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The press release says "So these results might not turn out to have practical importance."

As you state, that's a much weaker statement than the truth: "So these results almost certainly have no practical importance", and as expected, the stronger statement is nowhere in the original paper.

The press release, while being careful not to make false statement, commits a pragmatics sin of letting the reader think there is something going on (by saying "maybe" where they should say "almost certainly not", and by even publushing in the first place a pop-science summary of a highly technical result that has no meaning to a popular audience, and so necessarily the (abstract mathematical, unphysical) importance of the reuslt is completely destroyed in translation.

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