Monthly Archives: March 2016

Two Views of an Icosahedron, Augmented with Great Icosahedra

If colored by face-type, based on face-position in the overall solid, this “cluster” polyhedron looks like this: There is another interesting view of this polyhedral cluster I like marginally better, though, and that is to separate the faces into color-groups … Continue reading

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A Polyhedron with Exactly 200 Faces

Sixty of the faces of this polyhedron are pentagons (orange), and the other 140 are hexagons of three types (blue, pink, and purple). I made it using Stella 4d, a program available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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Bashing Some Democrats, for a Change

I am sick of certain Bernie Sanders supporters who write about the “Hitlarites” who support Hillary Clinton. I am also sick of the Hillary Clinton supporters who mock her opponent as “Barnie” Sanders, as in Barney the Clown, or perhaps … Continue reading

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My Personal, Presidential Anti-Endorsement

I’m not a Democrat. On the other hand, the Republicans are not in the habit of giving me any other viable options.

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The “Trick Johnson” (?) — A Near-Miss Johnson Solid, Surrounded by Hilariously Mistranslated Japanese

I did not discover this polyhedron, although I wish I had, for it has quite a clever design. The page where I found it (poorly-translated English version, where it’s called the “Trick Johnson,” whatever that means) is at http://www.geocities.jp/ikuro_kotaro/koramu/1053_g2.htm). I generally … Continue reading

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Near-Miss Candidate Update #2

With some work, I was able to figure out how to make my second near-miss candidate from two posts ago, using Stella 4d (available here), but the results show it is a “near near miss,” not a near miss. Like … Continue reading

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Near-Miss Candidate Update #1

With help from friends on Facebook, I was able to figure out how to make the second of the near-miss candidates in the last post, using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, a program available here. This is quite helpful, for Stella … Continue reading

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