Love this great one-liner describing the ridiculously useful Fourier Transform
Unfortunately, the blog post where it originally appeared has vanished from the Web. However, my search revealed this great tutorial by Zonst.
Tip from the R guys at Revolutions.
Two of my favorites from HappyAcres:
and the always appropriate
My hat goes off to the people of Norway, who recently withdrew their bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, after receiving an insulting set of demands from the IOC, including
- Separate lanes should be created on all roads where IOC members will travel, which are not to be used by regular people or public transportation.
- A welcome greeting from the local Olympic boss and the hotel manager should be presented in IOC members’ rooms, along with fruit and cakes of the season. (Seasonal fruit in Oslo in February is a challenge …)
- The hotel bar at their hotel should extend its hours “extra late” and the minibars must stock Coke products.
It’s about time folks stopped knuckling under to this band of Eurotrash grifters.
Tip from The American Interest
Truer words were never said:
The cult of genius tends to undervalue hard work and the productive persistence that psychologists nowadays like to call “grit”—not to mention creativity, perspective and taste, without which all those other virtues may be wasted on pointless projects.
I purely wish my students weren’t intimidated by the myth.
Tip from Gary Jones.
OK, so I sometimes succumb to fads. While munching on toasted pan de xocol with crunchy peanut butter for breakfast, I mentioned to my lovely wife that we were honorary hipsters, indulging in the latest bistro trend, fancy toast. “You’ve gotta be kidding,” she said. “Toast? Toast?! What happened to muesli and quinoa and cupcakes and kale all that other hippy-dippy stuff?”
I assured her that cupcakes were passe, kale was s-o-o-o yesterday, and tapas were, well, toast. I confess, toast is a trend I can get with, mainly because it’s always been with us*–who doesn’t like toast?–now it’s just more so. And now my oversized bagel toaster is vintage hipster gear.
*In her fractous childhood, my baby sister (the oncology nurse) subsisted entirely on toast and chocolate milk for about two years with no ill effects.