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14 October 2006 @ 03:19 am
A Million Random Digits  
Bruce Schneier reminisces about the RAND Corporation's A Million Little Digits : With 100,000 Normal Deviates, which is a collection of random numbers from when computing random numbers was hard. The Amazon user reviews are absolutely hysterical. It started me reminiscing about A Dictionary of Real Numbers, a disturbingly finite tome which we read aloud to each other during Real Analysis and Abstract Algebra homework sessions. Believe me when I say: irrational numbers were just funnier then.
prof_vencireprof_vencire on October 14th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
They drank more, too. There was this great Real Number who worked the Catskills who was actually pretty funny. He could have been great, but he had to take care of his son who was a bit "touched". Poor guy, it really drags you down when your son is irrational.