Monthly Archives: February 2013

Some thoughts on computer hardware and economics

To create a book used to be an extraordinarily expensive task, where a man (probably a monk) would sit at a desk and meticulously write out all of the words and¬†embellishments and pictures in a book by hand. Though the … Continue reading

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Sqrt(2) is irrational

Definitions: ¬†An integer is called even if and only if it is divisible by 2, that is some integer is even if for some other integer the statement is true. An integer is called odd if and only if it … Continue reading

Posted in Mathematics

Book Review: The Theoretical Minimum

The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics by Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky For several years now, the physicist Leonard Susskind has been teaching continuing education courses at Stanford that were (and are) being recorded … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Meaning of It All

The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist by Richard Feynman The Meaning of It All is a short book based on a series of three lectures that Feynman gave in 1963 but is bursting with a great idea: … Continue reading

Posted in Rationality, Reviews, Science (general)