Civilizations clash. Obviously. Trivia is easy. The question is why and how. In 1993 Political scientist Samuel Huntington published The Clash of Civilizations? Arguing that culture and religion will be the fundamental sources of conflict after the cold war Era. Wars will be fought between countries but the source of the conflict, rooted in culture. […]
Solid State Logic
As I finished last week’s blog post with Monday’s happenings, this week began on Tuesday morning, with an early start at the studio (as per usual). At the studio, I continued working on the mathematical version of Bernie’s mechanical prototype, first making it so that the wave’s main counter resets when it reaches the end of the total length of the wave, rather than a screen afterwards (a change that I realised I had to make while writing last week’s post). After this, I briefly tried to make it so that the displayed wavelength could be changed separately from individual wavelengths, but the offsets of the different parts of the test wave were making it so that I couldn’t have a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Eventually, however, I put the sine waves from the test wave into the Desmos Graphing Calculator and tweaked some values, and realised that I was able to change the wavelengths by globally changing the x coefficients (as I’d wanted) as long as all of the x offsets were positive, so I changed the negative offsets in my code to positive ones. From here, I copied the wave values I had into a new wave, making all of the wavelengths equally shorter, and saw that it worked perfectly well. Therefore, I added the wave size variable that I’d initially intended on implementing (to determine how much of the wave is visible on-screen at once), and accounted for it in all of the necessary calculations. However, I realised that I was dividing by it in places where I should have been multiplying by it, and after fixing this, it worked as intended. I also thought that it’d make sense for the wave size variable to also adapt the wave’s increase speed, so that it moved at the same rate regardless of how much of it’s visible, so I added this functionality in.
Grab a copy of The Elements of Statistical Learning (“the machine learning bible”) and you might be a little overwhelmed by the mathematics. For example, this equation (p.34), for a cubic smoothing spline, might send shivers down your spine if math isn’t your forte: In order to grasp that equation, nested firmly in the “Introductory” section of […]
What were the Morse requirements? What were Morse code requirements in Amateur Radio, before the 2001 changes and the complete abolition of code testing in 2005? And what were the testing procedures? A majority of active amateur radio operators grew into the hobby during the period of “incentive licensing.” The general idea was that operators […]
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Hebrews 10:24 blue letter bible GROWING TOGETHER TOWARDS LOVE AND GOOD DEEDS Posted on FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Posted by DAVE JENKINS “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see […]
Three Stars (Recommended) Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F**king Idiot by Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses I picked up this comic book at some bookstore for two reasons. First, if I’m still going to buy any physical books, they might as well be comic books. Second, it recommendation from Justin Timberlake on […]
There’s no doubt that talking, in some form, is one of our favorite pastimes. According to market researchers Brandwatch, there are 500 million Tweets sent each day; on Facebook a half million comments are posted every 60 seconds. We live in a time, in a culture, where we have lots of opportunity to talk, to […]
David Maxwell Comment: “Chess? I think it is more like playing Monopoly on a three dimensional chess board with one side playing football and the other side playing soccer, and a third or more sides playing baseball and all following rugby rules.” Excerpts: TH: Last time Trump promised to cancel military exercises with the […]
“Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.: – (Charles Spurgeon)
http//firstinfonews. wordpress.com Thea Prieto | Longreads | February 2019 | 9 minutes (2,399 words) “I got annihilated as a natural, as the real deal, as her truest, most important poem, her Lie Box. But she stuffed some torn-up papyrus in a crocodile; she taught me how to look for shards of a vase with a […]
Abortion is a widely controversial issue due to the fact that arguments in favor or against abortion are so soundly rooted in our basic rights. Pro-choice advocates argue that if they are denied the right to get an abortion, they are denied one of the critical rights to their body. Pro-life advocates argue that if abortion is allowed to take place, it is in direct violation of the fetus’s right to life. For the sake of argument, let’s agree both these premises are correct. However, we must keep in mind that our rights end, when they are in direct violation of another’s rights. As John Fitzgerald Kennedy once stated, “The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” With this in mind, the rights of the woman to her body would impede on the fetus’s right to life, which would then be unjust and immoral. However, the fetus’s right to life would impede on the mother’s right to her body and her right to choose. Therefore, carrying the fetus to term against the mother’s wishes would again be unjust and immoral, creating a sort of righteous paradox.
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell is the very best kind of writer. I feel myself pulled into a world that is my own, due to the nonfiction genre, yet I find myself challenged to analyze circumstances and situations in ways I have not yet considered. David and Goliath is my second Gladwell […]
The Alliance of American Football presents the most viable secondary football league that America has seen in years. The Alliance has differentiated itself from leagues that came before it in several ways, most notably in its relationship with the NFL. Alliance co-founder Charlie Ebersol spoke with INSIDER about the mistakes other pro football leagues made, […]