Saturday, December 31, 2016

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The purpose of my work is to share as much information as possible. Numerous topics are discussed with the central theme being mathematics. The end goal is to create a math curriculum for all of high-school mathematics, starting with The Real Number Set and Basic Operations all the way up to and including an introductory course on Calculus and one for Probability and Statistics.

As of this moment I have 480+ videos available on YouTube, approximately 230 of which are directly related to teaching mathematics, many more of which are laying down the foundation for additional math related content.

If you are interested in browsing the math content, you will find the Table of Contents following My Vision statement below. The videos are separated into three main categories:
1) ASMR Math is focused on teaching mathematics and its applications with a calm demeanor, alleviating the anxiety many feel when faced with the task of learning math. 44 videos, over 24 hours of lessons have been produced for this section so far

2) The Language of Mathematics is focused on teaching the syntax of this language as rapidly as possible. 161 videos, approximately 24 hours of lessons have been produced for this section so far.

3) Math in Real Life is focused on using the syntax that we have learned from The Language of Mathematics videos and using them in the real world. 22 videos, approximately 5 hours of lessons have been created for this section so far.
My Vision

The advent of the Internet in combination with low-cost computing has brought about a surge in the need to be literate in the language of mathematics. Due to these advancements math has become an integral part of our society and the need to be literate in this language a necessity.

There are, however, some major problems. Many education systems across the globe are under stress and failing. The causes are vast and varied so we’ll refrain from discussing the details of this collapse but instead focus on possible solutions to our predicament.

It is my belief that access to a good education is a human right, an obligatory gift from one generation to the next, and as long as we have access to an open, unfiltered, and uncensored Internet, then we, as a global community, can make a difference. We can fill the gap left behind by our governments and institutions by becoming proactive educators.

For my part, I will try and show how beautiful, how powerful, how useful and how easy it is to learn the bare minimum we need to know about the language of mathematics to enhance our lives. To achieve this task I am producing videos for all major topics covered in secondary school math curriculums in Canada and the United State, i.e., all major topics starting with The Real Number Set up to and including an introductory course in Calculus and one for Probability and Statistics.

As for how you can support this project. It takes a tremendous amount of time and energy to produce this work, so, if you enjoy this work, if you are finding the information on this site useful, and if you would like to support this project then please consider becoming a patron.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Do's and Don'ts of Cliff Jumping: Advice on How to Stay Alive to Jump Another Day and Some Jumping Stories [ASMR]

Additional videos and information at: ASMR, ASMR Math, Language of Mathematics and Math in Real Life.

The Do's and Don'ts of Cliff Jumping, 20 Tips:
1) Start slow, start small, you want to be around to jump another day.

2) The jump always looks much higher when you’re up there, if you don’t feel like you can fully commit, then don’t, you can always do it later in the day or the next time you go up.

3) Don’t mess with the cliffs. A good thing to do at the beginning of the jumping season, slap the rocks, feel how hard they are and appreciate what it will be like to hit them when free falling.

4) Listen to people that are familiar with the spot, listen to the local jumpers.

5) Check the water and the depth. Climb down and go for a swim. Is everything clear down there? Are there lots of floaters around, logs in the water, some may be below surface. Are there areas you should avoid landing? Make sure you know where they are when you go back to the top.

6) When standing, don’t turn your back to the cliff when you’re on the ledge, unless you have one knee down and a hand on the ground.

7) Overhang cliffs are the best, and remember, jump away from the cliff, push off and clear it, go for maximum distance away from the wall/rocks, unless of course your jumping in a narrow zone, i.e. between walls, then don’t.

8) Learn how to swim well, I’ve met a lot of people that weren’t good swimmers and realized real quick that they had to become better.

9) Don’t do medium or large jumps solo, have backup. Even the best jumpers land wrong at some point.

10) In general, try to stick with the jumps that you only need to take no more than a couple of steps to clear, the ones that you have to run to clear are the most dangerous. You can stumble, trip, etc… Over time I’ve come to avoid these jumps.

11) During the jump stabilize with your arms, but when hitting the water you want to be straight, solid, tighten up, it’s about the core. Realize that you are about to take a hit, prepare for it.

12) Don’t hold your nose, don’t have your hands in front of your face, and I tend not to cover the jewels. I would rather not have kickback.

13) Wear jumping shoes, usually older lightweight shoes or swimming shoes.

