Hallo, new Mastodon users! Here on mathstodon.xyz we've got a couple of mathematical emoji: and . I'd love to add some more. If you can make a PNG image the same size as those, send it to me and I'll add it. Faces of famous mathematicians are an easy place to start; could we have some shapes, polyhedra, or other mathographics too?
Apparently different words with different meanings originated from the Latin word “praevaricari” (“walk crookedly”):
• “prevaricare” in Italian, which means “transgress”
• “prevaricar” in Spanish and Catalan and “prévariquer” in French, which mean “neglect one's duty”
• “prevaricate” in English, which means “speak or act evasively”
At least I'm glad to have learned that these are all false friends before stumbling upon them accidentally
Thanks for your photos, everyone!
I made the same request on twitter and got even more photos. If you'd like to see them, the thread is at https://twitter.com/christianp/status/1344003979076923392
I think it worked! The release notes are at https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v3.3.0
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Weird: the #python datetime library can make a datetime for 1st January 1AD, but can't produce its unix timestamp:
ValueError: year 0 is out of range
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