Fun For The Math Geeks

Tomorrow is April 1st. Besides being the Conflicker worm deploy date, it is also a “square day.” We had a square day already this year, March 3, and another on March 5.

A “square day” is one in which, with the application of a little mathematical numerology, you can see a square root. March 3rd in mathematical terms is 03-03-09, or 3*3=9. April 1st is also a square day, although not in as obvious a way. April 1, 2009 is 04/01/2009, or 4012009, which has 2003 as a square root (2003*2003 = 4012009.)

Okay, somewhat obtuse, but I work with a lot of mathematicians, and they are a hoot to listen to when they go off on tangents like this. Persons born in 1980 can say in the year 2025 that they are in their “square year,” as 45*45=2025. I don’t have the brains to figure out when my “square year” would be, if there was one at all.

For mathematicians, this type of twisting of numbers is simply a matter of recognizing patterns in numbers, and using those patterns to draw mathematical conclusions. I know my brain doesn’t work that way. I’m glad to see that mathematicians have a sense of humor, too. Makes them a lot less scary, in my math-phobic brain.

GNC-2007-06-05 #273

Some of the best show comments in a long time end of show voice mail and email is definitively worth hanging out for. Be sure to check out the Tech Podcast Round Table Video as well!

Sponsors:
Sponsor: Save Money with all our GoDaddy Codes see our Promo Code Page
[Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days at GoToMeeting.com
/techpodcasts
. No credit card needed.]

Watch Saturdays Live Round Table Recording

Twitter Me http://www.twitter.com/geeknews
Comments to 619-342-7365 e-mail to geeknews@gmail.com

Listener Links:
Grouper.com
Vixy.net
video.allthingsd.com
Store Welcome
Flash Player add Ons
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3355
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3516
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1993
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2390
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3242
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4252
http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php
http://www.youtubex.com/
http://www.downloadyoutubevideos.com/
http://www.techcrunch.com/get-youtube-movie/
Apple Flash

Show Notes:
Botnet Battle
Bliin
Shuttle Strike
Mark Cuban way off Base
Windows Apps run on Leopard
Cool iPhone Ads
Titan Radio Waves
Google Math Fun
RIAA throws in Towel
Web 2.0 on a Budget
CO2 Scheme
Not Just DRM Free
MP3/AAC Volume Issue Fixed
Larry Flyntt’s Bribe
IE7 & Forefox Flaw
Mars Photos Released
Fon’s New La Fonera
SSD Drive Updates
802.11n
Venus Fly By
Twitter From Skype
iPhone + AT&T + Edge = Crappy Speed
USB Squid Cable
FeedDemon and Video
synthasite.com
Eyejot
Hilton – VOIP and Broadband
Tech Sites that Receive Payola
Shuttle Crew at Cape