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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...

Theoretical Computer Science Cheat Sheet 0

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...

Corn Cob Psychometrics 0

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...

The Rolling Stone Interview 0

The Rolling Stone Interview

The interview with Obama in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone is one of the best I’ve read in a while. They ask him tough questions, but give him plenty of room to speak...

Bedside Table II 0

Bedside Table II

OK, I got behind again, just like last time. Here’s a collection of short reviews of books I’ve been reading recently. I don’t have time to give any of them their due, but perhaps...

Mt. Washington Auto Road 0

Mt. Washington Auto Road

When we went up the Cog Railway this summer, it took something like an hour to go up the 3 mile track. In this video, Travis Pastrana shows how to go up the 8...