Archive for the ‘Mathematics’ Category

May–June Moogie News hot off the press

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Moogie News 5, page 2

Moogie News 5, page 1

Well, not quite hot off the press as I started distributing them a couple of weeks ago.

The contest of the month is back. A fictional contest that is, in this case between Pythagoras and the Babylonians. It’s not actually a contest people can win as I have a bit of an aversion to those, having never won (more…)

Things you thought you knew, overturned in an instant

Monday, May 21st, 2012

The NHS is the third largest organisation in the world, behind the Chinese Red Army and the Indian State Railway. I’ve often heard this impressive statistic cited. In fact I’ve said it myself on more than one occasion.

As you’ve no doubt guessed from the title of the article, IT ISN’T TRUE. It may have been once but the world is a fast changing place. (more…)

Open mic tour by numbers

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

I’ve now had a chance to make some estimations and calculations. Here is everything you wanted to know about the open mic tour, summarized numerically:

Distance travelled (approx miles) 800      
Open mics played 8      
No. of songs played 23      
Songs per open mic 2.87500
Songs per mile 0.02875
Miles per song 34.782  
Open mics per mile 0.01   
Miles per open mic 100