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  • Suppose you are stuck alone on a desert island with just your needlework kit. Your challenge: determine the value of π, to some prespecified level of accuracy. Not a problem!

    December 5, 2007

  • Then, in one hundred words or fewer, prove that there are an infinite number of prime numbers.

    December 5, 2007

  • I love the first line of sionnach's comment which has rocketed to the top of my list of existential dilemmas. (No, they're not on Wordie. I keep them in re-usable hessian bag and fret about them in private.)

    December 5, 2007