We want to recruit you

Andy Wilson wrote “LShift need to recruit a number of senior developers. If you want to join one of the most skilled and interesting technical teams around, how about submitting a CV and some code samples? See this page for details.”

What would you do with a ball of string and a pair of scissors?

francis wrote “How about making a non-alternating knot() with projection of minimal crossing number (which, incidentally, is eight)? (Thanks to David Snyder who told us this.)”

Arithmetic is the Simplest Thing That Could Possibly Work

Tony Garnock-Jones wrote “In an essay by Marvin Minsky I read over the weekend, Communication with Alien Intelligence, Minsky explores the idea that arithmetic spontaneously arises in computing systems, analogously to the spontaneous assembly of amino acids in the Miller/Urey Experiment. In the process of exploring the first few thousand simplest Turing machine programs, he and his student…”