Items tagged with math

Today is March 14, the fourteenth day of the third month (3.14) otherwise known as Pi day, a once a year occasion in which you can put aside your disdain for math (or embrace your love of math, as it were) and celebrate with fellow geeks by stuffing your face full of pie. It might not be as fun as Talk Like a Pirate Day, but hey, we're all for made up holidays that give us an excuse to do anything but work. Alternately, you can get your full geek on over at PiDay.org, a website that obviously embraces the holiday and is a place you can learn more about Pi, pick up themed gear like T-shirts, buttons,... Read more...
A Google user group has apparently started to uncover a surprisingly large number of related bugs in Excel 2007.  The bug seems to take most, perhaps all, multiplications problems that would result in the answer 65535 and displays the answer 100000 instead.The bug doesn't just stop there, there are times when doing further operations on a 'bugged' cell will result in correct results and times where it won't:There appears to be further bugs that spring from this one.  For example: “What's even stranger is this:Suppose the formula is in A1. =A1+1 returns 100001, which appears to show the formula... Read more...
The Register is reporting that Apple's first sub-notebook in almost a decade might very well come with a flash drive: "Rumours that Apple is working on a sub-notebook computer were given weight this week when a Wall Street analyst claimed the ultra-compact MacBook will use Flash storage. American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu wrote and told investors: "This is a new sub-notebook form factor that will use NAND Flash as primary storage. Our sources indicate that Apple would like to introduce the product in H2 2007." It won't be the... Read more...
Adtron announced that it is now shipping its new generation of Flashpak drives in both SATA and IDE interfaces in the 2.5" form factor. Here's a quick blurb: "Solid state flash disk manufacturer Adtron Corporation, announces today the immediate availability of its most advanced generation of the Adtron Flashpak Family of products including the IDE and Serial ATA (SATA) flash disk models" Adtron has typically serviced aerospace, medical, and enterprise fields, however the release of this drive is very good news for the average Joe. It is likely that once some of the major players start... Read more...
Hey folks! I hope everyone enjoyed memorial day. Despite the thunder storms in the northeast, I managed to have a good day. Tuesday is here however, so it's time to get back into the swing of things, and time for you to check out today's news. Oh, and if this is your first trip to HH in the past few days, you should check out HotHardware's Editor's Rig, and Dave's preview of ATI's CrossFire Technology. Intel Pentium D 820 and Pentium 4 670 Review @ The Tech Zone "The dual core processor is what I consider the next major technological step in the evolution of the processor. With the exception... Read more...