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Fourier Analysis

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Fourier analysis, named after Joseph Fourier (1768 - 1830), is a branch of mathematics of huge importance in modern technology.

A little-known fact is that Fourier once had a short-term position at a Cambridge college, where he was very highly regarded. When he came to leave the college all the other dons gathered and sang “Fourier’s a jolly good fellow!”

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Tom Swifty

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“This oil is unrefined”, said Tom ———-

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One Liner

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People said baking was difficult. But it turned out a piece of cake.

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One Liner

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Edited by Richard Walker, Wednesday, 21 Aug 2019, 23:52

There's a company that says their brooms are the best in the universe. That's a sweeping claim.

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Cheese Joke

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Q. What kind of cheese weighs a thousand kilos and never moves?

A. The still ton.

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Affirmation

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We two would still have loved

Even if the universe did not exist.


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Switched-on Tom

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Family Pet

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We had to let our Hadrosaur go in the end; we couldn't afford it. The bill just went through the roof.

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I just watched this talk where the speaker said we can't deal with uncertainty. I wasn’t sure he was right.

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One Liner

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Apparently academics aren’t allowed in anywhere on 26 August. It’s a ‘ban scholar’ day.

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Tom Swifty

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Edited by Richard Walker, Monday, 12 Aug 2019, 01:05

“I adore timber-framed houses”, Tom ———


Drill down for the answer

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Beamed

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One Liner

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People keep trying to sell me hearing aids. But I'm not listening.

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From Good News Education

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What shall it profit a person, if they understand a thing, but cannot explain it to the world?

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Rodez Cathedral Lights

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I was stunned by these pictures of Miguel Chevalier’s light art at Rodez Cathedral

https://www.designboom.com/art/miguel-chevalier-digital-supernova-rodez-cathedral-07-28-2019/

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The Little Rose, A Poem

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The rose whispered to me

Can you not see that I am dying?

No I replied

All roses live forever

Little rose you can carry us both

And to wherever we want

Because love is a miraculous vehicle.


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The last roses

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petals still hang

but

soon it’s 

winter

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Remembrance

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As I clambered up the rail
I met a man who looked quite pale
I missed his presence there today.
I hope he hasn’t gone away.
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From our cheese correspondent

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Behind every great cheese there stands a grater. However, for a smooth cheese surface, you need an even grater.


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From Our Opera Correspondent

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Edited by Richard Walker, Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019, 00:17

In an unfortunate episode earlier this evening, the first performance of Herr Wagner’s opera, The Flying Dutchman, about a spectral sea vessel, was abandoned at the last minute.

The cause was the stage instructions, which although spoken with the utmost clarity by Herr Wagner as ‘Ghost ship’, must have been misheard for some reason.


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Too much of a good thing?

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Uncle Ebenezer

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Edited by Richard Walker, Friday, 2 Aug 2019, 22:27

Uncle E. is a parfumier.

He has a trained nose, that does whatever he tells it.

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Politeness Costs Nothing

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Tom Swifty

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"Shall you and I go to the front of the ship and watch the moonlight on the water?" said Tom forwardly

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The Folly Of Youth

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When I was young, our Uncle Ebenezer went on and on about roofing, such as Roman pantiles, thatch, slates and shingles, etc. But it all went over my head.


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Tom Swifty

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“Tempt me with a Chinese dumpling and I’ll do anything”, said Tim wantonly.

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