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The Biggest Number

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I don’t like to post links, but I find this very interesting.

Who Can Name the Bigger Number? by Scott Aaronson

It touches on so many fascinating topics.

I found it via Hacker News.

Which pointed me to the original contest and the results. The results are also available here.

Related to this, I didn’t know that Douglas Hofstadter once ran a largest number game in the June 1983 issue of Scientific American.

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Distributing Linux binaries

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm

In this post I will talk about how to distribute binary applications on Linux. My target is to describe how to distribute a binary that will run on as many distributions as possible, without relying on a package manager such as RPM.

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