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Comment Re:49152 (Score 1) 264

My point was that these tools did not support anything else than decimal. I started coding in assembler with a assembler/dissassemler tool written in BASIC. My sister's boyfriend had entered the listing from a book. It did not even use files, it was reading and writing directly from and to memory.

Comment would have been useful for Leonhard Euler (Score 1) 264

...when he tried to find a closed formula for sum(1/n^2). It is said that his first attempt at the problem was to compute some digits and see if he could recognize the emerging pattern. However, this approach was not successful so he had to find another way. Today, you can simply enter 1.6449340668 into Wolfram Alpha, and find pi^2/6 as a suggestion. Cool.

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