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Hi! I'm a maths student at Helsinki University. For the past year or so I've been writing a popular (not as in visitors) maths blog,, in Finnish. In addition to human languages (FIN/ENG/SWE/FRE) I respond to quite a few computer ones (esp. C#).

Interested in seeing if toots > tweets!

It is extremely liberating to not pretend that you know things you don't. It also opens you up to a lot more chances to learn shit. It rules

okay, this one's really loud for the folks in the nosebleed seats!

IF you CAN, PLEASE add image descriptions!
IF you have accessibility needs that make it difficult/impossible,
OR you are using technology that makes it difficult/impossible,
OR you just don't have the damn spoons for it today,
OR you just plain forgot,
* * * DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT!!* * *

the *problem* is the many, many people who do *not* fall into any of the "however" categories who are *not* using the image descriptions, and this makes a lot of images posted to Mastodon useless for people with accessibility needs. if you fall into any of the "however" categories, IT'S OKAY! I promise! folks get frustrated about the lack of descriptions and yell generally, but if you're in the "however" section, they're not yelling at you! okay? be good to each other! use image descriptions *if you can*! if not, don't worry! 💚 💚 💚

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"50,000,000,000 Instructions Per Second: Design and Implementation of a 256-Core BrainFuck Computer"

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pluto is not a planet, but that does not mean pluto is less valid of a stellar object.

all it means is stellar objects are more diverse than we thought.

kinda like how gender is turning out to be more diverse than we thought.

I avoid using git on the command line like the plague. Horrible, convoluted, over-complicated UX. Instead I always use GUIs whenever available; either the one built into VSC or even just the Github desktop app.

"A Crisis of Identification":

David Roberts summarizes the state of play in the claimed proof of the abc theorem; via

This looks like an interesting platform for essays on mathematics; see for more.

open access, UC/Elsevier Show more

"University of California terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research"

Context for those not in the US: this is huge. UC is a uniquely enormous and influential university system in our country. When they do things, many other universities follow suit.

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A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.

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