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Watching the Star Wars Trilogy With My Daughters

I have two daughters, aged 8 and 10, and they love Star Wars. They both have Star Wars lightsabers, in the past they’ve had both Star Wars t-shirts and pajamas. They love the new Star Wars: Rebels TV show as … Continue reading

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Fick’s Law

Fick’s Law is a principle of physics, and forms the basis and foundation of diffusion and more generally mass transfer. Diffusion is the action where molecules of dye in water spread out out from their source instead of staying concentrated … Continue reading

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Bubble Collapse: Introduction

The other day I was playing with some soap bubbles and I started thinking: what makes them pop? And furthermore, sometimes they don’t pop, instead they will shrink down to nothing. So what causes each of these different behaviors? Can … Continue reading

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Edge of Tomorrow

I went to see the Tom Cruise movie today, Groundhog’s/Independence Day. I’m not a movie critic so I can’t give a nuanced critique on the movie, but I enjoyed it. Everytime I see a Tom Cruise movie, I want to … Continue reading

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Highlander: The Series

Still with much too much free time on my hands, I’ve started re-watching Highlander: The Series, which is conveniently on youtube in its entirety. Some thoughts so far in the first season (which originally showed back in 1992, over 20 … Continue reading

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Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist

Now is the time of year when my wife and kids go back to Japan for a major portion of the summer, so I find myself with lots of (i.e. too much) free time. While I always have goals of … Continue reading

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Rock Paper Scissors Variation

In my last post, I explained the game theory mathematics of the standard game of Rock Paper Scissors (RPS), and what the Nash equilibrium is and how it works. Now I will show a similar analysis, but based on a … Continue reading

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Nash Equilibrium

Everyone knows the age-old game of rock, paper, and scissors, it’s been around pretty much the whole world for a century or so, and originated in China ~2000 years ago. Generally the game is approached in 1 of 2 ways: … Continue reading

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Favorite Fight Scene From a Martial Arts Movie

Back in our younger days, my younger brother and I were quite the aficionados for low-budget martial arts movies. We’re not talking Jackie Chan movies here, those movies are grade-A top quality compared to some of the stuff we regularly … Continue reading

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Light Reflection in the Rain

Take a look at all these photos of city streets in the rain. I found them all on google image search and I am shamelessly hotlinking them: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 I was driving home … Continue reading

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