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The Perfect Way To Slice a Pizza 282 282

Posted by samzenpus
from the equal-distribution-of-the-pie dept.
iamapizza writes "New Scientist reports on the quest of two math boffins for the perfect way to slice a pizza. It's an interesting and in-depth article; 'The problem that bothered them was this. Suppose the harried waiter cuts the pizza off-center, but with all the edge-to-edge cuts crossing at a single point, and with the same angle between adjacent cuts. The off-center cuts mean the slices will not all be the same size, so if two people take turns to take neighboring slices, will they get equal shares by the time they have gone right round the pizza — and if not, who will get more?' This is useful, of course, if you're familiar with the concept of 'sharing' a pizza."

Comment: With IBM stating that it'll support Solaris... (Score 1) 101 101

by grunby (#13938813) Attached to: Solaris Now an Option for IBM Blades
This should provide IBM a boost in sales being that it's looking like it's providing true support for Solaris. Last I checked, other x86 blade vendors (HP and Dell come to mind) were only truly supporting Windows and Linux. Even though I consider them both enterprise operating systems, it'd be a lot easier justifying IBM BladeCenters to the higher ups and getting them in-house with Sun's support. In the long run, this could also get the convergence on one *nix OS (linux) easier since the gateway is in place.

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