Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Game of LIFE

No, not the board game … the singular computer program!

LIFE is a coding creation released by mathematician and programmer John Horton Conway in 1970.

This fascinating program graphically mimics life's basic processes in an utterly simple yet strikingly lifelike way.

Hypnotic to watch, LIFE happens like life happens. Sometimes it seems to go on for ever; other times, it’s over in a flash. Chaotic and patterned at the same time. Incalculably complex, but real and finite.

Check out the links below to learn more and to experience LIFE for yourself:

Wikipedia: Conway’s Game of Life


Stanford: A Discussion of the Game of Life

Download: Golly

Conway’s Game of Life FAQ


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Sunday, April 01, 2018

Official GRE Prep Materials

Official materials produced by test makers form the backbone of all legitimate standardized test prep efforts.

The GRE is produced by Educational Testing Service (ETS), which also administers the TOEFLPraxis, and other standardized tests.

ETS offers several useful tools for those preparing to take the GRE. These materials are listed below, followed by short articles offering suggestions on how best to use them.


PowerPrep Online and PowerPrep Online Plus

ScoreItNow! Online Writing Practice

The Official Guide to the GRE General Test

Official GRE Super Power Pack


PrepScholar: How to Utilize Official GRE Materials

9 Tips: GRE PowerPrep

How to Use the GRE Official Guide


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