π

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Today is another one of those “special” days.  But not one that most normal people know about.  Today is pi-day.  Or more specifically, 3.14.  March 14th.  This “holiday” works while the American system for displaying dates, which most of the rest of the world considers wrong, unfortunately, we’re America, and quite frankly, most of us don’t … Continued

Physics is Fun

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Chaotic Pendulum aims to take the physics of gravity and show you how that force effects different connected masses.   It’s quite fun to play with, one of those endlessly fun websites that has some science attached to it, but is really just a useless game.  I spent some time making some pendulums.  The sharing … Continued

How Sorts Work

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Sorting things is hard, there’s various different methods involved, some better than others based on the data you’re given and so on.  All of them are involved be it memory, or time.  Some are easy to explain, but overall unless you’re really paying attention to the math at hand, you don’t get it.  This is … Continued

Manual Bitcoin Mining is Useless

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Computers really are magical machines.  Unfortunately, it’s not until you do some things by hand that you truly appreciate it for yourself.  Ken Shirriff can now appreciate computers better than anyone I know.  You see, he decided he wanted to mine his own Bitcoins, by hand.  Using a paper and pencil.  At first glance you’d think … Continued

Tile Inception

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Or, more correctly called, Rep-tiles, not to be confused with the dinosaurs of the same name, are a quark of geometry.  Each individual tile can be combined to make the themselves.  It goes on forever.  The above set is not the only type either.  There’s many other patterns.  It’s pretty cool, not really sure what … Continued

2048 – Addicting

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I’m almost sorry for unleashing this addicting game on you, almost.  2048 has the simple concept of combining same numbered tiles together doubling their values from 2 – 2048.  It’s simple, yet addicting.  The exact requirements for wasting hours of your life in front of a computer. It combines math, and puzzle, and future thinking … Continued

Mesmerizing.

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This is truly a mesmerizing site.  You don’t need to be a math enthusiast, or a lover of fractals, or a web developer to appreciate this.  This site takes you through the numbers 1 – 10,000 and shows them at the most basic roots.  With special design given to the PRIMES. I love it.   … Continued

Commie Bugs from Mars

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This my friends, is one of the strangest games, I have ever had the pleasure of playing on the internet.  Strange, but somewhat enjoyable, except the stupid text adventure part where I spent like a full day with it open trying to figure it out.  Frog Fractions, has some innovative parts to it.  But the stupid text … Continued

Unfun Where’s Waldo

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Where’s Waldo is a great series of books, and I remember spending tons of time reading them and trying to find Waldo and all the other hidden things that were on each drawing.  I thought it was especially annoying when some of them appeared on the crease in the middle of the pages. Oh well.  … Continued

MOAR STUMBLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It’s stumbles time.  First one of 2011.  And how can we make 2011 any better then 2010, well, with more wrongness.  Sadly, I don’t think this quite matches up to some of the previous wrong stumbles.  But it has some awesome things in it, so that’s good enough. Anyway, take a gander after the link … Continued