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Santiago, Budapest

A conversation we overheard at lunch today, between two Singaporean tourists two tables away:

Girl A: So have you been to the biggest Santiago here?

Girl B: The biggest what?!

Girl A: Santiago. You know, like a Jewish church?

(a few moments)

Girl B: Oh! You mean a synagogue!!

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back ashore

every thursday, after two days and nights of being asea, struggling to keep afloat on the waves of number fields and integer rings that threaten to engulf me, i steer my tiny paper boat to shore with just a pencil and eraser, and return to the world of men.

it is comforting to know that life goes on as usual, despite 2 O_K resisting all efforts at factorization in \mathbb{Q}[x]/(x^3 + x^2 - 2x + 8).

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