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Comment: Re:doesn't help people take games seriously either (Score 1) 737 737

I actually doubt this. Not only have I never seen a reputable source reporting this, from personal experience videogamers and other techies are about the least likely segment of the population to ever do this. Lawyers, salesmen, politicians... those are the groups that might act like this.

Comment: Re:FIrst Post Maybe? (Score 1) 549 549

It's an invalid point. The 'shittiest jobs' are low-paid because they're menial, require no skill, and anybody can do them. The shitty jobs that require intelligence and skill are... highly paid. And there are many shitty jobs that are highly paid.

It isn't decided by race, gender, or economic status. It's decided by the market, and the demand for the work an individual is able to do.

Comment: not sure... (Score 1) 248 248

Ok, this isn't rigorous at all (obviously), but it seems to me that if the size of the gap continuously grew, but fluctuated randomly, you would still have an infinite number of primes close together even though the average distance between them never stopped increasing. They would become fewer and fewer, but never stop, and hence would be infinite.

Not doubting the guy's work, but I'm doubting the summary's "the gaps between consecutive numbers don't keep growing forever."

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming

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