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With the move of MathOverflow into the SE network, this account is now associated with dormant accounts in math.SE and other sites in the network. While I plan to continue my (generally low-level) participation in MO, my current plans do not include restarting my participation in those other sites. Therefore, I will be ignoring any comments or pings that reach me from those sites, unless and until I resume my active participation there.

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Aug
27
reviewed Approve How to find $B$ by solving the following linear system: $s_k$ $B$ ${s_k}^T$ $=1,$
Aug
22
accepted Non isomorphic finite rings with isomorphic additive and multiplicative structure
Aug
22
comment Non isomorphic finite rings with isomorphic additive and multiplicative structure
You are just going around answering old long-dormant questions... Thank you for this. Looks great!
Aug
22
awarded  Good Question
Aug
22
reviewed Reject Too old for advanced mathematics?
Aug
18
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
17
reviewed Edit Free commutative magma over a set
Aug
17
revised Free commutative magma over a set
corrected spelling, removed "signature"
Aug
17
reviewed Approve Linearly Lindelöf spaces with Lindelöf degree of uncountable cofinality
Aug
17
reviewed Approve Characterization of Fréchet-Urysohn spaces using sequential continuity at a point
Aug
17
reviewed Approve Subfields of $\mathbb{C}$ isomorphic to $\mathbb{R}$ that have Baire property, without Choice
Aug
2
comment When did people know that all real polynomials of degree greater than 2 are reducible?
As I understand it, one of the reasons proving the FTA was important was to ensure that partial fractions would always work, at least in principle; I do not believe that it was a known fact before then.
Jul
29
reviewed Approve Fermat's proof for $x^3-y^2=2$
Jul
28
comment Is there a structure theorem or group law for finite groups generated by two elements?
@shane.orourke: D'oh. Of course. That's what I get for posting past 11pm...
Jul
28
comment Is there a structure theorem or group law for finite groups generated by two elements?
@TT_: As you say, it's not going to make things any easier; it still tells you that every finite group is embeddable into a 2-generated group (and I would guess one should be able to extend to proving that every finite group can be embedded into a finite 2-generated group).
Jul
28
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
27
answered Is there a structure theorem or group law for finite groups generated by two elements?
Jul
20
awarded  Informed
Jul
20
comment Why can't a nonabelian group be 75% abelian?
On the other hand, note that the probability that two semigroup elements commute can be any rational number, as shown by Givens and by Ponomarenko and Selinski (Givens, B. The probability that two semigroup elements commute can be almost anything, College Math J. 39 (5), 399-400, 2008; and also the paper by Michelle Soule).