Learn Java by designing robots and battling other... →
programmer-problems: Hi, guys. :D I just found an interesting simulation program IBM made. It’s a free simulator that teaches you how to program a robot and simulate it to battle robots made by other people! Here’s the link: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-robocode/ Learning to code with fun…
Good men don’t need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so...– The Doctor
The Algorithm Thought Police
un: mwatz: Update: Jesse Rosenberg from Nervous System has posted a response on their blog, essentially arguing a more purist approach. It’s recommended reading as a counterpoint to my thoughts below, particularly since Jesse is an actual algorithm master whereas I am just a self-taught hack with an unconventional sense of color. Earlier today I made an off-hand quip on Twitter in response to...
Steven Strogatz: The Hilbert Hotel →
An exploration of infinity as the math series, not being infinite, comes to an end.
Pattern master wins million-dollar mathematics... →
Endre Szemerédi has won the Abel prize – he proved that surprisingly ordered patterns can arise from seemingly random actions
Misconceptions about the Golden Ratio →
why everything you think you know about applications of this number is wrong (via @pickover)
The Mathematician In The Asylum - Providentia →
OMG! TOTALLY FREE TOTALLY LEGAL COMPUTER SCIENCE... →
lifeandcode: Hackershelf. Want more? See 100+ free and freely available online learn-to-program resources in the Life and Code Resource Guide.
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Coordinate Systems - Cartesian and Polar
intothecontinuum: For the purposes of describing something, sometimes its useful to have a systematic way to label the relevant parts of that thing. In mathematics, things such as curves, surfaces, and abstract spaces in general can be described using what are called coordinate systems. A familiar example of such a coordinate system may be the standard way points are described in the...
Topology as a tool for Postmodern Philosophy →
isomorphismes: The methods of topology, when applied to cultural analysis, provide a rigorous, yet unabashedly humble investigation of the nature of cultural relationships. —Brent M. Blackwell
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2012-3-11) →
Foo Fighters (5) David Bowie (4) Elton John (4) The Doobie Brothers (4) Carly Simon (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Einstein's "Spooky Action at a Distance" Paradox... →
Einstein’s famous critique of quantum mechanics first emerged in 1930, five years earlier than thought, according to a new analysis of his work.
Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of...– Alan Kay, A Conversation with Alan Kay (via mikefurtak)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2012-3-4) →
David Bowie (8) The Monkees (6) Fleetwood Mac (5) Elton John (5) Neil Young (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2012-2-26) →
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble (6) B.B. King (4) Muddy Waters (4) Joe Bonamassa (4) John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz