So now I think I'll try to find "capitalist" primes: that I define as follow.

A capitalist prime is a prime number p > 5 such that at least 50% of the values 2!, 3!, ..., (p-1)! belong to at most 1% of the classes modulo p.

Prove the following.
\[ n^n - n (n-1)^n + {n \choose 2} (n-2)^n \ldots \]
\[ = n!\]
The proof I know involves double counting. I'm looking for more proofs.

Also, one of the politicians called a Prime Ministerial candidate a motherf**ker. So yeah, it's really bad.

The level of discourse in this Indian election is hilarious.

One of the candidates is a holy man who said that he will curse those who don't vote for him.

Another holy person who was in jail until recently said that her curse had caused the death of a police officer. Apparently, that police officer had died in fighting a terrorist attack in Mumbai and this statement is now a national embarrassment.

Regular polygon surfaces: arxiv.org/abs/1804.05452
Ian Alevy answers Problem 72 of The Open Problems Project (cs.smith.edu/~jorourke/TOPP/P7): every topological sphere made of regular pentagons can be constructed by gluing regular dodecahedra together.

You can also glue dodecahedra to get higher-genus surfaces, as in this image from momath.org/mathmonday/the-para, but Alevy's theorem doesn't apply, so we don't know whether all higher-genus regular-pentagon surfaces are formed that way.

Let us have a poll. What is your choice?

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Time the Indian govt & establishment realise that asking questions is not an anti-national, but a sacred responsibility of patriotic citizens of a democratic India. This is about the security of 1.3bn people & not the career prospects of one deluded man:
Did India Shoot Down a Pakistani Jet? U.S. Count Says No. – Foreign Policy
foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/04/d

I'm back in India after an year. Things really feel like they're growing at 8% per annum, including my bank loans.

Today a very big event happened between India and Pakistan.

I hope the south Asian situation does not escalate to a nuclear war. I don't want to suddenly turn into a war refugee.

@devurandom bus factor -1: someone would need to be hit by a bus to resolve the organizational deadlock on the project

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