“Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.” -- Igor Stravinsky
What a surprise! I thought only I contributed shit like this--which is not terribly well known to nonmathematicians. Where did you run into it?
A course on number theory I just "took." (On DVD.)
By the way, I just saw Peter P. -- he asked about you.