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The Future of the UK, Scotland, New Britain, and The European Union

So, the latest poll shows that support for Scottish independence from the UK is rapidly growing, and has now passed the 50% required to win in the upcoming referendum – and increasing by about 5% a week. If this rate … Continue reading

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Has the popularity of PHP (the most-used web server language) now peaked?

After a number of years of consolidation, in which users flocked from Perl to PHP because it was so much faster, easier to use, and could handle more connections at a time (although Perl nowadays is extremely fast and sleek, … Continue reading

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Primes, Pseudo Primes, And Yet More Primes!

It’s possible to tell whether or not a number is prime in a number of ways. You can crunch through all possible factors of a number until you have a definitive result (which can take an exceedingly long time for … Continue reading

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Animals are warm blooded because chocolate

Actually, because fat, to be more precise. As long-time readers will probably know I have so far lost over 50 pounds and reversed pre-diabetes by eating a ketogenic diet, in which carbohydrates are kept to a minimum, replaced with greater … Continue reading

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Dancing With Bits

Following on from my recent mathematical investigations into infinities and prime numbers, I’ve branched out into playing with irrational numbers such as the square root of 2, e, and π – numbers whose fractional part is infinite – attempting to … Continue reading

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Try Prime Spirals for Yourself

I’ve spent the last few days refining my prime spirals software to the point that it can now display all prime numbers, or subsets such as those separated by a distance of 2, 4, or other numbers, or primes that … Continue reading

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A First Hypothesis on My “Nixon” Prime Spirals

Somewhere around 200BC a Greek mathematician called Eratosthenes described a sieve method that could be used to generate prime numbers. For low prime numbers it’s not too hard to tell whether a number is prime by testing it for having … Continue reading

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Is it just me, or have I stumbled across something new about prime numbers?

There’s a thing in mathematics known as the Ulam Spiral, which is created by writing all the numbers from 1 upwards in a rotating pattern around a grid. This spiral was discovered by Stanislaw Ulam in 1963 while doodling during … Continue reading

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The Everything Numbers

Every word ever written or spoken, every thought ever conceived, every book or poem ever crafted, every movie ever filmed or program developed, every strand of DNA, every atomic structure, every gas nebula, every black hole – in the past, … Continue reading

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Is grounding the cure for the modern malaise?

I’ve been looking into a strange phenomenon recently that promises to become a health revolution. Actually, it’s not so much of a cure, as a correction for a problem caused by modern living, in that over the last hundred or … Continue reading

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