### Toric varieties with huge Grothendieck group, by Joseph Gubeladze

In each dimension n>2 there are many projective simplicial toric varieties
whose Grothendieck groups of vector bundles are at least as big as the ground
field. In particular, the conjecture that the Grothendieck groups of locally
trivial sheaves and coherent sheaves on such varieties are rationally
isomorphic fails badly.
Here is a unix shell script that can serve as a netscape helper application
for dvi-tar files. This assumes the browser correctly gunzips the file first.
#! /bin/sh
TMP=/tmp/play-$$
mkdir $TMP
tar xf "$1" -C $TMP || exit 1
(cd $TMP; for i in *.dvi; do xdvi $i; done)
rm -rf $TMP

Joseph Gubeladze <gubel@rmi.acnet.ge>