Klytus, I’m bored. What plaything can you offer me today?

There’s something for everyone. There really is. Long, long ago we mentioned competitive Rock Paper Scissors tournaments. You may have seen news or video of  14-year-old Lucas Etter set a world record for solving Rubik’s Cube in less than 5 seconds. Just for fun, here he is doing 2×2 cubes. (Yes those exist too.) I… More Klytus, I’m bored. What plaything can you offer me today?

Les Claypool

Manic bass player and cornerstone of oddball rock group Primus. Once (with Primus on hiatus) formed a supergroup with Stewart Copeland (Police) and Trey Anastasio (Phish). They called themselves Oysterhead. If perchance you’ve heard of Primus, it’s mostly likely because of their most widely known number, Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver. Sophomoric double entendre aside, the… More Les Claypool

Learning math

This presenter argues that today’s spoon-fed textbook curriculum is possibly the WORST way to “teach math”. http://notabob.blogspot.com/2010/05/math-education-sucks-same-way-tv.html The nicely sculpted exercises produce students who can squeak by on a test consisting of identical nicely sculpted exercises, but who retain little long-term and can’t reason their way out of a paper lunch bag. Educationally “it’s the… More Learning math