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Sunday,  03/13/16  10:15 PM

moving!Wow, so much going on!  We're moving (!), my daughter Meg is out to visit (!), and it seems like Murphy is working overtime making sure his Law is obeyed.  Meanwhile the Iditarod is coming to a head, there was great cycle racing this week at Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice, March Madness is upon us, and ... I'm blogging!

Good to know: Don't bother with Zen, stress helps you perform better.  Stay tuned for my report on a test of this :)

SpaceX Falcon HeavyMark your calendar: SpaceX Falcon Heavy to make maiden voyage in November.  Three booster stages means three attempts to land a booster, all at once!

The real news here is that this booster will have enough thrust to take people into orbit.  Yippee.

ExoMars blasts off!Meanwhile: Is there [already] life on Mars?  ExoMars mission is set to find out.  "A spacecraft created to detect the atmospheric gases of Mars blasted off into space Monday morning."  Excellent!  (More here.)

Bitcoin: After the Satoshi roundtable, is there a way to bridge the divide?  An excellent survey of the current situation and paths forward.  The tension between central management and a decentralized architecture is so interesting.  Like the Internet, Bitcoin was built to survive ... but how and where is hard to predict.  Meanwhile the technology is most interesting :)

Hendo hoverboard (that really hovers)21st Century: This hoverboard that actually hovers is real and it's spectacular.  Tony Hawk is involved, so I suspect this *is* real and it *is* (will be) spectacular.

It seems to rely on the floor being a "track", which limits the ultimate coolness.  Still.

working video: table with hidden compartmentIf you love woodworking videos (and you know you do), check out this awesome one showing Dustin Penner building a table with a hidden compartment.  What is it about woodworking that's so cool?  (And that makes you want to run out and do it yourself :)

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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