Anybody know about processors?

November 26, 2008 at 3:02 pm | Posted in technology | 3 Comments

Quick notebook question. I’ve been looking at PCs with Intel Core 2 processors, and ones with AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core processors. Does anyone here know anything about them? For my purposes, web-surfing and word processing mostly, will it make a difference?

A slightly longer version. We’d love a MacBook, of course, but some of these sales are just too good to resist, and Jenny’s PC is really on its way out.

Thanks, dudes.

Origami

November 13, 2008 at 6:45 pm | Posted in art, math | 4 Comments

This past Tuesday, 11/11/08, the SUNY Potsdam Math Alliance hosted its first Origami Night!  Four professors in the Math department do a non-trivial amount of origami, and they generously agreed to lend their expertise to what turned out to be a VERY well-attended event.

I made a stellated icosahedron.  Below is a picture of one, though it’s not the one I made. Here is a website that explains how to make some modular origami projects out of pieces, or modules, called Sonobes. Here is a picture of two made with pretty paper, made by Future Girl. I didn’t take a picture of mine before I gave it to my sweetie as a present.

I can’t wait to make more!

Stellated Icosahedron

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