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### ChemBoy

by ChemBoy (Priest)
 on Apr 04, 2001 at 01:45 UTC ( #69487=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer.
Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild beast has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams."

Genesis 37:19-20

### On the Picture

No, tye, that's definitely not my mother.

### On Me

#### Prehistory

I was born of poor but honest academics in sunny Seattle, Wa, something over 30 years ago, and spent much of the first 12 years of my life riding a school bus by the headquarters of Nintendo of America and The Borg every day. I remained (largely) unscarred by this experience only thanks to parents who didn't believe in Television, and Apple Computer's marvelous product line.

More recently, I somehow ended up as a computational Chemist for a small pharmaceuticals company in Connecticut, partly as a result of having decided on a whim that I should acquire some Perl skills the summer after I graduated from college. Apparently I picked up enough of them, since I stuck in that job for the better part of a decade.

#### Current news

In the aftermath of that job's demise (along with most other jobs at that particular company), I've moved to New York and become a starving student with Perl-hostile professors, which partially explains my reduced probability density on Perlmonks these days.

### On numbers

 tilly wonders if anyone has any integers of 15-50 digits that they need factored... s/need/want/ s/want/would be amused to see/ s/amused/mildly amused/ for (1..50) {\$foo .= int rand 10} print TILLY \$foo ChemBoy: Your number is 23281692191326971370466218212504823982192335923150 and the factorization is [2,1;3,2;5,2;37,1;3967,1;37783747331959,1;9328956680850807325237324387,1] coool.... Note that the semi-colons divide factors, each of which is in the form, "number,repeated" ChemBoy waits patiently for tilly's program to spit out a piece of advice and his exact weight

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