I like listening to the stuff coming out of TED. There’s a lot of cool ideas like this. Someone is researching crows and their ability to be trained. He’s trained them to pick up coins and deposit them in a machine that gives out peanuts. Further applications could be pieces of trash, or who knows [...]
Monthly Archive for February, 2008
Well, I don’t believe they actually ever went away, but I did “outgrow” their notes some time ago, after I finished Calculus. Then while searching today for hash tables, I found their notes on the subject. So, if you need some free “Cliff Notes” to get you through, SparkNotes is a great resource.
Dontcha love it when someone sends you an email about POWs tunneling out of German prison camps…and I get to reading about it on Wikipedia…that leads to the July 20 plot to kill Hitler…which was Operation Walküre….that makes me think of a new movie coming out… And of course I spent another 2 hours reading [...]
I read this article a while ago but just found it again when discussion a brain teaser with Jon. One of my favorite parts: Our brains are so hardwired to see patterns, it’s devilishly hard for most of us to generate random behavior. Indeed, take a minute and try to write down a random sequence [...]
41 Hilarious Science Experiments. These are fantastic. “Crystal Meth–Friend or Foe?”
Sometimes you read something that makes you realize how short life is and how important it is to be chasing the good things. I enjoy From Where I Sit, a blog by the CEO of Nelson Publishing, Michael Hyatt. I enjoy it because it offers a very real, Christian perspective on the world. Today, Michael [...]
Man, I wish I had enough time for this: the MCM/ICM Modeling Contest. You have 96 hours to come up with a model solving your choice of one of two modeling questions. One of last year’s questions: Airlines are free to seat passengers waiting to board an aircraft in any order whatsoever. It has become [...]
I found this interesting…the most horrible English words. My favorite: Methionylglutaminylarginyltyrosy – lglutamylserylleucylphenylalanylalanylglutaminy – lleucyllysylglutamylarginyllysylglutamylglycyla – lanylphenylalanylvalylprolyphenylalanYlvalythre – onylleucylglycylaspartylprolylglycylisoleucylg – lutamylglutaminylsErylleucyllysylisoleucy – laspartylthreonylleucylIsoleucylglutamy – lalanylglycylalanylasparthlalanylleucylg – lutamylleucylglycylisoleucylprolylphenylalanylse – Rylaspartylprolylleucylalanylaspartylglycylp – RolylthreOnylisoleucylglutaminylasPfraginylal – anylthreonylleucylarfinylalanylphenylalanylalany – lalanylglycylvalythreonylprolylalanylglutaminy – lcysteinylphenylalanylglutamylmethionylleucy – lalanylleuOylisoleucylarginylglutaminy – llysyhistidylprolylthreonylisoleucylproly – lisoleucylglycylleucylmethionyltyrosylalany – lasparaginylleucylvalylphenylalanylasparaginy – llysyglycylisoleucylaspartylglutamylphenylalany – lthrosylalanylglutaminylcsteinylglutamyllysylva – lylglycylvalylaspartylserylvalylleucylvalylalny – laspartylvalylprolylvalylglUtaminylglutamylsery – lalanylprolylphenylalanylarginylglutaminylalany [...]
I found this free graphing software which rocks, in my opinion. It is Ivan Johansen’s Graph. A very useful tool, in my opinion. I used it just last week to save me in one of my programs by interpolating a function I needed for a series of data.
Interesting discussion on Ask Metafilter on where Obama and Hillary really stand on healthcare. My favorite quote: Everyone has been largely correct so far. The reason why I like Obama’s plan is because I can envision it getting passed. Clinton’s plan has mandates. I grew up in Indiana. I know how that word translates to [...]