John Henry Aughey

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"Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate"
"Frustra fit per plura quod potest fieri per pauciora"

Occam's razor is a logical principle attributed to William of Occam, although it was used by some scholastic philosophers prior to him. The principle states that a person should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything, or that the person should not make more assumptions than the minimum needed. This principle is often called the principle of parsimony. Since the Middle Ages it has played an important role in eliminating fictitious or unnecessary elements from explanations. In the development of logic, logicians such as Bertrand Russel removed traditional metaphysical concepts by applying Occam's razor.
-- The Academic American Encyclopedia

IRTC Animation

Marble I received first place in the Internet Ray Tracing Competition for the animation contest. The topic was "Toys" and I created an animation of a marble rolling down a wire track. Take a look at the IRTC web page to view it.

Cool waste of time

I generated a wav file that produces a 440Hz stereo tone with the right channel 180 degrees out of phase of the left channel. If you add these two channels together, the resulting wave form is silence. If you play this wav file and place your speakers facing each other, what you should hear is a very quiet tone. phase.wav

Lessons I've learned while working on my house:

Current interests