From Calculus

Even Newton Knew He Sucked

It turns out that is not just us here at ACME Science, and more patricularly Combinations and Permutations, that think that Newton was a waste; so di he:

The young Isaac Newton’s “debtor’s ledger of sins”:

  • Stealing cherry cobs from Eduard Storer
  • Denying that I did so
  • Robbing my mothers box of plums and sugar
  • Calling Derothy Rose a jade
  • Punching my sister
  • Striking many
  • Wishing death and hoping it to some
  • Threating my father and mother Smith to burne them and the house over them
  • Striving to cheat with a brass halfe crowne
  • Making pies on Sunday night
  • Squirting water on Thy day
  • Not turning nearer to Thee according to my belief
  • Setting my heart on money learning pleasures more than Thee
  • having uncleane thoughts words and actions and dreamses

(Gravity and Levity via Aisha)

150 Years of Unprovability: The Reimann Hypothesis

It is 150 years to the day since the Riemann Hypothesis was first presented to the Monatsberichte der Berliner Akademie. So in honor of this most important of unsolved mathematical problems, and one that has a 1 million dollar bounty on its head(so yeah you should probably go solve it like right now) here is a video clip from the BBC’s Story of Maths that tells Riemann’s Story

And another that talks of the Riemann Hypothesis itself