trying to crowdfund grad school
I'll be cleaning this up over the weeks to come, but in addition to looking for standard funding sources, I'm opening the tip jar.
I'm a math grad student, persistently cashflow-negative, trying to hold up the finances through my masters thesis before I can get into a phd (hence paid) position.
I plan to be more vocal with what I do, and contribute in other ways, but... Patronage of the sciences is a thing, right?
Ok, here's the original... https://twitter.com/andyweirauthor/status/1246472992491630592
So, that 1,i,0 triangle that's going around, that I forgot to save an image of...
It's fine if you just accept that you're outside a Euclidean context. Take the region of the complex plane around 0, map the unit circle onto a single point to form a sphere; now a triangle (via great circles on that sphere) with smaller than magnitude 1 sides looks triangular, with a right angle where you expect, but the third side length reaches 0 as you increase the other two to 1 and i respectively.
math writing humor
covid19 local mood
y'all attempting to distance and coughing on everything.
Someday, when I'm writing an application for a lecturer position, I will be asked why I want to teach math. And I'll have to say I had the usual reasons, but that was before innumeracy literally killed millions of people while I was in graduate school. It'd be hard to see that and not take as hard a line of immunization against untrained mathematical thought as against the virus that reveled in it.
'New work on the conceptual structure of mathematics, from Euclid to the Four Color Theorem, based on a quantitative analysis of human and @CoqLang
I look forward to seeing the preprint on this.
Today I learned that many/most color laser printers layer an array of yellow microdots on top of documents 🔬
This Machine Identification Code https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Identification_Code encodes a print date and a serial number unique to the machine. It only became public knowledge in 2004, ~20 year after deployment 😑
The Technical University of Dresden released a tool 2 years ago to layer on _even more dots_ to render the MIC unreadable and aid whistleblowers publishing https://github.com/dfd-tud/deda ✊
I think floppies, minidiscs, magneto-optical discs look cool even today because the 90's was an era where everything was going digital but still partially mechanical.
So you had all the digital awesomeness with the mechanical tactileness - which I'm missing today now that nearly everything is solid state.
So I do maintenance and collect rent for the apartment building I live in, in exchange for free or reduced rent. A lot of tenants work in service or in schools, which means they're not going to be able to pay rent next month.
I'd like someone to volunteer as my point-of-contact I can reach out to for advice about how to delay and inhibit my boss from evicting people, as much as I can.
Volunteers? (Experienced folk only, Americans preferred.)
Heathen cyborg mathematician. No gluten. (Mathematician aspect)
Assume the hypotenuse :boardwrite:,
not the contusion :headdesk:.
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