Wednesday, March 26, 2014

When Nerd Girls Bake Cookies


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10 comments:

  1. Wow.

    Thanks, Harvey.

    Watching that video makes me feel...

    well...

    really...um..

    NORMAL.

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  2. I'll bet this is how 4of7's wife bakes cookies...

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  3. Then she likes math more than cookies.

    And I like math a LOT...

    but I'm not sure I like it more than cookies...

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  4. You mean you've never done anything mathematical to a cookie before?

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  5. Maybe in the ingredients...

    I think when I'm making cookies, I'm mostly using the other side of my brain. Their purpose is to be delicious, spontaneous and beautiful, not ordered, symmetrical and calculated.

    I do experiment with the ingredients a LOT. So that's kinda math-y.

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  6. Ok, pardon the pun, but how about Mandelbrot cookies?:

    http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/crossculturaldesserts/r/mandelbrot.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set

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  7. Huh.

    Nope.

    I'm not Jewish or...um...*that* math crazy...

    Although I love almonds... I wonder if they'd be crunchy like biscotti?

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  8. I'm not Jewish either, buy almond bread sounds yummy.

    This line was funny, though:

    5. Carefully place logs on a cutting board and cut diagonally with serrated knife or ham slicer into 1/2- to 3/4-inch slices.

    I don't think many Jews have a ham-slicer :-)

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  9. I'm so in love. To bad Vi is too young for me.

    And Brunnian Cookies is awesome.

    We made Serpienski Tetrahedrons in Geometry the other day but it never occurred to me to make them out of cookies.

    LOL about the Jewish bread being made with a ham slicer.

    OK, I think that's all my comments crushed into one so that I only have to post once.

    PS I'm going to steal this video for my blog. Thanks in advance for not judging me. :-)

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  10. Rats. One more that I forgot. I was disappointed that Mandelbrot had nothing to do with fractals. Almond bread is waaaaaaaay less interesting.

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