Can a transcendental number such as pi, be raised to an irrational, but algebraic power resulting in an algebraic solution? Complex solutions would be acceptable. There might be a quick proof here, or there might not be. - Thanks for any help you can offer answering this! (And I promise that this isn't for a class or anything like that!)
posted by ch3cooh
on Mar 2, 2013 -
Multiple collection agencies have been calling my house for years asking for some dude we have never heard of. Telling Agency A this doesn't prevent Agencies B, C, D, and so on from calling anyway. The Attorney General told me we're SOL. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated
on Jan 14, 2013 -
My iPhone 4 was stolen. The police detectives want the IMEI number. I never backed up the phone or synced it to my computer, so I can't access the IMEI through iTunes. I don't have the original packaging. I do, however, have the phone's serial number. Is there a way to somehow use this number to get the IMEI? [more inside]
posted by painquale
on Jan 12, 2013 -
I'm considering porting my personal cell phone to Google Voice so that calls and texts can be forwarded to my newly acquired work cell phone. If you've done this, please see my specific questions/concerns. [more inside]
posted by Swede78
on Jan 7, 2013 -
I used Textfree on my iPad and have a US number. I've since moved to Canada and I'm wondering if my friends in the US will now be charged when they text me? In other words, does it matter where I'm physically located? It's free for me but I'm concerned there might be costs on the other end.
posted by Babushka
on Nov 25, 2012 -
What can I do to bend Verizon to my will? Or is it time to head out in search of greener pastures? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld
on Jan 30, 2012 -
I've ordered a dress on behalf of the wife and it is being made and shipped from the Ukraine.
They have given us a tracking number, but I suspect it is an incorrect one:
The number supplied starts with RA, then has 9 digits and ends with UA.
I've looked at the USPS Track & Confirm page and there is no RA suffix, only RE - and they always end in US, not UA
So have I been given bogus info ?
posted by Webbster
on Oct 14, 2011 -
I have a column of words in an excel file. I want to get the number of google results for each phrase in my file. Is there a simple way to do this? [more inside]
posted by AlexanderPetros
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Excel 2007 question: I have several cells/columns of numbers that I simply need to double. So 5 becomes 10, 9 becomes 18, etc. I'm an Excel n00b and can't figure this out for the life of me. Help! [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Nov 4, 2010 -
Walk me through this complicated transfer of two separate Verizon phone numbers onto an AT&T family plan. [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Sep 27, 2010 -
A friend recently had a birthday, but because of her age, they couldn't really fit enough candles on the cake without it becoming absurd, so they represented her age by using the number of candles in the digits of her age—a group of five on the left, three on the right for 53. Is there a name for that kind of representation of a number?
posted by Toekneesan
on Jul 28, 2010 -
A couple of wannabe college students showed up at my door asking if I would be interested in a $1,500 home security system and lifetime service in exchange for posting a security company sign in my front yard. They left me a card to fill out that asked for all my crucial information, including social security number and date of birth, that had boxes to check for accepting, or rejecting, the promotional offer. The card they left didn't have the name of the alarm company on it, a website address, phone number, nada.
What do the guys get out of it? The company pays them $500 toward their tuition for every customer they sign up.
What does the company get out of it? Supposedly, free lawn signeage/advertising.
posted by zagyzebra
on Jul 10, 2010 -
Is there a closed-form method for finding the unique subsets from the power set of prime factors of an integer? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Mar 27, 2010 -
Air Canada WTF? On Tuesday I took a trip from Laguardia Airport to Pearson Toronto to CDG, Paris on Air Canada. From Toronto to Paris, they lost one of my bags, which wouldn't be terrible except said bas contained 1) My only change of clothes for the next 2 weeks 2) My BFs extra heart medication and 3) I'm leaving for Prague in 4 days and there is still no news. Is there anyone I can call or talk to see that I actually get my stuff before I leave France? Kakfaesque detail follows. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Jan 7, 2010 -
I'm trying to find part number(s) to repair a sideswiped passenger side mirror on a 2009 Ford Focus.
Most of the mirror is intact, so I'd like to replace only the piece that clips the mirror into the holder cavity. If this isn't possible, I'll grudgingly pony up for the whole mirror assembly.
