3 weeks ago
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry. Cite Arrow Bertrand Russell
1 year ago
(Editor’s note: Moved over to thinking through back-end Python/Django work. If you are good at that kind of stuff, please e-mail me.)

(Editor’s note: Moved over to thinking through back-end Python/Django work. If you are good at that kind of stuff, please e-mail me.)

1 year ago
What started on Wall Street - a takeover at the hands of emotionless algorithms - has now spread to all corners of our lives. Music that sounds as if it could have been written by Bach was, in fact, composed by an algorithm. The best analysis at the CIA doesn’t come from experienced agents, but from an algorithm. The best mind reader in the world isn’t a psychiatrist or a psychologist, but a set of five million algorithms that knows what you’re thinking and what you’ll do in almost any situation. How did we get here?
Automate This by Chris Steiner

What started on Wall Street - a takeover at the hands of emotionless algorithms - has now spread to all corners of our lives. Music that sounds as if it could have been written by Bach was, in fact, composed by an algorithm. The best analysis at the CIA doesn’t come from experienced agents, but from an algorithm. The best mind reader in the world isn’t a psychiatrist or a psychologist, but a set of five million algorithms that knows what you’re thinking and what you’ll do in almost any situation. How did we get here?

Automate This by Chris Steiner

1 year ago
2 of 4 team members at my startup studied mathematics in undergrad/grad and now they’re using their powers for good in the name of design.

2 of 4 team members at my startup studied mathematics in undergrad/grad and now they’re using their powers for good in the name of design.

1 year ago
A fractal, also known as the Koch snowflake, which was first described by Helge von Koch in 1904. It is built by starting with an equilateral triangle, removing the inner third of each side, building another equilateral triangle at the location where the side was removed, and then repeating the process indefinitely. The Koch snowflake can be simply encoded as a Lindenmayer system with initial string “F—F—F”, string rewriting rule “F” -> “F+F—F+F”, and angle .

A fractal, also known as the Koch snowflake, which was first described by Helge von Koch in 1904. It is built by starting with an equilateral triangle, removing the inner third of each side, building another equilateral triangle at the location where the side was removed, and then repeating the process indefinitely. The Koch snowflake can be simply encoded as a Lindenmayer system with initial string “F—F—F”, string rewriting rule “F” -> “F+F—F+F”, and angle 60 degrees.

1 year ago
A tessellation of a disk used to solve a finite element problem.

A tessellation of a disk used to solve a finite element problem.

1 year ago 1 year ago
This is probably useless to most of you, but I coded up an average price calculator for stocks so I could figure out quickly on my phone what a new average price might be on a stock if I contributed more to average it down. It’s pretty ugly but I think the math is solid.

This is probably useless to most of you, but I coded up an average price calculator for stocks so I could figure out quickly on my phone what a new average price might be on a stock if I contributed more to average it down. It’s pretty ugly but I think the math is solid.

1 year ago