Collatz confession


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OK, confession time. How many have, despite the warnings of the best minds in the field not to do it, spent time trying to "solve" the Collatz conjecture? (...hand timidly raised...)


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Wow! I had to look it up and found an interesting article about it ----> here.

It's been said that mathematicians take pride in inventing analytical pathways that have no physical application whatsoever. I'm thinking it might be used to create a maze-like trap for hackers trying to get into a secure private or government computer system.




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I ran across this XKCD webcomic about the Collatz conjecture today---> (by Randall Munroe)

On probability: