David “Q the Platypus” Formosa
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Over think all the things. Note I am dysgraphic so am prone to typos and spelling mistakes
Over think all the things. Note I am dysgraphic so am prone to typos and spelling mistakes

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I just realized why it is important for 0.9999... to equal 1.0000
Like I knew that those two values are the same and can even prove it but now I have an understanding of its importance.

The real numbers are densely ordered. Which means if you have two different real numbers then there is always a real number between them.

However if you had a world where 1.0000... != 0.9999...then there would be a gap between those two numbers violating the densely order. You would have these gaps all over the number line which make maths super hard.
I’m watching Revue starlight and noticed something. The doors to the girls dormitory rooms open out into the corridor. Normally doors to rooms open into the room so to avoid the danger that the door will strike a person inside the corridor.

The place this isn’t the case is in prisons and the involuntary confident wings of psychiatric hospitals. I wonder why this choice was made.
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Woah. Don't mess with these rangers. "Mander said Akashinga is a departure from the male-centric military and special-ops world in which he has long operated — what he calls “one of the ultimate boys’ clubs” — and his newer realm of conservation rangers, where the male-to-female ratio is 100 to 1.

To build his Akashinga team Mander, who had not previously trained women, sought applicants from among the most vulnerable females in rural areas. He recruited abuse survivors, abandoned wives, orphans, sex workers and single mothers — women who, he said, “weren’t victims of circumstance; they were victims of men.” Also joining the team this past December was Vimbai Kumire, the youngest daughter of Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa, reportedly as a show of her support for the women and their role in rebuilding the country.
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The Akashinga recruits initially “went through 72 hours of hell,” said Mander, but only three of 37 women who entered the program dropped off after those first three days. They continued through the same paces as male rangers who train for anti-poaching work and completed an extensive program that covers camouflage and concealment, conservation ethics, crime scene preservation and crisis management. In Akashinga, they also learn how to deal with dangerous wildlife, democratic policing, firearm safety and proper use, first aid, human rights, information gathering techniques, leadership, patrolling, search and arrest, and unarmed combat.

The discipline the women displayed every day of training, and since, is also seen in their diet. All are vegans — a commitment they made to themselves and to the terms of Akashinga.
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What matters, Mander said, are results, and so far their efforts are paying off. As of this writing, the Akashinga team has about 60 arrests, which have resulted in more than 41 years of jail sentences. Recent actions resulted in arrests for serious crimes related to ivory smuggling, zebra poaching and sable antelope snaring.

Mander said Akashinga has been “more effective than anything I’ve seen.” He noted too that the women have an uncanny ability to “de-escalate everything.”"
I dreamt that I found a book called “Overcoming Positivity” which from the cover seemed to be a self help book. However it turned out to be a book on statistics; how to reduce false positive results in experiments and tests.
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I was thinking about the slayers anime and how it keeps doing things that “wrong” but still work. While looking at random clips I saw this and realized that Slayers is really good at visual story telling.

You can understand what happens in this clip even if you don’t understand Japanese (on the other hand a passing familiarity with “medieval” fantasy ala dungeons and dragons helps).

I’m confident that even if you don’t know what Slayers is you can work who the main characters are and at least an aspect of their personalities. Just from what they do and the character design.
I’m amused greatly that call-with-current-continuation which was a programming feature added to lisp in order to allow it to things like exception handling happened to have the same type signature as Peirce's law.

Noticing this allowed the field of classical type theory to exist. A whole branch of mathematics exists because guy steel needed a clean way of doing jumps.