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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Two for Thursday, via Ben Orlin, Keith Devlin


1)  All aboard the number line... I shouldn't even bother linking to this posting of Ben Orlin's from yesterday... because ALL OF YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING HIM REGULARLY ON YOUR OWN by now! (if you're not, get with the program... so I can quit shouting).
Great stuff from Ben, taking us on a journey to-and-fro the number line:

http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2016/01/20/the-number-line-a-journey/

2)  When someone on Twitter asked Keith Devlin about "KIC 5520878 and the golden ratio," he responded, "That one is intriguing. Most GR claims are nonsense. But I'm keeping an open mind on this one, b/c of cont fraction rep of GR."

So I had to look that one up to get the backstory. And here it is from Natalie Wolchover:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150310-strange-stars-pulse-to-the-golden-mean/


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