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I Am Fascinated By Prime Numbers

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    Is 59595 A Prime Number?

    No, silly, any number ending in 5 is divisible by 5. Why did this number come up? It's how many EP points I reached as of today and I've always thought "symmetrical numbers" are cool. BTW, is the number of EP points YOU have a prime number?
    freeed freeed 61-65, M Apr 16, 2011

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    I almost became a computer criminal at 17 years

    old because of a fascination with prime numbers. I had just read Rivest Shamir and Adlemans article in the 1979 issue of Scientic American on Nondeterministic Polynomail Time Problems. In it they detail the workings of public key cryptosystems, that are used in your browser...
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    Why I Love Prime Numbers

    I didn’t always like prime numbers. For Pete’s sake, dividing by 2 is always easier… and 10 is a fabulous number if you’re doing any arithmetical work. I discovered the beauty of prime numbers totally by accident. I inadvertently set a timer for 59 minutes. It just...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    Prime Numbers

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    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    I AM 177

    I happened on this group by 'accident' (although, in reality, there are really no accidents). Anyway, if I am permitted to join, that would make me no. 177 (another prime number). I am also writing this on Saturday, the seventh day of the week (yet another prime).
    leprechaunz leprechaunz 56-60, M Sep 20, 2013

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    Does 1910194 Mean Anything To You?

    It appears in the book Japa Yoga by Svami Sivananda and I always wondered what its significance is - the book's context isn't explicit. It would have been cooler if it were 1910191. Neither of these 2 are prime numbers, however. FYI the next smaller number which is prime is...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M Apr 16, 2011

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    Anyone Else Solve That Google Riddle To Find The First 10 Digit Prime In E?

    If so, how? I hacked my way through it using microsoft excel (cause I'm not a coder) took a few hours but very fun! http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3916173
    dlmolicares dlmolicares 36-40 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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    I Think That I Must Have Lost Some IQ Points!

    When I was a kid in both Junior-High and High School, I was tested, and my IQ scores were 165 and 185. I could figure out puzzles and riddles, decipher codes, analyze situations, size up people, and do a plethora of 'brainy' other stuff way back when. Later, I gave birth to 5...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    The Only 'even' Number That I Like Is 2

    I don't know how I got into the 'prime number thing', but now, when I set my microwave oven or dryer for time, it has to be a prime number. I'm not totally obsessed with prime numbers...they can just be odd numbers; but even number drive me nuts... with the exception of 2, which...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F Apr 23, 2012

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    Right Trunctable Primes

    These are strange primes in that, if you successively remove the right-most digit another prime results, BUT even stranger is that if you coninue to do this, every "new [smaller]" number will also be prime. Here's an example: 3797  379   37    3...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 4 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    73, The Best Number

    My guess is that this has already been posted, but it is a tribute to New Chrissy, nevertheless73 is the best number because:It is the 21st prime number;Its product is 21 (7X3=21);37 is its inverse, which is the 12 prime number12 is the inverse of 21.Dr. Sheldon CooperThis is the...
    Ramrodd Ramrodd 61-65, M Jan 8, 2013

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    Left Trunctable Primes

    As a counterpoint to my story "Right Trunctable Primes", the curious will be satisfied to know there ARE Left Trunctable Primes as well, which are prime numbers that remain prime when the leading digit is removed successively. Here are some: 2, 3, 5, 7, 13, 17, 23, 37, 43, 47, 53...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Ahhh The Number 13, It Always Fascinates Me..

    I love the number 13 as much as people hate it, along with the number 17, wherever i go i use the number 13 in whatever thing i do!!
    brokenwings13 brokenwings13 22-25, M Apr 25, 2011

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    Is 2,904,897 A Prime Number?

    This little trick may win a bar bet someday and it's inexplicable on the surface, so is cool just for that. Well, it's not EVEN, so isn't a multiple of 2, doesn't end in 5, so isn't divisible by 5, but that leaves a lot of ground. In case you forgot, you only have to divide a...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 9 Responses May 26, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    You guys should check this site out: http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/p/what-are-angel-numbers.html I've started seeing these numbers a couple of years ago, and...
    Mimi7777 Mimi7777 16-17, F Aug 7

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    I don't know if it is better to say that "I am fascinated by human behavior" or that "I am a stalker" haha. I really enjoy just watching people. Watching what they do when they...
    heapograss heapograss 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I admit my interest for the Knight's Templar was all thanks to the Assassins Creed franchise. The games made me fascinated with the order and thus started my epic journey to gain...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I am a high school teacher and a part-time college professor. I teach advanced undergraduate psychology courses. For example; abnormal and forensic psychology courses. I love...
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I'm not sure whether I am fascinated by this because it is an experiment in mutual understanding or narcissism, or both.
    StaringAtTheSea StaringAtTheSea 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 8

