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    very interesting true crime documentary, especially to me because I used to hang out a lot in Atlantic City.
    a serial killer murdered 4 street girls in Atlantic City in 2006 and probably a few elsewhere and has never been caught.
    they call him the Eastbound Strangler because he always leaves his victims with their heads facing east.
    in the A&E doc on the same subject they claim the powerful pols in A.C. wanted to play down the story so as not to scare tourists
    many official and unofficial investigators are still trying to find this guy.
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    I am posting this for the Mathletes on this site - it refers to Prime Numbers - a 160 year old math problem has been solved (probably) - edit - should have said (maybe) after seeing 2nd link

    re the Riemann Hypothesis

    this involves prime numbers.
    the story says the math problem is 160 years old and that if and when confirmed the mathlete will be award $1 million.

    from the article:

    "To solve the hypothesis you need to find a way to predict the occurrence of every prime number, even though primes have historically been regarded as randomly distributed.
    It attempts to answer an old question about prime numbers (numbers that divide only by themselves and 1.) The hypothesis states that the distribution of primes is not random, but might follow a pattern described by an equation called the Riemann zeta function."


    https://www.sciencealert.com/top-mathematician-sir-michael-atiyah-solved-a-160-year-old-1-million-maths-problem-riemann-hypothesis
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunk View Post
    I am posting this for the Mathletes on this site - it refers to Prime Numbers - a 160 year old math problem has been solved (probably)

    re the Riemann Hypothesis

    this involves prime numbers.
    the story says the math problem is 160 years old and that if and when confirmed the mathlete will be award $1 million.

    from the article:

    "To solve the hypothesis you need to find a way to predict the occurrence of every prime number, even though primes have historically been regarded as randomly distributed.
    It attempts to answer an old question about prime numbers (numbers that divide only by themselves and 1.) The hypothesis states that the distribution of primes is not random, but might follow a pattern described by an equation called the Riemann zeta function."


    https://www.sciencealert.com/top-mathematician-sir-michael-atiyah-solved-a-160-year-old-1-million-maths-problem-riemann-hypothesis

    Nice to see someone take down a Clay Math millennium problem. I briefly spoke with Landon Clay when Clay Math published their 7 problems. I didn't have anything to do with it, but it's kept me aware of the problems and progress all these years later.

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    just found this - a 2nd article from Science Magazine expressing skepticism because the mathlete is 89 years old and has made mistakes before.

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018...old-hypothesis
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunk View Post
    just found this - a 2nd article from Science Magazine expressing skepticism because the mathlete is 89 years old and has made mistakes before.

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018...old-hypothesis
    Looks like his age is a prime number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMaster_Flash View Post
    You are not bright enough to know that you do NOT use more than one (1) exclamation point (!) at a time.

    You aren't an engineer. So tell us, Z', where do you "come off" endorsing common internet conspiracy memes like this one?

    You are an undereducated gambling addict.
    Perhaps you slept in a Holiday Inn last night.
    Not taking a side on this one, definitely not on the aforementioned topic, but I definitely think things going on behind the scenes are not always as neat and tidy as we would like to think, especially when pertaining to corporate interests

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    Oh darn. I loved this problem. I secretly wanted to solve it, but never put in any real effort. I loved how the asymptotes seemed to align with the prime numbers, but there was no way to prove all of them would. It was beautiful. The million was also winnable if you could find one that wasn't a prime I believe. I figured many others better at programming were on it and had a large head start, so I dropped it. Sounds like it's not fully solved by the comments. Maybe I should dust off my books lol.

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    re: Volunteering

    I retired and had too much time on my hands
    I decided to work as a volunteer
    the downside of volunteering is that you don't get paid
    the upside is you can pick and choose whatever you want


    I sit and talk with elderly people who are lonely
    and also tutor elementary school students who are slow in reading

    it's very rewarding
    the people who you are helping really appreciate it and it makes you feel good
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    drunk,
    Fix your sig.
    Your quotation is incomplete.
    Also, quotations are italicized, not underlined.

    It is properly rendered thus: "Everybody has a plan until they get hit in the face." Mike Tyson

    NOT
    "everybody has a plan until they get hit" Mike Tyson


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    Sheldon Cooper from the TV show Big Bang Theory is a very smart guy and he has a winning roulette system.

    believe half of what you see...........and none of what you hear..............Edgar Allan Poe

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