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1889 Speculation on Future of Music

TweetThe conversation is between a man from 1887 and a woman of 2000. Taken from Edward Bellamy’s 1889 Novel, “Looking Backward 2000-1887.” “Please look at to-day’s music,” she said, handing me a card, “and tell me what you would prefer. It is … Continue reading

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Bringing Back Physics Posts

TweetAfter a bit of thought, I’ve decided I’m going to try to bring back the physics posts. I will be going through Griffiths, Intro to Electrodynamics, 2nd Edition. I will be trying to update every day, but we’ll see what … Continue reading

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Best Email Ever?

TweetHey Zach:   My name is Walter and I work with the Naval Research Lab in Monterey, CA. We’re receiving a new Cray system in the near future and held a vote for the two login node names and the … Continue reading

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On Libraries

TweetLibraries have a problem. An awesome problem. In the abstract, the purpose of a library is to collect and make information available. The information may be entertaining or practical or neither or both, but in general the role of the … Continue reading

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Painting! #11: Dragon

TweetScrew portraits! Also, wide images don’t work well with this blog format, so the below is a link to click.  

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Calculus! #53: Early Transcendentals 4.4

Tweet4.4: Indeterminate Forms and L’Hospital’s Rule L’Hospital’s rule was actually devised by Johann Bernoulli. However, because of an agreed they had at the time, the theorem was rule was named for L’Hospital. Happily Bernoulli has a twofold revenge, in that … Continue reading

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On Homeopathy

TweetI got a reader who said he/she had been a skeptic of homeopathy, but was convinced by this article that it worked. I normally don’t respond to stuff like this, but this person seemed to be on the fence, so … Continue reading

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Discrete! #14: Interesting Problems in 1.3

TweetInteresting Problems in 1.3 A lot of the early stuff is relatively easy, and it’s just there for you to get some practice. So, I think it’s worth you doing, but I’m not gonna spend too much time on it. … Continue reading

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Calculus! #28: Early Transcendentals 2.8A

TweetYeehaw! We’re one section away from getting into the nitty gritty. But, this last section of chapter 2 is very important. This is where you stop thinking of the derivative as a trick and start thinking of it as a … Continue reading

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