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Old 2014-04-01, 22:01   #12
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Perhaps a Google Translate from otherwise readable French?
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Old 2014-04-02, 15:20   #13
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Or an April Fool posted from a time zone where it was already 1 April. Don't assume the location is necessarily correct.

The quote from ewmayer strongly suggests it's a joke.

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Old 2014-04-02, 15:28   #14
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Or an April Fool posted from a time zone where it was already 1 April. Don't assume the location is necessarily correct.

The quote from ewmayer strongly suggests it's a joke.

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Perhaps. However, based upon prior posts from the same poster, I am
not sure. It is on the same intellectual level as some of the OP's prior
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Old 2014-04-04, 00:27   #15
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This "conjecture" is basically a joke.
I humbly suggest a new mathematical term: conjoketure,

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This may be original! You read it here first!

Neither a Google search nor a Yahoo! search on "conjoketure" returns any result.

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OTOH, it's hard to believe that "conjoketure" has never before been pronounced in some hall of academe.

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Old 2014-04-04, 09:03   #16
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OTOH, it's hard to believe that "conjoketure" has never before been pronounced in some hall of academe.
You'd expect so if the same sort of joke has been worked out before by serious mathematicians. Is there anything else comparable?

I wonder who chose the name "New Mersenne Conjecture". That strikes me as possibly tongue-in-cheek in itself, sounding rather grand and at the same time possibly digging at the large number of arbitrary, unproven and probably unprovable statements which people have already made before in Number Theory.
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Old 2014-04-10, 05:01   #17
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Perhaps I'll get a citation in a future edition of the OED because I first put it in publicly-accessible written form.
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Old 2014-04-10, 05:33   #18
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I humbly suggest a new mathematical term: conjoketure
Cool.
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Perhaps I'll get a citation in a future edition of the OED because I first put it in publicly-accessible written form.
Oops, not so humble anymore.

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Old 2014-04-10, 07:08   #19
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Humble fame.
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Old 2014-12-05, 16:21   #20
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Yes. Furthermore, John indicated that he was not really serious
when he proposed it.

This "conjecture" is basically a joke.
Nowadays math is full with conjectures! Missing the proofs!
Euclid would rotate in his grave when he knew what math turned into the last 2000 years.
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