Big Bertha Thing uniform
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Animated wire-frame Polyhedron display,
complete with duals and double precision
angles to the polygons. Also technical
program description and 75 pictures.
Just one thing, thats still outstanding.
This is a collection of PostScript files from
the Computing Science Technical Report series
of organization 1127 of AT&T Bell Laboratories
report Comp. Sci. Tech. Rep. No. 130
author Andrew Hume
title Exact Descriptions of Regular
and Semi-Regular Polyhedra and Their Duals
date November 1986
tm TM 11276-861022-09
Just two programs ready to run.
1. kaleido.exe (MSDOS) 86KB (see Zip)
2. schwarz.exe (MSDOS) 27KB (see Zip)
Just one description of two programs,
that do just one thing, better than the next best thing.
uniform.pdf (Adobe) 676KB (see Zip)
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On the Windows of King's College Remaining Boarded.
Loquitur Discipulus Esuriens.
Professors, in your plan there seems
A something not quite right,
'Tis queer to cherish learning's beams,
By shutting out the light.
While thus we see your windows block'd,
If nobody complains;
Yet everybody must be shock'd,
To see you don't take pains.
And tell me why should bodily
Succumb to mental meat?
Or why should eta, beta, pi,
Be all the pie we eat?
No helluo liborum I,
No literary glutton,
Would veal with Virgil like to try,
With metaphysics, mutton.
Leave us no longer in the lurch,
With Romans, Greeks, and Hindoos;
But give us beef as well as birch,
And board us - not your windows.
From the book
The Ingoldsby Legends
by the Rev. Richard H. Barham
Published by Richard Edward King,
88 Curtain Road,
From Aunt Emma
March 6th 1921
A computer program, called kaleido (cf. [Ha]) and
publicly available at f...@ftp.math.technion.ac.il,
has been developed to compute the data of a uniform
polyhedron (and its dual)...
Kaleido is also capable of computing the vertex and
face coordinates and displaying a rotating wire-frame
image of each polyhedron.
Two quotes from following attribution:-
Uniform Solution for Uniform Polyhedra*
Department of Mathematics
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa 32000, Israel
* In memoriam of my father, Gershon Har’El, who introduced me to
Geometriae Dedicata 47: 57-110, 1993.
From: Tony Lance <judema...@bigberthathing.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Big Bertha Thing redoubt
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:37:41 +0100
Big Bertha Thing adversity
Milton (1644) from The Liberty of Unlicensed Printing.
First, when a city shall be as it were besieged and blocked about,
her navigable river infested, inroads and incursions round,
defiance and battle oft rumoured to be marching up
even to her walls and suburb trenches;
that then the people, or the greater part, more than at other times,
wholly taken up with the study of the highest and most important
to be reformed, should be disputing, reasoning, reading, inventing,
discourcing, even to a rarity and admiration,
things not before discourced or written of,
argues first a singular good will,
contentedness and confidence in your prudent forsight,
and safe government, Lords and Commons;
and from thence derives itself to a gallant bravery and well-grounded
of their enemies, as if there were no small number of as great spirits
as his was, who when Rome was nigh besieged by Hannibal, being in the
bought that piece of ground at no cheap rate
whereon Hannibal himself encamped his own regiment.
Next, it is a lively and cheerful presage of our happy success and
For as in a body, when the blood is fresh, the spirits pure and
not only to vital, but to rational faculties,
and those in the acutes and the pertest operations of wit and
it argues in what good plight and constitution the body is;
so when the cheerfulness of the people is so sprightly up,
as it has not only wherewith to guard well its own freedom and
but to spare, and to bestow upon the solidest and sublimest points of
and new invention, it betokens us not degenerated,
nor drooping to a fatal decay,
by casting off the old and wrinkled skin of corruption to outlive
and wax young again, entering the glorious ways of truth and
destined to become great and honourable in these latter ages.
Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself
like a strong man
after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks;
methinks I see her as an eagle nursing her mighty youth,
and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam;
purging and unscaling her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of
while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds,
with those also that love the twilight, flutter about amazed at what
and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects and