Tuesday, June 5, 2007



142857 is a cyclic number, the numbers of which always appear in the same order but rotated around when multipled by any number from 1 to 6.
142857 * 2 = 285714
142857 * 3 = 428571
142857 * 4 = 571428
142857 * 5 = 714285
142857 * 6 = 857142.

First 1000 digits of Pi

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592 3078164062862089986280348253421170679821480865132823066470938440 9550582231725359408128481117450284102701938521105559644622948954 9303819644288109756659334461284756482337867831652712019091456485 6692346034861045432664821339360726024914127372458700660631558817 4881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384 1469519415116094330572703657595919530921861173819326117931051185 4807446237996274956735188575272489122793818301194912983367336244 0656643086021394946395224737190702179860943702770539217176293176 7523846748184676694051320005681271452635608277857713427577896091 7363717872146844090122495343014654958537105079227968925892354201 9956112129021960864034418159813629774771309960518707211349999998 3729780499510597317328160963185950244594553469083026425223082533 4468503526193118817101000313783875288658753320838142061717766914 730359825349042875546873115956286382353787593751957781857780532 171226806613001927876611195909216420199

Monday, June 4, 2007

First Apple iPhone "THE GOD-MACHINE"

It has been almost six months since Mr. Jobs, the world’s consummate salesman, introduced the iPhone as the Ronco Veg-O-Matic for the Internet era. Tongue only partly in cheek, Mr. Jobs promised that Apple’s entry into the cellular handset market would be a better phone, Web browser and music player.
Mr. Jobs succeeded in building expectations for what some have called “the God machine.” The bar-of-soap-size phone is being coveted as a talisman for a digital age, and iPhone hysteria is beginning to reach levels usually reserved for video-game machines at Christmas.
Although the phones are expected to cost as much as $600 when they go on sale at Apple and AT&T stores later this month, each company has received more than a million inquiries about the product's availability. Apple disclosed in television commercials Sunday night that the phone would be released June 29.

Dell + Microsoft + Novell = Linux?

A new twist in the advancement of Linux on the desktop: An oddball pact among Dell, Microsoft, and Novell is going to work to make Linux more viable on the desktop, according to Business week. Microsoft and Novell joined forces, sort of, late last year. And now, customers really seem to be signing up.
The whole affair is rather convoluted: Microsoft will license Windows alongside Novell's Linux platform, and Dell is buying both from Microsoft. The goal doesn't seem to be to move people off of Windows, really, but to get users of other Linux systems to move to the Novell system. Meanwhile, Microsoft has pledged not to sue Novell over patents, something CEO
Steve Ballmer never shuts up about.
Rest assured this doesn't mean Microsoft is selling Linux for Dell to install on desktop PCs. That news, about
Dell installing Ubuntu on select desktop models, is completely separate and unrelated to this pact. Rather, the Microsoft-Novell deal is all about server OSes which Dell will in turn install on servers it sells.
All of this is a long way of saying that Linux is really on the rise in both the server and desktop universe. But so far, Dell seems to be the only company really embracing the movement. Who will be next to jump into the open source pool?

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