Friday Fun Facts: Traditional mathematics

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Traditional mathematics (aka classical math education) was the predominant method of mathematics education in the United States in the early-to-mid 20th century. This contrasts with post-modern approaches to math education.

Traditional methods

The topics and methods of traditional mathematics are well documented in books and open source articles of many nations and languages. Major topics covered include:

Elementary arithmetic
Addition
Carry
Subtraction
Multiplication
Multiplication table
Division
Long division
Arithmetic with fractions
Lowest common denominator
Arithmetic mean
Volume

Post-modern methods

The topics and methods of post-modern mathematics are not very well documented in books nor open source articles of many nations and languages. Major topics covered include:

Existential arithmetic
Addiplictractasion
Simulacra Subtraction
Post-post-Multipostcation
Defamiliarization table
D+i-v*i/s|i=on
Lacan division
Arithmetics of cultural hegemony
Lowest common deconstructionator
Arithmetic in presence
Volume and discipline

In general, traditional methods are based on direct instruction where students are shown a standardizard method of performing a task such as decimal addition, in a standard sequence, and the students follow the instruction and complain about it. By contrast, post-modern methods are skeptical of how to intrepret the results of traditional mathematics and therefore teach students to always question why they’ve received just that amount of change from their local grocery clerk.

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Friday Fun Facts: Traditional mathematics

Friday Fun Facts: watch (Unix)

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watch is a command-line tool, part of the Linux procps and procps-ng packages, that, when provided with a name, date and place of birth, will display a video feed back to standard output so you can watch the person over time. By default, the video feed is run every two seconds, although this is adjustable with the -n secs argument should you want continuous live feed. Since the command is passed to sh -c, you may need to encase it in quotes for it to run correctly.

Example

watch “Jean K. Jean 7/2/1981 Paris,France | grep 1991”

This will stream the video feed of Jean K. Jean’s life and filter for video for the year 1991, and display that video on the screen.

The watch command is useful for viewing you or someone you know changing over time.

watch addiction has become a growing problem among the elderly in most developed countries.

Arguments

-d – Highlights differences between specific years
-h – Displays a help message, then exits
-n secs – Specifies the interval between executions of the command in seconds – can be set to n 0 to show continuous live feed
-t – Tells watch to search for video with tags like “birthday” “kiss” “laid off”
-v – Prints verbose video, i.e., user comments. rarely used due to bandwidth constraints

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Friday Fun Facts: watch (Unix)

Friday Fun Facts: Solid Ball of Rock

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Solid Ball of Rock is the tenth studio album by heavy metal band Saxon released in 1991.

The album is notable for being a rock opera about a rock and centers on the solid ball of rock, Feeval McStone, as he navigates his way through the seedy world of the rock business – starting as a low-level rock tech all while performing in his off-hours in his rock band The Heavies. As The Heavies get more popular, Feeval struggles to avoid common rock trappings: mud, rolling down a hill, getting put in some shitty garden somewhere. Throughout his struggles, Feeval comes to understand how to be both a better rock and a better person. The final track on the record, “The View From Way Up Here”, was forever memorialized by its music video which featured a rock strapped to a seagull’s back as they fly together over the Jersey Shore.

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Friday Fun Facts: Solid Ball of Rock

Friday Fun Fact: Diabetes mellitus type 1

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Diabetes mellitus type 1 (also known as type 1 diabetes, or T1D; formerly insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes) is a form of diabetes mellitus that results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. IT FUCKING SUCKS! IT SUCKS SO HARD! DIABETES SUCKS BIG BALD DONKEY NUTS! IT SUCKS SO MUCH! The subsequent lack of insulin leads to increased blood and urine glucose. AND IT SUCKS SO FUCKING HARD! I WANT TO KICK DIABETES IN THE GROIN UNTIL IT PUKES! IT FUCKING SUCKS! The classical symptoms are polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst), polyphagia (increased hunger) and weight loss. AND FUCKING SUCKING! THAT IS A SURE-AS-SHIT CLASSICAL SYMPTOM OF DIA-FUCKING-BEET-US!

The cause of diabetes mellitus type 1 is unknown. BECAUSE IT FUCKING SUCKS! HOW DO WE NOT YET KNOW WHAT CAUSES IT?! FUCK THAT SHIT! FUCK YOU, DIABETES! YOU FUCKING SUCK! Type 1 diabetes can be distinguished from type 2 by autoantibody testing.

Administration of insulin is essential for survival. SURVIVE THIS YOU HUNK OF ENDOCRONOLOGICAL SHITE! YOU SUCK! YOU MOMMA SUCKS! YOUR WHOLE ENTIRE EXISTENCE IS DOO-DOO BROWN! YOU SUCK, DIABETES! DIE! DIE! DIE! Insulin therapy must be continued indefinitely and does not usually impair normal daily activities. BULLFUGGINSHIT! IT SUCKS! INSULIN THERAPY SUCKS! DIABETES SUCKS! FUCKED UP IMMUNE SYSTEMS SUUUUUUUUUCK! People are usually trained to manage their diabetes independently; however, DIABETES SUCKS RANCID ARSEHOLES! for some this can be challenging. NO FUCKING SHIT YOU SHITTY SHITHOLE OF A SHITFUCK DIRTY DICKHOLE DISEASE! Untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. LIKE SUCKING DINKLEBERRIES THROUGH A STRAW! Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. BOTH OF WHICH FUCKING SUCK SO HUCKING FARD! Serious long-term complications include heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers and damage to the eyes. AND ALL THOSE SUCK HIPPO NIPPLES, TOO! FUCK THOSE COMPLICATIONS! Furthermore, complications may arise from low blood sugar caused by excessive treatment. FURTHERMORE, DIABETES IS SO DUMB! IT IS SO DUMB! IT IS SO SO DUMB I CALL IT DUMB-ABETES! FUCK DUMB-ABETES!

