I love scams. They're often ingenious and involve a good bit of psychology. It's great fun figuring out how they work.
Posts Tagged: maths
I love recursion. There's something about the way it invokes infinity that makes my head spin. Droste effect images are recursive images that got their name from a Dutch company that makes chocolates and cocoa and things like that. Continue reading →
In a previous post I talked about shapes of constant width. I didn't know of any other coins besides the UK 50p and 20p that had the property of being the same width all the way round without being circular.
Well I was recently given this coin instead of 20p:
Pick a number at random from the universe. Not just from inside your head. Open a page of the financial times or look up the size of a planet; convert you height to cubits or measure the weight of your favourite book. Something like that.
Don't actually do it, it's hypothetical. But ask yourself a question. What are the chances of that number starting with a 1? Continue reading →
I know what you're thinking: what's the difference between a Venn diagram and an Euler diagram? Good question. The following diagram should clear things up:
Just to clarify, Venn diagrams have regions for all possible combinations of groups whether there are things in those regions or not. Continue reading →
I've been wanting to make one of those diagrams that describes a song. In the end I did a few for Bryan Adams. Here they are:
I bought these magnetic balls off eBay and I've made loads of cool stuff with them.
Trouble is, after I've made one cool thing I have to destroy it before I can make another cool thing. So this blog will also serve as a photographic record of my achievements.
Let's get started then. These are the balls in an unordered state:
And here they are as a Möbius Strip: