I use my Raspberry Pi as a headless server so do not need anything that relies on X11, this is a quick way to get rid of everything that depends on X11 to save some space. Continue reading
An astronomical unit (AU) is a commonly used unit in astronomy, but what exactly is its value?
Very occasionally I want to make all the files and folders of a particular directory lowercase (usually when porting an existing directory structure from Windows to Linux) this is how I do it. Continue reading
I meet a man walking down the street, who I know has two children. He introduces me to his son, what is the probability that his other child is a girl? Continue reading
As we say goodbye to one of my favourite Google features it is time to find a replacement. Continue reading
The built in IDL standard deviation function in IDL, STDDEV, uses the moment function which treats the standard deviation as a sample, rather than a population. A short programme can give us both options. Continue reading
As discussed in my last post we found that ‘the standard deviation of the noise in viewers is about 20% of the range of viewers’ for Grey’s Anatomy. I wanted to see if a similar figure was true for other TV shows. Continue reading
I recently started watching Grey’s Anatomy which I’ve been enjoying. However a friend of mine told me that the later episodes are not as good. So I thought I would have a look if the viewing figures reflected this. Continue reading