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Poke me too.

Poke me.
(Blaze the Maintainer, Son of a Series of Dudes, thus a SubDude)

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A Method of Proof of Pythagorean Theorem,
Parallelogram Style
(Similar to the proof in Euclid's 'Elements'.)
Recall: Parallelograms with same height and base have same area.

A Method of Proof of Pythagorean Theorem,
Triangle-and-Parallelogram Style
(Very similar to the proof in Euclid's 'Elements'.
Click the link. Animated.)
Recall: Triangles with same height and base have same area,
and a square or rectangle can be split into
two right triangles of the same area.

A Method of Proof of Pythagorean Theorem,
Water-Physics (Hydraulic) Style
(Click the link. Animated.)

A Method of Proof of Pythagorean Theorem,
Trapezoid-and-Algebra Style
(by President Garfield. Click the link. Not animated.)

A Method of Proof of Pythagorean Theorem,
4-Triangles-and-Algebra Style
(Similar to an ancient Chinese view of
a right triangle and its squares. Not animated.)
NOTE: The 4 hypotenuses are on the INSIDE of the big square.

A Method of Proof of Pythagorean Theorem,
4-Triangles-and-Rearrangement Style
(Similar to an ancient Chinese view of
a right triangle and its squares. Animated.)
NOTE: The 4 hypotenuses are on the INSIDE of the big square.

A Method of Proof of Pythagorean Theorem,
4-Triangles-and-Rearrangement Style
(Very similar to an ancient Chinese view of
a right triangle and its squares. Animated.)
NOTE: The 4 hypotenuses are on the OUTSIDE of the big square.

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a welcome message. (.mp3 file)

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There was
* Alexander the Great
* Atilla the Hun
* Henry the Ate-th
* Ivan the Terrible
* Richard the Thurd
* William the Conqueror
* Vlad the Impaler

Now there is
* Blaze the Maintainer (of web pages)
(too many pages to get them all in
proper shape ... never gonna happen)


WebSiteName origins:
Blaze did not derive the name 'subdude' from
Dudeism and the Church of the Latter-Day Dude
nor from
the Church of the SubGenius
--- but 'subdude' probably came from
a subconscious percolation of names like these.
He thinks he saw a reference to a
'Church of the Holy SubDude'
in the comments in a forum, but he cannot find that page.
The ability to make puns with 'subdued' played a big part.
In brief: He can't really remember the exact origin.
But he remembers that subdude.com was taken and that
subdude-site.com was offered as an alternative.


This site was created on
Ubuntu 9.10 ('Karmic Koala') Gnome2-Gnu-Linux ---
using a text editor,
such as 'scite' ---
all 'free-freedom' software.

I will probably be switching from Ubuntu 9.10 (2009 Oct) to
Ubuntu MATE
(or another MATE-based 'distro' . . . like Linux Mint MATE)
at some point.


I do not want ads on these pages.
SEO ('Search Engine Optimization') companies can
stop contacting me.
I do not want your horrible, 'monetizing' Javascript stuff ---
nor the horrible, 'monetizing' stuff of your CDN
('Crud Delivery Network') co-conspirators
--- on my web pages.

Your SEO and CDN Javascript crud ---
and 3rd-party web servers (distant host machines) ---
are ruining the Internet.
Creators and perpetrators of SEO and CDN companies
. . . and your venture capitalist backers . . .
do everyone a huge favor and find another line of work.
If you will not do that, then please die.

I write these pages using relatively simple HTML
so that the pages appear quickly. I certainly
do not want the horrible Javascript of
organizations like 'google', 'doubleclick',
'akamai', 'cloudfront', 'newrelic', 'quantserve',
'richrelevance', 'scorecardresearch',
'servebom', 'zendesk', etc. etc.
called from within my web pages.

Laws should be passed to rein in these
'RUINERS OF THE INTERNET'.

(I try to be a subdued subdude ... but it's hard.)


Behold these wonders of evolution ... and
the near-infinity of wonders of the Universe.

Unfortunately:
Billions of years of evolution are being undone
in the timeframe of less than 200 years --- by
man's (and woman's) sewage and garbage and

chemicals and plastics and

fuel-burning ( heat generation)

--- all related to exploding human population.

Mother Nature and Mother Earth are crying.


Earth BEFORE about 1910 and AFTER about 2090.
Less than 200 years from 'blue marble' to sh*t brown.
Less than 8 generations to brown, after
many thousands of human generations in blue.

Like Bill Burr says, we have to

"thin the herd".

He suggests 'randomly' sinking cruise ships.
How often should that be?

Let's do the math to quantify Bill's suggestion :
About 240,000 humans (net) are being added each day
to Mother Earth (circa 2018). This is about
10,000 per hour. Since a large cruise ship holds
about 5,000 people, about one large cruise ship
per half hour

needs to 'sink with total loss of life' to keep the
human population under control,
under about 8 billion people.

That is 2 x 24 x 7 x 52 = 17,472 cruise ships per year.
We will run out of cruise ships in less than a year.
Bill, help us out. What do you suggest after that?


Page was created in mid 2005.

. . . various additions were made thru 2015 . . .

Page was changed 2016 Oct 30.
(Some re-formatting.)

Page was changed 2018 Aug 10.
(Added css and javascript to try to handle text-size for smartphones, esp. in portrait orientation.)