Saturday blast from the past: building your own scientific gear

I can’t believe how terrible the title of this post is, but the topic is fun.

2 thoughts on “Saturday blast from the past: building your own scientific gear

  1. Off-topic:

    No formal obituaries yet that I know of, but from The Guardian:

    “Mathematician John Horton Conway has died after contracting Covid-19, his colleagues have reported.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/apr/12/coronavirus-live-pope-easter-lockdown-us-death-toll-uk-boris-johnson-donald-trump-?page=with:block-5e92a9048f08db3109f20f63#block-5e92a9048f08db3109f20f63

    Perhaps most widely known for the cellular automaton “Game of Life”, which should be familiar to anyone with even a passing acquaintance with introductory programming and/or ecological modeling.

    At reddit, commenter “NeutralPolitically”
    quips: “I understand he died because, due to social distancing, he had fewer than two live neighbours.”

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