# A festival of science tweets

Dictionary of words that don’t describe themselves:heterologous. For all words that do: homologous. Which dictionary is heterologous in?

I belong to the set of all sets that are not members of themselves. I maybe lonely, can’t decide.

Clearly I am maths geek

Diskgrinder’s conjecture #2: there’s a number big enough to encode every decision you’ll ever make. Add that to your friend’s big number

Platonic solids, similar to Socratic motions. Both stinky

Turing’s halting issue was basically not having a pencil to wind the tape back into the cassette

Diskgrinder’s conjecture: every prime number, more than two, sits in the middle of the sum of two powers Fermat thinks don’t add up

Also _two_ primes? Like two is an even number, surely that’s cheating Mr. Goldbach Conjecture?

It’s a proof by induction: even numbers are the sum of 2 primes; every unicorn I ask says so; including the first one.

That was easy because Goldbach’s conjecture is a degenerate case of Fermat, if you factor in unicorns

Yep, every even number is the sum of two primes. I have this really nifty proof that doesn’t fit in a 140 characters

I just solved Fermat’s last theorem. I used the Fibonacci sequence, and the squeeze method between consecutive powers. Top! Now for Goldbach

Appel & Haken’s proof of the 4 colour theorem was done on a computer in 1976. In 1976 computer terminals had only two colours. Bollocks then

Prove this: there is (not) a number that contains, as contiguous strings, every number that comes before it (e.g. 126, contains 1,2,6,12,26)

For integers, it’s easy

So what’s the most a number can contain (as contiguous strings) of its predecessors

123456789101113141516171819202122242526272829303132333536373839404142434446… losing one each placeholder gone

write me an algorithm, I will reply with an aphorism, or an embolism

A number that contains (as contiguous strings) less than 32% of its predecessors, and is odd, is a prime number

Or isn’t. Maybe it’s 2%.

The sum of two squares is always less than one daddio

answer to previous mathematical question: 91

after 91, it gets weird, and the numbers are solutions to imaginary diophantine equations

this is what investment banking is based on

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