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Richard Di Dio
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every math teacher who ever adopted Stewar'ts texts for a calc class is entitled to one free weekend here.   Bring your own planimeter...
A coveted architectural jewel, Toronto’s Integral House—the brainchild of math prof James Stewart—is going up for sale. Which very rich person will buy it?
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Hey - I have used Stewart calculus many times.  I also was a reviewer back on the 3rd Edition - maybe that qualifies me for a one-week stay
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Wow - first Philly sports article to mention the Riemann Hypothesis so early in the Phillies season....
Philly fans enjoyed a decade of excellence, but are now in throes of mediocrity.
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It's 1859 all over again.
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For those who only consider northeast temperatures when climate change denyin'  , a brilliant & powerful interactive graphic that hopefully suggests you should take a little bit of a larger view.....
Humans living in California have struggled with drought for millennia, but this year’s drought is different. Snowpack measurements taken this week were far lower than anything ever measured before—containing about 80 percent less water than last year’s peak, which at the time was also a record low. More than half...
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count your quarters....
With his indictment, Bob Menendez joins a long list of New Jersey politicians who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
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And elephants.
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Concrete Charlie meets Frank Gifford starting at approx 16 minutes.....
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Pretty amazing!
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neural nets, supervised learning, back propagation, and all that....
The hidden story behind the code that runs our lives.
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I'm always up for some Alligator Bowling....
Feeding whole watermelons to large animals and uploading the resulting videos to YouTube is a thing that people do, and it is one of the best uses of the internet. It’s pretty exciting to watch these beasts lay waste to a 10-pound piece of fruit like it’s a grape or something. So here are some videos of large animals eating watermelons, ranked in descending order based on the efficacy and entertainment value of their technique.
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essential backstory to the current situation in Sinai & Yemen.... 
Lessons from the last time Cairo waded into war in Yemen.
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Will Igg's run an American Hustle or a Hangover offense.?
  Bradley Cooper Seeking Ownership Role With Philadelphia Eagles Since the start of the year, the Philadelphia Eagles have been one news headlines after another, but perhaps the biggest headline comes just ten days after spring has officially arrived:  Unconfirmed Sources are suggesting that long time supporter and Hollywood star Bradley Cooper has been secretly […]
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Not sure if he would fit Chip Kelly's algorithmic scheme....
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just let me know ...
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Wow - who knew that Al could write?
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You need some green Kool Aid my friend...
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lies, damn lies, and Patriot statistics

btw, check out who is the worst team at fumbling...b/c the Eagles have one of the best regular-season records in the NFL over the past 10 years, isn't it a stranger phenomenon:  worst at holding onto the ball but well above average in regular season wins?
In light of the ball deflation scandal currently consuming the New England Patriots, football data analyst Warren Sharp looked at the Patriots’ recent fumble statistics and found some startling results. A slightly different version of this post first appeared on Sharp’s own site. It is reprinted with his permission. On...
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My money's on Seattle next Sunday, outdoors or not.
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  • University of Pennsylvania
    Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, 1977 - 1983
  • La Salle University
    Physics, 1971 - 1975
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As a physicist/engineer, I am the "applied guy" in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at La Salle University in Philly.

Sadly, there is no longer a physics department here, ergo w/o Portfolio.

My favorite classes to teach would be any with PHY in the title, of course, but these are in short supply. In the meantime I am awfully fond of "crossover" classes in the Acoustics of Speech and Hearing for Speech-Language-Hearing Science majors, and Quantitative Literacy for our non-science majors.

Oh yes - I am a perpetual irritant to those who believe that the best platform for teaching with technology is a Learning Management System, and that desktop computing is the wave of the past, present, and future.


Bragging rights
Once played bass guitar in a USO gig at what may be the highest latitude club on Earth: the appropriately-named Top of the World Club in Thule, Greenland. Witnessed one heck of a massive barfight among US and Danish soldiers, defense contractors and local Inuits as our last set culminated in a bleep-kickin' version of Mony Mony...
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  • La Salle University
    Associate Professor of Mathematics, present
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