14) Rivers, Lakes, Oceans…. order of danger. I gear towards oceans.

15) Don’t look at the water during impact. Center your head, look straight into the horizon.

16) Arms on the side during impact. Protect yourself.

17) The impact is hard; recuperation time may be long, or never. Be careful.

18) There are multiple ways to get winded. You can get winded even on medium jumps. This is extremely dangerous. Make sure you are strong enough to take the hit. If you get winded, head straight to a wall and hang on. If someone is there with you, they better be in the water trying to save your life.

19) When you hit the water, open up, open arms, legs, slow down. Try not to go too deep.

20) I don’t do rope jumps. Those are the ones that I’ve seen some of the worst hits. Even pros can have the rope rap around their legs or ankles.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Comic Books We Will Be Reading for Set #4: 32 Books [ASMR]

See Table of Contents for additional material related to Comic Books and ASMR.

List of Books We Will be Reading

Your Picks:
1) Amazing Spider-man #40 (September, 1966)
2) Doom Patrol #19 (February, 1989)
3) V for Vendetta #1 (September 1988)
4) Excalibur #1 (October, 1988)
5) Harbinger #1 (January 1992)
6) Batman: The Cult #1 (August, 1988)
7) Book of Death: Fall of Harbinger (September, 2015)
8) Gaming comics books: Super Mario Brothers #1 (1990)
9) Samurai Jack #1 (June, 2014)
10) Tank Commandos #1 (June, 1952)
11) Punisher #10 (August, 1988)
12) Ren & Stimpy #1 (December, 1992)
13) New Gods #1
14) Star Spangled Comics #98 (November, 1949)
15) Uncanny X-Men #266 (August, 1990)
16) Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders #1(1950)

My Picks:
1) Daredevil Vol 1 #1 (April, 1964)
2) "A Life Force" by Will Eisner, Contract with God trilogy #2, 1988
3) Slaine: The Horned God (January, 1989)
4) Marvel Preview Vol 1 #2 (August, 1975)
5) G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1 (June 1982)
6) Flash Vol 2 #1 (June, 1987)
7) Crime Does Not Pay #116 (November, 1952)
8) Love Diary #42 (1966)
9) Conan the Barbarian Vol 1 #1 (October, 1970)
10) Archie Giant Series #9, "The World of Jughead" (December, 1960)
11) Tick Special Edition #1 (1988)
12) Dell Comics, Four Color #1051, "Donald in Mathmagic Land", August, 1959
13) Impact Vol 1 #3 (July-August, 1955)
14) All-Star Western Vol 2 #10 (March, 1972)
15) Sandman Vol 2 #8 (August, 1989)
16) X-O Manowar #1 (February, 1992)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Anomalies, Prisons, and Geophysics: How Governments Use Data and How to Stop Them [ASMR]

Below is an update of an article I wrote in 2006 (original site, previous site) embedded with relevant discussions, interviews, and lectures.

A common definition of an anomaly is "a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form." This definition, however, can be simplified by stating that an anomaly is a deviation from specific parameters. The defining characteristic of an anomaly is that it can only exist in a comparative setting, implying that it can only be detected within a certain data set. Once a data set is obtained then parameters can be specified to filter out so called anomalies for evaluation. Depending on the type of data collected, these parameters can be specified to be anything occurring in any combination. If there is no data set, then there are no anomalies.

A prison can be defined as "a place of seeming confinement." It is a place to incarcerate people who have lawfully or unlawfully stepped outside the parameters set in their society. This implies that inmates are anomalies within a community. However, these anomalies, unlike eccentrics and aristocrats, are deemed to be a threat to the establishment or the citizenry. Hence prisons are locations where we hold anomalies that we fear.

Geophysics is "the scientific study of the physical characteristics of the Earth, including its hydrosphere and atmosphere, and of the Earth's relationship to the rest of the universe." Equipment is used to collect and interpret data from our surrounding world and, if required, to locate anomalies within a region. User defined parameters needed to find anomalies are usually inputted into computer programs, which extrapolate data providing a detailed representation of a situation. As long as there is sufficient computer processing speed, good data, and a competent interpreter, anomalies can be flagged. In general, the more data acquired the better the controls of an investigation.

