Tuesday, September 11, 2012
"It is not known whether there are any odd perfect numbers, nor is it known whether the series of even perfect numbers continues indefinitely. The first five even perfect numbers are
6, 28, 496, 8,128, 33,550,336."
Hmm..., I wonder, whether 33,550,336 might be the largest number used by the Ancient Egyptians, as it were. That would be rather remarkable, indeed!
A lakh ( /ˈlæk/ LAK or /ˈlɑːk/ LAHK; also lac; abbreviated L; Sinhala: ලක්ෂය, Hindi: लाख, Marathi: लाख, Nepali: लाख, Bengali: লাখ, Urdu: لاکھ) is a unit in the South Asian numbering system equal to one hundred thousand (100,000; 105), written as 100,000. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Very curious, indeed....
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
"He who yields to popular clamor, in the midst of excitement, and abandons principle, whether from mistaken ideas of patriotic duty, or for mere expediency, is sure to have abundant cause to regret it. The majority of the people are honest, and though they may become excited, and may for a time be led astray by designing politicians or unprincipled leaders, they will, when correctly informed, generally do right, and stand by principle; and will in the end bestow their confidence most liberally upon the public man, who has the moral firmness and determination to resist their will, when they are excited and misled, and to invite them back to the true path of first principles."
Gov. Joseph E. Brown [Wikipedia] Nov 5, 1863
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA,AT THE ANNUAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY [Academic Affairs Library, UNC-CH]
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
October 10th marked the beginning of this regional campaign: #OccupyOakland takes over Frank Ogawa Plaza
Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Last updated on 05:45AM, Tuesday, October 11, 2011
An Occupy Oakland protestor in Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland is now occupied territory.
Joining in solidarity with similar movements that have sprung up in 25 major U.S. cities in protest of Wall Street capitalism, a crowd of almost 1,000 people - not bad for a rainy day - descended on Frank Ogawa Plaza - rechristened Oscar Grant Plaza for the occasion - Monday for a peaceful, and surprisingly interesting protest.
Several attendees who set up tents, stayed the night - and may continue to do so till they feel their voices are heard.