ASCII fluid dynamics. You didn't know you wanted to see this, but you do.https://t.co/DNpdVUM6dr— ℝafael Bailo (@rtsbailo) May 31, 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
I don't know the answer to this, but I wonder how long it's been since there hasn't been anybody who is at least 40 in the Majors?
Friday, May 24, 2019
Update: Here is an obituary from Caltech that focuses on his things like his contributions to particle physics (e.g., his development of quarks and quantum chromodynamics). By contrast, his obituary from Santa Fe Institute focuses on his contributions to the study of complex systems.
Update: The New York Times has now published an obituary.
(Tip of the cap to John Preskill.)
I especially like the Nena one ("Nuclear war can be triggered with only 94 red balloons") and the Scrabble one ("Scrabble letters are worth 16% more").
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Counting the 2014 MRC, this is my 11th trip to Snowbird.
This is possibly the last one that will actually be in Snowbird. (I'm looking forward to the conference being in Portland in 2021.)
Let's get this party started.
Friday, May 17, 2019
I love the German version of the term!— Mason Porter (@masonporter) May 17, 2019
As an applied mathematician who studies nonlinear and complex systems, I'll say it loudly and proudly: I study _both_ Schmutzphysik and Schmutzmathematik!
From "When condensed-matter physics became king": https://t.co/uttZ3BMoKB pic.twitter.com/LTgipBv2uc
(I'm also used to the 'schmutz' from Yiddish from the family.)
Thursday, May 16, 2019
(Tip of the cap to Alex Kontorovich.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Here is one.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Here are some Poisson distributions of fish. pic.twitter.com/wZ367E4GVg— Mason Porter (@masonporter) May 11, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Quoting from the vignette: "The original people of Los Angeles, the Tongva, defined their world as Tovaangar. It extended from Palos Verdes to San Bernardino, from Saddleback Mountain to the San Fernando Valley."
(Tip of the cap to Paulette Steeves.)
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Update: I was point to this document by a friend of mine. He points out that footnotes 1–4 are very amusing, and I especially like number 3: "If large telescope arrays feel they must talk of attojoules per hectare per century, for some reason, they’re going to have to be careful how they do so; it’s probably best not to even think about atto-Henrys."
(I already knew this, but this is a particularly good example.)
I love the lengthy title-pages in some historical books. This one is particularly extraordinary!— Dr Bob Nicholson (@DigiVictorian) September 6, 2018
- The Flash Mirror (c.1840) pic.twitter.com/K7XGUIYOz5
The article shouldn't say that Pujols is the "third" player with 2000 or more RBIs. That statement is highly misleading.
RBIs do involve a lot of help from one's friends, but this is still very nice. Pujols is hanging on that this point, but given how RBIs work, hitting a few homers and having people like Mike Trout on base in front of him for three more years could be enough for Pujols to get the record. The chances are pretty good.
Sunday, May 05, 2019
I could use a stroopwafel... Yum...
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Friday, May 03, 2019
I am surprised, given it's appearance as part of George Carlin's seven dirty words, that a "Pissed Meal" is included. (This would have a far different meaning in the United Kingdom, by the way.) I think that a "DGAF Meal", however, would appeal to me. ;P
(Tip of the cap to John Baker.)
Thursday, May 02, 2019
It would have been really nice if they had made topologically correct versions of those various games.
Coming soon: "Topological Trivial Pursuit, Genus VII edition"
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
I think my favorites are #4 and #11.
"Consider yourself hugged." (You'll know it when you see it.)
(Tip of the cap to Sean Blacklidge.)