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So here's the full process of me, painting a portrait of me ca. 1982: https://youtu.be/PQ3IKiTSjhw

I really like this painting a *lot* and I so enjoy watching the process - hope you like it, too! #artTimelapse #traditionalArt

@rusawe im Deutschen schreibt man wohl auch von tröts.

Shocking, I know.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published 50 years ago today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Very_Hungry_Caterpillar?wprov=sfla1

(In Germany anyway

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_kleine_Raupe_Nimmersatt?wprov=sfla1)

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.

Le Sigh...

Timothy Browning has discovered that

\[\begin{align}

33&=8866128975287528^3\\

&+(-8778405442862239)^3\\

&+(-2736111468807040)^3.

\end{align}\]

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,

\[\begin{align}2&=1214928^3\\

&+ 3480205^3\\

&+ (-3528875)^3.

\end{align}\]

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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All things math on the web.

Works at krautzource, co-chairs W3C MathOnWeb CG, contributes to MathJax, runs mathblogging.org & BoolesRings.org.

Joined Nov 2017