Jason Scott writes "Years after Joshua Schachter's call to arms about the poor thinking and dim future of general-purpose URL shorteners, the Archive Team offshoot URLteam has issued their first release of URL shortener mappings as a torrent. (Direct downloadable versions are located at The Internet Archive as well.) Sadly, the 301works plan of voluntary contribution of mappings to a central repository to ensure access for years to come has not quite worked out, so URLteam is going ahead and getting the job done." Link to Original Source
The reason that every major university maintains a department of
mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.