It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Monday, January 25, 2016

IT'S REALLY REALLY LONG...Is An Actual NY Times Headline

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Begin with the number 1 and then double it
...double it again...and again...and again...
The results will look like this

1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64...

To get up to 64 is not too difficult a task
for most humans.
...

A computer at 
the University of Central Missouri
(Machine #5 in Room 143)
repeated this doubling process
more than seventy four million times
and then–for good measure–subtracted 1
...
The result is the 15th GIMP

And  Curtis Cooper  discovered
THE NEW LARGEST PRIME NUMBER

22,338,618
is how many digits are in this 
REALLY, REALLY LONG
number


New York Times
(1-22-16)
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2 comments:

  1. Oh, not what I expected!
    —Paula Petard

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    1. I am sure that
      Mrs. CarPeo will be
      delighted to know
      it was not what you wanted!

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