"name field"
Jun 2011
Thailand
2·11·467 Posts 
Quote:
Q: How do you make God laugh? A: You tell him your plans for the future. Last fiddled with by LaurV on 20201026 at 04:01 Reason: s/god/God/  I usually dont capitalize "it", but it looked odd here... 

20201026, 11:02  #572 
Einyen
Dec 2003
Denmark
2×17×101 Posts 

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