Archive for date: October 28, 2010

A 2010 “Graphical Computing” Calendar

October 28, 2010 | Math | By: Mark VandeWettering

The Make blog brought the Dead Reckonings blog to my attention. The blog is fascinating: consisting of essays of bits of lost mathematical lore, and nomography in particular. Author Ron Doerfler has some great stuff, and a cool give away: a calendar that demonstrates and explains many different kinds of nomographs. Of course, it’s kind […]

Most Americans support an Internet kill switch

October 28, 2010 | Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

Sixty-one percent of Americans said the President should have the ability to shut down portions of the Internet in the event of a coordinated malicious cyber attack, according to research by Unisys. Most Americans support an Internet kill switch. 51% percent would also like cars made out of candy that run on stupidity.