Monthly Archives: August 2012

The time to work on a problem

the time to work on a problem is after you’ve solved it — R. H. Bing Extracted from the book “The 5 elements of effective thinking.” Put the exact quote in google books to locate it. Seen via jd cook.

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Seetapun

A brief, interesting account of David Seetapun, a logician turned wall street hack turned fisherman from wiki and Times Higher Ed.

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Voice of the Count

The man who was the voice of Count von Count, no doubt my favourite Sesame Street character, has passed on. http://www.eonline.com/news/340745/rip-count-von-count-sesame-street-actor-jerry-nelson-dead-at-78

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16 Plates

An interesting problem from the wordplay column of the New York Times. Can you arrange plates numbered 1 to 16, in a circle so the sum of adjacent pairs is always a perfect square? The quick answer is no, since … Continue reading

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