Had something like another normal-ish week of activity around my mathematics blog. If you weren't part of it but want to join now, here's a chance:
- Reading the Comics, April 6, 2017: Abbreviated Week Edition
- Did This German Retiree Solve A Decades-Old Conjecture?
- What Is The Logarithm of a Negative Number?
- Reading the Comics, April 15, 2017: Extended Week Edition
Some more of Pinburgh Saturday. We got back in time to see the B, C, and D Divisions finish their finals. Who! Will! Win!?
The kid from Where The Wild Things Are! Also that I trust are two characters from video games I don't know, part of the costuming going around.
Another game in the free-play area and enver, so far as I know, part of the tournament: Star Race. I don't know just what's going on with the backglass (and playfield) art, but once more, if it were a DAW yellow-spine paperback cover I would so buy this.
Champions! The D Division, playing in the little reserve games corner behind the main stage, hands out plaques to its top four players.
Championship! B Division plays Dirty Harry in the championships of the Half-Size Pinball Games tournament. Playing is TOD, Todd MacCulloch, former NBA player and Olympic basketball player.
Between balls at the B Division playoffs. It's not just you. Todd MacCulloch is so large that he looks like a rendering error.
Champions! The B Division finds its top players and actually, no, Todd MacCulloch came in second. Yes, there are other people in the shot there. Promise.
Trivia: A US Navy intelligence officer's report, from the 3rd of August, 1918, on the Spanish Influenza reported his advisors indicated ``the disease now epidemic throughout Switzerland is what is commonly known as the black plague, though it is designated as Spanish sickness and grip''. Source: The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, John M Barry.
Currently Reading: Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, The Metal That Runs The World, Bill Carter.