Exclusive: National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance

Part 2

It should also be understood that anyone involved in a geophysical investigation, from the data collector to the interpreter, can create anomalies at will, anywhere at any time, either deliberately or erroneously. It is relatively easy to change certain parameters to obtain the anomalies that are desired. The isolation and/or extermination of any number, such as 2 or -5 or 600, can be achieved by running filters through a data set. In most cases, to compensate for any errors in data collection and to assure that the desired number is isolated, the number will be flanked. For example, to isolate the number 2, any number between 1.5 and 2.4 will be flagged. This will assure that any number that might be confused as a 2, or has the possibility of becoming a 2, will be removed from the community.

In the last few years certain governments around the world have passed laws to legalize the merging and collection of data for their populations. From credit card information, to medical records, to travel destinations and phone calls, it is all being recorded, tabulated and interpreted. Parameters are being set to flag people as anomalies who have stepped outside of specified boundaries. Those deemed to be existing outside of the limits set by the controllers are investigated, and in some cases removed from the community. The interpreters are so confident in their collection and evaluation of the data that they are passing laws to assure that those deemed to be a threat are unable to question their investigation or incarceration. Since most anomalies occur in batches, laws have also been passed to allow the controllers to have the ability to extrapolate information from captured anomalies by any means necessary, including torture. These laws will also protect government and private organizations by granting them immunity from prosecution.

At present the parameters set by those involved in these investigations are narrow enough to allow the general public to feel relatively free. However, as time progresses and fewer anomalies are identified, broader parameters will be used in the analysis of the data to assure that no one will accidentally turn into an anomaly. Anyone associated with or related to an anomaly will find their private and public life scrutinized to convince the investigators that they have not been influenced or misdirected due to their close proximity to an anomaly. Fear of certain anomalies, justified or not, will become a prison for most of these societies and fascism the end result.

It is extremely important for us as a population to fully comprehend the power that this sort of broad data collection gives our governments. Those who control and interpret the data will have the ability to not only remove unwanted people, but also to restrict the movement of the entire populace. For example, it is relatively easy to place a location marker on all credit and bank cards, which when activated, will only allow the cards to be used within a certain area. If governments decide to restrict travel, then all they need to do is activate the location markers to restrict the use of financial activity to within a certain distance of a residence, creating a jail without physical walls. When this scenario is carried out, special permission will need to be obtained for anyone travelling outside of their zone.

Exposed: Inside the NSA’s Largest and Most Expansive Secret Domestic Spy Center in Bluffdale, Utah

There are numerous ways to gain freedom from these organizations whose purpose is to identify, isolate, incarcerate, eliminate, and even exterminate what they deem to be undesirable elements from society. The machine running these filtration programs can be halted if people stop providing governments and corporations with data. Reducing the number of transactions that are automatically fed into the databases will produce gaps and uncertainties in the data set, creating erroneous interpretation. If enough errors are made, a population loses confidence in the controllers and the system should correct itself. Providing these organizations with large quantities of false or distorted data can also reduce the efficiency of their system. Other methods may include the retraining of law enforcement officers, using cash whenever possible, disassociation and/or protection from insecure electronic activity, and private inquiry into the reasons for government acquisition of personal data. It is very important to grasp the concept that if there is no data set, then there are no anomalies.

The best way, however, to stop these entities is to make fundamental changes to the system itself. This requires us to be educated in the methods in which we are controlled, allowing us to understand the problems that exist in the current system so we can avoid its pitfalls. Placement at the highest levels in government of ethical civil servants that are accountable to the people and regard the privacy of individuals as the most important aspect of their duties is an essential starting point. It is crucial that during this transitional period alternative choices for leaders are present to avoid a power vacuum. By decentralizing our government and localizing our communities we can avert chaos during this process.

Edward Snowden, NSA files source, PRISM whistleblower: 'If they want to get you, in time they will'

Link to video, PRISM (surveillance program)

As a collective we must understand that democracy can only exist in a society with an educated populace, and the right for self-governance can only be obtained through knowledge. When a society embraces ignorance and forfeits its right to control its destiny, it has succumbed to apathy and can only deteriorate. In science, the analysis of anomalies contributes to our understanding of the physical world, improving our lives. In contrast, identifying anomalies in our society based on political doctrine has created fear and misunderstanding, restricting our lives. The lack of accountability from our leaders and our indifference to the consequences of their actions is diminishing our civil liberties. But it is not too late, we can prevent this from happening. We still have the ability to reclaim our future if we begin to educate ourselves.

