Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Joy and Toll of Moore’s Law

Redistricting was also affected by Moore’s Law.  I saw no reason that Gordon Moore’s prediction should be a law, as I saw it as a mere coincidence that would be temporarily true. I still don’t understand why Moore’s Law is true, but I was obviously wrong about it being temporary.  The result of ever increasing […]

From Bubbles to Sand

Redistricting based on soap bubbles wasn’t good enough. Finite element analysis to simulate surface tension of the bubbles was too computationally intensive. Such redistricting also did not take into account county or city boundaries. Although the starting and growing from a seed point seemed correct, a better apportioning method was needed. I considered a pile […]