January 2016 archive

Jan 25 2016

Marvin Minsky, Artificial Intelligence Trailblazer, Dead at 88

Dr. Marvin Minksy

Dr. Marvin Minksy, artificial Intelligence pioneer and inspiration for both the personal computer and Internet, passed away on January 24th, 2016. He was 88 years old. The cause of death is reported to have been a cerebral hemorrhage.

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Jan 19 2016

2016 Eclipse NFC Ring Unboxing

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John McLear is a class act. I wish I had a taller mountain to shout this from so that I could let the world know that even though Kickstarter horror stories seem to be a dime a dozen these days, Mr. McLear and his eponymous company, McLear Ltd., are a stellar example of Kickstarter done …

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Jan 14 2016

Proof of the Power Rule

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If you’ve got the word “power” in your name, you’d better believe expectations are going to be sky high for what you can do. The Power Rule in calculus brings it and then some. The Power Rule, probably the most used rule when differentiating, gives us a drop dead simple way to differentiate polynomials. Specifically …

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Jan 12 2016

Modular Exponentiation Rule Proof

It is no big secret that exponentiation is just multiplication in disguise. It is a short hand way to write an integer times itself multiple times and is especially space saving the larger the exponent becomes. In the same vein, a serious problem with calculating numbers raised to exponents is that they very quickly become …

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Jan 03 2016

The Complete Idiots Guide to Calculus

Title: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus Author: W. Michael Kelley Genre: Mathematics Publisher: Penguin Release Date: 2006 Pages: 336 Let’s face it: most students don’t take calculus because they find it intellectually stimulating. It’s not . . . at least for those who come up on the wrong side of the bell curve! There …

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Jan 02 2016

Modular Multiplication Rule Proof

I must stay focused. I must stay focused. I must stay … I wonder what’s new on Facebook. I don’t really feel like writing¬†this post mostly because I know that it will be very similar to the other two I have already done: modular addition rule proof and modular subtraction rule proof, but my New …

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Jan 02 2016

First Order Stormtrooper Teddy Bear

Don't close the blast doors ... to your heart.

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Jan 02 2016

Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach

Title: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach Author: Stuart Jonathan Russell, Peter Norvig, Genre: Computers Publisher: Prentice Hall Release Date: 2010 Pages: 1132 Artificial intelligence: A Modern Approach, 3e,is ideal for one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence. It is also a valuable resource for computer professionals, linguists, and cognitive scientists interested in …

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