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Googology Wiki

Heyyy, my name is LittlePeng9, also commonly known as Wojowu, and I'm this wiki's local penguin.

Short "me and googology"

My interest in large numbers began when I found names of powers of 10 in encyclopedia (to be exact - when I found out that trillion has 18 zeros). But it couldn't be the end. I found on Wikipedia what googol, centillion and googolplex were. Then there was a long break. Once I found Conway's and Knuth's arrow notations. My interests returned. Quickly I found what really pushed me into googology - Bowers' Exploding Array Function.

I found this wiki some time ago. I'm happy I belong to this small community. I can share my thoughts about things which really interest me.


My favourite number is 23, for few reasons - it's the day of month of both my birthday and namesday, it safe Sophie Germain prime number, and actually the first isolated prime, and one of numbers in relatively long prime arithmetic progression 5,11,17,23,29. Also, if you take any group of 23 people, at least two of them will have the same date of birth, probably. It has many other interesting properties which this userpage is too short to contain.

Random thoughts

I'm a platonist.

Forcing is epic. Symmetric model forcing too.

I think I'm one of quite few people in the world who can call himself a specialist in TM programming.

100 page long introduction to Galois theory, 60 pages of which don't involve Galois theory. Awesome.

Pointless topology isn't pointless.

Abstract nonsense is neither abstract nor a nonsense.

I can't solve integrals [outdated], but I know enough complex analysis to understand proof of PNT.

I do care about getting this "Wiki Hero!" badge, which is why I'm adding this random thought as an edit of a day.

I don't really care about OCFs.

Choice > Determinacy, though both are cool.

sorry for bad english

Cool book

It's easier to convince one that something is obvious than to convince them that it's not obvious.


I've got a badge for reverting an edit

I want to live in a dream universe, but it leaves me no choice.

One shouldn't be a pesimist, but sometimes negative thinking helps...

heck me

<rabb2t> says the ADMIN who said "Well I just don't care too much about moderating the whole wiki"
<Wojowu> I don't care about having the admin rights, might as well give them up
<rabb2t> give them up :/
<rabb2t> or do something with them
<Wojowu> Wait I DID remove my rights
<Wojowu> Cool :D

Random quotes

"In Fourier-poetic terms, when Flying Spaghetti Monster composed the music of the primes, he built the notes out of the zeroes of the Riemann zeta function. If the Riemann Hypothesis holds, he made all the non-trivial notes equally loud." - E. Chen

"[...]among at least the first four arithmetic operators, each successive operator brings new phenomena into play. Multiplication adds the rational numbers, exponentiation the complex numbers, and tetration gives rise to chaos." - D. Geisler

"And it only gets worse" - first rule of googology, S. Saibian

"God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers." - Carl Pomerance, commonly misattributed to Erdős

"Trying to comprehend this number [meameamealokkapoowa oompa] is like catching unicorns // It's doomed to fail from the very beginning" - Wojowu

"Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them." - John von Neumann

"Two wrongs don't make a right; but three rights make a left." - A. Karagila


"If an idea is stupid, but works, it's not stupid" - Wojowu

"[...]though it has been proved that \(\log \log \log n\) goes to infinity with \(n\), it has never been observed doing so."C. Pomerance

"There's magic in mathematics, but this magic - like all magic - can be explained" - G. H. Stevens


"You can't make an omelet without breaking the app for iOS8 users" - Stack Exchange iOS app, version 1.4.5 release notes

"You might think that a button telling you to press it is pretty straightforward. That’s the kind of thinking that gets people exploded." - KTaNE Bomb Defusal Manual

"If only I had the theorems! Then I should find the proofs easily enough." - B. Riemann