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When maths goes wrong [Oct. 28th, 2010|04:51 pm]
Richard Clegg
Here are some slides from the talk I'm giving tomorrow. It's not always the case that I succeed with the hard sums I set out to solve. Barbie image is inspired by an icon from easterbunny.







Update -- bet nobody else ever got
LaTeX Error: File `barbie-hates-math2' not found.
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[User Picture]From: aca
2010-10-28 03:51 pm (UTC)
images are broken for me
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-10-28 03:52 pm (UTC)
Heh -- give us a chance -- was fixing the link as you posted.
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[User Picture]From: aca
2010-10-28 03:56 pm (UTC)
Hehe, fair enough. So you can get away with having the word FUCKED on your slides can you? Awesome! :)
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-10-28 04:01 pm (UTC)
Well it is a presentation just to our group rather than the outside world so yes. I might be a little more cautious if it were to everyone.
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[User Picture]From: nigelmouse
2010-10-28 03:52 pm (UTC)
When you say 'Here'... I see nothing.
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[User Picture]From: nigelmouse
2010-10-28 03:52 pm (UTC)
Now it appears.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-10-28 03:53 pm (UTC)
Woah -- 10 seconds between posts and response. You guys are HUNGRY for lecture slides.
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[User Picture]From: wechsler
2010-10-28 04:10 pm (UTC)
We get some fairly impressive "file not found" messages on the Bizarre Magazine codebase sometimes though ;)
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-10-28 04:14 pm (UTC)
*laugh* I bet you do. Actually a mutual acquaintance was writing a site aimed at selling some accommodation for old people and called the picture of the old people enjoying said accom "biddies.jpg" -- alas a name clearly visible on mouseover as browsers popped up the image name since there was no alt-text.
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[User Picture]From: nmg
2010-10-28 05:36 pm (UTC)
There are times when I can really see the point of producing slides in LaTeX rather than in PowerPoint, and even though I'm currently full of the joys of Office 2011 for Mac (the presentation mode is fantastic), this is one of them.

What's the slide style?
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-10-28 05:40 pm (UTC)
beamer is an excellent tool for slide preparation -- that theme is beamerthemeFrankfurt

Only problem is lots of people in my field use beamer so it can look like "another of those presentations".
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[User Picture]From: surliminal
2010-10-28 05:59 pm (UTC)
Everyone sat my end is using that one that makes you sea sick - wazziscalled? I'm sticking to ppt!
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-10-28 06:06 pm (UTC)
Oh I think I know the one you mean -- it makes navigations in flash that whizz about lots. Fortunately I've only seen a couple of those.
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[User Picture]From: drdoug
2010-10-28 06:52 pm (UTC)
Prezi. I don't much care for it either.
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[User Picture]From: surliminal
2010-10-28 05:58 pm (UTC)
Damn I'm gonna have to nick that for one of my talks.. bet we use more lol cats over in IT law tho :-p
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[User Picture]From: ms_siobhan
2010-10-28 08:55 pm (UTC)
But Barbie is dead good at math-s (as Stewart Lee would say) honest, she's been a vet and had all sorts of other careers aside from bimbo airhead stereotype reinforcing type thing ;-)
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[User Picture]From: easterbunny
2010-10-28 09:10 pm (UTC)
Put Barbie's High Performance Cluster™ on your Christmas list today. The P in MPI-2 stands for Princess.
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[User Picture]From: ms_siobhan
2010-10-28 09:16 pm (UTC)
I'd buy that - I have got some home made customised Barbies made for me by chums including Single Parent Barbie, Cass Lass Barbie, and in turn I've made some for them including Cross Dresser Ken, Vampire Biker Barbie to name but two.

As much as I dislike some of the aspects of Barbie I have a big soft spot for her as well.
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[User Picture]From: easterbunny
2010-10-28 09:43 pm (UTC)
Rocking. Does Vampire Biker Barbie rumble with Harley-Davidson Barbie?

Someone must have reinterpreted Salome with Barbie Make Me Pretty™ as the head of John the Baptist by now.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-10-29 11:13 am (UTC)
Barbie finds math class tough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0cvqT1tAE
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[User Picture]From: easterbunny
2010-11-01 01:03 am (UTC)
How were Barbie and Bob received?
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-11-01 10:57 am (UTC)
It went jolly well although the audience did request I skip most of the hard sums in deference to it being late on a Friday afternoon.
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