Seven and Janeway discover a curling program on the holodeck

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This is a thank you piece for @terri104 for sending me that awesome SeaQuest DSV comic book, I had to scour the internet to see if there was a cold climate Starfleet away team jacket and there was in one of the Star Trek TNG comics and these are modelled off those ones!  

I did add the colour patch though, on the original ones there appears to be no indication of division so I altered it slightly for my purposes.

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when do the winter olympics come back I love this shit

anonymous asked:

How do I curl a cheap wig? I need parts of it to be super curly. Thanks :)

If it’s a cheap wig you’re usually looking at fiber that isn’t heat resistant. The best method in this case is to use the hot water method. Basically you wrap strands of the hair around a wooden dowel or other pole. Then you pour hot or boiling water over the hair and let it cool. When you pull out the pole, the curl should be heat-set and hold.

With the hot water method you need to be careful not to go too hot, otherwise you can damage the wig. Before curling, do temperature tests on some scrap fiber or a less-visible part of the wig.

If your wig can withstand higher temperatures it is possible to curl the wig with a curling iron on low heat. A temperature test can help you determine if this is possible with your wig.

Hope this helps!

Curling conjecture

Given a finite sequence S of natural numbers, it is always possible to group adjacent terms and write it (possibly in many ways) as S = X Yk, where X and Y are subsequences and Y is nonempty. Choose the version which maximizes the value of k: this k is called the curling number of S.

As an example, consider the sequence S = (0,1,2,2,1,2,2,1,2,2). We could write it as S = (0,1,2,2,1,2,2,1),(2)², with k = 2, but also as S = (0),(1,2,2)³, with k = 3. No representation with k = 4 is possible, so 3 is the curling number of this sequence.

The curling number conjecture states that if one starts with any initial sequence and extends it by repeatedly appending the curling number of the current sequence, it will eventually reach 1. Up to today, the conjecture remains open, even in the case when S consists of only two characters!

Edit about “the case when S consists of only two characters”: it was intended that the sequence is made up of characters from an alphabet of size two, rather than the sequence having length two. Thanks to redstonejazz for figuring out this ambiguity.

New Broom Technology Sweeps Through Curling World

by Brian Owens, Inside Science

Even though the ice is still the same, and most of the 42-pound stones sent down the ice in each contest still come from the Scottish island of Ailsa Craig, there’s a technological controversy brewing in the world of curling. Top players are concerned that a new type of broom makes it too easy to control the direction of the sliding rock, and could damage the ice.

After a recent international tournament in Toronto, where players complained about some new brooms and had them removed from play, more than 40 elite teams from around the world signed a pledge not to use brooms with so-called “directional fabric” and asked the sport’s governing bodies to rule on whether brooms with that fabric should be allowed.

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