This is both an exciting title and really clever research: "What's Cookin'? Interpreting Cooking Videos using Text, Speech and Vision"
arxiv.org/abs/1503.01558

mathstodon.xyz is now running Mastodon v2.1.0.
The big new feature is you can make lists of accounts to follow.
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A puzzle. Circle radius R, six points on circumference, with |AB|=|CD|=|EF|=R. Show that the midpoints of BC, DE, and FA form an equilateral triangle -

Sketch a diagram and try it.

How would you prove it?

TIL: 1. @FrontYoungMinds is a wonderful kid-reviewed science journal 2. their maths team are looking for contributors:

blogs.ams.org/matheducation/20

When is a Snake a Snake?
#webcomics #comics #comedy

Anyone have a dataset that methodically estimates Open Educational Resource production by type and discipline?
#request4data #data

I've written a new library to convert AsciiMath to TeX: github.com/christianp/asciimat

There's an 'official' asciimath to tex JS file at github.com/asciimath/asciimath but it doesn't seem to do matrices, and is written in v old JS.

This is to use with a customised StackEdit for a student with reduced mobility, so we prefer AsciiMath to TeX.
StackEdit uses KaTeX for its maths rendering, so I couldn't render MathML.

“Extended Validation is Broken”
stripe.ian.sh/

And not just a little bit.

A new horror: a parser for a regular language written by someone who apparently didn't know about regular expressions

If you have a mastodon.social account but have moved over to a different server, you can login to your old account and, under edit profile, setup a profile redirect note.

Just in time for Christmas (if they're into this kind of thing), a new kind of expanding mechanism! shpws.me/Pi30 . More info: youtu.be/bEVHVzrQ_PM

400. THE MAGIC STRIPS. I happened to have lying on my table a number of strips of cardboard,
with numbers printed on them from 1 upwards in numerical order. The idea suddenly came to me, as ideas have a way of unexpectedly coming, to make a little puzzle of this. I wonder whether many readers will arrive at the same solution that I did.

Take seven strips of cardboard and lay them together as above. Then write on each of them the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, as shown, so that (1/3)

The urinal problem
Article by Kranakis, Evangelos and Krizanc, Danny
In collections: Puzzles, Easily explained
PDF: people.scs.carleton.ca/~kranak

you code sixteen tons, and what do you get? / another day deeper in technical debt

Has anyone used "Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics" with undergrad students?
store.doverpublications.com/04

Everyone knows you can't trisect an arbitrary angle with just a compass.
Underwood Dudley wrote the famous essay "What To Do When The Trisector Comes" to help you fend off those who insist otherwise.
A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $\pi z^2 \times a$ jokes.
Use $ and $ for inline LaTeX, and $ and $ for display mode.