Bonus question: is there a place to buy the part in Orlando, FL before Sunday?
posted by jlabrash
on Dec 10, 2009 -
Math question: Converting a number to a different base is easy enough, but how do I convert it backwards if I already know the end result? In other words, if I know that the number in base 32 is "12", then what is the original number in letters and numbers? [more inside]
posted by cmcmcm
on Dec 1, 2009 -
iTunes won't order/list/play songs in an album in the order of the track number. I have specified the correct track number of the songs in the info thing, but it won't sort according to that field within an album. Is there some way to get around this? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Nov 12, 2009 -
How is it legal to post people's social security numbers on the internet for everyone to see? [more inside]
posted by rubberkey
on Jun 9, 2009 -
When I was a child there used to be cryptic messages on BBC Radio Four between the news and weather etc. that were weird and cryptic (as in they shouldn't have been on mainstream radio), but dull - stuff like "Mrs. Smith from Doncaster needs to contact her family in Hull".
I have been told they were used for spies to communicate - does anyone know any more about this? I think it's something like those code words
on the Tube that get announced if there's something going on.
And numbers stations of course!
posted by debord
on Jun 4, 2009 -
I need a custom number format for Excel that only gives me a decimal when I need it. [more inside]
posted by lou
on Apr 26, 2009 -
Totally naive math-filter. What is the relationship between percentage difference between two real numbers and the percentage difference between their squares? [more inside]
posted by awenner
on Apr 5, 2009 -
Amazing girl I meet at a show gives me her phone number, but forgets to give me the area code. Main problem: I barely know anything about her - not even her name. How can I get in touch? [more inside]
posted by Risiko
on Mar 5, 2009 -
Sports jersey questions: Why is the baseball pitcher with a single-digit number such a rarity? Why do hockey goalies usually wear 1, or something in the 30s? And why are 2-7 usually worn by defensemen? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Jan 11, 2009 -
What is the difference between a Master of Business License and a LLC in Washington State? Which one would be more appropriate for a freelance artist/product designer/jeweler to have? I need to have a Tax ID number for my business, is that the same as a UBI number?
posted by bdoop21
on Dec 1, 2008 -
I am looking for a call forwarding service. I would like to have a single phone number that would not change. I would then like to forward any calls to this number to multiple phones simultaneously. No call screening needed, just have whichever phone picks up the call first take the call. [more inside]
posted by DerekTheGeek
on Nov 30, 2008 -
I have a debit card from my credit union. I tore the activation sticker off of it before calling the number. Any way I can find the number somehow?
posted by ofthestrait
on Aug 17, 2008 -
Cricket says it isn't possible to port my phone number from Vonage but there has to be a way, right? What's the cheapest way to accomplish this? I'm assuming I'd need to port it somewhere else first. Or not?
posted by 2oh1
on Jun 20, 2008 -
I'm currently out of work and looking for a new job. I share a cell plan with my family, but thanks to the combination of my having little money coming in and my sister & her boyfriend deciding that text messages are super fun, my phone's been cut off. So now I have dozens of resumes floating around with a bad phone number! How do I let prospective employers know my new number? [more inside]
posted by aristan
on May 23, 2008 -
How can I create a table of contents for a professional portfolio that contains a collection of material gathered from various sources? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey
on Feb 27, 2008 -
Canadian Phone Question: I'll be leaving my city and province for a year, and I'd like to make sure that I have the same phone number when I return as when I left. What are my (cheapest) options? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Jan 27, 2008 -
Can you help me figure out what model of Ford Pick-up truck these parts can fit? (links to large pictures of parts and serial numbers inside) [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck
on Jan 3, 2008 -
How are house numbers allotted in Walton County, FL? The fellow at the courthouse said it is determined by distance and has something to do with emergency services. The house right next door to me is 53, but my number is 61. Why isn't it 55? Googling has failed me.
posted by wsg
on Jan 2, 2008 -
Can anyone help me find the most-sold NFL football jersey number? e.g., Have more #7's been sold than any other number, regardless of team or player?
posted by robstercraw
on Dec 20, 2007 -