## Math progression; Twilight math

## Sine Graph

## Math vs Meth

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## Four time lottery winner

This is interesting… Joan Ginther from Texas, has won multi-million dollar lottery jackpots four times so far!

- In 1993 she split $11 million.
- In 2006 she won $2 million.
- In 2008 she won $3 million.
- Last month, she won $10 million.

That’s close to $21 million in winnings for Joan! Mathematicians (namely Sandy Norman and Eduardo Duenez) say the chances of winning four multi-million dollar jackpots are as slim as 1 in 18 septillion — that’s

**1 in 18,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!**

The interesting thing is that Joan Ginther herself was a professor (she earned her doctorate from Stanford University in 1976) and spent many years teaching math.

## Conway’s game of life (in html 5)

Check out the site sixfoottallrabbit.co.uk/gameoflife where you can play Conway’s Game of Life (in html5). I was curious what the number 42 would produce, you know, since it’s the answer to life and all.

This is my initial configuration above, the number 42.

After a while, it evolves into the configuration above.

Near the end, it produce 2 gliders (on the far right and far left) that travel on forever, along with a few blocks and behive.

I’m not sure what I was hoping for. I tried about 50 different configurations which all look like the number 42 to see if I could get a “gun” but so far all the ones I tried ended up with still lives, oscillators, and a few spaceships.

**I think it’d be pretty cool if you could start with 42 and get a gun that continues to “create life”!**

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