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Old 2020-11-16, 04:14   #7
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Originally Posted by Uncwilly View Post
One of the documents referenced about the discovery (on wikipedia) is not available (even on the wayback machine.) I had done articles for the Mersenne wiki, but did not do that one. Didn't Slowinski skip some exponents, and thus missed M29? If skipped that was not a DC. Out of order sure.
I don't believe Slowinski definitively stated the exponent was skipped vs. tested incorrectly. When dealing with him back in the day he was very reluctant to share residues for fear of bad PR from a "Cray supercomputer produces incorrect results" story. Thus, the vague "skipped some exponents" cover story.

That said, I have no knowledge one way way or the other.
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