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Twitter / @robinsloan: @stirman underwear = jeans ...
stirman [Jason Stirman]: Packing for trip. Industry standard is underwear = 1.5x per day, but jeans = 1x per 3.5 days, right?<br />
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robinsloan: @stirman underwear = jeans × π
humor  packing  robinsloan  ratios  math  calculation  classtrips 
august 2011 by robertogreco
World's First Computer Displayed Olympic Calendar | Wired Science from Wired.com
"The world's first known scientific instrument plotted the positions of celestial bodies nineteen years into the future -- and as an added bonus, it kept track of upcoming Olympics."
ancientgreece  computing  olympics  time  greeks  astronomy  calculation  history  science  antikytheramechanism 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Discovering How Greeks Computed In 100 B.C. - NYTimes.com
"After a closer examination of...the Antikythera Mechanism, scientists have found that the device not only predicted solar eclipses but also organized the calendar in the four-year cycles of the Olympiad, forerunner of the modern Olympic Games."
ancientgreece  computing  olympics  time  greeks  astronomy  calculation  history  science  antikytheramechanism 
july 2008 by robertogreco

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