To Prove a Murder
A pal on Twitter read this as “elven witnesses.” I wish. Eyewitness testimony is unreliable, but elf-witness testimony is foolproof.
Those Who Do Not Learn Recursion…
Also, those who do not learn their cliches about history are doomed to repeat them.
A Researcher’s Politics
I’m not saying all researchers are like this. I’m just saying that the Darwinian process of funding selects for some strange behaviors.
Hyperbolus, the Emperor of Hyperbole
The real Hyperbolus got ostracized from Athens. He was literally the last person to suffer that punishment – no hyperbole.
The Squabble of the Inverses
Plot twist: Both of the depicted functions are f(x) = 1/x.
My new home in Northampton has one of the world’s finest ice cream shops: Herrell’s. Their flavor list is gargantuan and horrifying. I could stand there for hours.
My Podcast Listening Habits, in a Single Graph
At this point the river is getting full, too.
A Glass of Red Puns
I’m truly sorry.
A Dangerous Epsilon
The limits only apply to positive epsilons, after all. A negative epsilon is a lawless rebel.
You are right not to believe this theory, because I just made it up. Math with Bad Drawings: another empty calorie in the wasteland of your informational diet.
Invariants of Doughnut Pricing
The classification of finite donuts has been a major project of topologists/pastry enthusiasts for decades.
The “Amazon Delivery Drone” Problem
“Salesmen sold things like encyclopedias.”
“A print-out of Wikipedia.”
“Whoa, they print it out every day?”
“No, just once, and then it sits on your shelf for 20 years.”
An essential part of the academic process, from what I gather.
Estimating Variance from a Sample
To be fair, this is just a heuristic – it doesn’t explain why n – 1 is exactly the right adjustment, as opposed to other options – but it’s more satisfying than the blank stare (or page of algebra) that most textbooks will give you.