Archive for date: March 9, 2007

Serbian vampire hunters prevent Milosevic come-back

March 9, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

You just can’t make crap like this up.

Cornell University has scans of Scientific American

March 9, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

As part of Cornell Uniersity’s Making of America, they have scans of Scientific American from 1846-1869. Very nice, albeit with their rather obtuse and probably meaningless usage restrictions. Technorati Tags: Public Domain, Scientific American Here’s the full page of an issue which describes Lord Rosse’s telescope (with the illustration below). Oops. That was a link […]

Billionth Hex Digit of π

March 9, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, after tinkering around with my implementation of the BBP algorithm a bit more, i was able to get it to work out until about 108, but no further. I suspect that some kind of implicit type conversion was happening that was truncating values in an inappropriate way, resulting in loss of precision. So, after […]