To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real...– Richard Feynman (via isomorphisms)
the land of blueness and time: Why I love all the... →
meagsicle: janeturenne: a photo essay 1: Because he’s adorable when embarrassed, he’s always learning and growing, and he’s still very much a Time Lord. Because he’s got precisely the reverse of Matt Smith going on: he’s young by the standards of his own species but old by ours, and it creates the most fascinating dynamic. 2: Because he’s kind, considerate, demonstrative, loving,...
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average...– Stephen Hawking
When Beethoven passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A couple days later,...– via caplan (via f-yeahclassical)
Marge, I agree with you - in theory. In theory, communism works. In theory.– Homer Simpson
fooyeahcode: The Joys of the Craft →
Why is programming fun? What delights may its practitioner expect as his reward? First is the sheer joy of making things. As the child delights in his mud pie, so the adult enjoys building things, especially things of his own design. I think this delight must be an image of God’s delight in…
Good programs never die - they are ported to new hardware platforms.– The Unix Philosophy (via fooyeahcode)
Mathematical Poetics: Polyhedra →
hiremebecauseimsmart: Polygons (2), polyhedra (3), polychora (4-D), and polytopes (∀) can be represented as a graph — the same network-skeletal structure that models Facebook friends, network connections, loop quantum gravity, spin foams, Ising magnetism, molecules, subway maps, scientific collaboration, …
Boot a linux kernel right inside your browser. →
fooyeahcode: dhotson: You read that correctly.. the Linux kernel running in your browser. One word: ohmyfuckinggod… :-O This is seriously the coolest thing. It actually runs quite well, it’s not slow at all. Don’t miss the tech notes.. and as always, there’s more discussion on HN. this is epic
heathernicolezilla: lickypickysticky: Queen -...
The game of go as a complex network.... →
veroniquegreenday: What is love? In Maths: A Problem. In History: A War. In Chemistry: A Reaction. In Me: You
Factorions, Munchausen numbers, cubions and... →
Mathematical Poetics: Clouds →
hiremebecauseimsmart: You can see the “edge” of a cloud from far away so it should be obvious what I mean by . But up close (from an airplane) you can see there’s no edge; the thick mist fades gradually into “regular” sky. Here’s another job for schwartz functions: to define a “fuzzy boundary” ∂ that…
The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them...– Erwin Schrodinger (via scienceisbeauty)
Scientists Build World’s First Schizophrenic... →
fyeahcomputersciencemajorpenguin: depressingfacts: ruiokada: Source: In an obvious attempt to hasten the destruction of mankind, a team of scientists at the University of Texas at Austin built a neural network and promptly induced in the system a state of digital Schizophrenia. The DISCERN neural network was created, in part, to test a hypothesis that schizophrenic symptoms are a byproduct...
Why Tumblr went down? Reblog and let everyone know
jennaanne01: bestpostarchive: Recently, if you have noticed everyone is getting tonnes of faceless followers.. these are mainly anonymous users injecting virus when you visit their site. To avoid the virus follow these instructions here . http://bestpostarchive.com/howtoavoid Reblog and save tumblr from viruses.. Please look into this you guys. Don’t click on their profiles out of...
NASA concludes Gravity Probe B space-time... →
“Imagine the Earth as if it were immersed in honey. As the planet rotated its axis and orbited the Sun, the honey around it would warp and swirl, and it’s the same with space and time. GP-B confirmed two of the most profound predictions of Einstein’s universe, having far-reaching implications across astrophysics research. Likewise, the decades of technological innovation behind...
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