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Minecraft

Dad showed me this awesome game called minecraft. The free version is just something that you can walk around in and add or remove blocks. To remove a block you press the left mouse...

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Media Lab 25th Anniversary

At this time of year the folks at the Media Lab usually demo the things they’re working on to the sponsors. This year the fall sponsor meeting was taken to the next level by...

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Education Nation Scorecard

Have you seen this? It’s an interesting, interactive tool for showing your local schools’ assessment statistics to other schools. It has a couple of odd UI problems (maps without pan/zoom, important info hiding “below...

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Whooping Cough Outbreaks

Did you know that California is currently having the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 60 years? Nine infants have died this year. Can you guess the cause? Yeah, it’s probably the anti-vaccine crazies....

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Scarab

I mentioned Lance Reventflow’s Scarab here last year. I think it’s one of the prettiest cars ever built. Dick Kitzmiller is now making a recreation of it. He stopped by Jay Leno’s garage the...

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Theoretical Computer Science Cheat Sheet

The other day, John D. Cook posted a link to Steve Seiden’s wonderful Theoretical Computer Science Cheat Sheet. All of the mathematics a programmer will ever need crammed into 10 pages. You can get...

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Ari Ne’eman

Wired has posted a great interview with Ari Ne’eman. If you’ve heard of Ari, then you’ve probably already heard some of the controversy (link1, link2, link3) about his appointment to the National Council on...

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Corn Cob Psychometrics

At dinner the other night, we were discussing the two different styles of eating corn on the cob. Some people go straight along the rows like an old typewriter, while other people go around...

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Stellar Reunion

I don’t think that I’ve ever gone to a High School or College reunion, but today there was a reunion that I wouldn’t have missed for anything. During the late 80’s, I was part...

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Goo.gl .qr

Since I don’t use twitter, I’m not a big user of URL shorteners, but this new one from Google looks pretty good. My favorite feature is that if you tack .qr on the end...