Here's a 13-minute video on a new #mathematics discovery, part of a #Numberphile series on expressing numbers as the sum of three cubes. It's long been known that 3 = 1**3 + 1**3 + 1**3, and also 3 = 4**3 + 4**3 + (-5)**3. These are small, single-digit numbers.
Now a computer search has found that 3 = 569936821221962380720**3 + (-569936821113563493509)**3 + (-472715493453327032)**3. (You can paste that expression into your #Python interpreter to verify it!)
"COBOL was one of the first business-oriented programming languages, showing up in the 1960s. It’s also regarded as one of the worst languages in which to work. But is that true? And if so, what could ever take its place as the most reviled thing in development?"
Łukasz Langa on the Black formatter for #Python code. The talk goes into some detail on concrete syntax trees & Black's implementation of formatting, which may be too esoteric if you're just interested in using Black, but wraps up with some brief tips on usage. #PyCon2019 #video
LWN: The state of the OSU Open Source Lab
Summary of a conference talk about the #Oregon State OSL, which hosts a wide variety of #opensource projects, both for organizations like the #Linux, #Apache, and #Python Software Foundations, and for individual projects such as mutt.
You don't hear a lot about the OSL, but I donate money to them every year.
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