Update: I like JupyterLab a lot! Way better than the old Jupyter/IPython interface
Note to self: try out JupyterLab
The Fields Medal should return to its roots https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00513-8
Although I long ago dropped out of research #mathematics, I really love asking working mathematicians to explain whatever it is they are interested in. I have enough general knowledge that they can usually simplify things enough for me to get the gist of their work. Plus, they're usually really enthusiastic about explaining what they do, because most strangers they meet cannot or will not follow!
Great fun to see them light up and have them tell me the metaphors they've developed for their art.
What is "one month after January 31"?
- February 28
- March 3
Current status: error only occurs when a breakpoint is not set
Current status: print screen key on new computer doesn't work.
YES, I AM A NERD.
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Five pirates split 100 coins as follows: the most senior pirate proposes how to share the coins, and they all vote for or against. If >50% vote for it, then they share that way. Else, the pirate proposing the scheme will be thrown overboard, and they repeat with the next most senior pirate making a proposal.
If a pirate would get the same number of coins whichever way they vote, they will vote against.
All pirates are intelligent, rational, greedy, and don't want to die. What happens?
I've just discovered that Pearson have renamed "MyMathLab" to "MyLab Math".
I eagerly await "MathMyLab".
Article by David Applegate and Marc LeBrun and N. J. A. Sloane
In collections: Unusual arithmetic, Easily explained
Dismal arithmetic is just like the arithmetic you learned in school, only simpler: there are no carries, when you add digits you just take the largest, and when you multiply digits you take the smallest. This paper...
Seeing two used rockets landing in perfect synchronisation is beautiful!
Really inspirational works of engineering. Congratulations to everyone in the SpaceX team.
In case you missed it live—video of the two rocket boosters that carried a ship into space, safely arriving home.