I can easily get many more readers on Amazon + possibly money for myself.

So it looks like it makes no sense WHATSOEVER to publish in a journal! (except if your government has the same religion as you and thus pays you money)

Right?

]]>After identification of $A=(a_1,…,a_n)$ and $A^*=(n+1-a_n,…,n+1-a_1) $I was trying to build $>>$, an ” almost transitive ” relation between these classes (that are pair or singleton (if $A$ ties with $A^*$)) in such a hope that if $A$ beats $B$ and $B$ beats $C$, then the fact that $A$ beats $C$ only depends on $>>$

I made a mistake thinking I had this relation but the two very basic facts that I like are

1)$A$ beats $B$ iff $B^*$ beats $A^*$

2) If $A$ does not tie with $B$ then, either $A$ beats/defeats BOTH $B$ and $B^*$ either $B$ beats/defeats BOTH $A$ and $A^*$ so that we have a new relation on the quotient of all dies after identification of a die and its dual.

Then we have something like this : $X$ beats $Y$ that beats $Y^*$ that beats X^*$ (where $X,Y\in \left\{A,A^*,B,B^*\right\}$, and $X$ does not tie with $Y$)

Now if $X$ beats $X^*$ we have a transitive chain involving the four dies.., I kind of feel that an investigation on this might be intersting…

Computing departments have long has suffered from the association between computers and mathematics in the early years of the subject. Yes, mathematics has its uses in computing as an applied technique for solving problems. If mathematicians are interested in the mathematics of computation, let them do it in their own department.

Computing is an engineering discipline, not a refuge for people who cannot get a job in a mathematics department.

]]>Next step will be to claim that category theorists are just handling discrete arrows. It’s graphs, y’a know…

Ridiculous, but it says everything about how the world is run.

Nowadays, when the average village atheist come bumping into me enquiring with disdain whether I believe in a higher power or not, I always reply “Yes: Stupidity!”

The question is not whether we’ll be able to withstand stupidity: we won’t. The only question is what we should do to circumvent assholes and their decisions.

]]>Would it be possible for you to put a copy of the article you mentioned, “Mathematics, Memory and Mental Arithmetic,” online, or to email you for a copy (if allowed by the publisher)? This is definitely the sort of thing I have had in the back of my mind, but I would be very keen to see others’ thoughts on it.

]]>Page 180, column 2, line 12, should read “pushes forward to a k-dimensional oriented manifold in Y” (not X).

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