Monthly Archives: December 2011

In the 1930s, almost 10 percent of [American] Christmas spending was financed with money squirreled away into Christmas clubs—bank accounts … helping consumers save for the holiday. Participants promised to contribute weekly, frequently as little as $0.25 at a time. … Continue reading

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3-D fly-through of a supernova, seen in the X-ray spectrum (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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the Charles Dickens gift metric

If Charles Dickens were alive today, he would rather receive £20 from a waiter friend than £100 from a banker friend, because it means more coming from the poor man. £20 is a larger fraction of the poor man’s income, so it … Continue reading

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Asuka Katagiri | TRIANGULATION BLOG via wowgreat looks like Wojtek Fangor (Source: http://www.triangulationblog.com/2011/08/asuka-katagiri.html)

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Overview for New Readers

The vast majority of you tumblr subscribers have not been with me since the beginning. Here’s a guide to what’s gone on so far at isomorphismes. PURPOSE Mathematics is really, really boring — to learn, in school. But it’s a … Continue reading

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Humdrum Town by Theophilus London (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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