Sorry…I’m channeling Monty Python and the Holy Grail…of course, that means that John Cleese will have me killed shortly. :( Three weeks until TMC15. I feel like I have contributed less than nothing to the MTBoS this year. I’d like to say that I’m going to blog more, which will contribute more. But I’ve said […]
Yesterday marked the second anniversary of my blog, and today is the 239th birthday of the U.S. In celebration of Independence Day, I want to explain what matroids are. Matroids were invented by Hassler Whitney (and independently by Takeo Nakasawa) to abstract the notion of linear independence from vector spaces to a much more general […]
I should like to argue that the axiom of determinacy is true for all games having a small payoff set. In particular, the size of the smallest non-determined set, in the sense of the axiom of determinacy, is the continuum; … Continue reading →
Siri's response to math question makes Cookie Monster sad, iPhone users sadder: Geoff Herbert:Twitter exploded Monday night as iPhone and iPad users learned their Apple voice assistant has a pretty snarky response to a simple math question.