Some of @JordiGH's recent toots have made me wonder about the feasibility of making Bollywood-style OPs and EDs for anime.

Before the pandemic, I used to visit bookstores at least weekly to look at new books (and maybe read the sample copies a little bit). Getting e-mail alerts from Amazon just isn't the same.

Lately, I've started to become more proactive with documenting the algorithms I developed. I figure that it would be just as well that someone else should be able to build up from what I started, even after I am gone.

on the "lossiness" of translation 

Certainly, the subber could have precisely specified that said brother was older or younger, but choices were certainly made.

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on the "lossiness" of translation 

In a Japanese series I was watching while I'm still ill, there was the dialog that was rendered in the subtitles as "my brother took care of me". If I hadn't heard that the character who said the line usedγ€ŒεΌŸγ€, I would not have known if she was older or younger, which would have tied into later developments.

...and since the attachment worked out: this is generated by sounding out a bunch of repeating decimals with period greater than one.

Just testing out if I can attach a sound file to a toot. (This one's also made with Mathematica.)

Somewhat related to the rolling hyperbola in a previous Toot, I did the following demo of a catenary traced by the focus of a rolling parabola quite a while back:

It took me longer than I'd like to figure out how to (cleanly) roll a hyperbola on a straight line, but it worked out. I should try writing up the math behind this later...

I await the day where a mathematical paper is extensively using emoji.

I was able to find my old code for plotting the Wente torus ( in Mathematica again, after losing it in a disk failure. It's really nice to see it again.

(Oops, I accidentally omitted the Toot I was responding to. I was talking about Flintstones chewable vitamins.)

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The really great thing about these red pills is that unlike normal boring-ass unmarked white pills, you don't have to give Customs and TSA a long-winded explanation of what they are.

Seeing the construction "agendas" in anything I'm reading vexes me greatly.

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