When people decide, for whatever reason, that they...
topherchris: They can hunt around for the link Facebook provides to do this, or they can go on a rampage of posting the most horrible, offensive, and explicit photos, videos, and status updates all in an effort to get banned from the site as quickly as possible. Why don’t people choose the second option more often?
A good couple of sentences
This is, after all, the same Barack Obama who said in his acceptance speech at the 2008 convention that nobody benefits when an employer undercuts American wages by hiring illegal workers. Well, sure. Nobody, that is, except the employer, his customers, and the illegal workers who, in Barack Obama’s universe, count as “nobody”. From Steven Landsburg.
This is really bothering me today
What the Tortoise Said to Achilles Lewis Carroll Reprinted from Lewis Carroll, “What the Tortoise Said to Achilles,” Mind 4, No. 14 (April 1895): 278-280. Achilles had overtaken the Tortoise, and had seated himself comfortably on its back. “So you’ve got to the end of our race-course?” said the Tortoise. “Even though it does consist of an infinite series of...
Why 3D movies hurt your head
In a blog post titled “Why 3D doesn’t work and never will. Case closed.”, Roger Ebert recently posted a letter written to him by Walter Murch about how 3D doesn’t work and never will (case closed). Having read this, I felt that it could benefit from some hand-painted diagrams. The main problem with 3D images starts with how we look at things to judge depth. In case you...
It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.
Does the set of all sets that do not contain themselves contain itself?
Twimon, I Choose You: the Fun Twitter iPhone App... →
I think this app will make me start using twitter again.
From The Economist’s Democracy in America blog: Nick Baumann of Mother Jones spoke with Bryce Tierney, a friend of Mr Loughner’s from school, who offered the following explanation of Mr Loughner’s beef with Representative Giffords: Tierney, who’s also 22, recalls Loughner complaining about a Giffords event he attended during that period. He’s unsure whether it was...
Imagine it’s 1995: almost no one but Gordon Gekko and Zack Morris have...– The First Decade of the Future is Behind Us | Science Not Fiction | Discover Magazine (via arielwaldman)
In formal writing, is it correct to place the question mark to the left or to the right of the exclamation mark?
There is a good post on Steven Landsburg's blog... →