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A Couple of Fun Thoughts

May 14th, 2009
Ruthlessly looted from Brad DeLong; one original to him, one he pilfered from Charles Stross: Stross: After processor performance (and by extension, memory density), the next factor we need to look at is bandwidth. Here, the physical limits are im… more »

Imagination Exercise

May 8th, 2009
So here's your imagination fodder for today. You've been given $1 billion with the stipulation that you use it to create a monument. Think tourist attraction, legacy, region-defining landmark. The Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, Mount Rushmore, the St. Loui… more »

Tasteless yet Funny

April 21st, 2009
There are some things that are really funny, and yet the entire time you are giggling you feel a vague sense of bad taste. This is one of those things. more »

Primary Source

February 11th, 2009
When I was writing high school papers, I was instructed that I could use an encyclopedia for reference but not as a primary source. Being as this was Before The Internet(tm), this meant some amount of time spent in libraries. Were I teaching a high s… more »

I broke Google!

January 21st, 2009
What do I win? Note: After thirty seconds the same search ran just fine. more »