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  Cognitive Daily: Is 17 the "most random" number?
Yes, "17" was chosen significantly more frequently than the 5 percent of the time we would expect, but even in a truly random sampling of a finite number of numbers, we would expect that some numbers would come up more than 5 percent of the time, and some would come up less.
The number 17 has long been recognized as the most interesting integer, championed at the math program (see www.YP17.org) from which numerous 17 facts are collected.
17 is smack in the middle of the second part of the second sub-list while 7 (another high scoring response) is in the same position in the second part of the first sub-list.
scienceblogs.com /cognitivedaily/2007/02/is_17_the_most_random_number.php   (6727 words)

 The Villager Archive
Volume 76, Number 30 December 20 -26, 2006
Volume 76, Number 29 December 13 -19, 2006
Volume 76, Number 17 September 13 - 19, 2006
www.thevillager.com /archive_vill.html   (1372 words)

  BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Got my number?
But a number for Edinburgh Castle was identified with no problem - and a local delicatessen with a tricky name also proved successful first time.
The numbers for three well-known shops were searched but after a lengthy wait, nothing was forthcoming.
I no longer trust the business ethics/quality of information offered by directory enquiry numbers due to the extortionate prices charged for telling you that "no such person exists", when you know you phoned them last week and stupidly forgot to write down their number.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6205714.stm   (1401 words)

 17 (number) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
17 is the tenth Perrin number, preceded in the sequence by 7, 10, 12.
All his novels have 17 or 34 (17×2) chapters, except for one that was not divided into chapters, and 17 is holy in his Drageara setting.
In Italian culture, the number 17 is considered unlucky.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/17_(number)   (1479 words)

 Prime Curios!: 17
17 is the middle term of the longest arithmetic progression of primes with a common difference of 6.
17 Lectures on Fermat Numbers: From Number Theory to Geometry was written in honor of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665).
17 is the largest number less than a thousand such that the sum of its factorial and primorial plus and minus one are primes.
primes.utm.edu /curios/page.php/17.html   (1841 words)

 Properties of 17 (seventeen)
The longest one is the psalm 119 (divisible by 17).
2² + 3² + 5² + 7² + 11² + 13² + 17² = 666 (number of the Beast).
To the ancient Greeks, 17 represents the number of consonants in the alphabet, with 9 silent consonants and 8 semi-vowels or semi-consonants.
www.vinc17.org /d17_eng.html   (9811 words)

 18 (number) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eighteen is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2, 3, 6 and 9.
It is a heptagonal number, and as the sum of the first three pentagonal numbers, it is a pentagonal pyramidal number.
The number of the French department Cher and the Turkish province Bitlis
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/18_(number)   (730 words)

 What's special about this number? (1)
The 3184th Fibonacci number is an apocalypse number (Apocalpyse numbers are numbers having exactly 666 digits).
The numbers in brackets are added in order to form with their neighbors a 2-digit number multiple of 7.
Any large number is divisible by 11 if the difference between the sum of its odd digits (units, hundreds, etc.) and the sum of its even digits (tens, thousands, etc.) is 0 or a number divisible by 11.
www.archimedes-lab.org /numbers/Num1_69.html   (3970 words)

 17 (number) - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
17 is a number which was introduced shortly after WWII in order to take some pressure off its neighbours, 15 and 18.
Some consider 17 to be the most evil number.
It is a well known fact that of all whole numbers, 17 is the most random.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/17_(number)   (162 words)

 Pick a number between zero and infinity...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reminds me of a friend of mine who claims that the number 17 is "the most random" number.
I stood on a busy street-corner in Oxford, and asked passers-by to "name a random number between zero and infinity." I was wondering what this "random" distribution would look like.
There were roughly the same number of 2-digit responses as 1-digit responses, and a few less 3-digit reponses.
consc.net /notes/pick-a-number.html   (264 words)

 Number 17 - Moviefone
Synopsis: Number 17 is one of those "Tong War" melodramas which proliferated in the 1920s.
Number Seventeen (1932) Number 17 (USA) Runtime: 63 min Country: UK Language: English...
Number 17 - Cast & Crew, movie showtimes, plot, synopsis, exclusive features, trailers, clips, theater listings, reviews, message boards, dvd, videos, rentals and more on Moviefone.
movies.aol.com /movie/number-17/1069478/main   (147 words)

 Ray Tracing News, Volume 17, Number 1
The number of objects in the scene is N = Pa+Pb.
In other words, as we've seen before, the number of primitives intersected is halved by splitting the node, but then CPH raises this value due to rays that hit both nodes.
For a distribution of objects, it may be the case that a sub-optimal split at one level provides a number of perfectly optimal splits to be done at lower levels, giving a better tree overall.
www.acm.org /tog/resources/RTNews/html/rtnv17n1.html   (13339 words)

