Archive for date: April 8, 2005

Two Jokes

April 8, 2005 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

A crook decided to break into the counterfeiting business. To ensure success, he decided that he would only try to pass his phony currency in the most back water towns deep in the heart of hillbilly country, figuring that most of the poor and simple folk who lived there had never seen denominations of even […]


April 8, 2005 | Tips and Tricks | By: Mark VandeWettering

I just had the urge to see what my website looked like a couple of years ago, and used the Internet Wayback machine to find out. Kick ass.

Hitachi Reports on Storage Technology

April 8, 2005 | Computer Science, I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Hitachi has a technical briefing the breakthrough Storage Technology which is used in their latest drives, destined for an mp3 player or cell phone near you. Did I mention that you’ll need Flash to view it? Link courtesy of Dave Slusher.

More fun with Google Maps…

April 8, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Soren Ragsdale added some interesting Google satellite images to the wikipedia, including an overall view of the Kennedy Space Center. Here is a much tighter view of the Vehicle Assembly Building, which is the building where Saturn V rockets were assembled, and now houses space shuttles as they are being fitted for launch. Totally blows […]

Big Thoughts for a Friday

April 8, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

On a mailing list I subscribe to, Tom Duff pointed me at Conway’s Proof of the Free Will Theorem. From the background: In mid-2004, John Conway and Simon Kochen of Princeton University proved the Free-will Theorem. This theorem states “If there exist experimenters with (some) free will, then elementary particles also have (some) free will.” […]

Another neat Chinese Calligraphy Book..

April 8, 2005 | Arts and Crafts | By: Mark VandeWettering

During our (alas, last) class today, they were passing around Martha Dahlen’s book, Brush with Life. A very nice, spiral bound book. I’ll have to pick up a copy, and this post will remind me to do so. 🙂

United States Patent: 5,533,051

April 8, 2005 | Computer Science, Intellectual Property | By: Mark VandeWettering

Apparently you really can patent nonsense. In United States Patent 5,533,051, we get the following intriguing claim: A second aspect of the present invention which further enhances its ability to achieve high compression percentages, is its ability to be applied to data recursively. Specifically, the methods of the present invention are able to make multiple […]

EFF on Blogging Anonymously

April 8, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

The EFF has an interesting article on Howto Blog Anonymously. What’s a more interesting question is why would you want to? It’s not that I can’t think of a reason, I’m just curious as to why people feel that they need to talk about something, and then choose to disassociate themselves from their words. Sure, […]