Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Trust Me: Google "Thanos" and Click on the Gauntlet

If you haven't tried this yet, google "Thanos" and click on the gauntlet.

You're welcome.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

New XKCD: Probability that You'll be Killed by the Thing You Study

I think that the new xkcd underestimates the danger of death from mathematics.

Update: Naturally, there is a line from Firefly to back me up. :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Upcoming Film: The VelociPastor

And in today's WTF news, The VelociPastor is apparently a real film. See the trailer in this article, which has a slightly incorrect title (and which I saw before looking up the IMDB entry).

Naturally, the first thing that came to mind is that they are trying to give Black Sheep (the very baaaaaaaad "comedy" horror film) a run for it's money.

Here is how the movie is described on IMDB: After losing his parents, a priest travels to China, where he inherits a mysterious ability that allows him to turn into a dinosaur. At first horrified by this new power, a hooker convinces him to use it to fight crime. And ninjas.

So. Very. Wrong.

(Tip of the cap to Chris John.)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Finding Identical Packs of Skittles

One blogger has examined the probability of finding identical packs of skittles and posted their data online.

In my new lower-division mathematical modeling course (Math 42; "Introduction to Data-Driven Mathematical Modeling: Life, The Universe, and Everything"), we started our unit on discrete stochastic modeling today, so this post makes me very happy! I have, of course, e-mailed my students about this.

(Tip of the cap to Jeremy Jay.)

Friday, April 12, 2019

J-Pop Cover of Tom Lehrer's "The Elements"

I'm pretty sure that what you need in your life right now is a J-Pop cover of Tom Lehrer's "The Elements".

You're welcome!

(Tip of the cap to Elliott Schiff.)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Does Scientific Reports Correspond to an Outhouse?

So, based on that analogy, does Scientific Reports correspond to a nearby outhouse? :P

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

A Data Scientist is as Lucky as Lucky Can Be?

They have created an amazing opportunity for song lyrics. :)

Here is their link.

Unzipping a House

I really like the idea of having a house that you can simply unzip!

(Also, straight out of Mario Odyssey! :) )

I wonder if it also comes in .gz format?

Monday, April 08, 2019

My D & D Selfie

Apparently, there is a Saturday Night Live skit (which I haven't seen) from this weekend that has spawned the hashtag #DnDSelf, of which I approve. I decided to participate in it.

Alternative 'Big O' Notation

Here is my contribution. :)

Here is the tweet.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Beards or No Beards: A Victorian Thread from the 1890s

Strangely, the basic discussion about beards is once again timely in 2019. :P

(The whole thread is amusing, by the way.)

The first sentence is cringeworthy, but then it gets to their focal discussion.