Apparently I'm a famous fanfic author. By which I mean, Stargate Physics 101 is probably the most widely read thing I've ever written.
I'm kinda tempted to write "Whiteboard Interview with a Vampire" based on this tweet.
When a place brags like "Our team has over 300 years combined experience!" I hope the team is one intern + one extremely competent vampire— Kathleen Jacques (@kathmachine) May 3, 2016
(it was going to be "Job interview with a vampire" but obviously that's been used before)
How is vampire Ada Lovelace not already a thing?
Vampire Arthur Cayley, or even vampire Ada Lovelace, are both too young, with only a couple of centuries of experience. Unfortunately, vampire Gottfried Leibniz would be too old.
I've heard that Newton used to publish work which he'd done with the calculus, but presented it geometrically, so it would make sense to his peers.
Now I'm imagining our vampire at a whiteboard, making geometric constructions with compass and straight-edge, then translating the solution back into algol-y brace-and-semicolon pseudocode for the benefit of the befuddled interviewee...
an unhealthy fascination with animating the the non-quick
the ability to drum up public and private funding to support complex projects
Jaquet-Droz's choice of writing, art, and music were not haphazard; these were the ways in which aristocrats of the XVIII distinguished themselves from the public.