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Peter Diamond

Just in case you needed any more examples of how broken our government has become, Peter Diamond just withdrew his nomination to the Fed. Richard Shelby claimed he was blocking the nomination because Diamond...

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Collatz Conjecture

Is this sequence familiar to you? 1, 2, 8, 3, 6, 9, 17, 4, 20, 7, 15, 10, 10, … It’s called A008908 in the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. You probably encountered in...

It’s Cool ‘Cause It’s Nerdy 0

It’s Cool ‘Cause It’s Nerdy

Today Yung Jake answers David O’Reilly, and shows us that datamoshing still has some legs. Oh, BTW, pretty much NSFW…

Memorial Day 0

Memorial Day

The highlight of Memorial Day weekend around here is the annual softball game. This was the tenth year that Colleen and Phil have held it. Once again, the weather was great and everyone had...

Good News on Health Care 0

Good News on Health Care

So here’s some good health care news to make up for that last one. From Forbes, the insurance companies are seeing a large uptick in young enrollees. That’s good news, because it helps lower...

CDC Report on Measles 0

CDC Report on Measles

Seth Mnookin has a post today about the latest CDC report on measles. The numbers are rather scary, 118 cases in the US in the first 19 weeks of the year. It looks even...

Grilled Monkfish 0

Grilled Monkfish

We got our last delivery of the spring CSF today – monkfish. Monkfish is kind of nice. It comes with the head already taken off (you really don’t want to see the head), and...

Jim Blinn’s Corner 0

Jim Blinn’s Corner

This is really a note to self sort of post. I’m always searching through my back copies of CG&A for something that Jim Blinn wrote in his Jim Blinn’s Corner column. He had great...

Google Music Beta 0

Google Music Beta

I’ve started messing around with the new beta of Google Music. So far, I’m fairly impressed. The big problem with the Xoom is that it can’t hold much music until the get the SD...

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Vacuum Coffee Maker

We’ve been messing with a vacuum coffee maker recently. It’s an interesting contraption. It consists of two glass globes connected by a glass tube. First you fill the lower globe with water and get...