Monthly Archives: November 2014

The mathematical arse

Stack Exchange user mikuszefski has come up with a parametric formula for plotting rather nice arses in three dimensions. Take a look at this: Apparently it doesn’t look so good from the other side, but I don’t have Mathematica so

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Solution to the Turing competition

Enigma close-up

Last month I mentioned a codebreaking puzzle tied in with the release of the new film about Alan Turing. The competition has just closed, but you might still be able to find it online if you feel like having a

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Breaking a robot out of jail

A company called Double Robotics makes “telepresence robots”, which are basically mobile iPads that remote workers can use to give themselves a “virtual presence” in an office many miles away. Their website includes a “test drive” feature where you can

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Experiment 60713/B

This was the runner-up in the DepicT! short film competition back in 1999. I think it deserves another airing :-) It was made by Tom Baxandall and Alan Gardener. Tom went into advertising, and appears to have made several ads

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