It turns out the storyline surrounding Alum mining in the #Medici series on Netflix is related to actual historical events:
Some neural net generated boat names, for your boat or perhaps your self aware starship http://dragon-in-a-fez.tumblr.com/post/183612178576/sky-shark-sun-princess-windsprite-sandy
I just learned about the "Block Stacking Problem"
What a great way to introduce the harmonic series!
I always seem to make the same mistake when returning to C++ after a hiatus writing in higher-level languages: forgetting to convert an int before using it in a mathematical expression with doubles. Even worse, it always takes me 30 minutes to figure out that this is why I'm getting crazy results. So note to future self: be careful with types!
#2121 "Light Pollution"
It's so sad how almost no one alive today can remember seeing the galactic rainbow, the insanity nebula, or the skull and glowing eyes of the Destroyer of Sagittarius.
Methods for studying coincidences
Book by Diaconis, P and Mosteller, Frederick
In collections: Easily explained, Probability and statistics
This article illustrates basic statistical techniques for studying coincidences. These include data-gathering methods (informal anecdotes, case studies, observational studies, and experiments) and methods of analysis...
Looking Glass Universe does nice hand-drawn animations for physics and maths bits. And today she shares what it feels like to have no apparent talent, but then nevertheless decide to get serious with #maths! This is so cool!
From being terrible at math to a quantum physicist (my journey)
#2118 "Normal Distribution"
It's the NORMAL distribution, not the TANGENT distribution.
#2117 "Differentiation and Integration"
"Symbolic integration" is when you theatrically go through the motions of finding integrals, but the actual result you get doesn't matter because it's purely symbolic.
Just a piece of poetry I'd like to share... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZgd8rwYvIc
Spent some time playing with OpenAI's GPT-2 neural net, which, delightfully, writes fan fiction and generates very suspect science facts.
neural net tried to generate pick up lines. use at own risk.
Introducing draft pull requests - The GitHub Blog https://github.blog/2019-02-14-introducing-draft-pull-requests/
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