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Angelos Sphyris
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Όχι "πυξίδα", αλλά "διαβήτης". Στα Αγγλικά, ο διαβήτης αποδίδεται ως "compass", που επίσης σημαίνει "πυξίδα".
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An interesting video with a thoughtful message at the end.
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Today, 50 years ago, Winston S. Churchill died and took his place in history as a truly unforgettable leader.
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In the upcoming #ES6, the following code snippet:

let {city = "Paris", country = "France"} = { city : "London" };
console.log("City: " + city);
console.log("Country: " + country);

outputs:

City: London
Country: France

because:
1. The let expression on the left is a destructuring of the object on the right
2. The let expression assigns default values to its parameters in case the object on the right does not contain properties with the same names. Thus, the default value of country is used.
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Thanks. I test them with es6fiddle:

http://www.es6fiddle.net/
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Lovely painting. I noticed that you start off with the left eye of the owl and almost complete it before moving on to the rest of the painting.
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A lovely video, very well done. Your students will never forget this lesson.
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[For speakers of Hellenic only]
#varoufakis   #Greece   #enikos   #interview  
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Thumbs up to the film "The Imitation Game" and to Benedict #Cumberbatch for giving such a convincing portrayal of Alan #Turing.

The film is interesting, well-done and easy to understand by people who have little or no knowledge of Mathematics.

One of Turing's achievements was the concept of a test, which could test a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. This has come to be known as the Turing Test (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_test). I was pleased to notice how subtly the film handled and paid homage to this concept in one of the last scenes. There, Turing is shown concluding his conversation with the detective and saying: "So, am I a man, a machine, or a war hero?" It was as though Turing was turning the test onto himself...

The detective replies "I cannot judge you, sir". It goes without saying that Alan Turing's final years and treatment by the British judicial system were tragic and disproportionate to his contributions to victory in World War II, Mathematics and modern Computing. He died at the age of 41 on 8 June 1954. Had he lived for longer, he might have borne witness to the grand advances in Computing during the 60s and later: Unix, the Mac, maybe even Windows. Surely, he would have made his mark there...

PS As a Mathematician I could not help noticing a small slip by Keira #Knightley: In the scene when Turing and Joan Clarke are on the lawn solving a mathematical problem, Keira Knightley alludes to a theorem of Euler, pronouncing the "Eu" as in "yew". It is actually pronounced "oy" as in "boy".
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Fall of the Berlin Wall - 25th anniversary #onthisday   #GoogleDoodle
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I have been inspecting some examples of the new CSS Shapes specification, which is in its middle stages and I am eager to see it adopted by all popular web browsers in the near future.CSS Shapes will
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software engineering and development, translations
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Knight of Mathematics
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I am a mathematician and software engineer/developer by profession. 

I work with PHP, SQL and Joomla and am interested in the applications of Haskell. In the past, I have worked on the development of a software system, which simulates the propagation of a forest fire.

I am an experienced translator and proof-reader of texts in Hellenic and English. 

My other interests are fine art, languages, history and music.
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I have survived through difficult IT projects. My current area of survival is crisis-hit Greece :-)
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  • University of Oxford
    BA Mathematics
  • University of Oxford
    MSc Computation
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Andy