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#26 2013-03-02 23:32:11

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Re: A number problem.

Yes, hopefully millions of digits.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#27 2013-03-03 11:07:07

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Re: A number problem.

I do not think it will be that monstrous.


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#28 2013-03-03 11:17:38

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Re: A number problem.

It might be if I have anything to do with it.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#29 2013-03-03 11:21:32

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Re: A number problem.

I am sure you know better than to give a problem which nobody is capable of solving even with the help of a CAS. There is just no point to it.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#30 2013-03-03 11:26:44

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Re: A number problem.

Hmmmmm. Know about the cattle of the sun problem?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#31 2013-03-03 11:31:30

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Re: A number problem.

Yes. But you are not an ancient Greek who doesn't know better.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#32 2013-03-03 11:35:49

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Re: A number problem.

Well there was a guy who calculated the first 50 digits of that 206 thousand digit number. He did it with pencil and paper.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#33 2013-03-03 11:47:46

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Re: A number problem.

Must've taken a hell lot of paper and writing.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#34 2013-03-03 11:48:34

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Re: A number problem.

Yes, I am just glad he is dead!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#35 2013-03-03 11:54:48

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Re: A number problem.

Why're you glad about that?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#36 2013-03-03 11:59:07

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Re: A number problem.

Because if he were around today he would run over the wimps that call themselves computational mathematicians of today. gAr and I were discussing this and both agreed. What would Euler or Newton have done if they had Mathematica or Sage or the internet?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#37 2013-03-03 12:06:00

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Re: A number problem.

They probably wouldn't do anything until they went out of the shock from seing a computer for the first time.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#38 2013-03-03 12:11:38

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Re: A number problem.

Then they would have proceeded with blowing the doors off of today's math types. Anyone who can do the first 50 digits of that number is too good for me.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#39 2013-03-03 12:13:41

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Re: A number problem.

Aren't you able to squeeze out a hundred?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#40 2013-03-03 12:20:15

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Re: A number problem.

Not on the cattle of the sun problem! Not without a computer! This guy did it by hand in the 1880's.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#41 2013-03-03 12:26:43

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Re: A number problem.

Ah, sorry. I got a mixup on the problem you were talking about.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#42 2013-03-03 12:30:49

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Re: A number problem.

You see there is an equation:

(human intelligence)(technology) = constant


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#43 2013-03-03 12:37:39

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Re: A number problem.

Doesn't that mean that there is a limit to how much we can progress with technology?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#44 2013-03-03 12:42:43

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Re: A number problem.

Nope, technology is unlimited. What it means is that as tecnology goes up the other factor goes down.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#45 2013-03-03 12:49:08

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Re: A number problem.

So, either my intelligence will soon begin decreasing or there won't be much progress in technology any time soon.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#46 2013-03-03 12:50:54

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Re: A number problem.

That equation is for the human race, not specifically for any one person.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#47 2013-03-03 12:55:31

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Re: A number problem.

I really hope it is so!


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#48 2013-03-03 12:57:36

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Re: A number problem.

Newton and Euler were exceptions in their time too.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#49 2013-03-03 13:01:16

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Re: A number problem.

I like Euler more.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#50 2013-03-03 13:06:11

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Re: A number problem.

Just amazing geniuses, giants.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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