Category Archives: science/math

telling time and calendar reformation

solar calendars: the Roman calendar became the Julian calendar became the Gregorian calendar¬†(composed of 97 leap years every 400 years) lunar calendars: such as the Chinese calendar (not, in fact, the official calendar of China),¬†the Mayan calendar (with its five … Continue reading

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conceptualizing animals

“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, … Continue reading

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IEC vs ISO

“Now, a few words about the cooperation with the IEC and its corresponding technical committee, which is IEC/TC 25. In the beginning, cooperation between the IEC and ISO on the subject of logarithmic quantities and units was not too good. … Continue reading

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constellation revocation

Similar to ex-planet Pluto and certain ex-Bible books (well, “ex” for some versions of the Bible), apparently constellations can be demoted to “ex-” status too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Former_constellations demoted constellation lives on

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life as potential metaphor for life

1. Copies of Yesterday and Today with the “pasteover” cover removed are worth less than copies with the “pasteover” intact — where the thing once of most value remains hidden. 2. The more you remember a memory the less true … Continue reading

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