My understanding of the second amendment has gone through several phases. In my first phase it made no sense at all to me. Then I heard about Miller vs USA in which the Supremes of the day said “In the … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2008
Since I love paradoxes so much, I love the idea that, as the UK and US trend ever more egalitarian in their approaches to education, they see ever greater gaps between low and high and achievers. Meanwhile, Finland has a … Continue reading
Said Judas to Mary, “O what will you do with your ointment so rich and so rare?” Continue reading
Ever wondered why there are 360 degrees? Constellations make a circle throughout the year â€” ever see the Big Dipper upside down sometimes? (Never fear, itâ€™ll be rightside-up in 6 months). Hereâ€™s a theory about how degrees came to pass: … Continue reading
Nicholas Kristof is asking each of the presidential candidates to commit to a Truth Commission (modelled after South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee) early in the next administration. This commission would be to investigate claims like â€œThere is no longer … Continue reading
The guidelines for Project Euler say that Each problem has been designed according to a “one-minute rule”, which means that although it may take several hours to design a successful algorithm with more difficult problems, an efficient implementation will allow … Continue reading
In the comments of a review of a book about Turing… I guess it’s probably fitting that so many computers have been used to tell strangers “Haha u r so gay”.