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Jun
7 
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Is this problem solvable in polynomial time?
You might be able to get a reasonable solution using loopy belief propagation' approaches (its sometimes also called generalized belief propagation', see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belief_propagation). As far as I know, these are approaches to solving dynamic programing type problems when the graphs have cycles.

Jun
4 
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Is pi a good random number generator?
mmm I wonder if there is a relationship between ease' of spigot algorithm and goodness' of equidistribution?

Jun
4 
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Is it possible to use linear programming to solve this problem?
Perhaps people on stack overflow would be able to help you out on this one too? 
Jun
4 
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Is pi a good random number generator?
I doubt it. I personally am much happier believing a published proof (that I can't find an error in) than the output of some sort of RNG built by hand in the real world. 
Jun
3 
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Is pi a good random number generator?
but +1 anyway because I think this formula is really cool. 
Jun
3 
answered  Is pi a good random number generator? 
Jun
3 
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Is pi a good random number generator?
see Steve's comment. 
Jun
1 
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Are there interesting problems involving arbitrarily long time series of small matrices?
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29 
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Random Walks in $Z^2$/$Z^2$intrinsic characterization of Euclidean distance Part II
Nice ! 
May
26 
answered  Are there interesting problems involving arbitrarily long time series of small matrices? 
May
25 
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May
25 
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Random Walks in $Z^2$/$Z^2$intrinsic characterization of Euclidean distance Part II
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May
25 
answered  Random Walks in $Z^2$/$Z^2$intrinsic characterization of Euclidean distance Part II 
May
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May
21 
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Funky congruences
Perhaps I don't understand your question properly, but this looks like en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_remainder_theorem 
May
17 
awarded  Enthusiast 
May
17 
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Beginning a sentence with a mathematical symbol
@Sune: Fantastic! Now I can't even trust my own sense of `nice'. 
May
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May
16 
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Beginning a sentence with a mathematical symbol
@Vectornaut: Great, now I am totally confused :) I am going to undelete my answer. Gowers had convinced me that it was wrong, but now I really am not sure. If people don't like the answer they should mark it down so that it can at least inform people of what not to do! 
May
16 
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Is there a generalisation of the “sunflower spiral” to higher dimensions?
Is the sunflower spiral the densest packing in $\mathbb{R}^2$ constructed in this manner? That is, by continued scaling and rotation 