Cultural differences create a lot of misunderstanding in communications between Westerners, particularly Americans, and Russians. In this mini-ethnography I present the main differences in perception of the smile in Russia and in the United States.The Chicago Maroon
My favorite place to be right now
Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 5,330 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2021-04-08.
Euclid’s Elements is an impressive achievement. Written in Greek around 300 BC (though presumably including many earlier results), the Elements in effect defined the way formal mathematics is done for more than two thousand years. The basic idea is to start from certain axioms that are assumed to be true, then—without any further “input from outside”—use purely deductive methods to establish a collection of theorems.The Empirical Metamathematics of Euclid and Beyond
Euclid effectively had 10 axioms (5 “postulates” and 5 “common notions”), like “one can draw a straight line from any point to any other point”, or “things which equal the same thing are also equal to one another”. (One of his axioms was his fifth postulate—that parallel lines never meet—which might seem obvious, but which actually turns out not to be true for physical curved space in our universe.)
On the basis of his axioms, Euclid then gave 465 theorems.
Now I wish I could read greek…
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was TERRIFIC. And also HUUUUGE. #TrumpBible
This is the website for the book “Fundamentals of Data Visualization,” published by O’Reilly Media, Inc. The website contains the complete author manuscript before final copy-editing and other quality control.
Why Stanislaw Lem’s futurism deserves attention.