
Cool!
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
The metaphorical solid rearend expulsions have impacted the metaphorical motorized bladed rotating air movement mechanism.
Do questions with multiple question marks annoy you???





Those are ugly!!!
I'd rather be phishing!





Maximilien wrote: Those are ugly!!! No, that first link is to Mark's profile page. Look at the second link.
There are only 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.





"Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy" "A previously unnoticed property of prime numbers seems to violate a longstanding assumption about how they behave." [^].
"Among the first billion prime numbers, for instance, a prime ending in 9 is almost 65 percent more likely to be followed by a prime ending in 1 than another prime ending in 9. In a paper posted online today, Kannan Soundararajan and Robert Lemke Oliver of Stanford University present both numerical and theoretical evidence that prime numbers repel other wouldbe primes that end in the same digit, and have varied predilections for being followed by primes ending in the other possible final digits."
You woulda thunk there was nought left to discover about prime numbers.
I think what the "9's" are doing with "1's" is disgraceful, and stinks of imperialism.
«The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.» Soren Kierkegaard





Sounds like division in the ranks...





The 1's have had it too good for too long, they have it coming I tell ya.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine"  random QA comment
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I respectfully have to disagree. Everybody knows that 1 is the loneliest number.





I looked at the title of this thread on the homepage, and thought "that has to be Bill Woodruff".
You have a very interesting linguistic ability.
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
The metaphorical solid rearend expulsions have impacted the metaphorical motorized bladed rotating air movement mechanism.
Do questions with multiple question marks annoy you???





Is he a cunning linguist?





It says more about the authors than it does about numbers. Prime numbers are prime regardless of how they're represented. Base10 isn't the only option.





PIEBALDconsult wrote: Base10 isn't the only option.
And base10 isn't the only base which demonstrates weirdness:
Quote:
Looking at prime numbers written in base 3 — in which roughly half the primes end in 1 and half end in 2 — he found that among primes smaller than 1,000, a prime ending in 1 is more than twice as likely to be followed by a prime ending in 2 than by another prime ending in 1. Likewise, a prime ending in 2 prefers to be followed a prime ending in 1.
...
Lemke Oliver and Soundararajan discovered that this sort of bias in the final digits of consecutive primes holds not just in base 3, but also in base 10 and several other bases; they conjecture that it’s true in every base.
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 Homer





It isn't just the base number 10, if you read the article, you'll find that:
Quote: Looking at prime numbers written in base 3 — in which roughly half the primes end in 1 and half end in 2 — he found that among primes smaller than 1,000, a prime ending in 1 is more than twice as likely to be followed by a prime ending in 2 than by another prime ending in 1. Likewise, a prime ending in 2 prefers to be followed a prime ending in 1.
This really appears to be related to the numbers as such, not an artefact of the decimal representation.
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Perhaps you should try actually reading the article, which mentions other bases. The issue isn't the base, but that the differences between consecutive primes isn't entirely random.





I like it when 6s go with 9s.
"You'd have to be a floating database guru clad in a white toga and ghandi level of sereneness to fix this goddamn clusterfuck.", BruceN[ ^]





I love how this whole thing is presented as if the numbers are actors that actually have a say in all this  "repel" etc.
Math theory as a drama or suspense novel  West End Math Story





Reminds me of a strip with a guy viewing a graph of the function y=1/x : "They say they'll meet in infinity" And the girl next to him: "How romantic"
GOTOs are a bit like wire coat hangers: they tend to breed in the darkness, such that where there once were few, eventually there are many, and the program's architecture collapses beneath them. (Fran Poretto)





Quote: Among the first billion prime numbers This doesn't seem any more startling than getting 4 heads in a row when flipping a coin. There are an infinite number of primes, so eventually the distribution will even out.
Cheers,
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Yes, they do. But according to the article, what these mathematicians were amazed at was how LONG it takes for them to even out. Much longer than their intuition would have predicted. (They were also surprised at how long it took to notice this peculiarity.)





Those are totally different things. Getting 4 heads in a row is a random outcome that is exactly as likely as getting 4 tails in a row. This discovery is about nonrandom patterns in the differences between consecutive primes.






Jeremy Falcon





More like parallel tasks than multiple threads, but yeah, got the core idea





Matthew is currently working on the QA issue we've been seeing (it's related to threading issues with new code to push docs to our search servers) and he almost cried in shared despair at that.
cheers
Chris Maunder





Get a cat.
It may not cure the problem, but it'll look cute while it's not doing it!
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...





Posting No URL here, so as not to be accused of Link Planting.
I really want to know if others here have tried Joe's Data, and if so, what of it ?
When I saw that I would have to install Joe's app on my my machine, I backed off.
Still, when I see, from time to time, what Joe can has to offer, it's still attractive.
(That is, attractive to someone who has never used it.)
I want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly from those who have it.
Does it turn into a paid service later ?



