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Pi Day Is Coming — But Tau Day Is Better

middlerun Re:Sigh (241 comments)

So students, mathematicians, engineers, etc. who use these constants all the time should use an unintuitive system with ugly equations so that yokels with tape measures don't have to divide by two?

more than 2 years ago

A Few Million Virtual Monkeys Randomly Recreate Shakespeare

middlerun Re:I seem to recall something about this... (312 comments)

Sounds like it could be a Far Side cartoon. Or maybe you're remembering the scene from the Simpsons where Mr. Burns has a room full of monkeys at typewriters. "It was the best of times, it was the BLURST of times?? You stupid monkey!"

more than 3 years ago

Google+ Account Suspensions Over ToS Drawing Fire

middlerun Re:So they create a rule.... (560 comments)

Nobody is saying they should make exceptions for celebrities. The problem is that they lock people out of all their Google services for one alleged infringement, potentially cutting off access to important personal data, with no real avenues of appeal. And also that by not allowing anonymous Google accounts they're screwing over people such as activists who need to be able to use services like this anonymously.

more than 3 years ago

Infertile Daughter To Receive Uterus From Mother

middlerun How cool would it be... (358 comments)

...if the daughter eventually donated it to her daughter in turn, and it became a family heirloom.

more than 3 years ago

Moodle 1.9 For Second Language Teaching

middlerun Misread (50 comments)

At first I read that as "Moodle for 1.9 Second Language Teaching". Now that would be impressive.

more than 4 years ago

Teaching Game Development To Fine Arts Students?

middlerun Feel the LOVE (172 comments)

I've found the LOVE game engine to be pretty good. (http://www.love2d.org) It uses Lua which is easy for beginners.

more than 4 years ago

BBC Lowers HDTV Bitrate; Users Notice

middlerun Re:They suck at math too (412 comments)

I don't think "mathematics" is really a plural though. It may end in "s" but it refers to the overall field of study. If someone's talking about mathematics they refer to it as "it" not "them". That's why I think "math" makes more sense even though I grew up with the term "maths".

more than 5 years ago


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