Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Bug That Ate Thursday

As I was finishing up the previous post here at, I noticed something off-kilter about the appearance of a few mathematical expressions. Here’s an enlarged example: Notice the spacing around the minus sign. It’s too close to the argument … Continue reading

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Number Factoids

The web sites and dish up a smorgasbord of facts about every natural number from 1 to 999,999,999,999,999. Type in your favorite positive integer (provided it’s less than 1015) and you’ll get a list of prime factors, a … Continue reading

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