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Nothing much to add here, but Greg Kuperberg has an excellent article at Slate which clarifies the power and limitations of quantum computers. The article is brief, accessible, and highly accurate. The next time a science journalist contacts you for … Continue reading
Here is a fine piece of investigative journalism about a very wide spread scam that is plaguing academia. Definitely worth a watch.
If you know what Katamari Damacy is, then you will love http://kathack.com. (The script was created by University of Washington students Alex Leone, David Nufer, and David Truong for the 2011 Yahoo HackU contest. See, dear physicists, the benefits of … Continue reading
One of my favorite software licenses is the Beerware license, here in a version due to Poul-Henning Kamp: /* * ————————————————————– * “THE BEER-WARE LICENSE” (Revision 42): * <phk@FreeBSD.ORG> wrote this file. As long as you retain * this notice … Continue reading
Lately I’ve been thinking about the news. Mostly this involves me shouting obscenities at the radio or the internet for wasting my time with news items the depth of which couldn’t drown an ant and whose factual status makes fairy … Continue reading
I am not a big fan of THE NEWS. But then again, some days the universe just tees up some fun stuff. NyTimes obit, Frank W. Lewis, Master of the Cryptic Crossword, Dies at 98. The younger Mr. Lewis attended … Continue reading
This is a test. I repeat this is only a test. The emergency broadcast system’s got nothing on this test.