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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, hopefully millions of digits.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I do not think it will be that monstrous.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It might be if I have anything to do with it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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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.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmmm. Know about the cattle of the sun problem?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Yes. But you are not an ancient Greek who doesn't know better.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Well there was a guy who calculated the first 50 digits of that 206 thousand digit number. He did it with pencil and paper.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Must've taken a hell lot of paper and writing.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, I am just glad he is dead!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Why're you glad about that?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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They probably wouldn't do anything until they went out of the shock from seing a computer for the first time.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Aren't you able to squeeze out a hundred?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not on the cattle of the sun problem! Not without a computer! This guy did it by hand in the 1880's.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Ah, sorry. I got a mixup on the problem you were talking about.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You see there is an equation:

(human intelligence)(technology) = constant

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Doesn't that mean that there is a limit to how much we can progress with technology?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, technology is unlimited. What it means is that as tecnology goes up the other factor goes down.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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So, either my intelligence will soon begin decreasing or there won't be much progress in technology any time soon.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That equation is for the human race, not specifically for any one person.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I really hope it is so!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Newton and Euler were exceptions in their time too.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I like Euler more.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Just amazing geniuses, giants.

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