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Devac  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 24, 2018


About that 'QED(?)', it's sort of an in-joke based on the observation one of my friends made: all the 'end of proof' phrases sound like questions. :P

bfv  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm partial to ∎. Half because Halmos, half because saying "I'm done now" with a tombstone is just satisfying.

Devac  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Both work for me, but tombstone is easier for me to miss in handwritten notes than an acronym.


I'll have to get to his 'automathography' and textbooks at some point. Mathematicians from the USA often talk about him as Poles do about Banach, so it seems like a mistake on my part to put those off.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I love watching people discuss something with passion. Even if I don't understand a thing they're saying, I get a thrill from seeing someone enjoy themselves.