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Loving this fad.

Wordle 210 3/6

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Some passes of the visible from the UK overnight - I'll tweet/toot warnings closer to the time

"Irish Dara Ó Briain has received an award for his contribution to raising public awareness of .

This is an award that is presented each year during Maths Week – the annual all-island festival of maths and numeracy, which is currently running with events across the country and online."

siliconrepublic.com/innovation

My ISP seems to be hijacking all DNS requests, regardless of server, so that they can blackhole facebook traffic (facebook.com is being routed to 127.0.0.1). I can run DNS queries against example.com and still get results:

Przyblyski's Star: A star with more praesodymium in its spectrum than iron. Is it aliens? Maybe, but unlikely. Is it a measurement error? Probably not. Is it evidence of the island of stability? Surprisingly, this might be the most likely outcome. Is it weird as fuck? YES.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Przybyls

Obscure-ish topic, but does anybody here have any textbook / expository paper recommendations for contact geometry?

It's been a while now since my degree, but I've had to help out a sibling with some thermodynamics homework, and it's sparked my interest in the geometric side of physics again.

I've think I've got a new favourite paper.

"The Meanderings of a Weapon Oriented Mind When Applied in a Vacuum Such as the Moon"

Obscure-ish topic, but does anybody here have any textbook / expository paper recommendations for contact geometry?

It's been a while now since my degree, but I've had to help out a sibling with some thermodynamics homework, and it's sparked my interest in the geometric side of physics again.

beta board arriving tomorrow! (According to DHL. So it might be another two weeks)

@j ... course, that would require ANOTHER protocol soooo never mind.

Hot take: X11's separation of the window manager and the display server is really good and Wayland is taking a step backward by combining the two.

If KWin crashes or I need to restart it, I shouldn't lose EVERYTHING.

And yes, this does happen.

@EdgarMartinezMoro Hey, welcome to Mathstodon. What's your favourite finite simple group?

@florian You dragged it so that you wouldn't have to interact with each other as human beings, that's all.

I am an artist. I am flexible.

I have had a small length of CAT-5 cable in my coat pocket for at least the last two years. It has followed me across the Atlantic and back. I don’t think I’ve ever used it, and can’t for the life of me remember why I put it there.

Oh, crap. Just learned that Peter Neumann died of covid this morning.

I invite you to speculate in the comments on what they might have been told in the associated class, but the poll concerns a first year secondary school question (in Italy) which asks:

"True or false, the successor to pi is pi+1".

Please boost to get beyond my bubble - thx.

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