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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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Old 2017-11-10, 05:54   #629
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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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Old 2017-11-10, 14:02   #630
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Good catch, though.
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Old 2017-11-10, 18:24   #631
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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...)
Fortunately the false positives being reported by that user stopped coming in. He still does testing but not as much as he had been. I was under the impression he was using Prime95 as a way to test new systems and they're probably not in the mix anymore, but even with those false positives, he still contributed a lot of good results and for that, I thank him.
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Old 2017-11-10, 20:35   #632
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Maybe lower his successes to 0 ? Now that he stopped turning in bad results it should stay at 0 this time.
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