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I'm in the process of composing a "cheat sheet" of DSP techniques for ling525, so today's xkcd is right on time:

The mouseover title: "A blow from Emmy's Cutlass of Variations will transport the dragon to a corresponding symmetric position in the Noetherworld."


  1. ErikFj said,

    March 19, 2022 @ 10:35 am

    So all advanced math theories are the result of a successful D&D play session? This is great news for me and my fellow gamers! :-)

    [(myl) Or maybe it's the other way around — successful D&D sessions are the result of advanced mathematical methods? ]

  2. Olaf Zimmermann said,

    March 19, 2022 @ 8:12 pm

    I love the course outline – it makes me wish I was 22 again (might there be a book in the making, eventually? and might signal detection theory make its way into it?).
    But I may be a little out of touch – a year ago someone asked me if I was an anti-vaxer, and I replied "Why should I be? Those were some of the best computers ever built."

  3. Theophylact said,

    March 20, 2022 @ 10:30 am

    Or, as Charles Stross posits in his "Laundry" series of horror novels, that magic is merely a branch of higher mathematics.

  4. Terpomo said,

    March 21, 2022 @ 8:38 pm

    I showed this comic to a friend who's a math grad student and she said "yeah, that sounds about right."

  5. KeithB said,

    March 22, 2022 @ 9:29 am

    Theophylact beat me to it!

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