How timed distractions help to cement new concepts in the long term memory.

It was late in the day and I should have been doing work for my MSc but I was sat there practicing my touch typing… A passage appears, it’s a randomly selected excerpt from the book How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe by Steven Strogatz. The passage read:

“…Perhaps the closest analogy is the Riddle of the Wall. If you walk halfway to the wall, and then you walk half the remaining distance, and then you walk half of that, and on and on, will…

It is widely recognised amongst computer scientists and historians that Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer. The daughter of Lord Byron, born in London in 1815, pursued an academic career in mathematics, of which was considered highly unusual at the time. Ada’s passion for mathematics led her to the introduction to Charles Babbage *[1]*; The British polymath and inventor of the Analytical Engine which featured an arithmetic logic unit allowing programmatic flow control, of which she was fascinated by, although only a concept at the time *[2]*. The machine was programmed using manually fed punch cards, a method inspired…

How many different 10-digit numbers, such as 9,734,289,294, can be written by using all 10 digits? Numbers starting with zero are excluded.

*(Answer at the end of the page)*

Novice, beginner, rookie… Whatever you want to call it, I was one before I read these books.

*I began teaching myself python after finding myself heavily interested in Machine Learning, CNNs (Convolutional Neural Networks) and A.I Agent play. At first, I will admit that I was a little overwhelmed and found the amount that I would have to learn far beyond the amount of time I had to put aside for it. Well, that was before I found these books. …*