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The best thing to do, when you realise you've got 3 minutes and 15 slides left in your talk, is to whizz through them all so quickly that nobody can read anything.

Uh huh.

@christianp The report you've made ... is there any reason for us as admins to "Suspend" them, rather than you simply blocking them?

Happy to do the suspend, but I was wondering about your thinking.

I can calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people. -- Isaac Newton

Has anyone actually made a big website with Mustache?

Edinburgh Mathsjam will definitely be happening TONIGHT so if you are in the area please join us at 7pm in the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street (near Blackwells). Just look out for mathematical sheep.

UK Govt is proposing to bonfire your rights & remove the protections that UK #GDPR affords to your private life, vulnerabilities & aspirations.

Under the veil of “getting rid of cookie banners”, they want to make online spying the default option.

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-6186

Thank you to everyone who patiently explains computer things. Everything is new to someone. Even simple things can be explained well. I’m really grateful to people who make this effort and publish information in a clear way. It means a lot to me and to many others.

Not sure this will work, but it doesn't hurt to ask: Does anyone here on the Fediverse have experience with the full procedure (from 0, without even a G1 license yet) of getting a driver's license and a modified vehicle as a disabled person in Ontario, Canada? I'm very confused right now as a newcomer reading all the rules and regulations and would appreciate someone who has done this before giving a bit of a TL;DR.

You can't just plant the seed and walk away, you have to be willing to water it, to fertilize it; if need be you have to go out and buy it a grow lamp -- Kevin Bacon

Because the Fediverse uses chronological timelines, and because it has a worldwide audience, it is totally fine to boost your own post later so it can reach people in different time zones.

There's no algorithm deciding what people see in their main Fediverse timeline, so they just see whatever happens to be there when they are online.

#FediTips #Fediverse

@harald Yes — but 2022 is not too late for everything. It is too late for some, but we may still be able to prevent civilization collapse.

Yesterday I walked 10kms with my 8yo child. This is a short thread on what we did and why car dependent cities are a catastrophe for raising children:

To clarify: My proof is most likely new and worth talking about, regardless of how well-known the statement itself is. But I would really like to know how well-known the statement itself is.

It's far too simple to be new. But I have no idea where to start looking for it.

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Can the hive mind help?

I have a nice, short proof for a theorem about conics. Unfortunately, I don't know how well the theorem itself is known. I'm sure it can be found in some book written in the last 200 years, but... 🤷
Does anyone know the following statement?

Given two non-degenerate conics in the projective plane. There are four lines which are tangent to both conics. They touch the given conics in four points each. Then there exists another conic, which runs through these eight points.

@RyunoKi

It is, but you would have to unboost it first.

Just to note, as someone else pointed out in replies, it's good to be mindful of how often the same people see the same message.

The main idea is boosting later in the same day so that different time zones see it, rather than showing it multiple times to the same people.

Hello! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician.

Today is Edie Windsor's birthday. I am considerably less iconic and effective, but I aim to be a force for good. If you're working on something pushing towards equality and justice and could use my help, please ask.

The key thing was to learn the value of economy with words and to never insult the viewer by telling them what they can already see. -- Richie Benaud

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