Category Archives: Mathematics

Can Cockroaches Survive Dr. Phil?

In the book, “The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore” it is believed that the first mention of cockroaches being able to survive the Nagasaki and Hiroshima nuclear blasts occurred. This eventually led to the idea that if … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect

The butterfly effect is a chaos theory example of how small differences in initial conditions can cause a hugely different outcome much later in some systems. One influential paper is called: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil … Continue reading

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Password Progression

For many years now, having a password hasn’t been enough security for anything. Instead, many of us started using passphrases such a long, long time ago. And you know, I have been told for years that this just isn’t good … Continue reading

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The Trillion Dollar Family

Let’s start out with the definition of a million dollar family. This is said to be composed of a family with a mother and father that has a mini-me for each sex. I.e. there is a mother, father, daughter and … Continue reading

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In Search of Justin Trudeau’s Middle Class

It’s a question I had often wondered about but never found by my own thoughts. So I started to ask it out loud. First of all I know that I am not a part of Justin Trudeau’s middle class. I’ve … Continue reading

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I Come From a Long Line of Sons

When Quebec was being settled along the beautiful St. Lawrence River it was thought to be a shame to deny settlers the serenity of the might river. So the farms that were built were long farms, all with a small … Continue reading

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Canada: Cheated Into Conserving in the Seventies

If you think the conservation nazis are tough these days, you must admit that they are at least trying to be honest. Previously they got their way by cheating the public in 1970s Canada. You probably have not heard even … Continue reading

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The Personality of Graphers

Most people will interpolate graphs. Interpolating is an educated guess saying that, with uniform points on either side, you can assume points in the middle follow the same shape which is sometimes a straight line. For instance the grid like … Continue reading

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Lucky Charms

Be honest. Most people play with their food just a little. Whether it is a little bit of plowing the fields with your fork before applying gravy to mashed potatoes or it’s making a foam design on your coffee, others … Continue reading

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Many More Ways for the Same Old Lists to be Everywhere on the Internet

If you are like me you are annoyed that every list or ranking of things gets linked to by just about every site on the Internet. You don’t see just one link bait for the same list article but at … Continue reading

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