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Math

Submission + - TheoryMine | Home (theorymine.co.uk)

jamie writes: "The gift of personalised, newly
discovered theorems: immortalise in mathematics your loves, friends,
teachers, and even your favourite pets by naming a new mathematical theorem."

Idle

Submission + - Tired of Repetitive Arguing About Climate Change, (popsci.com)

jamie writes: "It's the timesaver of the century. 'Tired of arguing with climate change deniers in 140 character quips, the programmer wrote a script to do it for him. Chatbot @AI_AGW scans Twitter every five minutes searching for hundreds of phrases that fit the usual denier argument paradigm. Then it serves them up some science... Those who claim the entire solar system is warming are met with something like: 'Sun’s output has barely changed since 1970 & is irrelevant to recent global warming' followed by a link to corresponding scientific research.' Finally this guy can go to bed."
Idle

Submission + - Brilliant Idea (balloon-juice.com)

jamie writes: "Reader comment: "This will do nothing other than help people overcome their deep-seated aversion to running over children.""
Games

Submission + - PieLabPDX Plays Games With Your Pie (skinnywhitegirl.com)

jamie writes: ""The first game was Rock Paper Scissors. If we roshambo and I win, I get to pick what flavor pie you get. If you win, you choose. ... The biggest adrenaline was when there was a line of people who’d been defeated by my skills. If three people in a row went down, the fourth customer to step up felt like they were coming up against a pitcher on a no-hit streak. When they won, it was pure joy.""
Idle

Submission + - Hey, Digg â" This 17-Year-Old Knows What You (gigaom.com)

jamie writes: "A new site called Digg In The Future — created by 17-year-old high-school student Raj Vir as a research project — says that its algorithm can predict with 63-percent accuracy what shared links are going to make it to the front page of the Digg website. (Does it allow for brigades?)"
Idle

Submission + - China's Massive Traffic Jam Could Last For Weeks : (npr.org)

jamie writes: "And you thought your commute was bad. On one highway in northern China, the speed limit is measured in meters per day. The epic traffic jam is now in day 10 and some estimates are that it will last for weeks. Authorities, wisely, "advised drivers to take alternate routes.""

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