Unclear on the Concept

Discussing Eric Holder’s proposed challenge to Texas’s recent change to voting laws, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah reveals some unclarity on the nature of despotism. “The court has already ruled — and he’s trying to reinstitute the Voting Rights Act in Texas,” the Utah Republican tells Newsmax. “If I were a Texan, I’d be so…

Unclear on the Concept

Victor Davis Hanson, in a National Review post oddly reminiscent of the piece that got John Derbyshire fired, consisting as it does largely of cross-generational warnings to avoid black people, offers the following: Had George Zimmerman been black, he would have been, statistically at least, more likely to have shot Trayvon Martin In fact, since…

Busterhugs!

A guy I work with named Jeremy created this poster, which has gone viral in Giants circles. So if you solve a problem where no one else can help, and if you can find him, you just might be able to get A Buster Hug!

Order!

We discussed fields here. Today we’re going to continue by talking about a more specific kind of field. To recap, here are the basic field axioms: A1: Addition is commutative: for all x and y, x + y = y + x A2: Addition is associative: for all x and y, (x + y) + z = x + (y + z) A3: The field contains an additive identity: there exists a member 0 such that for all x, x […]

No-no!

Tim Lincecum has had a rough couple of years. After winning the Cy Young award his first two years and helping to lead the Giants to a championship the next year, he somehow lost it. Last year he was bad, in fact the worst starting pitcher in baseball. He still struck a lot of hitters out, but also gave up for too many walks and home runs. He was generally lucky to last through the sixth inning. For the post-season, […]