Constitution and Civil liberties in the United States

Thursday, October 20, 2016

My Sources for Economic and Political News [ASMR]

Additional videos and information at: Economics, Politics, ASMR, ASMR Math, Language of Mathematics and Math in Real Life.

My Sources for Economic and Political News: Trusted Information, Independent, Not Mainstream [ASMR]

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Mathematics of Economics [ASMR]

Additional videos and information at: Economics, Politics, ASMR, ASMR Math, Language of Mathematics and Math in Real Life.

Introduction to the Mathematics of Economics

Maximizing Revenue Problem, Completing the Square, Interpreting the Graph

Visualizing Disruptive Innovation, Monopolies, and Mergers and Acquisitions

How Interest Rates Affect Our Society, Differential Accumulation, Exponential Growth (Mathematics of How the System Is Rigged in Favor of Banks and Wall Street)

Differential Accumulation, Capital as Power, Resistance, Asymptotes and Creorder

Election Statistics: Excluding California, Donald Trump Got More of the Popular Vote

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ASMR Math: The Mathematics of Sufi Whirling

Additional videos and information at: ASMR, ASMR Math, Language of Mathematics and Math in Real Life.

Introduction to The Mathematics of Sufi Whirling

The Mathematics of Sufi Whirling: Interview with Farima Berenji

The Mathematics of Sufi Whirling: In the Studio with Farima Berenji

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Geophysics, Dealing with Death, and a Little Politics [ASMR]

Additional videos and information at: Economics, Politics, ASMR, ASMR Math, Language of Mathematics and Math in Real Life.

Introduction to the next Three Videos

Talking about Geophysics and Preparing to Make Elderberry Liqueur

Some Advice to Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones:
Dealing with Death

Some Thoughts Regarding the Elections: A Short Discussion on Politics and Economics

Saturday, July 30, 2016

How to Make and Eat Crab Apple Butter, Crabapple Spread

How to Make Crab Apple Butter: Introduction and Recipe [ASMR]

Cleaning Crab Apples: Three Bucket View [ASMR]

Cleaning Crab Apples: One Bucket View [ASMR]

How to Make Crab Apple Butter: The Recipe and the Process [ASMR]

Watching Crab Apples Cook in a Pot [ASMR]

Using a Food Mill to Create Purée: How to Make Crab Apple Butter [ASMR]

How to Jar Crab Apple Butter [ASMR]

Jarring Crab Apple Butter [ASMR]

How to Eat Crab Apple Butter [ASMR]

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My Best of List: Some of My Influences (Q&A)

As my About Page states, I believe that our personal perspective is a reflection of our influences; hence, below I have provided some of my influences, both major and minor, from books that I have read, to teachers that I have encountered, to movies and documentaries that I have watched, to music that I have looped, and much more. This list in addition to the animated individual you see before you in the math videos should provide additional insight into my nature. More of my favorites in my About Page.

I hope you enjoy this labor of love.



In Conversation with Chycho: What Would You like to Know?

5 Book Recommendations: Some of My Most Influential Reads

5 Unforgettable War Movies

10 Full Length Animated Movies That I Have Watched Multiple Times

11 Amazing Animated Series That Are Loop-worthy

15 Must Read Comic Book Series

My Sources for Economic and Political News

...much more to come.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Reading Comics, Introduction to Set #4, Part 1: My Picks, 16 Books [ASMR]

See Table of Contents for additional material related to Comic Books and ASMR.

1) Daredevil Vol 1 #1 (April, 1964)
2) "A life Force" by Will Eisner (1988)
3) Slaine: The Horned God (January, 1989)
4) Marvel Preview Vol 1 #2 (August, 1975)
5) G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1 (June 1982)
6) Flash Vol 2 #1 (June, 1987)
7) Crime Does Not Pay #116 (November, 1952)
8) Love Diary #42 (1966)
9) Conan the Barbarian Vol 1 #1 (October, 1970)
10) Archie Giant Series #9, "The World of Jughead" (December, 1960)
11) Tick Special Edition #1 (1988)
12) Dell Comics, Four Color #1051, "Donald in Mathmagic Land" (August, 1959)
13) Impact Vol 1 #3 (July-August, 1955)
14) All-Star Western Vol 2 #10 (March, 1972)
15) Sandman Vol 2 #8 (August, 1989)
16) X-O Manowar #1 (February, 1992)