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VoCore's community hub. What’s so Great about Continued Fractions? - Scientific American Blog Network. The more I learn about continued fractions, the more enamored I am with them.

What’s so Great about Continued Fractions? - Scientific American Blog Network

Last week, when I wrote about how much better continued fractions are than the arbitrary decimal digits we usually use to describe numbers, I mentioned that continued fractions tell us the “best approximations” of irrational numbers. Continued fractions are just fractions made of fractions. Every number, rational or irrational, can be written as a continued fraction.

In order to get a systematic way to write them, for now we’re going to concentrate on continued fractions that only have ones in the numerators and positive integers in the denominators, although there are some very lovely continued fractions that do not have this property. Some beautiful continued fraction representations of pi that don't follow our rules. VoCore's community hub. Apophenia - Wikipedia. Apophenia /æpɵˈfiːniə/ is the experience of perceiving patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.

Apophenia - Wikipedia

The term is attributed to Klaus Conrad[1] by Peter Brugger,[2] who defined it as the "unmotivated seeing of connections" accompanied by a "specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness", but it has come to represent the human tendency to seek patterns in random information in general, such as with gambling and paranormal phenomena.[3] Meanings and forms[edit] In 2008, Michael Shermer coined the word "patternicity", defining it as "the tendency to find meaningful patterns in meaningless noise".[6][7] In The Believing Brain (2011), Shermer says that we have "the tendency to infuse patterns with meaning, intention, and agency", which Shermer calls "agenticity".[8] Statistics[edit] Pareidolia[edit] Pareidolia is a type of apophenia involving the perception of images or sounds in random stimuli, for example, hearing a ringing phone while taking a shower.

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Anonymous Warns The World: "World War 3 Is Coming Soon" Short Bytes: Hacktivist group Anonymous has shared a new video and highlighted the strong possibility of World War 3.

Anonymous Warns The World: "World War 3 Is Coming Soon"

The collective says that the WWIII is coming soon, citing different developments in Russia and China. Human. Humans began to practice sedentary agriculture about 12,000 years ago, domesticating plants and animals which allowed for the growth of civilization.


Humans subsequently established various forms of government, religion, and culture around the world, unifying people within a region and leading to the development of states and empires. The rapid advancement of scientific and medical understanding in the 19th and 20th centuries led to the development of fuel-driven technologies and improved health, causing the human population to rise exponentially. By 2012 the global human population was estimated to be around 7 billion.[10][11]

Digital Sundial by Mojoptix. The episode in [ENGLISH]: L'épisode en [FRANCAIS]: For those who have trouble slicing the gnomon, I ran the files through netfabb and re-uploaded them as: -- Gnomon_Southern_NETFABBED.stl -- Gnomon_Northen_NETFABBED.stl Let me know in the comments if they don't still behave nicely with your slicer.

Digital Sundial by Mojoptix

It took thousands of years, but we finally have a digital sundial. From around 1500 BCE, right up to the 14th century, many of our ancestors figured out the time using a sundial - you know, those triangular devices that cast a shadow on a dial below, revealing what hour it was.

It took thousands of years, but we finally have a digital sundial

They might not be as accurate as the clocks we have today, but sundials still work based on the simple premise of the Sun's predictable shift in position as our planet spins. And now a French engineer has finally brought the device into the digital age, creating a 3D-printed sundial that displays the time in '80s-style digital-style numbers. Okay, so it's not technically digital.

But as Earth spins on its axis and the position of the Sun shifts in our sky, the beams of light travel through an intricate network of tiny holes printed onto the sundial, to display a digital-style time readout on the moving shadow. Unp/README at master · mitsuhiko/unp. Projects. Planet Python. Last update: December 17, 2016 07:47 AM December 17, 2016 Vasudev Ram [xtopdf] Publish DSV data (Delimiter-Separated Values) to PDF December 17, 2016 01:39 AM December 16, 2016 Python Insider Python 3.6.0 release candidate 2 is now available December 16, 2016 11:58 PM.

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Life is short - you need Python! 10 python blogs worth following. Hi there fellow programmers.

10 python blogs worth following

I remember those days when i started learning python. I was always eager to find new blogs about python but found just a handful of them. This is one of the reason i started this blog. Earwigs and rotten panther: The diet of a Victorian eccentric. Chronicle / Alamy Stock Photo By Stephanie Pain BIG bushy beard: check.

Earwigs and rotten panther: The diet of a Victorian eccentric

Bizarre childhood: check. House stuffed with exotic and sometimes scary animals (not all stuffed): check. Theconversation. Pundits have been discussing the merits (or not) of Fidel Castro’s legacy as his body lies in state.


The Cuban healthcare system is often stated as one of El Commandante’s greatest achievements. But how great is the system really? Why Should One Learn Python Programming Language? Short Bytes: Why is Python now the most popular programming language taught in high-schools, computer science, and engineering schools? Python’s high-level approach and English-like syntax make it easy to learn, easy to write, and easy to extend. Python is the new de facto learning language around the world and here is why.

Python was introduced to the world 25 years ago by Guido Van Rossum who had, at that point, been incubating it for several years. Van Rossum has been dubbed Python’s Benevolent Dictator for Life by the community. Since then, Python has grown from a cool toy, to a tool for academics, and all the way up to a world-class programming language. Vue: Your Everyday Smart Glasses by Vue. Or swipe to cycle through songs Your frames function the way you want them to. Use the app to pair gestures with custom actions tied to your phone, like hearing the current time, weather, activity summary, and more.

Vue ensures you’re safe whether you’re a pedestrian, cyclist or driver. Hear turn-by-turn navigation without having to look at your phone. Physics may be a small but crucial fraction of our reality. David Maurice Smith/Oculi/Agence VU/Camera Press. Four Million Commutes Reveal New U.S. 'Megaregions' An ever increasing share of the world’s population is living in what are known as megaregions—clusters of interconnected cities. The concept of the megaregion is decades old and fairly easy to grasp, but geographically defining them has turned out to be rather tricky. Now, researchers have attempted to map the megaregions of the contiguous United States by studying the commutes of American workers.

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