Microsoft has put up an ad comparing various Windows tablets to the iPad. So bigger is better right? On their original ad they claimed that the ASUS VivoTab Smart tablet had more area than the iPad. But Elliot Temple claims … Continue reading
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Previous post. So 50 billion apps downloaded on the iTunes store has come and gone, and I have nothing to show for it (except for a bunch of fun learning and some excitement for the next time). Things that happened: … Continue reading
The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive. Must read advice from Bill Waterson on Brain Pickings, Maria Popova’s blog. Your preparation for the real world is not in the answers you’ve learned, but in … Continue reading
Ok. When is it going to hit 50 billion? Put your bets down. Old posts from when Apple was at 25 billion app downloads. More questions: When will it hit 100 billion? 1 trillion? How many apps will be sold … Continue reading
Neat link: Team Maker Allows you to paste in a roster and make random groups. No friction, no mess. Cool stuff.
Intro to Computer programming worked at calculating digits of pi today. The actual algorithms aren’t too bad, but getting more than the standard number of digits from a double is a bit trickier. Here’s a program that calculates pi using: Bailey–Borwein–Plouffe formula … Continue reading
2^86 is largest known pwr of 2 that does not contain 0.What about other digits?Does each non-zero digit occur inf often among the pwrs of 2? — James Tanton (@jamestanton) March 6, 2013 Interesting. The Intro to Programming Students gave … Continue reading
Number theory nugget: 357686312646216567629137 is a prime number which remains prime after removing any number of digits from the left side! — Maths World UK (@MathsWorldUK) March 4, 2013 Otherwise known as left-truncating primes with every suffix prime and no … Continue reading
Are Double Stuf Oreos really double stuffed? Some disagreement here: Chris Danielson in part 1 2 and 3 versus Chris Lusto in part 1 and 2. Enter in the Mega Stuf Oreo. Is the Mega Stuf double stuffed, triple stuffed, more???? And who was correct, Chris or … Continue reading
How far away is the meteor from this security camera when it explodes?