 Order of Nazorean Essenes
This number hums with the astrological nature of the planets Saturn and Hades, and the zodiacal sign Capricorn.
There are repeating themes of worms, maggots and flies, symbol of the evil nature of this number 17.
The nature or essence of the number 17 is a distillation of all the following words and concepts contained in its multiples.
essenes.net /prime17.html   (343 words)

 YF-17 "Cobra"
YF-17 "Cobra" Number 1 is at the Western Museum of Flight, Hawthorne, California.
YF-17 "Cobra" Number 1 made its first flight at Edwards AFB on 9 June 1974 with Northrop Chief Test Pilot Hank Chouteau at the controls.
F-17 "Cobra" Number 1 has been placed on loan by the USMC to the Western Museum of Flight for restoration and long term static display.
www.wmof.com /yf17.htm   (192 words)

 Table of Contents Volume 17 Number 1 and 2 : Winter/Spring 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Table of Contents Volume 17 Number 1 and 2 : Winter/Spring 1997
Volume 17, Number 1 and 2: Winter/Spring 1997
To make its research readily available to a broad audience, the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy publishes this quarterly newsletter.
www.publicpolicy.umd.edu /IPPP/TQQ.HTM   (85 words)

 IFPRI Newsletter: IFPRI Report, Volume 17, Number 1, February 1995
The activities that provide the basis for these studies are being undertaken by a number of centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and are organized within a five-year project begun in 1993 to identify cost-effective alternatives for increasing micronutrient intakes.
The project has two main components: one is a multicountry effort to breed nutritionally improved staple foods; the other is the collection and analysis of household data on agricultural production, household resource allocation, and nutrition to provide a basis for policy formulation.
The lesson for CGIAR research is that ensuring nutritional improvement depends on a multidisciplinary understanding of complex farming systems and their connection with the marginal food intake patterns of the poor.
www.ifpri.org /REPORTS/0295RPT/0295c.htm   (464 words)

 International Task Force - Volume 17, Number 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The total number of reported PAS deaths since the law was enacted in 1997 is 129, with a total of 198 lethal prescriptions issued by doctors.
While Reina de Valk, head of the euthanasia boards, estimates that the actual number of cases is double the reported figure, others believe that the number of euthanasia and assisted-suicide deaths could be in the tens of thousands each year.
But in a growing number of hospitals, your right-to-decide is being taken away from you (or your family) by bioethicists and members of the medical intelligentsia who believe that their values and priorities should count more than yours when determining whether you shall receive wanted medical treatment.
www.internationaltaskforce.org /iua28.htm   (5791 words)

 IFPRI Newsletter: IFPRI Report, Volume 17, Number 3, October 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The authors show that if governments and the international community maintain recent levels of commitment to agricultural growth through cost-effective investment in agricultural research, extension, irrigation and water development, human capital, and rural infrastructure, there will not be overwhelming pressure on aggregate world food supplies from rising populations and incomes.
Declines in world food prices could reverse, and the number of malnourished children would grow to more than 200 million in 2020.
Higher agricultural and social investments, for instance, would reduce the number of malnourished children by one-fourth in 2020.
www.ifpri.org /REPORTS/1095RPT/1095rptf.htm   (253 words)

 Epitaph Newsletter Volume 17, Number 1
When Morton Goldberg was born on December 17, 1916, the principal pool hall in Rochester was Keogh's Academy located at 3 East Avenue.
It was there that he went to seriously pursue the game when he was 12 years old, his interest having been piqued since the age of 8 years playing billiards at the Rochester Boys Club.
Mort was 17 years old in September, 1934, when he became a contender for the Class B pocket billiards city championship.
www.lib.rochester.edu /index.cfm?PAGE=3093   (4322 words)

 Numbers: number 17
Mathematicians have discovered 17 different types of repeating pattern (called plane symmetry groups).
Each type is different in the way it repeats - not in the colour or the shape of the pattern.
If you had to wallpaper a house for a mathematician, you might use a different one of the 17 repeating patterns on each wall.
richardphillips.org.uk /number/Num17.htm   (184 words)

 NASCAR.com - Car Number Histories: No. 17 - January 30, 2004
Sara Christian finished 18th on the Daytona beach course in 1949 in her only appearance in the No. 17, while Jim Carrusso was 20th at Pittsburgh in two starts.
Lake Speed finished the 1981 season in the No. 17, then ran 29 races in the numeral the next season, finishing 20th in the points.
Then Waltrip returned to the No. 17 in 1987 and used the numeral until he sold his team six races into the 1998 season.
www.nascar.com /2004/news/headlines/cup/01/30/car_history_17/index.html   (1359 words)

 Amazon.com: Seventeen Number Ones: Music: Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When a song reaches Number One on the Billboard music charts there is usually a very good reason.
However, the present collection was compiled very literally as all of the band's singles that charted at number one.
For completists, the 17 Number Ones is an important purchase.
www.amazon.com /Seventeen-Number-Tommy-Dorsey-Orchestra/dp/B000002WDZ   (1573 words)

