From Hilbert Space to Dilbert Space


Food for Thought
math, Euler
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Life lessons from differential equations
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Cthulhu Youth
Guinness Dark Side
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From John Moffitt: "If ISIS can attract young idiots, why not Cthulhu?"

A Finance Fairy Tale
Titanic
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The Village and the Tower

Pluto
Guinness Dark Side
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From The Telegraph

Monday Night Irish Class, July 13, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 13ú lá Mí na Iúil 2015

Seanfhocal

An eascann ag ithe a heireabail.
"An eel that eats his tail."
Someone who badmouths his/her own relatives.

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Monday Night Irish Class, June 22, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 22ú lá Mí na Mheiteam 2015

Seanfhocal

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CRÚBA NA CINNIÚNA

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Fuadach (tuilleadh) — "seizure/abduction/kidnapping (continued)"

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The Shadow of the Past
Windycon09
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From the buried bunker, Hitler’s ghost still haunts Berlin’s psyche, 70 years on

There are few surviving buildings or monuments to testify to the period in which Berlin was the Nazi capital, when it was to become Welthauptstadt Germania – an Albert Speer-designed world capital of a massively expanded German nation.

The Olympic stadium, site of the 1936 Games, still exists, the disused Tempelhof airport and, most notably, the forbidding former ministry of aviation from which Hermann Göring boasted of dominating the European skies.

It is now the home of the ministry of finance, which many believe dominates Europe in a far more effective manner than the Luftwaffe could ever have done.

A view from abroad
Titanic
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Charleston massacre: The latest American mass killing

The regularity of mass killings breeds familiarity. [....] Those who live in America, or visit it, might do best to regard them the way one regards air pollution in China: an endemic local health hazard which, for deep-rooted cultural, social, economic and political reasons, the country is incapable of addressing. This may, however, be a bit unfair. China seems to be making progress on pollution.

Monday Night Irish Class, June 8, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 8ú lá Mí na Mheiteam 2015


CRÚBA NA CINNIÚNA

le Áine Uí Fhoghlú

Fuadach (tuilleadh) — "seizure/abduction/kidnapping (continued)"

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Monday Night Irish Class, May 18, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 18ú lá mí na Bealtaine 2015

Seanfhocal

B'fhearr lion a bheith ag fáscadh gainimhe faoi m'fhiacla."Ï would rather have sand squeezing/pressing under my teeth."
Bí bog crua ar nós eireball na bó.Be gentle but firm"Be soft [and] hard like the tail of a cow." eireball "ribəl"

CRÚBA NA CINNIÚNA

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Fuadach — "seizure/abduction/kidnapping"

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Monday Night Irish Class, May 11, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 11ú lá mí na Bealtaine 2015

Seanfhocal

martcow (meat)
mairteoilbeefmart + feoil f3
muiceoilporkf3
Má fheiceann tú ceann na muice ar an mart, ná haithris é.You don't have to talk about every strange thing you see"if you see a pig's head on a (beef) cow, don't talk about it."
bodachchurl, lout
An BodachOrion [the constellation]
Cuartú an bhodaigh ar an láir agus é ar a barr ina shuí.The thing you are looking for is right under your nose."The lout is searching for the mare, and he is sitting on her back."
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Science reporting in the mass media
Titanic
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From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
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News from 1934
Carleton Goodsell
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Pluto Is an Exceedingly Minor Planet

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Monday Night Irish Class, May 4, 1015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 4ú lá mí na Bealtaine 2015

Seanfhocal

Teilg ailp i mbéal an mhadra"Somebody is going on and on, talking too much!""Throw a lump (of meat) in the mouth of the dog". [So it will stop barking]
Is ionanna an cás, an t-éag 's an bás Six of one, half dozen of the other"It's the same case, death and death."

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Peace on Earth
math, Euler
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From Spiked Math
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Monday Night Irish Class, April 27, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 27ú lá mí Aibreáin 2015

Seanfhocal

Níl coill gan brosna a loiscfeadh í.Everyone has their weakness, their Achilles heel."Every forest has the kindling that would burn it."
An rud nach leigheasann im nó uisce beatha, níl leigheas air. If butter or whiskey won't cure you, notbing will.

CRÚBA NA CINNIÚNA

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Monday Night Irish Class, April 20, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 20ú lá mí Aibreáin 2015

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Monday Night Irish Class, April 13, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 13ú lá mí Aibreáin 2015

Seanfhocal

Éist mórán agus can beagán.Listen a lot and say little
Ag caitheamh an tsaoil is an saol ár gcaitheamh.Killing time while time is killing us.Lit. "[We are] consuming life and life is consuming us."
Verbal nouns takes a genitive

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The way the future was
Guinness Dark Side
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From A German magazine in 1930

Monday Night Irish Class, April 6, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 6ú lá mí Aibreáin 2015

Seanfhocal

Cuir an sagart i lár an pharóiste.Put the bowl of potatoes in the middle of the table. Lit. "Put the priest in the center of the parish."
(Nobody has explained how a bowl of potatoes came to be referred to as a priest)
Lá breá ag do chairde — do d'adlacadh.A fine day for your friends — [the day] of your burial.

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