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Mar
3rd
2020

Advanced math lessons are not practical in real life · 12:09pm March 3rd

We all studied math, right? Algebra, calculus, trigonometry, solving x's and y's, etc. I'm sure you also encounter the quadratic formula.

Well, when you enter the corporate world, did you realize that these lessons are not useful after all? I sure am.

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May
7th
2017

Math Tutor- Helping Improve Trainee's Understanding & Grades in Mathematics · 6:03am May 7th, 2017

Jan
7th
2019

Athenian Acropolis' impressive Arithmetic & ancient Leagues · 10:57am Jan 7th, 2019

The non-profit organization Khan Academy (a 501c3) uploaded the enclosed video examining the Parthenon of the Athenian Acropolis for its Smarthistory series:

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Mar
24th
2019

Statistics #5.1: Modernized Friendliest Fleet · 12:25pm Mar 24th, 2019

Remember my post about the Friendliest Fleet and shipping mathematics? I got news and further adventures in statomancy and logistics!

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Jun
14th
2019

Apple Harvest Mathematics · 5:37pm Jun 14th, 2019

Going to Seed provides more than one puzzle for those who love trying to decipher how Equestria works. If tales of the Great Seedling were not enough to engage your intellect, here’s another mystery: What the hay is the Confluence?

“The Confluence. A harvest a hundred moons in the makin'. When every apple comes ripe at the same time.”

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Jan
27th
2020

A Math Question: · 6:37am January 27th

How many words of dialogue do you think are in all of the episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? How does the answer change if you include the movie, the holiday special, the various shorts, and the Rainbow Roadtrip special? How does the answer change if you include all canon Equestria Girls material? Bonus Round: How does the answer change if you include all lines of dialogue in the official comics and official books?

Have fun! I don't know the answer!

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May
12th
2019

Bucking, Balling, and Mathematics · 3:28pm May 12th, 2019

Good to see in Common Ground that the analysis of Buckball statistics I imagined in Buckball Abstract is now canon.

I think it must be time to investigate this branch of applied mathematics further.

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Mar
25th
2019

Statistics #5.2: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping · 1:34am Mar 25th, 2019

I didn’t expect this project would run on for three posts, yet here it is, the next installment! Continuing on from Modernized Friendliest Fleet I can now offer you a complete listing of all known pony (and some not so pony) pairing ships, (with caveats) rated by upvotes-per-day. (with caveats…)

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Mar
25th
2019

Statistics #5.3: Revised Lloyd’s Register of Shipping · 11:00am Mar 25th, 2019

Continuing from Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, now with fewer caveats!

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Mar
22nd
2019

Statistics #5: Friendliest Fleet · 9:05am Mar 22nd, 2019

Well, not statistics per se, but mathematics. With some unexpected conclusions.

It started yesterday, when Fylifa, who had been asking me to figure out a way to compare the popularity of different ships based on the Fimfarchive dataset – something that remains a puzzle, because FimFiction does not have shipping tags, and figuring out which ships a particular story espouses from text alone is nontrivial – came up with one herself.

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Oct
22nd
2015

Radix-Economy & Monetary Denominations. · 4:21am Oct 22nd, 2015

The most apes use decimal currency. In most currencies, the largest currencies are 100 or 1,000. The smallest denominations is generally .01. One could have these denominations:

1,000.00
0,100.00
0,010.00
0,001.00
0,000.10
0,000.01

The denominations are far apart, thus making change difficult. Most countries use pseudonbinary:

1,000.00
0,500.00
0,250.00
0,100.00
0,050.00
0,025.00
0,010.00
0,005.00
0,002.00
0,001.00
0,000.50
0,000.25
0,000.10

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Jul
11th
2020

Illness vs. Sickness · 2:27am Saturday

I haven't been able to write (or do) hardly anything in months, even though I'm off during the Summer and stuck inside. At first I thought it was mental illness, but much of it's still physical, and I don't quite know where the separation twixt the two lies.

Also, the brony world appears to have descended into chaos.

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Jun
19th
2015

Triple Trouble · 10:14pm Jun 19th, 2015

I like to write at least one chapter ahead... usually don't get to on account of my slowness. But this time I wrote a chapter ahead and it was around 70K. I like to divide my chapters up here at between 40 and 50K since longer is harder to load and search through, and shorter is too jerky and noncommittal. Limiting it at 45K or so obliges me to occasionally make sure the scene is clearly established, instead of just running on continuously forever.

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Jul
5th
2019

¡Happy 3^⁵ Birthday to the United States of America! · 2:18am Jul 5th, 2019

Jun
28th
2016

¡TauDay! · 1:38am Jun 28th, 2016

¡Today is TauDay! It is a day devoted to the 1 True CircleConstant:

τ = ( c / r ) ≈ 6.28318530717959

It fall on this day because the decimal expansion looks like this date (yyyyy-06-28). For more information, go to TauDay.Com:

TauDay

Jan
2nd
2020

¡Happy 100th Birthday to Isaac Asimov! · 6:41pm January 2nd

Jul
1st
2016

So, I don't know what to do.... · 7:15am Jul 1st, 2016

I like writing my most recent story, however I'm at a sort of standstill. I want to try something different with it so it doesn't grow stale, both for reading and writing purposes. I don't know. But I also feel like like that's kind of cheating and so I have some reservations.

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