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October 25th, 2004 · No Comments

The notorious cult of ‘al gebra’ is a fearsome cult indeed. Says Attorney General John Ashcroft, “The desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on a tangent in a search of absolute value.” The fact that I understand it and find it funny is a true testament to my geek credentials.

Tags: maths · science · silly


May 15th, 2003 · No Comments

Something is wrong with Wired’s China statistics. They say that China sells 15.6 trillion books per year. In a country of 1.3 billion, that’s about 14,000 books per person. Spread over the world population, that’s almost 3,000 books per person. Somehow I doubt that China really does sell 15.6 trillion books per year.

Tags: book · maths

Pattern Recognition

January 14th, 2003 · No Comments

A major part of my project involves me taking recordings of a signal (in this case, electrochemical spikes from a neuron) and discriminating them from the noise inherent in the system…

Tags: bio · maths · neuro · physics · science · spec


June 13th, 2002 · Comments Off

(Warning: Ramble ahead)
Earlier today, I was listening to a guy describe a project I might do next year for neurobiology, trying to figure out some of the characteristics of Golgi neurones in the cerebellum. The way you can identify these neurones, other than looking at them under a microscope, is to insert a super-thin electrode [...]

Tags: bio · maths · neuro · science · spec