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    I'm particularly fascinated by our capacity for cruel acts. I have a sort of morbid curiosity with trying to understand how people can stoop to bad deeds and mistreatment of others...
    ACasualGuy ACasualGuy 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by how the human psyche operates. I think I could easily sit through countless Psychology classes and still feel like there is...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I'm fascinated by humans in general. Like the range of bodies and personalities and quirks and vices... such a variety of humans! :)
    MrsApple MrsApple 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I think I should create some random new groups as this doesn't really count as "fascinated". I just finished two and half month run to impute (estimate/predict) cataloged...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm not a geek, but I am fascinated at how things have changed since I was born. My Dad always says he wants to catch up with technology, and I suppose it might seem liked a time...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I am an office manager in a pediatric practice. I'm fascinated by parental behavior! I don't think I'm the perfect mom but some people are just down right crazy parents! If you...
    TonysDoll TonysDoll 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't always have standards, but when I do, you'll hate me for it. That is, if you're a lazy bum. "When I die, I want my group mates to lower me into my grave so they can let me...
    Bumblebeat Bumblebeat 61-65, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am particularly fascinated by how many young people cannot write or use proper grammar. They can't even correct the spelling of their posts. I enjoy reading the stories written...
    OrigBareBeachBum OrigBareBeachBum 41-45, M 11 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My daughter has been seeing 9:11 on the clock often for the last 2 years and would point it out to bring attention to it. Of course it is as common to see any number on the clock...
    RzJx RzJx 36-40, F Aug 21

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    I wish they hadn't cancelled this awesome series! I like the films, but not as much as TFP cartoon series :3
    SuperLemon SuperLemon 18-21, F Aug 6

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    A friend sent me this. I thought it was cool, so now I'm sharing with you all!
    Shaun32 Shaun32 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Hello everyone. How was your day? Today was hard, but We made it right? Maybe we feel lonely and sad sometimes so much that we get so frustrated. But I trust that God has a plan...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    There's a famous song that says: people are strange..... How people behave really is relative. National identity, and personal preferences, convened by socio religious view...
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    Two things that have always bothered me about some people... is that they seen to mistake kindness for attraction or weakness I'm someone who came from a really small town to...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I find it rude and irritating when you are out with a friend/friends and they spend more time on their phones than talk to you.. When they do talk its never with full attention...
    Latenightunload Latenightunload 41-45, F 16 Responses Aug 2

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    Everyone I am so thankful to know you all. You give me so much that I could never return. But I will spend the rest of my life trying and giving you all I have. Really thank you...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Psychology really interests me because it shows me the similarities between us all. I've begun to see myself in others and gain a better understanding of traits I previously found...
    FluffyStuff FluffyStuff 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    How could you appreciate my works if from the start you refuse to.
    gaykoo gaykoo 31-35, M Aug 3

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    Im in big trouble right now that i suspected myself as hiv posive.. Ive been in a risky situation coz i had sex with someone i dont know . But it doesnt happen always. I only have...
    gaykoo gaykoo 31-35, M 8 Responses Aug 3

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    I remember thinking that the famous Mendenhall Glacier looked magnificent, the hues of blue accenting the stark whiteness of the centuries old ice. And I found myself walking...
    adventurer101 adventurer101 56-60, M Aug 3

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    I am a gay male or straight Transwomen and awesome. Screw all the haters!
    jlynn211 jlynn211 26-30, T 1 Response Aug 3

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    Imma chargin mah lazar shoop da whoop!
    jlynn211 jlynn211 26-30, T 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Just when I get excited about technology and how it's making lives easier, I hear of another abuse by sociopaths. I was reading about 'electronic pick pocketing'. Spookey. I...
    exmarinebusinessman exmarinebusinessman 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I read atheist remarks about Christianity and I wonder sometime where they get their opinions about God and my faith. I still love them but it is curious to me.
    silverfox54 silverfox54 56-60, F 9 Responses Aug 4

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    Every little thing about people tells you so much about them. How they speak, how their eyes move when they talk, their twitches and habits.. It's fascinating.
    megsupermaherio megsupermaherio 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    We each have our idiosyncrasies which make us who we are and human. There is a fascination to be beheld because we each adapt our behaviour to the stimuli we receive. I am a...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    The sweet magic of praise: “Tart words make no friends; a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar,” said Benjamin Franklin, stressing the fact that...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 6

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    My hair is a big part of my vanity, something I've always been proud of. I'm thinking of going bald for a month. I work in a public place. I wonder how I will deal with my vanity...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 16 Responses Aug 6

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    I think the thing about me is that I have a lot of interesting things that co-exist within me that are not necessarily compatible on paper. But somehow they all exist within me...
    NerdyNYX NerdyNYX 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 6

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