From Proofs to Prime Numbers: Math Blogs on WordPress.com

September 1, 2013

WordPress.com supports LaTeX, a document markup language for the TeX typesetting system, which is used widely in academia as a way to format mathematical formulas and equations. LaTeX makes it easier for math and computer science bloggers and other academics in our community to publish their work and write about topics they care about.

If you’re a math genius — many of you are! — and you’ve blogged about equations you’ve worked on, you’ve probably used LaTeX before. If you’re just starting out (or simply curious to see how it all works), we’ve gathered a few examples of great math and computing blogs on WordPress.com that will inspire you.

In general, to display formulas and equations, you place LaTeX code in between $latex and$, like this:

$latex YOUR LATEX CODE HERE$

So for example, inserting this when you’re creating a post . . .

\$latex i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial…

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LAUSD

May 8, 2013

LAUSD

May 8 2013

The only way to keep people down is to remove them from their curiosity. This is extremely difficult. Humans are natural, organic, problem-solving creatures who take data from their environment and challenge it, test it, modify it, destroy and remake it, to solve problems, all day, every day, until they die. This is their nature.

BUT, it is possible. It is possible to get between people and their nature. And if you can achieve this separation; that is, if you can convince a population that there is nothing interesting about what they care about inherently; that the random stream of minutiae that crosses the consciousness of a sentient being is to be regarded as irrelevant; that what SHOULD be addressed are the means of production and consumption only, well then you would have something.

You would have a work force ready to produce and consume on demand, unquestioning, and highly manageable.

We have such a system in place already.

It is functioning better than predicted.

It is called the Los Angeles Unified School District.

LAUSD

The photo is of an unnamed building off of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. It is blurry and turned 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Wanna know more?

http://commander1958.blogspot.com/

October 16, 2012

Fun.

Evey: Who are you?
V. : Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask.
Evey: Well I can see that.
V. : Of course you can, I’m not questioning your powers of observation, I’m merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
Evey: Oh, right.
V. : But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace soubriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona. Voila! In view humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the “vox populi” now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin, van guarding vice and vouchsafing…

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Mainstream media victory. No more car chases!

March 21, 2012

Mainstream media victory. No more car chases!

When was the last time a bunch of cop cars and helicopters were seen on local TV? Maybe it is just me, but I think this is a great change. Is the evil local media actually responding to viewer complaints? Or am I missing the point here?

Straighten me out.

DD out

Carol Hector, Blogger extraordinaire, 62

January 31, 2011

Carol Hector, who ran the Argonaut newspaper in Marina del Rey for many years, died last September of complication from cancer. It is very sad for her, her partner and her large extended family that she is no longer with us. She provided a rare and wonderful resource for the city of Los Angeles. She will be sorely missed.

Long live the Argonaut!

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Very sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. I met her briefly once and have carried the memory ever since. She was and is a true inspiration to me and a critically important part of our growing and changing society.

Thank you Carol! Long live the Argonaut!

December 7, 2009

Hello world!

November 20, 2009

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