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Understanding the FFT, Second Edition
Examples are in BASIC (with line numbers even), but very simple explaination of the fast Fourier transform.


Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys (2nd edition)
Introduction to group theory using Rubik's cubes. Lots of typos, but they won't slow you down much.


Cryptography Decrypted
Cryptography explained in pictures.


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Submission + - The Pirate Bay About To Relaunch 3

kungfujesus writes: The Pirate Bay crew has been working on this secret project for quite some time now. Back in April they wrote a cryptic post on their blog announcing that something was coming. In a response to this announcement TPB admin Brokep told TorrentFreak: "The past, the present and the future. It's all the same, but one thing's for sure, we will radiate for weeks", today it became clear that he was referring to the resurrection of Suprnova. Article Here
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Why Do Google Hit Numbers Vary? 378

Supa-Fly writes "I have a question about some conflicting results with the search engine google. I did a search for "pictures of mountains" and got exactly 1 million results. My friend did the same search (from the same office)and got 1,010,000 results. A second friend did the same search as the last 2 and got 1,020,000. These have not changed and every person gets the same results each time. My question is what is up with the discrepancies on google's search results?" Since this question is hard to answer from the outside, Craig Silverstein of Google kindly supplies his best answer to this question, below.

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