On Mathematics - Kind request for double checkersSubmitted by Cyril on Sat, 12/29/2012 - 03:14
I hesitated tagging this under "Weird Stuff" (as it's a sort of weird request) or "Current Events / Science + Technology" but I figured it wouldn't be quite specific enough re: the former or quite faithful enough for the latter (as there's no real "current event" beyond my request proper).
I was wondering, and am looking for, if there are any active mathematicians in the Liberty defenders who use dear Michael's Daily Paul.
As a software engineer, I do have some significant maths remnants, but I'd love to hear from profiles who are much more current than I am with the field, e.g., making a living out of it in engineering or conventional academia (pure research or teaching). Thus, I'm looking for someone competent who'd kindly give me a "helping hand" (i.e., brain ;) to double check some recent curiosities(?) of mine - that I stumbled upon as part of my hobby researches.
The more precise, specific sub-field at hands is generally referred to as "Number Theory". Especially re: prime numbers and the various results surrounding the prime counting function, the prime number theorem, the Bertrand's postulate (actually a theorem), Goldbach's conjecture, etc.
If you do have such a specialization - or active, fairly frequent practice as part of other works, which may or may not involve cryptography, btw, no requirement there - I'd love to hear from you if you're interested in looking for errors / needs for improvements in my, say, last speculations (there's at least one of those, for sure).
Feel free to reach me at lysiandad /at/ gmail |dot| com
(And Thank you in advance for your own curiosity, then :)
Oh, and why such a request on the DP and not any random online math forums ? Well, isn't it obvious ? My rationale is as simple as this, of course : if there are indeed competent persons around here to voluntarily help me, then I can afford a much better a priori to have about them re: both their intellectual honesty and morality, rather than going "in the wild" for this sort of activity and domain of interest. Also, said candidly, they'd feel somehow less "strangers" to me (and reciprocally, I assume :)
Thus linked below, a publicly disclosed binary "stamp" which I generated from unique data of (so far) undisclosed personal info — in two steps**, and which can be used to resolve discovery disputes (if any); its usage protocol to be communicated later over a secure channel (e.g., postal mail or etc.) :
(** via two distinct clear texts, both kept secret)