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Richard Di Dio
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Well? Who won? Nice scene!
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A study in persistence.....
 
Did you know? The #LIGO gravitational wave detector was conceived by Prof. Emeritus Rainer Weiss at MIT nearly 40 years ago as a way to prove Einstein’s theory of relativity.

#science #gravitationalwaves #physics #MIT #Einstein
MIT physicist developed the concept for LIGO as a teaching exercise.
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Just read about this today ! Stunning and amazing news! Cannot wrap me
brain around it!
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great stuff...read the notebook...
When I first started performing stand up comedy, I emulated larger than life characters. I wanted to carry on full conve…
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Who among us has not wanted to perform our own jokes in front of an appreciative audience? Come on, admit it!
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simply brilliant, sublime writing - on writing, solitude, and the need for writing, on reading Robinson Crusoe while experiencing Crusoe on an island named Robinson Crusoe, with a bit of history of the novel woven in.

"We now understand a novel to be a mapping of a writer’s experience onto a waking dream,"
The uninhabited island was named for a marooned eighteenth-century adventurer who likely inspired the first English novel. I thought I’d strand myself there and read it. Credit Illustration by ZOHAR LAZAR
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Rocket science at its most amazing....

check out the description at Air and Space site:   http://www.airspacemag.com/space/rosetta-comet-chaser-180950138/?no-ist=&page=3
mission. Rosetta launched in 2004 and arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6 August 2014. It is the first mission in history to rendezvous with a comet, escort it as it orbits the Sun, and deploy a lander to its surface. Rosetta is an ESA mission with contributions from its member ...
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some of most amazing mathematics/mechanics applications on this and any other planet....
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I know now how Walt Disney created Pluto. He simply adopted a  user controllable elasto-plastic constitutive model integrated with a hybrid Eulerian/Lagrangian Material Point Method. Simple.
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 Check out the description of "the turnaround lick over the last chord of 'Help'"

Truly,  ‘Everyone else has played all the other bullshit,’ he [Harrison] would say. ‘I just play what's left.’”
Of all the singular sounds made by the Beatles, George Harrison’s lead guitar might be the most elusive. Jayson Greene ...
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It's good for students just learning calculus to read about this history. Because so many have problems with the concept of limits, and why they are even necessary in learning calculus, the fact that the infinitesimal, at the heart of calculus, is a concept that has puzzled many before them suggest that they (the students) are not limited in their mathematical skills.
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It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.
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At last - a song to celebrate a good hair day...
Artist: Tim O'BrienHometown: Nashville, TNSong: "Pompadour"Album: PompadourRelease Date: October 30Label: Howdy Skies Records
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The donut philosophy lesson leaves out the major architects of 20th Century quantum philosophy.....

Bohr:    A donut and a breakfast smoothie are complementary

Heisenberg:  (delta Filling) x (delta Frosting) >= h-bar/2
We’ve all seen them, on the boardwalks of Venice Beach or of the Jersey Shore: poop-joke t-shirts that state the gist of various world religions or philosophies by reference to the aforementioned bodily function.
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Exactly...  =]
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Conscious shredding: Oliver North/Fawn Hall

Unconscious Shredding: Satriani/Vai/McLaughlin/....
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Digital shredding: Hilary?
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pretty amazing and powerful visualization.  Check it out.  Halloran is from Philly.  Follow @neilhalloran on twitter ... he has many visualizations tweeted
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  • La Salle University
    Associate Professor of Mathematics, present
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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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  • University of Pennsylvania
    Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, 1977 - 1983
  • La Salle University
    Physics, 1971 - 1975