Posts Tagged ‘ Math is Hard ’

Because it’s Friday: French Press Heat Retention

May 13, 2011
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Because it’s Friday: French Press Heat Retention

While responding to this thread on Reddit I made a rough guess as to the heat retention of my french press when completely full of coffee. When I went to bed I realized there was no good reason why I … Continue reading →

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More pi plus 1 (or plus 0.01) day fun

March 15, 2011
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More pi plus 1 (or plus 0.01) day fun

Since I just didn’t get enough this morning, I spent some more time fooling around with estimating pi. Since I was basically counting the number of random x,y pairs inside a quarter circle and computing a sample average for more … Continue reading →

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I’m late for π day

March 15, 2011
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I’m late for π day

It is officially no longer pi day, but I didn’t see this Drew Conway post about estimating pi until just a few minutes ago. Because Google Reader doesn’t show github embeds, I also got to try it without seeing Drew’s … Continue reading →

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