 Reviews By Date
From Bauhaus to Shoe House (Volume 17, Number 2)
John, Paul, George, et Rigo (Volume 11, Number 5)
Vestiges of Rabbit Worship in Rural Michigan (Volume 10, Number 3)
www.technobeat.com /MENUS/By.Date.html   (301 words)

 Amazon.com: Alfred Hitchcock Collection, Vol. 5: Number 17: DVD: Leon M. Lion,Anne Grey,John Stuart,Donald ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The technical challenges of this 1932 "old dark house" mystery are largely what appealed to Alfred Hitchcock, who uses a staircase quite inventively to create a series of emotional and dramatic thresholds from which to tell a story (adapted from a play) about a policeman, a hobo, and a gang of jewel thieves.
The story focuses around a stolen necklace, and a series of colourful characters, including a cockney who was a scene stealer, a deaf mute woman, a rather nosy lead actor and a number of "bad guys".
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www.amazon.com /Alfred-Hitchcock-Collection-Vol-Number/dp/6304870256   (1629 words)

 ARRLWeb: The ARRL Letter Online, Volume 17, Number 38
According to FCC numbers out of Gettysburg earlier this month, the new, lower vanity call sign application fee induced an additional spurt of applications from the typically thrifty ham radio community.
Sunspot numbers for September 10 through 16 were 123, 134, 118, 111, 106, 71, and 86, with a mean of 107.
Sunspot numbers for September 17 through 23 were 100, 106, 133, 130, 151, 154, and 162, with a mean of 133.7.
www.arrl.org /arrlletter/98/980925   (4098 words)

 eBay - number 17, Models, Kits, Comics items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
HP C6625A (C6625) number 17 tri colour Original
S J Addis Number 17 Gouge 1/2 inch
Lot of 17 ARCHIE Comic Digests various years and number
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 ARRLWeb: The ARRL Letter Online, Volume 17, Number 12
Ham recently circulated the Governor's office telephone number (804-786-2211), fax number (804-371-6351) and address (State Capitol, Richmond, VA 23219) as part of an effort to keep up the pressure until Gilmore's signature is on the dotted line.
A main reason for holding the test during orbits that covered the continental US was the large number of APRS ground stations that could be available to fully load the system.
Sunspot numbers for March 12 through 18 were 114, 115, 119, 110, 92, 81, and 102, with a mean of 104.7.
www.arrl.org /arrlletter/98/980320   (4203 words)

 Daniel Fry Dot Com: Understanding Volume 17 Number 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The process involves only a relatively simple rearrangement of the atoms within the molecular structure of the explosive material, and the resulting heat and pressure are the only causes of damage to the surrounding area.
In the case of nuclear explosions, however, the atoms themselves are torn asunder, releasing a part of their binding energy in a number of forms of radiation.
But it is a reality that a growing number of enlightened individuals are discovering.
danielfry.com /?965   (6088 words)

 On the Number 17 (Part 1)
Interstate 17 (I-17) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States.
Dean's uniform #17 was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1974.
Beethoven's Opus #17 is Horn Sonata in F major (1802).
www.wisdomportal.com /Numbers/17-1.html   (9920 words)

 Jacket 17 - June 2002 - Contents page - Hoax issue - Ern Malley, Spectra, Schuldt
The word Jacket is a registered trademark number 886295 in the Register of Trade Marks, Commonwealth of Australia.
ALM was founded in 1980 in Melbourne, Australia, and is now based in Balmain, a harbourside suburb ten minutes from the centre of Sydney.
An electronic edition of the only extant number of Free Grass magazine, made up of HTML text and linked photographic images of the original printed pages.
jacketmagazine.com /17/index.shtml   (1261 words)

 Conway Twitty 17 Number 1's * at Smarter.com
Conway Twitty 17 Number 1's * at Smarter.com
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 ICCA Journal, Volume 17:  Number 2  (June 1994)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ICCA Journal, Volume 17: Number 2 (June 1994)
If White is to move, it will take two moves to win (for instance 1.
For every position P on the board which is a win for White independently of who plays first we define a number k(P): ``k(P) := (distance-to-mate if Black is to move) minus (distance-to-mate if White is to move)'' Then P is a position with weak Zugzwang if k(P)is negative.
supertech.lcs.mit.edu /~heinz/iccaj_db/node8.html   (1518 words)

 NIDA - Publications - NIDA Notes Index, Volume 17, 2002
Volume 10, Number 6; November/December 1995 - Marijuana Research
Volume 10, Number 5; September/October 1995 - Cocaine Research
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
www.nida.nih.gov /NIDA_Notes/NN02Index.html   (588 words)

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