Saturday, October 25, 2008

Underground Lab To Probe Ratio of Matter To Antimatter

Okay, first of all, upon reading this headline, I can't help but think this is a BAD idea!  If you are going to start mixing matter and antimatter, I think underground is not the best place to do it.  I'd much rather see this research conducted at, oh... say, the orbit of Jupiter!   ...preferrably on the opposite side of the Sun from Jupiter!

Of course the reality is that this is an underground liquid xenon neutrino observatory.   Interesting.

Jay Walker's Library

From Wayne.  Words fail me.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thunderbird Video

Since the Thunderbirds are in town this weekend (no, I didn't get to go see them), I went looking for videos on-line.  Here are some pretty nice ones.

Google Testing Blog

If you are interested in programming and testing (and you should be interested in the latter if you are interested in the former!), then check out the Google Testing Blog.  There's useful, public information there!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Quote of the Day

The purpose of programming is to turn caffeine into error messages.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Canyon Defense

Okay, this is pretty fun, actually.  Canyon Defense.

African Meteor

Jerry Pournelle's Mail has a report on the African bolide at least to date.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Scratch Programming for Kids!

The question is often debated these days: We no longer have computers with good old BASIC, which many folks learned programming from. What's available now for kids to learn programming?

This is a pretty interesting solution, and it's targeted for ages 8 and up. Scratch from MIT.

Programs are built with little tiles (like Lego Blocks) and include features like sound, visual graphics effects, animation.

I've imagined something like this and they seem to have pulled it off extremely well! It's pretty fun, too!

Oh, and if you were familiar with Logo in the 70s, this is very reminiscent.

IT Crowd on IFC

I discovered that the cable channel IFC is showing the original IT Crowd!!