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It's pretty amusing that a big part of Matt Parker's legacy is having "Parker" being synonymous with being "almost correct" or a "near miss" (with big help from Brady Haran), to the point of being referenced in an actual maths preprint

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@btcprox I'm reading the paper now, and I'm wondering if this is intentional. From page 2:

The Theorem follows immediately man.

@loke like an Uno Reverse to "the proof is trivial"

Imagine saying that to a panel during a thesis defence

@btcprox I don't usually read maths papers. Is things like this common?

It follows (we think?) that
K is a subring of the ring of integers of some cyclotomic field extension of the
rationals. That sounds useful but we weren’t able to do anything with it.

@loke I think the author is an exception as an independent researcher (apparently?): oeis.org/wiki/User:Onno_M._Cai

@btcprox Oh I see. So that's why the paper was so readable. They haven't learnt to to speak obscure yet.

@btcprox "parker" finally gives us something to turn to when "semi", "quasi", "para," and "pseudo" have all been used already. ("X is a parkermetric space if...")

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