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 Sep 14 awarded Famous Question Jun 5 comment Proof convergence for the Newton's method This has nothing to do with Mathematica. Voted to close/migrate to math.exchange. May 24 answered why is $2.2250738585072014\text{e}{-308}$ not a number? Apr 18 comment Error in my proof? @egreg - I know it doesn't, but saying it does not apply doesn't count. For a rigorous proof he has to show it, otherwise his proof is incomplete, as you no doubt know. Apr 18 answered Error in my proof? Apr 18 comment Error in my proof? The exponent approaching zero is not sufficient. Think of $0^0$. Apr 18 comment Mathematically, why was the Enigma machine so hard to crack? I agree with A.P. that the Rubik's Cube is not a good analogy. If you can memorize a small number of rules a human can solve any Cube configuration in seconds, despite its 10^20 possible combinations. A common PC will do it in a few microseconds. Jan 9 awarded Yearling Jul 2 awarded Curious Apr 4 awarded Popular Question Apr 2 awarded Nice Question Mar 30 comment How to explain Real Big Numbers? @user136774 - That's why I say for most practical purposes. I remember a quote by a professor: "In theory the summation goes to infinity, but in practice infinity is five." When was the last time you needed Graham's Number in a real-life application? Or even 10^20? Mar 28 awarded Popular Question Mar 23 awarded Popular Question Jan 22 accepted What are these sets of Pythagorean triples called? Jan 11 asked What are these sets of Pythagorean triples called? Jan 9 awarded Nice Question Nov 22 awarded Popular Question Sep 29 awarded Notable Question Aug 7 awarded Yearling