austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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What makes him so good?

I didn't quite have something on my mathematics blog every day this past week. Here's how close I came:

And story strip news! What's Going On In Rex Morgan, M.D.? Who Was That Incompetent Mugger? August - November 2018 plot recap, right here for you.

So! I'd won second place! What now, now that the competition at Pinburgh was over?

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Somebody looks barely capable of processing having (a) a perfect round and (b) second place championship, D Division, at Pinburgh. (This is as good as I have ever looked, besides my wedding picture.)


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Meanwhile among normal people. Couldn't tell if these were people cosplaying or just hanging out.


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Meanwhile among normal people. Couldn't tell if these were people cosplaying or just hanging out. The extremely long hair suggests, but there's so much I don't know.


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Meanwhile among normal people. Couldn't tell if these were people cosplaying or just hanging out. What do you make of a Nathan's Hot Dog hat?


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My hardware. There's nothing on the back of the Perfect Round medal. The back of the D Division medal says everything it must.


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We went back to our hotel room to recuperate a little, and then saw --- and mostly heard --- this wedding(?) party, even though it was more than a block away and several storeys below ours, so that my picture looks like the graphics on the Sims has really got detailed.


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bunny_hugger warning the wedding(?) party they better not be making a racket like that when we need to get to bed.


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And then way, way, way down in the plaza just before the hotel was this person trying to manage two dogs.


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Abandoned plush doll in the street as we walked back to Pinburgh.


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Meanwhile among normal people. Couldn't tell if these were people cosplaying or just hanging out. But hey, nice colored tails, that's always great.


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bunny_hugger enjoying a bit of free play on Black Knight, which she didn't yet understand but would come to appreciate the charms of.


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The bouncey attractions, all worn out for the evening already.


Trivia: In the summer of 1965 four third-year mathematics students at the University of Waterloo developed WATFOR, Waterloo Fortran, a compiler that let the school's System/360 model 75 run around six thousand jobs per hour. It reduced the cost of running a student's program from an estimated ten dollars to about ten cents. Source: A History of Modern Computing, Paul E Ceruzzi. (Ceruzzi isn't clear to me whether that's ten dollars American or Canadian.)

Currently Reading: Lum and Abner: Rural America and the Golden Age of Radio, Randal L Hall.

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