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• Well...(Score:2)

I solved that in twenty seconds.

• Re:Well...(Score:2)

Which works for stage 2 of the problem as well.

• Re:Well...(Score:1)

I must be using a different google... O:-)
• Re:Well...(Score:1)

Dammit, and I solved it the old fashioned way. Figuring it out while bored at work. ;-)
• my guess was wrong(Score:1)

The digits of e go on forever and don't repeat, so I guessed that any consecutive sequence of 10 digits is found in e. Then just google for a list of prime numbers and find the first one in this list [prime-numbers.org]. However, I didn't find that URL. Now I realize that what they really meant was to find the first 10-digit sequence in e (like by dragging a 10-digit window from left to right along the number) which happens to be a prime number, not the first prime number that happens to be in e.

Next I'd try to find an alphab

• Lemme guess(Score:1)

You went to a list of digits [nasa.gov] and then did a URL lookup on each one until you found the one that Google registered?

Of course you can just use [cpan://Math::Pari] to do the calculation for you. I did it using factorint and looking for a ; in the complete factorization. Who cares how much computer effort that wastes when it takes under a tenth of a second to run?

• Re:Lemme guess(Score:2)

Yep. That's the one. Easy innit. Now solve the puzzle you find at that URL.
• Got it!(Score:1)

And solved the second puzzle as well. Unfortunately, that's the end of the road for the puzzles. Shame, as it was a great way to pass the time!
• Re:Got it!(Score:1)

Perhaps Google plan to waste hours of their competitors' employees time with silly quizzes. I'm currently out of work, so I waste my time with far more trivial things.