I don't know why I have this obsession of trying to work on a problem until I intimately understand it.
I do this with math too. I don't really have to know the proofs of every result I use, but I can't help trying to at least wanting to know why something is true, even if it's just in broad strokes. I won't stop until I get it.
This ends up wasting a lot of time as I absorb details that aren't really important.
"Graph Isomorphism in Quasipolynomial Time I" Seminar Lecture by László Babai on November 10, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYIhA3O9Nz0&feature=youtu.be
#2270 "Picking Bad Stocks"
On the news a few days later: "Buzz is building around the so-called 'camping Roomba' after a big investment. Preorders have spiked, and..."
The Spanish government to, supposedly, ban Franco and francoism praising making it a punishable offense. It just took them +40 years, if they ever finally do it. https://twitter.com/publico_es/status/1226797663766618112
The universe's ways of leading me to shitpost:
-> fifty miles away, a river has lots of moving water
-> humans put turbines in river, which spin magnets really fast
-> alternating current is... alternated
-> power delivered to me via grid
-> power supply rectifies alternating current to DC
-> laptop uses DC to cause tiny smart rocks to think
-> I log in, run Firefox, and browse fediverse
-> think of something snarky and ironic
To create an apple pie, you must first create the universe.
This album, by the way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgbAAuDLutY
Finishing my degrees in Maths & CS at UB
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