A miscellaneous compendium of unsolved math problems

Math is a fascinating world. It explains quantitatively almost every process on earth, even in the universe. From traffic patterns to cell differentiation, math is used to forecast future outcomes and explain historical trends.

Personally, I have a great interest in number theory. With that being said, this list won’t cover every single unsolved problem in mathematics; rather, only those that deal with numbers, number sequences, and how numbers relate to each other. Even among unsolved problems in number theory, there are some that are way too complex for a human being to understand. Perhaps that’s why they remain unsolved.

Without further adieu, here is the list:
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Why technology scares me

Here I am, sitting in my car as a passenger, heading home from a friend’s concert. I’m using this iPhone to post to my blog, I have google maps loaded, and it’s tracking this car’ down to the meter via gps. Meanwhile, on another tab, safari is loaded on twitter and gmail, and every time I pull down the page it refreshes with my latest tweets and emails.

And this is all on an iPhone.

Sometimes, it’s scary to think about how far technology has come these days. The world of technology is growing at an exponential rate, and there seems to be no sign of slowing down. Will we be become completely reliant on cellphones, tablets, and laptops?

Here are some other aspects of technology that I look forward to, but at he same time, have a slight fear of:

-sapient robots that have human emotions and can learn like a human being.
-computer chips embedded with in us instead of credit cards
-adding a hard drive to the brain to record every waking moment from birth to death
-security cameras and sensors everywhere that know where you are, what you’re doing, and who you’re with

1984 may be closer than we think.

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,400 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

A list of dislikes, PART 1

A list of the stuff that my life could be without

Ok, usually, I post about things I like, but occasionally, you just gotta let it out, you know what I’m saying?

But hey, this isn’t just going to be a list of dislikes, I’ll explain why I dislike it (as best as I can), promise.
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Twitter's 385 banned passwords

Did you know that there are 386 passwords that you can’t use to log in to your account? It’s true! But, that 386 less passwords for hackers to try to guess 🙂 (of course, if you pick a secure password no one’s gonna get it.) How do we know? These passwords are all in a comma-delimited list of banned passwords in the Twitter.com/signup source code. Continue reading “Twitter's 385 banned passwords”