June 22, 2004 should have done it by now, but I didn't
A kind reader pointed out to me that I made a similar mistake as
Bill Gates did in his book, in saying "factor large primes". I had
the luxury of a head injury at the time (as the passage was keen
to point out), so that's my excuse. What I meant to say on June 17th,
was "factor large numbers into their prime factors" rather than "factor
large prime numbers". Thank you, sir (I don't know your name, but I can
say 'mr dkl tessellated who is uberpedantic'), and I'm pleased to know
that I already had the ability to factor large primes, in constant time,
err well logarithmic time, actually, since each digit takes time to write
out...
[edit: or I suppose, saying "factor large numbers into their prime
factors is redundant, I could just say "factor large numbers"]
In other news, just finished reading (last night) The Confusion by Neal
Stephenson. So good. I can't wait for the third book in the series.
I LOVE YOU NEAL. YOU RULE. CAN I BUY YOU A CHOCOLATE TREAT? :)
Now I gotta decide what to read next, until September.
In the mean time, ordered an Amtel AVR starter kit. mmm.
Oh the irony, that on Webdog, I'm the only one (of Nullsoft) who's updated
his .plan this year, and I don't even work there anymore! HAHA.
