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Fascinating Flick Throughs and Fuzzy Logic and Further More

Today, for the letter F, I bring you fascinating flick throughs (books, I mean) as well as fuzzy facts and a bit about fuzzy logic plus more. Read on .. it is sure to be fun.

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Fuzzy Logic is Fantastic

Fuzzy logic is a type of logic that allows for uncertainty and imprecision in decision-making. Unlike traditional Boolean logic, which deals strictly with true or false values, fuzzy logic operates with degrees of truth. It’s based on the idea that things aren’t always black and white; they can be fuzzy or vague.

Here is one way to understand it better.

Imagine you have a light switch in your room. In classical logic, the switch can only be either “on” or “off” at any given moment. But in real life, sometimes it’s not that simple.

For instance, consider a dimmer switch. With a dimmer, you can set the light to be partially on. It’s not fully on like a regular switch, nor is it fully off. It’s somewhere in between.

Fuzzy logic works similarly. Instead of just having “on” or “off” as options, it allows for a range of possibilities between “on” and “off.” So, instead of just “true” or “false,” fuzzy logic allows for degrees of truth.

Thus, it is a way of thinking that allows us to express things that aren’t always black or white, hot or cold. It deals with things that are a bit uncertain or vague.

Applications and More Fuzzy Facts

Fuzzy logic finds applications in various aspects of everyday life, often where there’s ambiguity or imprecision. Here are some of them:

  1. Washing Machines: It is employed in washing machines to optimize wash cycles. It adjusts factors such as water level, wash time, and spin speed based on the type and amount of clothes loaded, as well as their dirtiness. This ensures efficient cleaning while conserving water and energy.
  2. Rice Cookers: This helps rice cookers to achieve perfectly cooked rice every time. The cooker adjusts cooking time and temperature based on factors like rice type, quantity, and ambient conditions. This ensures that the rice is neither undercooked nor overcooked. One of my favorites (that I got for a family member) is the Zojirushi family of rice cookers!
  3. Traffic Light Control: It is used in traffic light control systems and manages signal timing based on traffic flow by considering factors such as vehicle density, pedestrian activity, and traffic patterns at different times of the day. This helps in reducing congestion and improving traffic flow.
  4. Smart Home Devices: Devices like thermostats, lighting systems, and security cameras use it as well, and they can adjust settings based on user preferences, environmental conditions, and past usage patterns, providing personalized and energy-efficient solutions.
  5. and many more, including AI, robotics.. the list is endless..

Of course, given its fuzziness and all the uncertainty, open to interpretation issues it has along with anything else that comes with the fuzziness, there is always a ‘con’ side to its pros. But, regardless, I find it fascinating and interesting for sure.

Fascinating Flick-Throughs

Flutter & Hum

Flutter & Hum: Animal Poems / Aleteo y Zumbido: Poemas de Animales  by Julie Paschkis (Bilingual Children’s Poetry | 4 – 8 years, and up)

Description: All sorts of animals flutter and hum, dance and stretch, and slither and leap their way through this joyful collection of poems in English and Spanish. Julie Paschkis’s poems and art sing in both languages, bringing out the beauty and playfulness of the animal world.

Figments of Feelings: Fun, feeling fee-fie-fo-fum fab-ly!

Forest Has a Song

Forest Has a Song: Poems by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and illustrated by Robbin Gourley

Description: VanDerwater lets the denizens of the forest speak for themselves in twenty-six lighthearted, easy-to-read poems

Figments of Feelings: Fresh, freeing, funderful!

Further More….

Fuzzy Words of Wisdom

NaPoWriMo’s Day six prompt is to write a poem rooted in “weird wisdom,” by which we mean something objectively odd that someone told you once, and that has stuck with you ever since. Need an example? Check out Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “Making a Fist.” And the APAD prompt is to write a minimum poem.

So here it is.. not weird exactly but kind of, so somewhat fuzzy in its weirdness.

Counting Fuzzy Thoughts: A Literalist’s Quest
She heard someone say,
“It’s the thought that counts” the other day.
A literalist – she sought for (without delay) –
For a counting thought. Her quest, her way,
And that is the last I heard of her or did sight.

I pondered seeking her out,
But when I saw my to-do list so stout,
I assured myself, she’ll be back, no doubt.
It’s the thought that counts after all, right?
~ Vidya Tiru @ LadyInReadWrites

AI generated for this

Fantastic Names and Tunes and All That

The name for today (Indian name): Falak: Meaning “the heavens above”

The song I picked also starts with falak..

And Now, the End of This Kind of Fuzzy Post

Dear reader, do let me know if you have read any of the books listed today? Which book would you pick first? Will you attempt a poem today? If you do, don’t forget to share it with me!

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Fascinating Flick Throughs and Fuzzy Logic and Further More

4 thoughts on “Fascinating Flick Throughs and Fuzzy Logic and Further More

  1. This a delightfully ‘F’ascinating post, where I learned so many fun facts about the letter ‘F’. I too am participating in NaPoWriMo and have written a poem as well titled ‘Fish-o-Fish’. All the best to you.

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