Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." -- WIRED "A perpetual idea machine, Clifford Pickover is one of the most creative, original thinkers in the world today." -- Journal of Recreational Mathematics Click Joanne to see more! Enter a colorful, mathematical world filled with wonders and beauties. 600 BC) • Go (548 BC) • Pythagoras Founds Mathematical Brotherhood (530 BC) • Zeno's Paradoxes (c. 440 BC) • Platonic Solids (350 BC) • Aristotle's Organon (c. 320 BC) • Euclid's Elements (300 BC) • Archimedes: Sand, Cattle & Stomachion (c. 1940) • Hex (1942) • Pig Game Strategy (1945) • ENIAC (1946) • Von Neumann's Middle-Square Randomizer (1946) • Gray Code (1947) • Information Theory (1948) • Curta Calculator (1948) • Csaszar Polyhedron (1949) • Nash Equilibrium (1950) • Coastline Paradox (c.So many thought-provoking questions are posed and answered in this beautifully illustrated book. Pickover reveals the magic and mystery behind some of the most significant mathematical milestones as well as the oddest objects and ideas humanity has ever contemplated, beginning in 150 million B. and ending with the latest cutting-edge breakthroughs. Explore the mysteries of mathematics as the adventure unfolds over 1000s of years. 1950) • Prisoner's Dilemma (1950) • Cellular Automata (1952) • • Gilbreath's Conjecture (1958) • Turning a Sphere Inside Out (1958) • Platonic Billiards (1958) • Outer Billiards (1959) • Newcomb's Paradox (1960) • Sierpinski Numbers (1960) • Chaos and the Butterfly Effect (1963) • Ulam Spiral (1963) • Continuum Hypothesis Undecidability (1963) • Superegg (c.
Most people imagine themselves raising their kids in a metropolitan area. NYC, SF and LA require $150K/year in order to raise two kids in a middle-class life.
Some people will disagree with me, but none of those disagreeing will have two kids over the age of six in one of those cities.
(And places like Singapore, Tokyo, and Bermuda don’t count.
Because you won’t be able to make that much back in the US.
You can’t compete with someone in their early 30s who is going full throttle.
They have the same experience as you but more ambition.
But no one told them that most good jobs require long hours and high risk which are choices most people don’t want to take.
The other challenge to being a standout breadwinner is that you almost always need a big city.
Here’s the bottom line for men: Few will be big earners. The midlife crisis for men is that they are sandwiched between social expectations that they be involved as fathers on one side, and the financial pressures from a disappearing middle class on the other.
The only thing that’s different about the midlife crisis for men today and in the 1950s is that social expectations are higher and the expectation that they will have a 1950s midlife crises is lower.
First of all, if you want to be making 0K after 40 you need to be making it at age 35.