Sunday, November 28, 2004

Better be deaf than hear this, it seems.

When the first results of the Ukrainian election were announced on TV, the screen was split between the official anchorwoman and a little window was reserved for the person doing the sign language translation of the anchorwoman. Except, it was not translation, while the anchorwoman was saying that the Viktor Yanukovych had won the election, the sign language person was miming "Do not believe them"....

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Much ado about zipping

While the most recent news tells us that one could figure out who the original author of a painting through the quantitative evaluation of paint brushes, the mystery of who wrote Shakespeare's story is still a matter of debate. Maybe applying a technique such as the one mentionned here might help.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Halfway To Being Something

If you are nothing without your Robot car, then we are halfway after this week-end with 4WD Jeep Cherokee. Lot's of driving to find the gem but we are satisfied.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Repelling SOME cosmic rays with magnetic bubbles

When I see something like this, my eyes roll. Ok so you have superconducting magnets that deflects electrons, ions, and so forth. But what about the deadliest of them all, neutrons, you know the ones with no CHARGE. The ones who by definition cannot be deflected by a magnetic field, arghhhh....

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Election result maps

We all have seen the red/blue map of the U.S. right after the election. Here is a twist to it, this map changes the shape of all counties to reflect the size of the population that lives in them.

Greed or Complexity ?

When I read a journal entry like this one, I always wonder if this is a display of greed by management or just a display of the misunderstanding of the complexity of a seldomly innovative video game.