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30 May 2006 @ 10:00 pm
ARML 2006  

I'm going to be out from Thursday morning at 7 until Sunday morning at 3. The destination is Penn State, for that math contest we all know and love.

To be easier to spot, I'll bring my red sarong and my "A Winner Is YOU" shirt. Most of the time I should be wearing one or the other, if not both.

Approximate times you might be able to find me on or near campus include:

  • Thursday at dinner
  • Thursday after dinner
  • Friday at breakfast
  • Friday shortly before lunch
  • Friday at lunch
  • Friday shortly before dinner
  • Friday at dinner
  • Friday after dinner
  • Saturday at breakfast
  • Saturday at lunch

Also, on the off chance that I remember to turn on my cell phone at all, you might be able to reach me that way. Consider a degree-9 polynomial f(x) with nonnegative integer coefficients. If f(1) = 63 and f(64) = 164135649946656969, then f(10) is my cell phone number. You may want to have your computer help you with this one. Credit for this problem goes to AoPS, which is the first place I saw something like it. Alternatively, you could just e-mail or IM me for the number.

EDIT: Haha, sorry to all you who already figured it out... I accidentally encoded my home phone number! Don't call that! I won't be there to pick up! The error has been fixed above.

woodsywildwoodsywild on May 31st, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
lol, so to summarize-I can find you at meals? I suppose you'll be at the song contest too. No cell phone here...

I'm excited! Only one more day...heh, two day school week...
Pteromys Fortissimuspteromys on May 31st, 2006 03:00 am (UTC)
I won't be in the song-and-dance contest, but I'll probably be going to watch. Or something.

Yeah, so... I'll be around for most meals; I assumed there'd be a certain possibility of running into people then, whether in the dining hall(s?) on campus or at that line of restaurants just off campus.
perdendosi_perdendosi_ on May 31st, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
I'd have better luck brute-forcing the 10^10 phone humber combinations. >.