Thales’ circles

“All is water”

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curiosamathematica:

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!). 

curiosamathematica:

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!). 

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“‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative” by Kameron Hurley — A Dribble of Ink

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A properly, conformally embedded once-punctured torus in R^3, parametrized by 

1/(1-sin(u)sin(v))*(cos(u)cos(v),cos(u)sin(v),sin(u)sin(v))

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.)

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Making Light: Victory to the People

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.”

Filed under Bible canon fanfic apocrypha Constantine Eusebius of Caesarea Athanasius Nicea Marcion Polycarp Tertullian culture

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passivemanipulations:

Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power.  I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:

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‘Yolo’: Let’s get real about Latin

A friend of mine, Erik Vorhes—who knows Latin much better than I do—wrote this and posted it on Facebook (<- click for original post, with some fairly stunned responses).

So, there’s this pretend Latin conjugation of yolo floating around (thanks, Erica!). It unfortunately got me thinking — and I think the conjugation could be improved. The conjugation pattern feels like it should follow that of irregular verbs volo, nolo, and malo. It should also probably begin with an i. Here goes:

CONJUGATION OF IOLO, IOLLE, IOLUI

present indicative

iolo (1s) I only live once

iovis (2s) you only live once

iovult (3s) it / she / he only lives once

iolumus (1p) we only live once

iovultis (2p) y’all only live once

iolunt (3p) they only live once

imperfect indicative

iolebam I was only living once …

iolebas

iolebat

iolebamus

iolebatis

iolebant

future indicative

iolam I will only live once …

ioles

iolet

iolemus

ioletis

iolent

perfect indicative

iolui I only lived once …

ioluisti

ioluit

ioluimus

ioluistis

ioluerunt

pluperfect indicative

iolueram I had only lived once …

iolueras

ioluerat

iolueramus

iolueratis

ioluerant

future perfect indicative

ioluero I will have only lived once …

iolueris

ioluerit

ioluerimus

iolueritis

ioluerint

present subjunctive

iolim May I only live once …

iolis

iolit

iolimus

iolitis

iolint

imperfect subjunctive

iollem

iolles

iollet

iollemus

iolletis

iollent

perfect subjunctive

ioluerim

iolueris

ioluerit

ioluerimus

iolueritis

ioluerint

pluperfect subjunctive

ioluissem

ioluisses

ioluisset

ioluissemus

ioluissetis

ioluissent

imperative

ioli Live only once!

iolite Live only once, y’all!

infinitive present

iolle To only live once

infinitive past

ioluisse To have only lived once

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