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Journal Entries

Distilled Brilliance > 15 nanoseconds of fame

Posted 05 March 2006

My Google interview post (more than a year old now) got dugg earlier today.

h/t: dohtem, for pointing it out to me.

The digg, at ~1,200 diggs and counting thus far; the comments.

No associated blog entry today, although we did post about the ongoing Gang of Four/Chinese censorship idiocy earlier today. Fun stuff.

Distilled Brilliance > Sex workers give GTA the shaft

Posted 15 February 2006

Obvious jokes aside, it looks like the Sex Workers Outreach Project is serious about its call to boycott GTA. Curiously, they vehemently oppose censorship, but "since the video game Grand Theft Auto accrues points to players for the depiction of the rape and murder of prostitutes, SWOP-USA calls on all parents and all gamers to boycott Grand Theft...

Distilled Brilliance > Sociopolitical recipe for disaster: serves 4-6

Posted 15 February 2006

Nick Anthis reports on how politics and science clash, and the fallout from when it does. Small wonder that the US (while still leading) is losing its edge, as Time magazine reports. Is injecting political decisions into science -- a realm historically dominated by a motivation for truth and a shunning of rhetoric -- a good idea? Full entry here.

Distilled Brilliance > A practical Valentine's Day gift

Posted 14 February 2006

Roses say, “My love for you is fleeting and high-maintenance, and I require daily tending-to or I’ll wilt”. Chocolate says, “I melt in your mouth, yielding to even the weakest challenges, and what little backbone and fortitude I have is made out of delicious, creamy nougat.” A card says, “Our relationship exists solely on the basis of...

Distilled Brilliance > Push it to the L +/- epsilon

Posted 13 February 2006

There's nothing quite like repurposing contemporary pop-rock to make a mathematics-related YTMND. Push it to the limit!