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A little off-topic:

The famous Forbes-List estimates her wealth to be 4.5b, because she owns half of a company that has raised 200m. If she is somehow reasonable with the finances of her company, it is likely that her actual bank-account (or real-estate etc) is well below 10m - which is a hugh difference to all the old-money people far below her in the list.

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2^(106*17) only has 543 decimal-digits. So with a high likelyhood, the formular will plot "this is so wrong" in several basic fonts and languages for smaller n's as an input.

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You have a pixel grid of 17 x 106, anything you want to drawn in it can be.

To draw an arbitrary figure do this: Start with the pixel in the lowest left corner, if black put 1 as the first digit of a binary number else put 0, then continue first up then one right, the down. Convert this (1802 digit) binary number to decimal and use it as input for the function and there it is.

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Hm, to me this feels scammy, like the 'my-crack-is-nothing-but-the-32894239487th-prim'-trick. Count me impressed as soon as the plot also contains the input range ;)

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Or, if it is a social network, acctually hurt the value of the company to be acquired. It's certainly a good thing for a social network to have the status of "the place to be" and not "the sinking ship".

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I guess it's time to take a look at Der Spiegel again, but if I remember correctly, their focus is much more centered on Germany, Europe and the West, while the Economist has news from the whole world. And it's articles are short enough to read the whole magazine every week.

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The other thing about Der Spiegel is they seem to enjoy provocative/trolling articles more frequently than TE (though TE goes in for this as well from time to time). For instance Der Spiegel seems to pretty frequently write long but vague pieces about how Silicon Valley is taking over the world, will our new techno-overlords be benevolent, etc. Whereas TE tends to treat the tech industry more as an interesting specimen of butterfly to be dispassionately studied.

How much that reflects Germanic vs Anglo views of the world, I don't know. But having read articles in Der Spiegel very occasionally, it gave me a pretty different vibe.

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For Germans it's free until the 25th birthday (that is, you are in your parent's insurance at no extra cost), afterwards about 70 Euro/month (until you start to earn ~10k $/a).

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I will start a tumblr account dedicated to news published all arround the year that are april-fools-worthy.

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https://reddit.com/r/nottheonion ?

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Short term, long term.

"Hey, have you seen the Amazon.com homepage today?" - someone in every office everywhere today.

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Possibly overrating the green field Amazon has left. I can't imagine any less than a savage disregard for Amazon's half-assed retro April fool's joke around my office. YMMV.

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The only way I can explain myself these numbers is heritage: Many people will at some point in their life have a heritage above typical yearly salaries. That information doesn't help much. We should find a mid-way between income, wealth and earning potential. Maybe "currently-expected-lifetime-earnings"?

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In Germany, not even prison escape is a crime per se (unless you hurt someone or damage property, of course - so it's mostly the "door-left-open"-scenario), because we recognize the elementary human desire to be free. And you do not have to accuse yourself, and that includes lying, if necessary. I'd say it works pretty well.

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