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!
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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!
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)
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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