Archive for date: April 19, 2005

Being Fat No Longer #2

April 19, 2005 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

The CDC guidelines say that obesity is the #2 cause of death in America, right after smoking. But a new paper in JAMA suggests that this is not really the case, that it would be more appropriate to list it at #7 on the killer list, behind automobile accidents and gun deaths. The old number […]

White Smoke

April 19, 2005 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

Minutes ago, Yahoo! News reported that Cardinal Ratzinger of Germany has been elected the new Pope, and will be known as Pope Benedict XVI.

Motion Induced Blindness

April 19, 2005 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

As Tom says, very spooky. Motion Induced Blindness

Brainwagon Radio: Blackjack, Hold’em and Gambling

April 19, 2005 | Brainwagon Radio, Games and Diversions | By: Mark VandeWettering

Where your host expounds about his largely academic interest in games of chance. Links: ::amazon(“0394703103”, “Beat the Dealer, by Ed Thorp”):: The classic, pick up a copy and read on the flight to Vegas. You can and should read his Mathematics of Gambling as well, especially since it’s available online for free. ::amazon(“0929712137”, “The Theory […]


April 19, 2005 | Politics | By: Mark VandeWettering

I concur.

Relating FFTW and Split-Radix | Lambda the Ultimate

April 19, 2005 | Computer Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Two subjects I’m fairly interested in, metaprogramming and the Fast Fourier Transform, are combined in this paper from lambda the ultimate. Basically once they had identified a number of axioms, their system generated two different and well known versions of the code, one of which was identical to the number of FP operations in FFTW, […]