Critical Section


Wednesday,  02/26/14  10:47 PM

climbing Protrero (20%)Day three of the CorpsCamp today, a nice little 70 mile ride capped by the 20% climb up Protrero Road.  Whew.  I needed some fajitas and Dos Equis after that, and I got them :)

Wolfram Language in actionSo cool: Stephen Wolfram's introduction to the Wolfram Language.  Wow.  This looks so powerful, I can't wait to play with it myself.

From Scott "Dilbert" Adams: The Estonian Pattern Key.  "Imagine what would happen if voters started sorting government plans into Lawyer versus Engineer. When the evidence suggests a win-win opportunity, we'd call it the engineering option. When we have a win-lose alternative, we would label it the lawyer approach."  So, how do we label this plan, if the government were to suggest it?

Seth Godin: The most important questionDo your customers trust you?  I think this might be a key differentiator for Apple against Google and Microsoft.

Google VenturesAn interesting overview from December: Where Google Ventures is pinning its hopes. "Five years after its founding amid snickers and skepticism, Google Ventures has emerged as one of the hottest venture firms in Silicon Valley. It's sought out by entrepreneurs and, as a co-investor, by the Valley's marquee firms. In 2013 alone, three of its portfolio companies have gone public, and six were acquired."  I was just talking with a friend about how banks are no longer funding innovation.  Seems big companies have taken over.

Kepler discoveres new planetsKepler discovers 715 new planets.  No, not Johannes Kepler himself, but the satellite probe named after him; the number of known planets has doubled in the last four years since it was launched.  Excellent.

Of course, none of these planets appear to host life, so we might well ask, "where is everyone?"

Related: check out this awesome infographic from a year ago, showing details for the then-190 new planets Kepler had discovered.

 

Home
Archive
'13   '12   '11
'10   '09   '08
'07   '06   '05
'04   '03   all
About Me
W=UH
Email
RSS   OPML

Greatest Hits
Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
Lying
Aperio's Mission = Automating Pathology
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji The Nest Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
Confidence
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
the big day
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
Shorthorn
the nuclear option
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
the inflection point
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
paper art
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
in praise of paddle shifting
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
shining a light
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
discovering the third quadrant
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
introducing eyesFinder