Archive | February, 2013

28 February 2013

Counting sums of triangular and square numbers

The number of ways of writing an integer as the sum of a square number and twice a triangular number is the same as the number of ways of writing it as the sum of two triangular numbers.

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18 February 2013

New video: stop-motion with sound!

A stop-motion animation with a bit of a story — one friend goes to visit another friend. And also sound! Animators: Jude and Zach Voice actors: Jude and Zach Camera operator: Meg Post-production: Ben (To put it together, I used Openshot again, but found it buggy and crashy this time, and the freeze-frame effect was […]

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11 February 2013

Encoding video for Archos Vision 14

© 2008, Blender Foundation : CC BY The kids had taken a few videos which they wanted to put onto their Archos Vision 14 portable media players, but the supplied software is Windows-only and wouldn't run successfully under Wine. The example movie on the device (Big Buck Bunny) had in its metadata a comment that it […]

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06 February 2013

Most cliched adjectives and nouns

Which adjectives are most commonly paired with only a few nouns? Which nouns are most commonly paired with only a few adjectives? Combining the Google N-Gram data with a parts-of-speech database yields some answers.

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