Monthly Archives: July 2009
All the news that’s fit to mock
Effective Tax rates in the US
By some guy on the internet:
Plate Tectonics in under two minutes
650 Million Years In 1:20 Min.by xchristox
And your mother’s maiden name too
Dear Internet, I am not sure whose idea it was to make me choose impossible to remember passwords making it inevitable that I will forget them – but it was a silly idea. But not nearly as silly as letting … Continue reading
He who is without sin
I don’t know why but Pat Robertson is suddenly on my TV and he and his co-host are taking it in turn to say things like: I am sensing that one of our viewers has a torn meniscus but God … Continue reading
Integration is just a better multiplication
Regular readers know that I am a big fan of Better Explained in which Kalid makes mathematical ideas accessible. Today’s installment: Integration is just multiplication when one of the operands is changing. Most people grok integration as area under a … Continue reading
Why won’t you print?
If you have ever had a computer problem and googled it, you’ll know that the advice you find will be mixed. When I couldn’t get my hp photosmart 3750 printer working with my mac I tried several zany ideas. Download … Continue reading
In 2002, Santa Clara passed an initiative that raised a fee $20 per year per household for open spaces and recreation. It passed by a clear majority. Fast forward and a group (I think their official name is Mr and … Continue reading
I Balanced the State Budget!
And so can you (with the LA Times’s handy-dandy online budget balancer) Here’s how I did it (I cover the last billion with borrowing): See the whole thing here.