I made so many excuses to not see it. I thought if I just kept trying to fix everything on his list of everything that was wrong with me he would stop being awful to me. But that wasn’t ever going to happen that list just got longer, and longer.  He would monopolize all of […]

Biases between consecutive primes

There is a very nice recent paper by Lemke Oliver and Soundararajan (complete with a popular science article about it by the consistently excellent Erica Klarreich for Quanta) about a surprising (but now satisfactorily explained) bias in the distribution of pairs of consecutive primes when reduced to a small modulus . This phenomenon is superficially […]