Happenings – 2012 Aug 11

It’s been about as slow a week as I’ve ever had… I couldn’t even justify a headlines ticker-tape today.

My alter ego the kid has been looking at surfaces again… my alter ego the grad student has been looking at so-called “arithmetic functions”.

My main personality is thinking I should elaborate on the latest regression post. Sorry, but I can be somewhat more precise than I was… and I have another educational example.

And the landing of Curiosity – officially the Mars Scientific Laboratory – was a glorious success. Just how did it control its landing? (From 14 light-minutes away, JPL was not involved in real-time.) Wiki, as usual, is informative.

And that’s it for now.

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