Triple words

A couple days ago I wrote a post about some doubled words I found on my site. Someone asked about triple words, so I looked. Here are some of the things I found.

One example was a post where I commented on a song from Fiddler on the Roof where Teva sings

If I were a rich man,
Yubba dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum.

Another example is a post on cryptography describes a very large number as “over 400 million million million million.”

As I mentioned in the post on double words, logarithms of logarithms come up often in number theory. For example, the time it would take Shor’s algorithm to factor an n-digit number is

O( log(n)² log(log(n)) log(log(log(n))) )

I mentioned that in a post and added in a footnote

Obligatory old joke: What sound does a number theorist make when drowning? log log log …

Finally, I wrote a post called Gamma gamma gamma!, an allusion to the WWII film Tora! Tora! Tora!. The post explains how the gamma function, the gamma constant, and the gamma distribution are all related.

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