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Wednesday,  02/04/15  10:06 PM

Rosetta surprise!Rosetta, the Comet, and the Science of Surprise.  To which Glenn Reynolds comments, "but what were the scientists wearing?"  :)

The FAA - regulating business on the moon.  "The United States government has taken a new, though preliminary, step to encourage commercial development of the moon.  According to documents obtained by Reuters, U.S. companies can stake claims to lunar territory through an existing licensing process for space launches."  Whoa.

Philip Greenspun: Job opportunities for Math PhDs.  Links the great New Yorker story The Pursuit of Beauty, about Thomas Zhang, who recently published some groundbreaking work in prime theory, after having kept the books at a Subway.

riding light - the Sun, as seen from a photonAn interesting movie: Riding Light.  Which shows, in realtime, what the sun would look like from a photo traveling away from it at the speed of light.  Makes you realize how slow that actually is compared to distances within our solar system.  Or conversely, how large those distances actually are...

MG Siegler: Punxsutawney Jeff.  "Yes, Amazon can turn a profit if it chooses to. And don’t you forget it! (At least for a few more quarters until you do once again.)  For now, it is right back into the warm, cozy hole for Amazon. As investors wait for the spring which may or may not ever come."

Tesla App for Apple WatchEleks software unveils Telsa Motors app for the Apple Watch.  Excellent.  Because who wants to have to pull out their phone to turn on their car's climate control?

The most interesting part of this is that the app wasn't built by Telsa or Apple.  The power of open APIs and platforms.

Google Earth Pro - now freeGoogle Earth Pro is now free!  Awesome... :)

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Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
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
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
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
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained