Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tuesday Whosday

Series 5 ended with Amy getting married to Rory.  Series 6 ended with the Doctor getting married to River.  Presumably, Series 7 will conclude with the TARDIS tying the knot with Captain Jack’s Time Vortex Manipulator. I just hope that, … Continue reading

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Insult and injury

Scene: Advanced Calculus II class.  I am finishing the proof of the construction Hardy’s zig-zagging continuous everywhere, differentiable nowhere function: Me: …and so we’ve shown , which proves the function is not differentiable at . Student A:  Can you remind … Continue reading

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Popped culture

The Legend of Korra, the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, is officially happening!  It premiers at 11 AM EST on Nickelodeon on April  14.  The last time I mentioned it I was a little wary of the “steampunk” angle, … Continue reading

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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it

Once upon a time I was a studio art major.  I loved art for its ability to connect the past to the present, by creating works of permanence and beauty.  In fact, I’m actually a mathematician for exactly the same … Continue reading

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Tuesday Whosday

Matt Smith, the actor who took over the role of the Doctor on Doctor Who after David Tennant’s run, also auditioned for the role of Watson on the BBC series Sherlock.  However, the show’s creator Stephen Moffat thought Smith’s manic … Continue reading

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