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{ Monthly Archives } May 2011

Modern Paleo

I see lots of interesting ideas on the web sites I read regularly.  Most are variations of things I’ve seen before, or better background information, or better explanations, or better arguments.  I rarely find something completely different. Modern Paleo is about a different way of eating, a sort of “eat what we developed to eat” […]

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Measuring ripples in (space-)time

Sort of.  Using a satellite to prove Einstein right regarding two aspects of general relativity. It sounds like a really ingenious experiment, and it only cost NASA $760 million.  A ground-breaking achievement according to some.  A complete waste of money which merely confirmed similar research done a few years ago using a much cheaper method […]

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Science video

A video of pendulum motion for a series of pendulums of different lengths.  Yes, I know it sounds dull, but click on the link anyway.  It’ll be worth it.  I promise.

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Stuff to make you feel old

Like most of us need any help with that.  If you’re like me you get reminded every time you get out of bed.  Still, I guess I might as well add insult to injury, as it were. This little stroll down memory lane is a cold hard bucket of reality dumped over your head.  At […]

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Optical Illusion of the year

(via GeekPress)  This is really cool.

That much closer to Marvin

Or maybe not.  Douglas Adams had a character in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Marvin, an incredibly intelligent robot who was, for lack of a better term, terminally depressed. University of Texas researchers have now created a computer with schizophrenia. One small step for man, one giant leap for robot therapists. (via GeekPress)

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Thor

No, I haven’t seen it.  But, as a public service, I thought I would post a link to a review by the Czar at the Gormogons.  This is the first movie review I’ve ever seen which discusses dogs, logical positivists, and Brownian motion. Strangely, it wasn’t much help in deciding whether or not to go […]

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This is your hound…

                            This is your hound on Possum…                           I’ve always liked Bluetick Coonhounds.  If I lived in the country, I’d want to have one, but we don’t.  We live in […]

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I am a bad person

I had lunch today with a friend.  (Yes, I have a friend or two who are not currently in a mental institution.)  Driving back to the office I got behind a small pickup with one of those “In Loving Memory” things stenciled on the back window.  Now first off, I’m not a big fan of […]

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Business as usual

OK.  Bin Laden is dead.  I’m happy about that.  I give full credit to the President for ordering the operation.  There was a degree of risk on the political and foreign affairs level in ordering the hit without absolute visual confirmation that Bin Laden was, indeed, in the building.  So, good on Obama.  And good […]

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