What I find fascinating about this video is the visceral reaction I have to watching it. They are just chocolate bunnies, after all.
Monthly Archive: November 2007
(You can find the full list here) Some people feel compelled to comment.Â Some feel that they have humorous observations to add.Â Others simply enjoy the self-referential nature of blog posts about commenting on blog posts.Â Â Others enjoy the meta-story of how they comment on blog posts about commenting on blog posts. Sometimes, when the …
It took three stores, but I found, and watched the new Futurama movie last night. It was not the best Futurama ever, but a bad Futurama is better than most TV. If you’ve never seen Futurama, this is not the first thing you should watch – it drops you right into an existing universe w/no …
Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time – is one of the best video games I’ve ever played.Â Â Well-animated, a fairly rich and engaging story, heroic and noble deeds, excellent voice work, energizing music and brilliant use of the “do over” concept to make the nigh-impossible seem, well, straightforward, I still enjoy playing it, even …
This is terrifying.Â Astonishing, but terrifying.
Eliezer Yudkowsky deconstructs education, examining the incentives and relative power of the various people in the education “food chain”. Â He points out a series of issues – governments mandate certain tests, administrators focus on reducing costs and managing “process”, bookmakers focus on covering subjects at the expense of readability and effectiveness, teachers are not …
Mark your calendars, Futurama fans.
Best webpage ad of the year, or of all time?Â http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRAUlK8_2VE
Test your money
This should be a Facebook app, but until then, it’s a pretty nifty website – a social networking system for book readers. http://www.goodreads.com/friend/i?i=LTM2MDY0NzM1NTM6MzIz%0A
The Traveling Salesman problem. The backpack problem. Public Key encryption. All examples of the NP-Complete family of algorithms – are they non-polynomial? Are they polynomial w/a really brilliant algorithm that we haven’t yet found? Nobody knows. It turns out that humble Minesweeper is of the same family. The proof of this is absolutely brilliant. Thus, …
Every once in a while, I run across commentary that seems to believe that man is a plague on the earth, and the earth and nature would be better off without us. Recently, a friend of mine said that these statements were made by trolls and sock puppets. But I don’t think this guy is …
If laughing for a minute is a good workout, I had a great one reading this. 9 words that don’t mean what you think they mean I use many of these words correctly, but not all of them.
This is pretty cool:Â http://www.zefrank.com/snowflake/ Also, I need to push the picture down the page a bit.Â It’s bigger than I thought it was going to be 🙂
25 miles to go. Â Note that I will not be actually running a marathon, I just thought it was interesting that I had that much distance left to run. (This picture will change over time, so this post may not be meaningful after I run another 10 miles or so)