2011 November 27

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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cupsys/+bug/255161/comments/28

2011 November 16

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Lakehead_University_Which-Way_Sign.jpg

2011 August 15

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end of a 1500 year empire: Wikipedia

2011 August 10

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Wikipedia

2011 August 08

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three links: Wikipedia

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2011 August 08

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YouTube Escher’s waterfall in real life

2011 August 04

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f4/US_military_personnel_and_expenditures.png US military expenditures stayed at almost zero in peacetime until after world war two, and they’ve never really gone quite back to zero again since.

2011 July 31

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A star destroyer calmly in the sky above San Francisco

2011 July 22

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2011 July 19

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http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=302 Chopin and Liszt

2011 July 19

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Wikipedia

2011 July 17

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http://ilovecharts.tumblr.com/post/5668738758/i-have-a-soft-spot-for-this-chart-silly-stuff Number of people with colors for names in DC Council/Mayor

2011 July 10

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“An honest examination of the sky forced him to displace the center of the spiral pattern away from us by more than half the galactic radius in the direction of Cygnus, and his drawing gives the impression of a man struggling with the truth and losing.” http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?bibcode=1995PASP..107.1133T&db_key=AST&page_ind=0&plate_select=NO&data_type=GIF&type=SCREEN_GIF&classic=YES This is an article about the 1920 debate on the existence of other galaxies

2011 July 08

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Fraction of links on the web in a particular language that point to another language. More info here: http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2011/07/languages-of-world-wide-web.html .

2011 July 07

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http://robotandghost.com/nggallery/page-18/image/32/

“Zimmer wheel”

2011 July 05

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http://cowbirdsinlove.com/53 The adventures of Gongsun Long, episode 2: Gongsun Long in love

2011 July 02

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2011 June 30

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http://ilovecharts.tumblr.com/BenGreenman “Ben Greenman’s Museum of Silly Charts”

2011 June 27

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NYT A very interesting glimpse at the powers behind the New York legislature and the role that the compassion of a single individual can have.

2011 June 24

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Wikipedia

2011 June 16

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Two of the most useful resources for functional programming are this vaguely titled website and “Purely Functional Data Structures” by Chris Okasaki, which may be the best computer science book I’ve read. Especially the latter is well worth a look if you have a strong interest in functional programming.

http://okmij.org/ftp/

2011 June 13

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“The expression ‘catch fire’ is intended as a joke; the CPU does not usually catch fire.”

2011 June 12

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“Although the new calendar was much simpler than the pre-Julian calendar, the pontifices apparently misunderstood the algorithm for leap years. They added a leap day every three years, instead of every four years. According to Macrobius, the error was the result of counting inclusively, so that the four-year cycle was considered as including both the first and fourth years; perhaps the earliest recorded example of a fence post error.”

2011 June 11

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NYT (courtesy of Marena)

2011 June 09

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/jun/03/fish-stocks-information-beautiful#zoomed-picture

2011 June 07

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“Gentlemen, we may not make history tomorrow, but we shall certainly change the geography.” Wikipedia

2011 June 05

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2011 June 03

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http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3139 a linguist’s love song

2011 June 03

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Wikipedia (courtesy of Paul)

2011 May 24

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NYT (courtesy of Eric) “Getting smart on aid”, about supporting education through deworming rather than building more schools.

2011 May 23

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http://www.theonion.com/articles/budget-mixup-provides-nations-schools-with-enough,20350/ “Budget mix-up provides nation’s schools with enough money to properly educate students”

2011 May 20

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http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2903 “A peeve for the ages”, a discussion of how a grammatical form arose in English

2011 May 12

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Wikipedia

2011 May 01

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http://satwcomic.com/drama-bear

2011 April 30

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Wikipedia I’m surprised there isn’t a Wikipedia category for “Telescopes with the word ‘Large’ in the name”.

2011 April 28

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“it took six months to persuade suspicious taqueria owners to switch to a salsa with lower magnetic permittivity” http://idlewords.com/2007/04/the_alameda-weehawken_burrito_tunnel.htm (courtesy of Paul)

2011 April 25

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Wikipedia

2011 April 23

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2011 April 22

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http://www.theonion.com/articles/mitt-romney-haunted-by-past-of-trying-to-help-unin,20097/

2011 April 17

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If CFCs had not been banned: Wikipedia There would be no ozone left by 2060 if CFCs had not been banned. This would lead to very roughly 50000 to 100000 additional deaths per year due to skin cancers.

2011 April 14

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“I think Douglas owes cancer sufferers an apology (While the offense is not great, I think he should apologize to them first, because they might not be around that long.) […] Douglas, after apologizing to me, I think you should apologize to the integers. It might take a while (but at least they’re countable).”

2011 April 11

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NYT Comparison of countries by a number of different measures.

2011 April 09

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http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2208 Can pi be written as a fraction?

2011 March 29

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http://www.npl.washington.edu/eotwash/results/alamshbig.gif I find it very disturbing that a line on this graph is labelled “two extra dimensions”. (This graph summarizes current experimental results about how far gravity could deviate from a perfect inverse-square law.)

2011 March 25

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Wikipedia

2011 March 15

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Wikipedia

2011 March 13

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YouTube liquefication caused by vibration / earthquake

2011 March 13

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earthquake prediction: YouTube video of the Japanese earthquake from within an apartment, showing 30 seconds of advanced warning before the earthquake began

2011 March 10

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“Wikipedia’s article on ‘Safe Sex’ includes a curious comment that ‘microwave-safe’ wrap may be ineffective as a barrier for virus-sized particles when engaging in oral sex. This is probably incorrect, as there is no structural difference relevant to protection from STDs. In either case, do not place your partner in the microwave.” http://www.scn.org/~bk269/plastics.html

2011 March 06

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http://welections.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/netherlands-provincial-2011/ A discussion of the results of the elections in the Netherlands.

2011 March 03

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YouTube If you had five minutes to live…

2011 February 17

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12492872

2011 February 13

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http://bill.wards.net/blosxom/humor/story/feynman.html “You may use your class notes and Feynman”

2011 February 13

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Error 418 I’m a teapot Cf. Wikipedia

2011 February 06

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/05/us-bush-torture-idUSTRE7141CU20110205 Bush cancels trip to Switzerland for fears of prosecution due to torture offenses.

2011 February 04

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The New Yorker (courtesy of Eric)

2011 January 29

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http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/01/egypt-leaves-the-internet.shtml

NYT The second article is about the role that Al Jazeera played in the Tunisian revolution.

2011 January 26

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http://lambdadance.spacebar.org/ beta-reduce the night away!

2011 January 22

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Image of a NASA rocket engine being tested.

2011 January 21

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YouTube How to cook a four course meal in two minutes.

2011 January 11

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2011 January 10

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NYT Tom Delay sentenced to 3 years of prison for money laundering.

2011 January 02

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http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/2000-2010/3.html Difference in polar ice cap between 2000 and 2010.

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