aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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fractal fox
Posted by dav at 2007 November 30 12:30 PM
File under: Thoughts

I was watching another excellent TED talk video, this one featuring ethno-mathematician Ron Eglash who got a fulbright grant to study why African villages were built in a fractal manner. In his Introduction to Fractals bit at the beginning he demonstrates how a line segment fractal develops:

Maybe I'm weird (ha, "maybe") but I couldn't help but notice the resemblance to the famous "chunky bacon" foxes from Why's Poignant Guide to Ruby. Now my mind is full of an infinite fractal fox syncytium shouting "chunky bacon!"

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