Same type of stuff. Anyone ever run yowlines on their startup-sequence?
No, but I frequently wonder if I'm having fun yet.
So, being quite cynical about such things, in what way would a proof of this conjecture allow him to make more money?
Philanthropy and advancing science are good, but my first thoughts is that if someone can prove this he stands to make massive amounts of money.
You know the old jokes about rich people paying bums on the street to fight for their own amusement? Well, extend that to mathematicians.
Sigh I miss the days when AOL gave a free Floppy Disk every day on your doorstep. That way you just take it Re-Format it and you have extra storage. When they went to CD's it was a sad day for me. They could have at least made them on CD-R so I can burn a new partition on it to store stuff.
I tried that theory, too, but after a while it became clear that either AOL used low-quality crappy floppies or the USPS didn't care much about them in transit (or both), given I kept getting bad sectors out of them when I reformatted them.
That's the problem with polls like this. I want to assume the attobreadcrumb is the joke option, but I can't help but think someone's going to come along and explain how it's used as a real-life but horribly obscure discrete unit of measurement.
a friend of mine had a car in his driveway
Can someone randomly tow something _from your driveway_? Street I can see...besides, here things on the street have to be insured.
There's the part in the story where the neighbor impersonated the rightful owner to call a municipal towing service to his house to haul the temporarily-gutted VW Bug away. That is, under normal circumstances, yes, you CAN call a service to tow something from your driveway (say, if the vehicle was otherwise unmovable but you wanted to be rid of it), but this asshole neighbor went ahead with straight-up fraud to get someone else's property towed.
If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.