I am trying to move my study notes from legal-pads and the back-sides of recycled printer paper into LaTeX and I am making progress.
I have my math studies stubbed out, and with AucTeX, I am starting to relearn all the math I have forgotten–starting with simple Algebra.
The Algebra is easy, but the LaTex has been a learning curve. Until now…(:
This outmoded thinking grew from seeds planted 150 years ago by Gregor Mendel, the monk who studied peas. Mendel spent seven years breeding peas in a five-acre monastery garden in the town of Brno, now part of the Czech Republic. He crossed plants bearing wrinkled peas with those bearing smooth peas, producing 29,000 plants altogether. When he was done and he had run the numbers, he had exposed the gene.
This was the Holy Shit! moment that launched genetics’ Holy Shit! century
Mendel didn’t expose the physical gene, of course (that would come a century later), but the conceptual gene. And this conceptual gene, revealed in the tables and calculations of this math-friendly monk, seemed an agent of mathematical neatness. Mendel’s thousands of crossings showed that the traits he studied — smooth skin versus wrinkled, for instance, or purple flower versus white — appeared or disappeared in consistent ratios dictated by clear mathematical formulas. Inheritance appeared to work like algebra. Anything so math-friendly had to be driven by discrete integers.
Great point from the Tea Party Patriots:
One thing the establishment has long misunderstood about the Tea Party is we don’t want show votes that may or may not matter in a year, two years, or the next election. That Beltway strategy was supposed to win Republicans the Presidency and the Senate in 2012; it is now on the ash heap of history. The American people want strong, decisive action that will actually make a difference. Show votes are great for politicians; actual defunding is great for the rest of us. –
Liquor–cheap at that–was involved; it was happy hour dammit!.
Baritone or Bass–sing ‘Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Daaaaaaaaarling Clementine…’
Soprano sing ‘The Yellow Rose Of Texas, Something Something Something!!…’
Funny, it *just worked* on the spur of the moment, but attempts to refine it resulted in the *Soprano* going all out of whack.
Now! the Baritone!…..
Ahem…’Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Daaaaaaaaarling Clementine…’
As Elvis would say, “thank you very much”
You are welcome (;
Why am I not surprised that Ruling Class apparatchiks John Boehner and Eric Cantor are outraged (!) over the disclosure that the NSA is spying on Americans.
Boehner said there were adequate safeguards for the NSA programs and that the civil liberties of Americans were “absolutely” being protected.
Thank you Johnny. You have shown your true colors.
Given enough eyeballs, the NSA is fucked.