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Anagram Solver

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Calvin wants to solve anagrams. There are lots of great programs out there, but not much source. “Gtoal.com”:http://www.gtoal.com/wordgames/anagrams.html has a good list of source code that is out there, but its hard to find a simple program. “Gtanag.mai”:http://www.gtoal.com/wordgames/anagrams/gtanag.mai is perhaps the simplest program that is a C program. I’m sure you could use it in…

Anagram Games

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Found lots of anagram exercises on the web from Stanford and Duke in particular, but found one that is a simple game that is pretty easy to understand: * “Devdaily”:http://www.devdaily.com/java/jwarehouse/netbeans-src/usersguide/j2seexamples/anagrams/src/com/toy/. This one is a little complicated, but basically it shows you a scrambled word and you have to figure out how to unscramble and turn…


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Dad gave me an old laptop to use. It is from 2004! So it needs lots of updating. First up is to get: # “Java”:http://java.com. So that I can write programs # “Dr. Java”:http://drjava.com. Which is a simple editor and program # “Intel 2200 BG”:http://support.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/pro2200bg/. I couldn’t connect to Apple’s latest Time Capsule and my…

Puzzles and Computers

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Calvin wanted to work with someone to combine a love of puzzles and a love of computers. Here are some ways to do that: “Cryptogram.java”:http://www.cs.utsa.edu/~wagner/laws/Acryptogram.html are a really fun kind of puzzle. The simplest is the substitution cypher. One letter in English is translated directly into another. Writing a program to do this isn’t too…

Doubly Special Relativity

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Calvin and I have been reading a really interesting book about the politics of physic (yes there is such a thing called) “The Trouble with Physics”:http://www.amazon.com/Trouble-Physics-String-Theory-Science/dp/0618551050/marketingplaybook-20 about the big issues with string theory. Thanks to Peter for sending to me. He describes a really interesting theory called “Doubly Special Relativity (DSR)”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doubly-special_relativity that although highly speculative…

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