Paper 1 of ???: 48 pages... all relevant. *grins*

If this makes me so satisfied, perhaps I am where I belong.

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Goodness; I did /not/ expect that to evolve into a formal explanation of the value in terms of predictive power of accepting personal inconsistency. Well found!

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- How many levels of rationality are you on?
- Like,, maybe 3, or 4 right now. my dude
- You are like normal reasoner then. Watch this...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxastic

Joke's on me - looks like I'll also be learning sage for another context.

*** _+_: the PARI stack overflows !

*sigh* good morning, PARI. Lets try this again, shall we?

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"This is 100% real maple syrup. That means there is no imaginary component."

"Does this mean we don't get any of the complex flavors of the syrup?"

PARI is a lot of fun, but I feel like I need more a cheat sheet rather than a lengthy (500+ pages) guide. Not that the existing documentation isn't good .. it's a lot more extensive and detailed than most packages provide. But when it comes to phrasing relatively simple requests, I still find myself puzzled.

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how math is presented: "this knowledge came fully formed out of someone's head at the same pace that you are reading it"

how math is done: "this person became obsessed with a problem, worked on it for anywhere between a week and their entire lifetime, and finally produced a very messy version of this knowledge which was later refined and expanded by other mathematicians"

I'm learning PARI today, or starting to. :)

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After we made all our wishes, we’d close our eyes, and we’d wish for more protractors, which was weird.

If I have an element of an algebraic extension and I want to express it as a truncated power series over a uniformizer of a prime, is there a non-tedious way to obtain this? Ie. simpler than repeated remainders?

wolframalpha.com/input/?i=x-1%

Uh... WA? That's, uh... I suppose it's a good thing I tested the degenerate case before attempting to actually use the computer for anything. Guess I'll be working by hand after all.

Fever math is not good math. I think I've divided the same two numbers twenty times now.

I also did not expect _long divison_ at my level. Probably I should use a computer to not make typos.

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A different view of the M87 black hole image.

I know posting a picture of the tactile black hole doesn't help its intended audience, but if you're interested in one please get in touch. Print-it-yourself files will come when the design is more final.

#BlackHole
#blind

I didn't bother opening the covers lest I lose my temper. Sexism should have no place in mathematics.

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