Perfect Present for the Teacher in Your Life
I heard Trump saying ‘fake news’ on the way in this morning and it led me to ‘fake hues.’ It’s been stuck in my head ever since. I thought this would have been done already but a cursory google search didn’t turn it up so . . . I took the image of Trump from this article and used Color ThiefIt’s science rather than my biased selection of especially orange colors. to pull out the three main skin-ish colors. It took all of five minutes to slap together and write this post so I’ve now got it out of my head and can move on to more productive things. But I’ll probably come back to it this evening to match the font and the box ratios on the upper portion so the white spaces matches the letter cross-strokes like the lower portion.
Travel Time/Time Travel One of those essential things history students (and teachers) need to keep coming back to. – via Flowing Data (which is good) via MNN (which I don’t like) who supposedly got the information from the 1932 Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States which you can find here (although I haven’t found these maps yet). Hedges I never understood quite what was going on with hedges despite the fact that they’ve come up repeatedly in history courses and in literature. I just assumed they were dense rows of bushes. Now I know differently. Such a simple and effective way to build a fence. Din Minimum N0 = the critical number of guests above which each speaker will try overcome the background noise by raising his voice K = the average number of guests in each conversational group a = the average sound absorption coefficient of the room V = the room’s volume h = a properly weighted mean free path of a ray of sound d0 = the conventional minimum distance between speakers Sm = the minimum signal-to-noise ratio for the listeners This equation is supposed to determine “How many guests can attend a cocktail party before it becomes too noisy for conversation?” It would be fun to mess around with equation based answers to […]