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Dead Wild Roses: Another Bonus Musical Interlude with Vi Hart

Vi Hart is truly amazing. Awe inspiring yet accessible, sublime yet exciting, her videos are strange, wonderful, fun, educational, and so many other great things combined.

Now it’s time to expand your mind with a delightful explanation and demonstration of Shepard Tones

 

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Dead Wild Roses: Another Bonus Musical Interlude with Vi Hart

Vi Hart is truly amazing. Awe inspiring yet accessible, sublime yet exciting, her videos are strange, wonderful, fun, educational, and so many other great things combined.

Now it’s time to expand your mind with a delightful explanation and demonstration of Shepard Tones

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: Illusions, Math, Music, Shepard Tones, The DWR . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Another Bonus Musical Interlude with Vi Hart

Dead Wild Roses: Bonus Musical Interlude with ViHart

I saw this today and I had to put it up. Enjoy some history, some math, some copywrite commentary, and some wonderful music, all delightfully wrapped together by the fantastic ViHart. Enjoy!

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: Happy Birthday, Math, Music, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude, Vi Hart

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Politics, Re-Spun: Carbon Energy Is Dead, Wake Up?

The math is so easy. So why is BC ramping up coal and LNG production? STOP THEM!

 

It really doesn’t get any simpler than this.

Climate realities mean not ignoring science. Here’s some math. Let’s get off the coal, oil and gas.

Click on the image for more enlightenment!

June 16, 2014 Hey, . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Carbon Energy Is Dead, Wake Up?

Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: 1,000,000 and $14, two numbers, two politics

This week’s podcast focuses on two numbers, one million and fourteen, that draw out some interesting links between economics and politics in Ontario and beyond.

https://politicalehconomy.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/podcast-140606-ontario.mp3

One million is the number of jobs that Tim Hudak has promised to create in Ontario if elected next week. This one million claim has been laughed out . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: 1,000,000 and $14, two numbers, two politics

Dead Wild Roses: Brussels Sprouts – Numberphile

Yet another reason to be wary of Mathematicians.

 

 

 

Filed under: Science Tagged: Brussels Sprouts, Math, Sneaky

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Political Eh-conomy: Aristotle contra the math stick: Magic numbers redux

In the last post I explored how magic numbers, such as a 90% debt-to-GDP ratio or a 2% inflation target, at once over-simplify and stifle economic policy debate. The role of magic numbers raises more general questions about “the rule of number” in economics. The math stick used to browbeat those who enter economic policy . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Aristotle contra the math stick: Magic numbers redux

Dead Wild Roses: Dragons Scales – Logarithms in Math Class

The more I hear about math post schooling, the more interesting it becomes. As a teacher, I’m a bit perplexed as throughout my checkered math learning career all of this cool stuff remained unmentioned. All I remember is the misery and frustration of learning largely esoteric shite, that once ‘mastered’ was quickly purged once test . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Dragons Scales – Logarithms in Math Class

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Parenting Level: 100

I’d love to see her take on Barbie. Alltop can take itself too humorously sometimes…

Dead Wild Roses: The Fantastic, The Wretched and The “Oh F*ck, No”

Sometimes “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” just isn’t strong enough. In one of my recent youtube sessions I ran quite the emotional gamut. Let’s start on a high note, shall we?

The Fantastic

First we have a long overdue “Hero of the Day”. For quite some time, the youtuber Vihart has been producing . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Fantastic, The Wretched and The “Oh F*ck, No”

Dead Wild Roses: Splork goes my Brain – Zeno’s Paradox

The people over at the numberphile channel have a knack for explaining interesting mathematical concepts and this is one of the better explanations of what some of Zeno’s Paradoxes are and how we “solve” them.

Filed under: Science Tagged: Math, Numberphile, Science

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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Future History: Wall Street Wiles

Excerpt from the Brainipedia mentograph entry on Wall Street, circa 2020: It wasn’t until the early years of the 2020s that our pre-singularity hominid ancestors realized they should not allow their best and brightest minds to go into the financial … Continue reading →

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DeSmogBlog: FreedomWorks Fails Basic Math And Economics To Smear Renewable Energy Investments

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The corporate funded, Libertarian/Conservative “think tank” FreedomWorks is doing their best to convince Americans that taxpayer-funded energy subsidies and loans are a waste of our resources. Of course, that doesn’t apply to the massive giveaways to the dirty energy industry, only to the federal loan programs established to invest in cleaner, . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: FreedomWorks Fails Basic Math And Economics To Smear Renewable Energy Investments

The Scott Ross: Symbolizing The Maple Leaf

Canada is the maple leaf, the United States of America is the stars, one is modest and pragmatic, the other is idealized and constant. National symbols are chosen to represent countries, but somehow countries cannot help but represent their national symbols.

For the religious and industrious United States of America there is no better symbol . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Symbolizing The Maple Leaf