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  • Motivation and School

    October 27, 2020 by

    I haven’t posted in a while, and the reason is schoolwork has snatched all the time out of my hands. It just feels like I’ve constantly had something or the other on my plate at any given moment in time. The odd thing is though, when I take a step back, I don’t really have… Read more

  • Does 2+2=4?

    September 19, 2020 by

    While scrolling through my twitter feed I came across a series of threads all essentially asking the same thing: what is the meaning of the phrase 2+2=5? If you’ve read Orwell’s 1984, you’ll know this as the dogmatic statement used by the Party to brainwash Smith into mental submission via doublethink. If you haven’t read… Read more

  • Game Review | Shadow of the Colossus

    September 6, 2020 by

    So this is one of those classic games from the PS2 whose legacy has somehow endured to this day. I was too young to play the original but I’ve heard nothing but good things about this game and so I was VERY excited to play the PS4 Remastered version. Boy was I disappointed. Now let’s… Read more

  • Ignobility

    August 16, 2020 by

    Practically everyone who’s aspired to become a scientist or has delved into scientific research of any kind is aware of the Nobel Prize. It is widely deemed the cynosure of accomplishment in a field, and is awarded to those who make massive breakthroughs in cutting-edge science. Of greater interest to me personally, however, is the… Read more

  • Game Review | Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    August 2, 2020 by

    I’m starting a new “series” here where I review video games I’ve played and talk about game design and stuff. Mostly because I don’t have actual friends to talk to. These will just be games I’ve played recently and stuff, so it’s not like an update on the latest releases or whatever. I know I’m… Read more

  • Trolley Problems

    July 26, 2020 by

    1. The Classic Problem A trolley is heading down a track with 5 people tied down to it. There is an alternate track it can go down with only 1 person tied down to it. You’re standing next to a lever which can redirect the trolley to the track with only one person. Do you… Read more

  • Prometheus and Divine Fire

    May 27, 2020 by

    And in a single word to sum the whole-All manner of arts men from Prometheus learned – Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound This is the first comic I ever made, in it’s terribly pixelated glory: The Greek myths and stories have always held a special place in my heart, ever since I was but a young 9-year-old… Read more

  • Newcomb’s Paradox

    May 8, 2020 by

    I feel like math and english are often seen by people on two opposite ends on a spectrum of subjects. On one side you have the “strict” and “rigorous” math, where there is only “one right answer.” On the other hand, you have “free” English Literature, where any answer can be correct “as long as… Read more

  • Shuffling Cards

    February 19, 2020 by

    So last week I entered this programming competition and one of the questions was about permutations of letters. Essentially, there was some string of letters and we had to count how many permutations of that string were substrings of a larger string we were given. The details don’t really matter, the main point is that… Read more

  • Sex, Graph Theory, and why you’re taught math

    February 2, 2020 by

    Math, am I right?  Calculus, trigonometry, geometry, algebra, statistics, proofs. Who needs all of that, and why is everyone forced to learn it at school? Except for mathematicians, of course. And perhaps the odd theoretical physicist or computer scientist.  Well, ask the sociologists behind this book. More specifically, a claim they made based on surveys… Read more

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