Archive for date: November 21, 2009

Investigations into the Master Mind Board Game

November 21, 2009 | Games and Diversions | By: Mark VandeWettering

Over at the Programming Praxis blog, the task of the day is to write a program to solve the game Mastermind. Mastermind is actually a fairly interesting game mathematically speaking, and has a fairly rich set of mathematics behind it, and yet it’s actually small enough to analyze easily using modern computing power. I might […]

Orion Nebula

November 21, 2009 | Astronomy | By: Mark VandeWettering

IMG001221st November, 2009 Dan Lyke of flutterby drew my attention to the astrometry pool on Flickr. If you upload an astrophotograph to this group, a process comes by later and tries to identify the stars in your image, and adds annotations and labels to it. Very nifty. Check it out. Try clicking the image above, […]