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Do copies of Hamlet exist embedded in the digits of pi?

I know Vi Hart discussed it, but she may have not been the first to entertain the idea. Not sure. The question is do they digits of pi contain copies of hamlet? Yes, yes they do. Not just copies of

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What is bitcoin mining, really? What “math problems” do the bitcoin miners solve?

It is often said by journalists that bitcoin miners are rewarded blocks of bitcoin for solving hard math problems as fast as they can.  The math problems always get harder and harder too. And that is how we know exactly

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