From the simple, complexity: the Rule 110 cellular automaton, although comprising a very simple set of rules, has been proven to be capable of universal computation. Thanks to Stu for suggesting this topic. Stu asked me to do a complete post on it, which it merits — but I’m not sure that I’m up to the task. Maybe later.
Stu discusses the linguistic problems faced by time travellers.
What not to say to your wife if you have two penises.
How not to dress for an interview.
How to improve network security by not slapping down IM.
Now I understand the distinction between marketing and PR.
A new chapter in the history of SCO: number eleven, specifically.
Emily thinks that God can’t count.
How long can you tread water?
Blogging India is back in blogness! Welcome back, Mohan.
A piece of foam that damaged the heat shield on the leading edge of the wing led to the re-entry destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia, mission STS-107. The recent Endeavour mission also experienced heat shield damage from foam-shedding, but thankfully STS-118 returned safely to Earth.
LOL. Really. Subscribed.
Phillip Su on mistakes even Microsofties make with Office products. My favorite question that he gets from non-Microsofties:
“I don’t understand the thing in Excel where you [verb] the [noun] with your [relative/neighbor] using [ctrl/alt/shift][F7/Enter/NumLock]…” It’s a veritable MadLib of questions of the pattern, “In [Microsoft product of choice], how do I [some important thing that should be easy to do but isn't at all obvious]?”
I, too, thought she was taller.