Review: Calculator Kit is Just a Few Hacks From Greatness

While most people are satisfied with a calculator application on their smartphone these days, there’s still something to be said for the old fashioned desk calculator. Maybe it’s the fact the batteries last long enough that you can’t remember the last time you changed them, or the feel of physical …read more

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Looking for Pi in the 8087 Math Coprocessor Chip

Even with ten fingers to work with, math can be hard. Microprocessors, with the silicon equivalent of just two fingers, can have an even harder time with calculations, often taking multiple machine cycles to figure out something as simple as pi. And so 40 years ago, Intel decided to give …read more

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Raf Schoenmaekers’ Confirmation Bias’

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via the statistically comical noggin of Raf Schoenmaekers crafting superlative cartoonery at StatisticallyCartoon!

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Mathematical Proof the Eagle in the USPS Logo is FAST!

The logo for the United States Postal Service is a mean-looking eagle. But a true fluid dynamics geek might look at it and realize that eagle is moving so fast it’s causing a shock wave. But just how fast is it moving? [Andrew Higgins] asked and answered this question, posting …read more

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