In which John discusses his Vidcon experience, thanks his brother, and announces that you (yes, you!) need to read Part I of Ray Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451 by next Tuesday to prepare for our discussion in the Nerdfighter Book Club. (if you've read the book before, I encourage you to try reading it again with us!)
Vidcon was amazing. Thanks to everyone who was there,…
Last night, I went out to a classy restaurant to celebrate my cousin's graduation from college. The extended family all came out to celebrate, apart from a few members who were tied down by other things like work and such, seeing as it was a Tuesday night and everything.
A bit of a backstory- my mom is a Democrat, and one of my aunts is a stongly opinionated Republican. My aunt tends to say things that rub my mom the wrong way when…
now if you are to comment saying I'd like to be your penpal you wont geet picked i would like some reasons why you want to be my penpal if you dont speak english please dont ask I'm sorry i only know english. below is a list of things I like and dislikes.
Some things I like- gaming, let's playing, marching band (witch i view as a sport), nintendo, mario, learning obscure facts and quotes, math, public speaking, math, science, mind games, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, The hunger games…
In which Hank discusses the basics of probability, the art of finding meaning in randomness. And it's there, it's all over, everywhere! Master these simple rules and you'll always know what's coming...except not really.
Thanks to Karen Kavett for the graphics!… Continue
I was recently asked by a friend which would be a more green way to vacation, go to Orlando Fl. by car, travel by plane, or go on a cruise. I didn't know the answer off the top of my head, so I decided to do a little research. At first glance, it seemed that by far the most fuel efficient way to travel was by car. She owns a Ford Escape Hybrid that gets about 31 mpg on the highway. A Boeing 747 gets approximately (taking different cruising altitudes into consideration) .1545 mpg. A cruise ship… Continue
It started on Friday. (07:00) Not the best of mornings; woke up late. Didn't have time for a proper shower. (08:00) Buses, as usual, were a nightmare. (09:00) When I got to my first period it was practical Chemistry. Simple, pointless and most of all, boring.
(11:00) Next I had a meeting scheduled with the mental health councillor. She wasn't there. I was waiting for an hour before I gave up and brought a packet of winegums to cheer myself up.
So, I really think I should be considered a nerdfighter. I read Harry Potter and sing with the cast of Glee. I'm in drama and my favorite movies are 7 Brides for 7 Brothers and Yours, Mine, and Ours (with Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda). I have celebrity crushes on the young Dick Van Dyke and Howard Keel and the people I aspire to be like most are God, Lucille Ball, and Angela Martin. I get high on my chemistry green problems and love getting math homework. I MUST be a nerd.
Okay, okay, okay.
So I don't come on this site enough.
But here we go. I'm going to try. It's just hard. I'm not good at social networking sites where I haven't met people in real life. But I'm trying. Starting now. With this blog, because I like writing blog posts and diary entries and I carry aound journals which I write stuff in. So it's really time I started putting my thoughts online, right?
But I feel like I'm intruding on the regular bloggers. I know, that's… Continue
I was eleven years old when I made my first mathematic breakthrough. Like most mathematicians, I was not looking for a discovery. The inspiration struck me while I was drudging through my math homework on factorials. “6!” it screamed. “8!” it demanded. I was quickly getting bored of the monotonous task. Factorials were old hat. I already knew how to multiply all the integers up to a certain point. What I really needed was a way to add them. I snatched up my loyal friend, a powder-blue TI-30.… Continue
Added by Leanne on November 30, 2009 at 6:00pm —
I have collected further evidence that my math teacher is an alien!
I became discouraged recently when I discovered that he was not from the North of somewhere but in fact from the South of somewhere. However, lots of planets have a South as well. It… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Hey on October 19, 2009 at 9:46pm —
"I perform the art of card flourishing, which is one of the most awesome, yet one of the least well known, forms of performing art in the world. Card flourishing, AKA card manipulation, cardistry (card artistry), or XCM (xtreme card manipulation), is the artful way to cut, reorganize, and shuffle a deck of cards."
Okay, so my name is Jason, screename Mathematician2 (usually people just call me "Math"), I do cool stuff with cards as… Continue
Added by Jason Lewis on June 15, 2009 at 4:18pm —