I can only encourage you to write bug reports, when you encounter a problem with (FOSS) software.
Not only does it help and contribute to the community, but from my experience thinking about a problem in a way, that you can report it to the software maintainers often forces me to predict their reactions in a way that I can find and solve the problem of my own.
In a way: The best bug reports are the ones you don't finish writing.
(Okay, the _best_ bug reports are the ones with a pull request.)
A study published in The BMJ estimates that there were 2,035 E-cigarette explosion and burn injury related emergency department admissions between 2015 and 2017.
And that can be deadly...
Two Wolves And A Sheep
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner. “Mutton” takes the popular vote, but “grass” wins in the Electoral College. The wolves wish they hadn&#…
By forgetting to respond to a letter by a bank I accidentally paid 0,10 Euros of capital yields tax in the last two years. The bank could print me a receipt about it and could claim it back at my tax declaration. But I stayed strong and didn't. Because 0,10 Euro isn't worth it (the paper, my time, their time).
(Of course investing the time telling you about partially beats the point.)
Btw. do modern dating platforms have a field for "preferred interpretation of #quantumMechanics"?
The wiki article
starts with "not one prediction from quantum mechanics is found to be contradicted by experiments". I wonder, why there is no "Citation Needed" behind it.^^
Don't get me wrong I am not advocating that "quantum mechanics is wrong". But our community will certainly say "no conflict with experiments" until a huge lot of problems have piled up and a new and stronger theory knocks at the door.
So, I just listened two hours to Joscha Bach talking. A lot of what he says is weird and thought provoking. (and so definitely worth listening to)
The sad thing is that he talks a lot about evidence, but most of the theories he talks about don't have (much of) it.
So for me most of his ideas fall into one of two categories. Either I think they are wrong (when they are about maths or physics) or I don't understand them ...
So please don't regard his words as gospel. Cherry picking required!
J'ai toujours bien aimé Tchebychev pour ces travaux mathématiques bien sûr mais surtout par ce qu'il nous a laissé une grande liberté pour orthographier son nom 😂
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).
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal -
chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
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