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In which @icecolbeveridge (Colin Beveridge in real life) defends the word 'geek' and @reflectivemaths (Dave Gale to his offline friends) frequents the bars of Iceland. With Mrs Gale, obviously.

- Colin's giving a talk in Edinburgh on August 15th. (Note: while the talk may be family-friendly, the venue is apparently 18+ only.)
- The Maths book club will feature Alex's Adventures in Numberland

by @alexbellos (Alex Bellos) - Colin’s reading: The Theory That Would Not Die by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne; and the Haskell School of Music by Paul Hudak .
- Is geekiness a good thing? Are geek and nerd now positive terms?
- In-breeding and common ancestors
- @srcav’s lunchtime maths
- Abject failure of WBU listeners to explain $\pi$, although @notonlyahatrack (Will) makes up for it with an amazing spreadsheet
- Things we don’t get: When are pie charts better than bar charts?
- Puzzles: 1) Colin and Dave run a 100m race. Colin wins by 10m. They re-run the race with Colin starting an extra 10m behind Dave. What happens now? 2) If the earth was the size of a golf ball, would you be able to feel the mountains?

And we forgot to congratulate @peterrowlett on submitting his PhD thesis. Will Math/Maths be making a comeback? Who can say?

As always, tweet widely, and we love comments!

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## reflectivemaths

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