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The Weekly Gnuz & Lynx Roundup: 2014/08/24


English: Photo by E. O. Hoppe of author Sir Ar...

English: Photo by E. O. Hoppe of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle seated, eyes downcast, in reflective pose. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

G’day, and happy Sunday! This week has been interesting so far. I’ve recently started a file on my Gods of Terra setting material, starting with blog drafts from across my sites, and while the first part of that project is finished, pending a more extensive draft of ALL current material, I’ve discovered errors, grievous ones, in some of the original blogs used for the file.

Those articles, mostly the remaining Eldritch Nine articles I’ve posted, have been taken offline for correction and further proofing before reposting them.

The reblogged versions of those posts will also be corrected when the originals are finished.

I’ll also put the About page back up when it’s finished, and no sooner.

Tamil study is coming along wonderfully now, as I no longer butcher the pronunciation of the vowels and consonants quite so badly as at first. Progress is mandatory, and I’m penning the draft for the piece on the mnemonics I’m using to learn the language’s abugida, its alpha-syllabary script, which looks absolutely gorgeous to my eye, but then, I’m biased.

This week, Monday will see the next posting of the updated Indra’s Pearls entry, and the beginning of new lectures now that I’m halfway through a course module despite delays from annoying moody spells. Nevermind that, though.

This week is looking up, and maybe, just maybe, I can convince Mr Eccles and Rockykins to not try taking over the world…We’ll see!

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Abiogenesis (Short Film)

The Weekly Gnuz & Lynx Roundup: 2014/07/06


Marty Feldman en Mies Bouwman in Mies en scène

Marty Feldman en Mies Bouwman in Mies en scène (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

G’day, and happy Sunday. This morning, I’m getting to bed earlier than usual, as there’s a visit to the comic shop due later this afternoon. The storm Friday morning passed us by so quickly that there was little of any damage at all reported in my area, though my thoughts and best hopes go out to those further up north on the East Coast who are taking a beating from hurricane Arthur. Personally, I’d like there to be a hurricane named ‘Igor,’ or even ‘Eyegor’ via Marty Feldman’s character from Young Frankenstein, but that’s just the comedy/horror movie fan in me…

 

I’ll be bringing very little on my trip tomorrow, save a few choice books and the ‘Pad, and I’ve been a bit delayed in reading ‘Indra’s Pearls’ for Monday’s post on the Algorithm, but I’ll manage. I’m toying with the idea of moving my entire blogging schedule over to days on the work week only, as slow as traffic on the weekends typically is. I’ll announce the outcome of that pondering in the next edition of this installment, and carry on from there whatever I decide.

The kittens are doing well, though they’ll be without their daddy for a few hours this coming evening, especially the ebil tricksy Eccles and the diabolical King of the Fluffies himself.

Stay well, and be safe this week.

 

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Sir Isaac Newton vs. Bill Nye — Epic Rap Battles of History


OMCC, this is good. Not to give too much away, but here’s not just Ike Newton and Bill Nye, but Tay Zonday as someone with his own brand of scientific badassitude near the end…

via @DoctorAtlantis on Twitter

The Weekly Gnuz & Lynx Roundup: 2014/06/15


Aristotle's Square of Opposition

Aristotle’s Square of Opposition

G’day, and happy Sunday. Well, I’ve finally gotten off my keister and begun some long-needed work on diagrams for a set of notes I took from a philosophy course, one of those being shown to the left of this text in reduced form. It shows the immediate inferences of categorical statements in Aristotelian logic. This weekend and continuing, I’m engaged in a little side project, ongoing but which will no doubt see delays in completing — It’ll be my first skeptical look into fractals, as they are used in New Age mysticism, fringe theory claims, and art.

Things have been building in this direction for some time, since I first began posting fractal images in 2010 online, I’ve noticed their prevalence in the New Age. I’d originally thought little of looking a bit deeper into fractal art and associated ideas as areas of skeptical inquiry, but that’s changed.

Fractal mysticism can result in some gorgeous art, and some rather strange theories about the universe not currently supported by the relevant science. The breadth of  ideas that could be looked into would be whole fields of research by themselves, so I’ll first formulate and refine my questions, which should be a no-brainer, but I’m a bit rusty even as a fan of the Evil Spock school of philosophy with my diabolical arched eyebrows and unfortunate lack of a decent goatee.

*sigh*

But skeptic I am. What better thing to occupy myself than to look into the stranger aspects of my favorite digital art form?

Anyhoo…

I’m having a blast with Indra’s Pearls in preparation for this coming Monday’s post on the Impudent Algorithm, and learning a lot about much of the math used to create fractals, whether drawing them by hand or generating them with computer programs. I’m currently on Chapter #4, “The Schottky dance.” After the last two installments, it’ll be a chapter reviewed each week.

I’ve completed housecleaning on this blog, and will be updating the About pages of this and my other sites as well soon, which by rights I should be doing bimonthly. This installment of the Roundup, I’m bringing back the listing of weekly blog stats for the Call, with the page-views being the weekly total and all-time total for the site.

May your days be bright, and your nights restful…and,

Talotaa frang.

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Faster than Light: Warp Drive – SpaceVision 2013

Science vs. Bull$#!%, “Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. Conservative Media

The Weekly Gnuz & Lynx Roundup: 2014/05/04


Neil Gaiman bibliography

Neil Gaiman bibliography (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

May the fourth be with you…Happy Star Wars day, and may you be safe and well this new week. I’m going to be busy, online and off, this week, working on notes and opening up new blogs, getting myself used to a different posting schedule. I’ll try to keep up on my peeps, though, busy or not.

I’ll also be working on my techniques for setting up links on posts like this one using Chrome, so this week’s entry will be a bit light on news items until I begin to speed things up. So far, the remaining blogs to go public are tentatively named The Exohuman Journal, The Gawds of Terra, the Impudent Algorithm and We Are The Wavetouched, all currently at private status until I complete their debut posts.

I expect to open at least two of them within this week, maybe three, maybe all, during this week and part of the next, but we’ll see.

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