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The vertices of the cube touch 8 of the dodecahedron’s vertices, and each of its edges lies on a face of the dodecahedron.

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It's not easy being both a mathematical genius and a comedic genius so I have settled for being neither one.

Good grief

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So our TAs prepared a spreadsheet with the final marks for all the students

And they flagged the students who were found committing plagiarism in the assignments

For those students, they wrote down

the phrase

"plag in ass"

Beware the ides of March

and shun

the frumious bandersnatch

When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set. -- Lin Yutang

A whole Wikipedia article singing the praises of a certain 1D root-finding algorithm, which was published in 2020, and has only 3 citations. Is this a new avenue of self-promotion by the authors?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITP_meth

&#@%!$ hard mode

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They're the roots of the polynomial \(\lambda^3 - (a^2 + b^2 + c^2)\lambda - 2 a b c\), but I'm not sure that helps.

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Thinking about the eigenmatrices of the Hessian of the 3x3 determinant, after tkim.graphics/DYNAMIC_DEFORMAB. Kind of a bummer that the eigenvalues of [[0, c, b], [c, 0, a], [b, a, 0]] are so messy. Is there at least a neat argument why they have to be?

Pleasantly surprised with how this one turned out.

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Someone should start a LifeWiki Quotes Out Of Context bot.
"Two pentadecathlons can be used to hassle a toad."

Mean Girls was affected by outliers; Median Girls is probably more representative of the typical clique

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