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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/12/2006 9:54:02 PM EST
Alright, which of you wrote this letter?

Letter to the Editor

This is in regards to your claim on the cover of the October 23rd issue of mathNEWS (vol 78, ish 4) that the most random number is 14. This is clearly an oversight, but it triggered something inside me. Obviously, the public is unaware of the fact that 87 is the most random number. I am not sure if this is due to lack of coverage in the school systems, but it's high time something was done. I e-mailed a friend of mine, who happens to be an expert in the field of Decimoctoseptology (the study of 87), and asked him to send me a short proof of the randomness of 87 (there is so much evidence for it, that this IS a short proof).

I submit this so that the public may be educated, and hopefully we won't see any more mistakes along these lines. Thanks so very much for your time.

Darryl Blake

There is also a response to the letter on the web page.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:58:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 10:01:55 PM EST by Barrelburner]
Whoever he is, I'm sure he's the life of the party.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:00:35 PM EST
sounds like Markm...
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 3:54:24 AM EST
It wasn't me.
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