Comey was OK with serving a NoBurger on HRC two weeks before the election but decided to keep silent about actual evidence of Russian election interference. Bottom Line, the die is cast. #rubicon
FBI Director James Comey argued privately that it was too close to Election Day for the U.S. government to name Russia as meddling in the election.
The Josephus Problem
A nice example of facing a big problem, breaking it down and finding the rules to solve for it.
The Josephus Problem, featuring Daniel Erman from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Winning at Dots a
Hoaxing To Better Math Students
A supposed bit of lost Tesla lore that turns out to be a maths teacher's attempt to spread a good idea.
The fascinating Map to Multiplication may not be all it seems, notwithstanding its cleverness.
Pros who Quid the Quo
Money makes policy part IHaveLostCount
For years now, the scientific consensus has been that climate change is occurring and is caused mainly by the actions of human beings. So why, during the first month of the current Congress, did nearly half the Senate – all Republicans – vote against an amendment stating that human activities contribute significantly to climate change? Continue reading
Super Gracchi Bros – Plebian World
The Senate stole credit for all Gaius’s proposals, and stole his popular support. Once he failed to
"The next addition to Pokémon GO will be Buddy Pokémon. You will be able to pick your favorite Pokémon from your collection to become your buddy, opening up unique in-game rewards and experiences. Buddy Pokémon will appear alongside your Trainer avatar on your profile screen, adding helpful bonuses such as awarding Candy for walking together. You’ll also have the ability to change your Buddy Pokémon at any time."
Niantic Labs – Pokémon GO
Closing The Knowledge Gap With Low Cost Tech
Long time readers of my posts will know about Anyfesto, a project to take low cost gear and make them local servers of all manner of goodness. Hearing this report on a local NPR station had me wondering about my most recent work on Anyfesto, that being a CHIP (+Next Thing Co. ) based install with a local version of WIkipedia and other educational sites as well as audio and video of an educational nature. (https://github.com/tomhiggins/anyfesto/blob/master/installCHIP) For well under 40$ an group of houses or apartments could have a low cost repository of knowledge without the need for broadband.
Sure, access to the internet is important but an option like this could well make a difference in many situations.
So the question now becomes one of finding the connections to get
these made and distributed where they are needed. If you have read this far and have ideas and/or connections please post them up
About 5 million households with school-aged kids don’t have access to broadband internet.