cats on toronto island

August 31, 2008

DSC_0943, originally uploaded by complicitytheory. why else do we go there? went with yuka and elizabeth.

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Tomato from my balcony

August 30, 2008

Tomato from my balcony, originally uploaded by complicitytheory. I didn’t plant this plant. It just grew from a pile of fennel seeds I planted. This is the only full stem of tomatos. Next year I’ll take it seriously.

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Mythbusters recreate Mona Lisa – explaining things simply

August 30, 2008
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Being able to explain things to people is not one of my strong skills, so I’m always looking about for examples by people who are good at it. I’m not sure what these jokers (Adam and Jamie) are really trying to explain, perhaps it is about GPUs, but they sure bring it down to a […]

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Three professors are at a meeting when a fire breaks out in a wastebasket.

August 29, 2008

This made Jeremy laugh: Three professors — a physicist, a chemist, and a statistician — are at a department head meeting when a fire breaks out in a wastebasket. The physicist says, “I know what to do! We must cool down the materials until their temperature is lower than their ignition temperature and then the […]

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Cathouse on the Kings

August 28, 2008

Cathouse on the Kings

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AppleInsider | Bloomberg accidentally publishes Steve Jobs obituary

August 28, 2008

AppleInsider | Bloomberg accidentally publishes Steve Jobs obituary Financial news service Bloomberg spooked some Apple investors on Wednesday when it mistakenly published an obituary for company co-founder Steve Jobs. The incident occurred at 4:27 p.m Eastern time after a reporter making updates to the stock 17-page obit inadvertently pushed it to thousands of corporate clients […]

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Nick’s New Beginning… Today!

August 28, 2008

Check out Nick’s New Beginning countdown clock. For those who read my posts, and supported, you know what’s going on. Aleja has led the fight to raise over $3000 to help Nick Dupree: By the end of August, Nick Dupree will enter a rehabilitation hospital, where he can finally begin to receive much-needed services. He […]

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RateMyRankings: Ridiculous! :: Inside Higher Ed

August 28, 2008
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RateMyRankings: Ridiculous! :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education’s Source for News, Views and Jobs Once again, greed trumps truth while masquerading as a consumer service. Publishers of these news magazines perceive a large captive market with millions of ignorant parents craving some magical divining rod to help them figure out where to send Jasmine […]

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Slashdot | 45th Known Mersenne Prime Found?

August 28, 2008

Slashdot | 45th Known Mersenne Prime Found? “The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) has apparently discovered a new world-record prime number. A GIMPS client computer reported the number on August 23rd, and verification is currently under way. The verification could take up to two weeks to complete. The last Mersenne prime discovered was over […]

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The 100-Year Gap in Understanding – Freakonomics – Opinion – New York Times Blog

August 27, 2008
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This is an interesting post. I’m anti-nuclear, though for my own strange reasons, not really the environmental ones. The 100-Year Gap in Understanding – Freakonomics – Opinion – New York Times Blog A 1,000-megawatt coal plant is fed by a 110-car coal train arriving every day. A nuclear reactor is replenished by a single tractor-trailer […]

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