Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Still obsessed with this problem, but making fantastic progress today. TeXed up about four pages of lemmas (and a statement of the goal) that actually hang together and get me about 75% of the way towards the result I think. It is, of course, always the last 25% (or 5%, or 1%) that gets me, but the mental exercise of futzing around all these inductive hypotheses is awfully fun.

Though, hm... it was the case a couple of days ago that I had a conjecture whose proof had 12 cases, and by chance the single case that was false was the very last one I tried. I really should stop getting so prematurely optimistic.
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    Oh jeez Boulet, this is what you casually slap together for a 24-hour comic? Come on, now, you're just showing off. (But seriously it is so cute)

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    I really liked this multiple choice test full of nonsense words that was solveable only on the basis of metagaming the questions. This is not…

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    So Donald Barthelme apparently is back from the dead and writing craigslist missed connections: http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/mis/3985247459.html

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