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 -
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'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 -
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 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 -
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 -