@rusawe im Deutschen schreibt man wohl auch von tröts.
Shocking, I know.
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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...
@aardrian 😇 I'm not saying if you don't.
@aardrian indeed. But since I'm just writing up a report after a testing project across reading systems, I just had to tell someone to feel a little less sad. 😖 Sorry for abusing the thread.
@aardrian in slightly related news: Kindle still doesn't support alt text. Only some books have "screenreader: supported" status -- which seems to mean "image alt text works with NVDA" (no headings, lists etc). I can't find any documentation on how a book can get that status either.
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.
@baldur you are on wrong side of the gulf stream 🙃 cherry blossoms are starting to come out over here.
@rusawe woohoo! Willkommen!!
@aardrian sigh. I mean, it's a good idea, obviously. But the race to the bottom will be painful.
@aardrian do you mean a missing alt attribute triggering auto-text? Yeah, that makes "sense" (for some value of sense).
@aardrian next step: an attribute to trigger auto-text automatically, so devs can say "problem solved" / "not my problem anymore" / "go complain to Google/Facebook/Microsoft".
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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.
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Works at krautzource, co-chairs W3C MathOnWeb CG, contributes to MathJax, runs mathblogging.org & BoolesRings.org.
A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.
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