Today is Tuesday, Pi day (3/14)! Pi day is a national holiday celebrating mathematics, pi, and yes sometimes some baked pie and Pi-zza…
As 3/14 is a Tuesday, so are April 4, May 9, June 6, July 4, August 8, September 5, October 31, November 7, and December 26th!
Last year Pi day was on a Monday, the year before, a Saturday. Back in 2000, Pi day was Tuesday… Check out the math trick that lets you find the day of the week for various dates throughout history!: Check out James Grime’s full explanation of the trick:
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Many of us may have an old, old computer around – did you know that you can use it as a small heater this winter, while potentially making a difference in public health and science?
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In Mathematics Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner, the author presents an interesting card trick to create a magic square (where all rows and columns add to the same number), using an interesting interactive game with a participant. After playing a game of tic-tac-toe, your friends will be surprised to see they set up the cards in a 3×3 grid summing the number on the cards to 15!
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… but when I do, it’s WordPress.org? – Check out a recent announcement from Make WordPress Core:
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If you have been following the Mycroft.ai project, you may have been disappointed to see the recent email this week, including the announcement that the company will be shutting down…
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Today there was a big announcement from the White House for future EV charging stations…
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In recent years there has been a surge in popularity of Chevrolet vehicles like the Chevrolet Bolt and, coming soon, the Equinox EV. There has also been increased popularity for Linux phones like the Librem phone, but unfortunately there has been no equivalent for the “myChevrolet” app for your own computer or Linux-phone… unless you know where to look.
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If you haven’t seen Matt Parker’s Christmas Tree folding puzzle or received in on email/mail yet, you can read about it in one of his recent videos: I can confirm that it does fold in to a few different shapes!
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Some time ago I found the StarryAI service, with limited computer-generated imagery functionality. These are the image equivalent of painting as writing would be to ChatGPT. Let’s take a look at what we can generate…
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