Salvador Dalí, Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus), 1954
You can basically just assume, without even knowing what this thing is, that it is from Australia.
Fuck that shit this thing is a pokemon
Is that a thing? How can that animal be a thing that exists?
(Source: rhollorskates, via sevenonmymind)
We went to the New England Aquarium in Boston this week and got a turtle. Then we went to the Union Oyster House, which was famously frequented by Daniel Webster, so we named the turtle Webster.
Pi in its full glory, popping up in all kinds of formulas.
Which one do you find the most beautiful or intriguing?
I like its appearance in the values of various integral-defined functions: Gamma(1/2), the integral of exp(-x^2) over R (which is related to the error function), and the integral of sin(x)/x over R (which is the limit of the sine integral Si(x), and I didn’t know before today!).
A properly, conformally embedded once-punctured torus in R^3, parametrized by
with 1≤u≤2π, 1≤v≤2π, obvs.
(A surface in R^3 is properly embedded if its intersection with any compact set is compact. Thus, the puncture in this surface is placed “at infinity”. A surface is conformally embedded if angles in the intrinsic metric match angles in the ambient metric. Here, you can see that latitude and longitude lines on the torus meet orthogonally.)
“Those who love sausage and the scriptures shouldn’t watch either of them being made.
How shall I begin this?
There are three topics that one is not supposed to talk about in the wardroom: sex, politics, and religion. We’ve had recent threads about both sex and politics, so it’s time for religion. To that end, here we go.
Way back when, there was a popular show called Jesus of Nazareth. Unfortunately it was canceled by the network after just three seasons, leaving behind a small but very devoted fandom. The fandom spread. Some of the fans told and retold all the episodes of the show that they had seen. Others copied out samizdat versions of the tie-in novels. Yet others wrote original fanfic.”