There is an unconfirmed claim for Mersenne prime #39 of over 3,500,000 digits, for which a considerable amount of money has been awarded. More info: Mersenne primes, Prizes and Primenet. Also this story in Slashdot.
Eric Weisstein’s World of Mathematics, a free, online encyclopedia of mathematics was taken off the web thanks to a lawsuit by CRC Publishing. After much legal wrangling, it returns today stronger than ever. See it rise from the ashes at http://mathworld.wolfram.com. You can also readthe complete history of what happened to the site here. Very interesting.
It’s not the first time people talk about it, but it’s certainly the first time I read about it in a well-known source: hydrogen as the future alternative energy. Read more at Discover. BTW, here in Valencia some scientifics from the Universitat de València-Estudi General said in 1999 they got an hydrogen-powered engine… but I didn’t get any news since then. Was it a hoax?
According to the investigations of three astronomers, there’s a second moon orbiting around the Earth. It’s called Cruithne and it takes 770 (!) years to complete its horseshoe-shaped orbit. More info at space.com.
Oh yes, I already know. Some files for the Linux 2.4.0 Poster are missing. Concretely, that of the third row (from poster.3.1.pdf to poster.3.6.pdf). I hope to upload them in a few days, but I have a space problem (my hoster gives me no more space!). If you can help (by providing web space in a reliable location in Europe, without ads), please e-mail me
(31-10-01, 11.00 GMT)Oops! I’ve stored the files in Geocities, but Geoboys don’t allow to put external links (or it seems so). Try downloading from http://www.geocities.com/paugq and http://www.geocities.com/paugq2.
Pau’s site on the web has been (finally) updated. Well, in fact it has been completely redesigned and content renewed.
- Changed look & feel: this is now a weblog (kudos to Blogger for this service; and still better, it’s free as the beer!). If you want to post to the weblog, you have to ask me permission (don’t hesitate to e-mail me)
- Changed language: new page is written in English (the former one was written in Catalan). Some very local contents will be in Catalan or (seldom) in Spanish.
- New sections: programming, links, about me. In a (hopelly) close future there’ll be a new revolutionaire web-app that I’m developing. I’m also trying to patent it (my first patent, woohoo!)
BTW, the upper banner annoys me just as much as it does you. I’m just a poor student, so if you want it off, stop complaining and send me $12! (i.e. using PayPal).