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This is where I write about any topics I may want to reference in the future. There is no schedule for posts, and anything goes! Newest posts are at the top.

Multiplying Matrices in your Head

Published 2020-07-12 13:14:14.51187 UTC

Back when I was leaning how to multiply matrices, I struggled to memorise any formulas or methods to do it because I didn't quite understand what was happening. In the end, I found a way to visualise it in my mind, and using that I became quite good at men...

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Solution to Matt Parker's Maths Puzzle four

Published 2020-04-15 18:15:14.862502 UTC

The first thing I immediately noticed with this puzzle is that the state of whether each of the 4 cards are flipped is the equivalent to a 4 digit binary integer. From there there are a few key points that make the solution easy:

1) Flipping over a ...

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Published 2020-04-15 18:15:00.191505 UTC

The way we view suicide as a society is fucked up. It is stigmatised as a concept in a way that makes the conversation nearly impossible, which is the one thing that bottlenecks any attempt to address it. I think there are a few key problems with the mains...

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Python Solution to Matt Parker's Maths Puzzle one

Published 2020-03-25 23:58:39.014552 UTC

This post references this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T29dydI97zY
I recommend watching that before reading this post.

Spoilers ahead for the solution to the problem in the...

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Published 2020-03-05 22:44:00.743229 UTC

The Teletransportation paradox is a well discussed philosophical issue that provokes existential thought, to a certain degree. It is, after all, a hypothetical quandary. There's something much more grounded in reality that incites the same kind of existent...

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Sheffield Central GE2019 Candidates' policies on transgender healthcare

Published 2019-12-06 19:13:02.898895 UTC

In the run up to the general election, it's important to know if the people you can vote for share the same views on important issues as you. Unfortunately for me, nobody in the Sheffield Central constituency has explicit policies relating to transgender p...

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Published 2019-08-16 23:22:12.304918 UTC

The ending to a story is possibly the most important part. While a good story depends on the quality of every act, a bad ending can outright ruin any story's overall integrity. If you want to write a mediocre to good ending, then there are certain things t...

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Published 2019-08-05 23:30:00.943531 UTC

There is one topic that is more controversial than any other I dare dip my toe into, and that debate is regarding the definition of a sandwich. As a result, I must make it clear that this is an opinion piece and you are more than welcome to disagree.

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Published 2019-04-05 20:02:26.200498 UTC

If you've ever used a random word generator (like mine), then you'll know that a comprehensive dictionary contains a ton of random and obscure words that likely haven't been used for anything other than fleshing out the dictio...

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