Just had a real 'my hovercraft is full of eels' moment: Mrs L-P asked me "can you take the electric toothbrush to the undertaker and say it's for the tombola?"
Happy Birthday to Theodore von Kármán!
I am regretting this
to comply with GDPR, as of May 25th, I will no longer be remembering anybody’s name, face or personal details without their explicit consent
...phew, finally a viable excuse
dear people who make product pages, please describe what your product is on the product page instead of making people infer what it is from the features section
a mastodon instance for mathematicians
it's come to my attention that some new calculators show recurring decimals with a dot above the recurring digit, instead of showing as many digits as possible. Is that true? Any idea what model of calculator does that?
Back in 2016, the @aperiodical analysed the maths of #eurovision's scoring system: http://aperiodical.com/2016/05/the-new-eurovision-scoring-system-the-maths/
(warning: contains the hopelessly optimistic assumption that Australia wouldn't become a permanent contestant)
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Ireland's song is nice. I'll enjoy that interlude between all the blah songs, if they get past the semi-finals
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#AllAboard the 1st semifinal of Eurovision 2018! The show starts today at:
12:00 pm PDT
04:00 am JST
and is broadcast from the Altice Arena in Lisbon. Today’s countries are: 🇦🇿🇮🇸🇦🇱🇧🇪🇨🇿🇱🇹🇮🇱🇧🇾🇪🇪🇧🇬🇲🇰🇭🇷🇦🇹🇬🇷🇫🇮🇦🇲🇨🇭🇮🇪🇨🇾
The link to the YouTube live show is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnYTtpYYRw4
The main hashtag for livetoots is #Eurovision. Consider using CWs (but hashtags in CWs are not searchable!)
A website that's just on the right side of aggressively pedantic about changelogs, for developers of open source software: https://keepachangelog.com/en/1.0.0/
Friend to friend: When you make a release please take a few minutes to make a human-readable changelog of what has changed since the last release?
Your commit-messages are not a changelog.
Let me re-iterate:
Your commit-messages are _not_ a changelog.
A changelog allows me to follow what you were thinking between releases.
A commit log shows me your keystrokes between releases.
I need to know what you were thinking.
France's #eurovision entry is so forgettable I forgot I even had it playing
TexMex -> TexMicies
LaTeX -> LaTiCiEs
I've been told there are colours in this tree.
Recently I discovered a surprising fact about numbers, so I made an online web thing to give it the recognition it deserves. Give it a go: http://somethingorotherwhatever.com/sum-of-3-palindromes/
A little write-up on @aperiodical at http://aperiodical.com/2018/05/the-incredible-palindromic-hat-trick/
Mathematician, koala fan, mathstodon.xyz admin,
⅓ of https://aperiodical.com
A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.
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