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1 Call me naive, but isn't there a really easy way to tell if a binary number is even? Assuming it's not being represented in floating point, at least.

Posted by: normal at Thursday, December 28 2023 09:25 PM (bg2DR)

2 Normal:  yes, look at the least significant bit.  In C, you can write something like     if (var & 1) // number is odd

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, December 29 2023 12:14 AM (BMUHC)

3 "Bought a new router. And 15 bits. Which came in a box."
Whoo-hoo, had to back up and reparse that sentence halfway through!

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, December 29 2023 12:14 AM (BMUHC)

4 Gotta say, I'm the sort who is not thoughtful or observant enough to notice the good clever algorithm, and I am quite likely to try to pull together really stupid brute force attempts at whatever. Then I looked at the Is-Prime library. Well, that explains why the thing is of zero interest in terms of computer science or mathematics.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Friday, December 29 2023 01:55 AM (r9O5h)

5 Something's in the air.  This is not the only place I've seen today with links to stuff that makes me wonder if April Fools is early this year.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, December 29 2023 10:31 AM (BMUHC)

6 There's a fairly simple explanation, if that is pattern driven by something.

Everyone has been driven a bit mad these past few years, and this time of year is just liminal enough to throw a few extra of us off balance. 

Full moon was Tuesday. 

Dunno.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Friday, December 29 2023 03:20 PM (r9O5h)

7 Yeah, the Is-Prime joke seemed a bit obvious, given the 95% accuracy disclaimer.

Posted by: normal at Friday, December 29 2023 09:33 PM (bg2DR)

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