## 1001 to go!

Here’s the latest count of subscribers (as of 6:15 this morning):

1,001 Dalmatians to go. (Or was that 101?)

1. Posted July 14, 2017 at 8:19 am | Permalink

Wuffly.

2. Randy schenck
Posted July 14, 2017 at 8:21 am | Permalink

It is an even 1000 as I speak. You should be able to get this just with people in the building?

3. ThyroidPlanet
Posted July 14, 2017 at 8:28 am | Permalink

Prime factors of 1001 :

7 11 13

Prime factors tree :

1001
/ \
7 143
/ \
11 13
/ \
13 1

Source :

http://www.2dtx.com/prime/prime1001.html

And of course :

1001 binary = 9 decimal

• Posted July 14, 2017 at 11:56 am | Permalink

Why is Christmas like Halloween?

Because Dec 25 = Oct 31.

• ThyroidPlanet
Posted July 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

Bravo!

• JonLynnHarvey
Posted July 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

I heard that before as why do software engineers confuse Christmas with Halloween??

• Posted July 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

Good one! ðŸ™‚

• JonLynnHarvey
Posted July 14, 2017 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

Fairly easy to work out the 11 on the grounds that 1001 is 10^3 + 1^3 which factors to
(10+1)(10^2-10+1)

• gravelinspector-Aidan
Posted July 14, 2017 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

This is the basis for a range of “party tricks” where you challenge the straight man to give you a 3 digit number, and you’ll multiply it in your head by 7, then 11, then 13 and write the number on a hidden card. So you do that then give the straight man a calculator and get them to work through the calculation, slowly and painfully. Write down the intermediate results, and ham it up a bit, then reveal your written down answer, which is correct. With luck, the audience have forgotten the original 3-digit number.
There are a number of extensions to this game, but none with such conveniently manageable primes involved.

4. Ken Kukec
Posted July 14, 2017 at 8:51 am | Permalink

1001 is the federal false-statement statute (18 USC section 1001). We’ll be hearing that number a lot w/r/t Team Trump in the coming months.

• Randy schenck
Posted July 14, 2017 at 9:18 am | Permalink

Statute eh. More like a life’s work.

5. nwalsh
Posted July 14, 2017 at 9:20 am | Permalink

How about a country by country breakdown when you get there.

6. nicky
Posted July 14, 2017 at 9:22 am | Permalink

How does one find out if one is a subscriber?
I think I am, but I’m not 100% sure.

• Posted July 14, 2017 at 9:40 am | Permalink

If you get an email for each post, you’re a subscriber.

• nicky
Posted July 14, 2017 at 11:52 am | Permalink

I get occasional e-mails, but not for each post. Does that make me a non-subscriber or not-yet subscriber?
If so I’ ll make it just 1000 to go.

• gravelinspector-Aidan
Posted July 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

There is also an option to group the mails into a daily “digest” mailing, IIRC.

• Wunold
Posted July 15, 2017 at 2:14 am | Permalink

I only subscribe to comments, not to Jerry’s posts that I track via RSS. I guess I’m not counted as a subscriber, even if I read nearly every post here?

• Wunold
Posted July 15, 2017 at 2:15 am | Permalink

Oh, I didn’t notice who I replied to. Then of course I would’ve written “your posts”. ðŸ™‚

7. Posted July 14, 2017 at 11:54 am | Permalink

It was 101, and I remember my elementary teacher lecturing us that “one hundred and one” was bad English. She told us the proper way to say it was “one hundred one.”

8. Posted July 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

Better 101 dalmatians than 99 luftbalons.

9. Posted July 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

… um, aren’t Dalmatians d*gs?! ðŸ™‚