357686312646216567629137 and Friends

Many people close to FWPhys are aware of, in possession of, or about to possess, our first STEM merchandise, the Left Truncatable Prime Pencil. Printed on it is the largest base-10 number that remains prime as you remove digits from the left side by means of sharpening the pencil. US$3 a pair. It's common knowledge … Continue reading 357686312646216567629137 and Friends

Iridium Point Goes to 1st International Symposium on Quantum Computing and Musical Creativity

Well, Y. F. Wang, PhD student at the Auckland U’s physics department is going. I don’t think my (computational) musical misadventures deserve any recognitions yet. This Event is hosted by University of Plymouth in late November, and features many downstream Quantum info professionals at places such as Cambridge Quantum Computing Lab and IBM. My notes … Continue reading Iridium Point Goes to 1st International Symposium on Quantum Computing and Musical Creativity

All Legal combinations of digits For the 24 Game

The rules of our 24 game are based on the original card game, and quite simple: Take 4 integers between 0 and 9, and by joining them with parentheses () and the 4 arithmetic symbols (+,-,×,÷) only, formulate an equation that gives 24. My mother and I used to compete and see who could work … Continue reading All Legal combinations of digits For the 24 Game

I Stand Firmly Against Apple’s Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology

On 8 Aug 2021, I signed my name on appleprivacyletter.com, an open letter voicing the community's deep concern for Apple's proposal of including a backdoor that scans all of the user's photos on their personal Apple devices and the iCloud Photo Library. You are invited to read the letter for a more comprehensive summary of … Continue reading I Stand Firmly Against Apple’s Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology

[LUX] Entries to the 2021 AUTC Photo Competition

Entries 2, 3, 5, and 7 won the top prize in their respective categories. This page is kept for archival purposes. Category 1: Tasteful Nudes No submission. Category 2: Above the bushline September 2020 Title: I Left My Water Bottle / Only Safe Place to Naruto RunLocation: Tongariro Northern Circuit* (Blue Lake) Category 3: Below … Continue reading [LUX] Entries to the 2021 AUTC Photo Competition