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PARAMETER GHOSTS is a random walk through the four-dimensional parameter space of strange attractors.   What will you see as we pass through these chaotic structures?

I’m excited to share this gif-supersized-into-video.  Take a few minutes and immerse yourself in the mesmerizing grace hidden in this special corner of mathematics.  

It’s 720p.  Don’t forget to full-screen~

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Any idiot can face a crisis; it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov (via quotes-shape-us)
We’ve seen some less-radical attempts to destroy technology in the real world in recent months, mainly in the form of attacks on people wearing Glass or flying drones, or the drone on its own (by hockey fans who reportedly and incorrectly thought it belonged to the LAPD). As in the movie, the destroyers haven’t been identified or punished, with one exception: Andrea Mears, 23, was charged with third degree assault for attacking a teen boy, Austin Haughwout, 17, flying a drone on a Connecticut beach. She got probation this week, as noted by comprehensive drone chronicler Greg McNeal. It’s easy to call these people Luddites, after the British workers who set about destroying machines — and in some cases killing the people who owned them — in the late 1700s and early 1800s in a futile attempt to turn back the tide of mechanization. It led Britain to pass a law making machine-wrecking punishable by death. But the new machine destroyers’ motivations are different. The original Luddites were worried machines would take their jobs; the Neo-Luddites fear machines will steal their privacy.
Differentiating is like squeezing toothpaste out of the tube. Integrating is like putting the toothpaste back into the tube.
Calculus professor (via mathprofessorquotes)


Mughal shamsas (“suns”).

Source: one, two, three, four


Error Message Screen

Japanese Tumblr blog documenting public display errors in the country, from blue screen of deaths, Window operating system backgrounds to pop up notifications. Users can submit there findings to the blog.

The errormessagescreen Tumblr blog can be found here

Gregory Chaitin on complexity

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With some straightforward logic, one theorist has shown that macroscopic quantum objects cannot exist if P≠NP, which suddenly explains one of the greatest mysteries in physics