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I Hate Microsoft
[Written a long time ago; some updates in []'s.]  If your Windows computer has stopped responding to your
commands, you have probably entered: * The
Microsoft Zone *, a horrifying realm beyond space and time, where bug-choked
software derails all your e...

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Euler's Formula: A matLab tutorial
This tutorial was developed in MatLab for my daughter Penelope as a companion to chapter 4 of Robert Crease's  The Great Equations , on  Euler's Equation . Euler was a legendary calculator who spent his entire life doing calculations. Imagine if he had had ...

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Euler's Formula: A matLab tutorial
This tutorial was developed in MatLab for my daughter Penelope as a companion to chapter 4 of Robert Crease's  The Great Equations , on  Euler's Equation .  Contents a value an expression assigning to a variable recalling a variable ; after means don't show...

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Companion to Euler's Formula Contents a value an expression assigning to a variable recalling a variable ; after means don't show the results a complicated expression showing *, exponentiation, grouping calling a named function a row vector transpose operat...

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Improbability
In recent decades the Anthropic Principle  has moved from the fringe of physics to a grudgingly accepted part of normal discourse, along with the related idea of the  Multiverse . The antrhropic principle says that we can only observe universes compatible w...

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Map of the Universe
 Sean Carroll's excellent From Eternity to Here  inspired me to create a map of the universe that capture some of the essential physics. I used Photoshop to assemble the collage below from the components described underneath. It shows a timeline of the univ...

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Map of the Universe
Inspired by Sean Carroll's excellent From Eternity to Here  to create a map of the universe, I used Photoshop to assemble this collage from the components described underneath. The ingredients of the collage are: Timeline of the Universe, from NASA's WMAP p...

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Map of the Universe
Inspired by Sean Carroll's excellent "From Eternity to Here", I photoshopped image below from various components. Discussion to follow.

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Conscious Computers
Lately my thoughts have been returning to AI, the discipline
in which I earned my doctorate 27 years ago (during the 2 nd AI winter ) before drifting
into bioinformatics, where I spent my subsequent career. To date AI has underperformed the expectations of ...

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I Hate Microsoft
[Written a long time ago; some updates in []'s.]  If your Windows computer has stopped responding to your
commands, you have probably entered: * The
Microsoft Zone *, a horrifying realm beyond space and time, where bug-choked
software derails all your e...
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