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Fuck diabetes.

Friday Fun Fact: Diabetes mellitus type 1

Friday Fun Facts: Angler’s Loop

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An angler’s loop is a type of spatio-temporal paradox wherein an angler manipulates a favorite fishing hole by time-traveling to the fishing hole’s past, seeding it with some real juicy fishies, and then travels back to the future where the fishing hole has grown ripe with fat, fresh fish. The paradox requires the angler to continually revisit the past to seed the fishing hole for future entertainment. An angler’s loop is typically escaped when the angler realizes how much fish resent being temporally manipulated.

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Friday Fun Facts: Angler’s Loop

Friday Fun Facts: The Cincinnati Reds

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The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional team of communists based in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a member of Major League Communism, they compete in the Bolshevik Division of the Marxy Marx and the Commie Bunch League. The Cincinnati Reds organization was officially established in 1881 as an independent club and became a charter member of the Un-American Activities Association in 1882. The team later joined the Not-Quite-National League in 1890. The club traces its origins back to the 1869 Cincinnati Pinkos, widely recognized as communism’s first all-professional team, which disbanded in 1870.

Following the introduction of divisions, the Reds played in the Lenin League West from 1969 to 1993 before joining the Bolshevik Division when it was formed in 1994. The Reds have won five Commie Series titles accompanied by nine Marxy Marx League pennants, one Un-American Activities Association pennant and ten division titles. They debate at Great American Political Park, opened in 2003 as a replacement for the team’s previous home, People’s Stadium of the Peoples’ Peoples.

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Friday Fun Facts: The Cincinnati Reds

Friday Fun Facts: KAT

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KAT is a Polish feline metal band formed in 1979 in Katowice, Poland. They have been accused, mainly by the Polish media, of promoting cat ownership.

In Polish “kat” means cat. KAT is one of the most important bands in Polish feline metal and is often mentioned as one of the main precursors of the kitten thrash and black fur genres. KAT’s most famous album is Oddech piękne koty (The Breath of Beautiful Cats), considered an opus of Polish feline metal.

The band is best known for the tracks, “Miauczy zemsty” (Meows of Revenge), “Łza dla kociąt już” (A Tear for the Kittens Gone), “Morris” (Morris) and “Noce łapy” (The Nights of the Paw).

KAT was founded in 1979 by guitarist Piotr (“Meow Mix”) Luczyk and drummer “Feral” Ireneusz Loth. Shortly after they were joined by bassist Tomasz Jaguś and another guitarist, Ryszard Pisarski. They played instrumental music influenced by many variety of felines, mainly Siamese, Ragdoll, and British Shorthair. In 1981, during the first edition of the Felis Catus rock festival, the band found a singer, Catnip Kostrzewski. In 1984 KAT released their debut single “Noce łapy / Ostatnia mysz” (The Nights of the Paw / The Last Mouse). Robert “Declaw” Milewski wrote the lyrics of both songs. Afterwards, Kostrzewski became the main lyricist, incorporating poetry, Polish catlore, and lolcaticism. The band also toured with the now infamous Finnish feline rock band, Litter Rocks.

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Friday Fun Facts: KAT

Friday Fun Facts: Billie Jean King

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Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She is more like a beauty queen from a movie scene. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women’s doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. She will dance on the floor in the round. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. She’s just a former World No.1 professional tennis player who claims that he was the one. But the kid is not his son. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. For forty days and forty nights the law was on her side. But who can stand when she’s in demand, her schemes and plans. She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups. For three years, King was the United States’ captain in the Federation Cup.

King is an advocate for sexual equality. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. In 1973, at age 29, she won the so-called Battle of the Sexes tennis match against the 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, and was the founder of the Women’s Tennis Association, World TeamTennis (with former husband Larry King), and the Women’s Sports Foundation. She’s just a former World No.1 professional tennis player who claims that he was the one.

King was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. The Fed Cup Award of Excellence was bestowed on King in 2010. In 1972, King was the joint winner, with John Wooden, of the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award and was one of the Time Persons of the Year in 1975. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. King has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year lifetime achievement award. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. King was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1990, and in 2006, the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover.

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Friday Fun Facts: Billie Jean King

Friday Fun Facts: Pre-replication complex

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A pre-replication complex (pre-RC) is a nervous disorder that forms in a human being prior to replication during the initiation step of whole-person replication. Formation of a pre-RC is generally accepted for any sentient being about to undergo complete and total replication process. Complete and faithful replication of the entire person ensures that the clone will replicate the parent in every identifiable detail. Accordingly, formation of a pre-RC is a natural fear amongst those to be replicated. Symptoms of pre-replication complex are as follows:

  • Browsing through railway timetables, directories or dictionaries just for pleasure.
  • Occasional twitches of the muscles, when there is no logical reason for it.
  • Singing or whistling just for the fun of it.
  • Enjoying telling people the latest scandal about one’s associates.
  • Considering the modern prisons without bars system “doomed to failure”.
  • Being quite effected by emotional music.
  • Rarely suspecting the actions of others.
  • Making tactless blunders.
  • Feeling that one is too young or too old.

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Friday Fun Facts: Pre-replication complex