1. Who is Fidesz? What’s he supposedly done wrong?

2. Who did Fox just appoint which lost a huge number of conservatives?

3. What did a Sengalese migrant just do? To avenge what?

4. Which state is renaming Columbus Day?

5. Smollett. What did he do wrong?

6. What’s the story around Nathan Stevens and the Home Office?

7. How many times did May promise a Mar 25th Brexit?

## Transcendental numbers

- pi = 3.1415 …
- e = 2.718 …
- Euler’s constant, gamma = 0.577215 … = lim n -> infinity > (1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 + … + 1/n – ln(n)) (Not proven to be transcendental, but generally believed to be by mathematicians.)
- Catalan’s constant, G = sum (-1)^k / (2k + 1 )^2 = 1 – 1/9 + 1/25 – 1/49 + … (Not proven to be transcendental, but generally believed to be by mathematicians.)
- Liouville’s number 0.110001000000000000000001000 … which has a one in the 1st, 2nd, 6th, 24th, etc. places and zeros elsewhere.
- Chaitin’s “constant”, the probability that a random algorithm halts. (Noam Elkies of Harvard notes that not only is this number transcendental but it is also incomputable.)
- Chapernowne’s number, 0.12345678910111213141516171819202122232425… This is constructed by concatenating the digits of the positive integers. (Can you see the pattern?)
- Special values of the zeta function, such as zeta (3). (Transcendental functions can usually be expected to give transcendental results at rational points.)
- ln(2).
- Hilbert’s number, 2
^{(sqrt 2 )}. (This is called Hilbert’s number because the proof of whether or not it is transcendental was one of Hilbert’s famous problems. In fact, according to the Gelfond-Schneider theorem, any number of the form a^{b}is transcendental where a and b are algebraic (a ne 0, a ne 1 ) and b is not a rational number. Many trigonometric or hyperbolic functions of non-zero algebraic numbers are transcendental.) - e
^{pi}

## Mistakes were made

From Mark Matis:

## Smell the coffee

Years ago, I wrote a piece on human auras and commitment to partners but not all that sure it can be demonstrated. Yet findings here seem in line with the idea.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2000/11/problem-promiscuity

https://stream.org/fruits-of-sleeping-around/

## Thursday

1. Just asking for clarification:

2. Rachel Withers is an utter moron:

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/03/20/slate-nz-shootings-implicate-all-white-australians/

3. For those who missed it, the equinox was at 21:58 last evening.

4. Utrecht killer:

## Krazee keyboards, krazee kazoos

I know we’ve run these before but I like ’em: