abel prize, mathematic in germany Show more
I'm not sure what annoys me more.
That Zeit Online cannot get mathematical terminology right ("Analyse", "Messtheorie" wtf) https://www.zeit.de/wissen/2019-03/abelpreis-karen-uhlenbeck-mathematik-auszeichnung
Or that the German mathematical society has yet to post anything about it on its homepage or birdsite. (Which I'd hope would prevent such embarrasing translations as found in Zeit Online.)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published 50 years ago today.
(In Germany anyway
Oh look, it only took 16 years to give a woman an Abel Prize...
Timothy Browning has discovered that
This settles all but one case of which two-digit numbers can be represented as a sum of three cubes. The remaining case is \(n=42\).
For more, see https://gilkalai.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/8866128975287528%C2%B3-8778405442862239%C2%B3-2736111468807040%C2%B3/ (where I found out about this) or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sums_of_three_cubes (new article I wrote once I found out).
While searching for more references for the new Wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sums_of_three_cubes) I found a horrible mistake related to this problem in Wolfram's _A New Kind of Science_, p. 789 (https://www.wolframscience.com/nks/p789--implications-for-mathematics-and-its-foundations/). Wolfram says that the smallest solution to \(x^3+y^3+z^3=2\) is the known sporadic one,
But the parametric solution has many that are smaller: \((1,1,0)\), \((7,-5,-6)\), \((49,-47,-24)\), etc.
@rusawe woohoo! Willkommen!!
voiceover Show more
If it wasn't so sad, it would be hilarious how voicover thinks its smarter than the author and switches to another language when voicing, e.g., Greek characters. Even worse in: it does it in Apple books whereever there's a Greek character on the same line in the other page of the spread. Too smart for its own good.
IKEA Israel launches free 3D printable ThisAbles to improve furniture accessibility
@marcozehe darf ich Dich mit einer Firefox Android und Talkback Frage nerven?
VoiceOver, ebooks Show more
After Safari finally fixed it's ancient bug causing SVG descriptions to be dropped, isn't it fun that Apple Books still has it? Sigh.
aria-labelledby vs aria-label, tip Show more
Always remember: aria-labelledby supercedes aria-label. If you need both, the aria-label needs to be on the target of the aria-labelledby (not on the same element).
ebooks qc, vitalsource bookshelf Show more
Weird fact: on android sideloading fails if bookshelf is running -- killing the app helps. But what an odd app overall.
epub, ADE, updates Show more
The latest ADE version ships a 5 year old version of MathJax.
css grids, dev tools Show more
When you try to debug overflow problems on small viewports for an hour only to figure out that it's apparently a dev tools bug. Sigh.
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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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