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June 30, 2005

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June'05 BlogThoughts

Every calendar's days are numbered.

  • A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there. - Charles Darwin

  • Never trust a thin chef. - Anonymous

  • The art of photography is to make that which seems unbeautiful, beautiful. -Jennifer Barton

  • To a leg of a heron
    Adding a long shank
    Of a pheasant.
    - Basho

  • games people play

  • or you are an eggnog.

  • Bawdy limericks are vocal graffiti - Judith Economos
  • June 30, 2005 in Humor | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

    June 29, 2005

    Sustainable energy source could solve Bermuda Triangle riddle

    Are methane-producing bacteria the explanation of the Bermuda Triangle mystery?

    June 29, 2005 in Tech/Science | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

    Fakes, Frauds, and Fake Fakers

    Some counterfeiters try to enter the “soul and mind of the artist.” Some delight in the chemistry of baking paint and creating wormholes. Some start with real pictures and then “restore” them until they look as if they’re by a different artist. From ancient vases to conceptual art—if someone made it, someone else has tried to bamboozle the world with a copy

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    June 29, 2005 in Art | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

    June 28, 2005

    Haute couture

    A new aeroplane has been designed entirely in virtual reality.

    June 28, 2005 in Tech/Science | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

    Intelligent Carpet Directs Robot Vacuum

    An "intelligent carpet" that tells robotic vacuum cleaners where to go, and can even direct the robot to spots it might have missed.

    June 28, 2005 in Tech/Science | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

    'Teleporting' over the internet

    Computer scientists in the US are developing a system which would allow people to 'teleport a solid 3D recreation of themselves over the internet. And it's based on the animation of "Wallace and Gromit".

    June 28, 2005 in Tech/Science | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

    June 27, 2005

    100 Milestone Documents

    100 Milestone Documents. High-quality viewable and downloadable documents of American History, from 1776 to 1965. Of course the usual suspects are available, but you can also see \ items like the Patent for the Cotton Gin (1794) and the Check for the Purchase of Alaska (1868). Also downloadable PDFs, transcripts, and background information on each document.

    June 27, 2005 in History | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

    June 26, 2005

    Why can't US do if Brazil can?

    40% of the automotive sold fuel in brazil is ethanol, and brazil should be totally energy independent in five years. If they can do it, why not the US?

    June 26, 2005 in Reality | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

    Brazilian doctors uncover 'Michelangelo code'

    Move over Da Vinci Code.

    Two Brazilian doctors and amateur art lovers believe they have uncovered a secret lesson on human anatomy hidden by Renaissance artist Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel's ceiling.

    Completed nearly 500 years ago, the brightly colored frescoes painted on the
    Vatican's famous sanctuary are considered some of the world's greatest works of art. They depict Biblical scenes such as the "Creation of Adam" in which God reaches out to touch Adam's finger.

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    June 26, 2005 in Art, History | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

    June 25, 2005

    Thus Spake Mathematica...

    This might be the only time in your life you get to hear this because the finance industry survives soley on large-scale ignorance, so listen very closely. There is NO housing bubble in the US. NEVER invest in actively managed funds. Financial lamers do better than financial jocks (and almost everyone else). .

    Sadly however most of you won't have the mathematical knowledge to differentiate the advice backed by several Nobel laureates and world-renowned academics from the "advice" of any of the thousands of horny little evangelists spruking their financial "theories" for profit or fame.

    June 25, 2005 in Reality | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack